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Ottawa Backpackers Inn Reviews

203 York Street, Ottawa, Canada

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73%

Rating
902 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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86%

Felt like being welcomed into a really nice and diverse family's home! :)

  • 29th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Favorite hostel so far in eastern canada! Staff was friendly and it was large enough so that no one was awkwardly in the same room with the same people all the time. I really love how bedroom doors automatically lock behind you. The house was huge and was in a prime location with the grocery store 5 minutes away.


63%

Nothing special. Planned to stay one, did so. Room was quite. Person in the stairwell noisy talking on the phone for 1/2 hr plus. Parking in back lot limited and you have to pay extra which was not indicated on the website.

  • 21st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Excellent location.

  • 20th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

We loved staying at this hostel and would definetly come again. Staff was freindly and well-organized and the atmosphere was cozy.

  • 20th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

One more single toilet would have been nice. No towel provided with your linens so that def tripped me up. The location is nice; one block away from tons of restaurants and bars in byward market although a half of a block in the other direction is homeless and soup kitchens so be cautious at nice. The liquor store is only 2 blocks away :)

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

it was a little bit dirty. I asked myself if they are some people who wah the kitcehn and the rooms everyday


83%

Nice people and a good vibe.


40%

Staff were unfriendly, only friendly when asking for money... showers were dirty, people in general weren't very friendly, waste of money really...

  • 8th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Great atmosphere and location, met some cool girls and went out for dinner together. But there definitely aren't enough bathrooms (2 bathrooms for the whole second floor!! Needed to wake up early to get a shower) ) and they could be cleaned a bit more regularly. Bedrooms and bed linens were fine and clean.


23%

The worst hostel I ever stayed at, knowing that i visited 25 countries and I only stayed in hostels. This hostel is very dirty, kitchen was piled up with dishes, guests' waiting room very small and full of stuff, shoes are all over the place and smelled.....I was charged 9 dollars for parking although facilities of the hostel says on their website 'parking' but it doesn't mention if it is free or charged, very small place to stay at and stuff is not nice. I don't recommend this place.


94%

the best hostel ever, welcoming people, the atmosphere is very familial, near the center, perfect for backpackers !


100%

Excellent. One of the better hostels I have stayed at. Very friendly vibe. Porch parties were a great way of meeting the other travellers.




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