Nice Hostel. Wasnt the cleanest Ive stayed and the kitchen was very small and not all that tidy, i was a nit reluctant to cook a meal there. there was a lot of noise from the bar downstairs especially on weekends. But not so bad that you couldnt sleep (depending on where the room is). the small common room and the Cafe next door was a great place to meet people. Great place to meet people and have some drinks if you dont mind the extra noise from the bar
I thought staying in a 40 bed dorm would be crowded and uncomfortable. In fact this was just the opposite. everyone had their own space and a large locker that would fit most suitcases/Bags. It was actually one of the more roomy, spacious dorms i've stayed in. I never once had to wait to use ant bathroom facilities and the kitchen was great. Close to the waterfront and heas of shops and bars. Overall a great place to stay.
Nice hostel, a little way out of the downtown area but very close to Whyte Avenue which has lots of shops pubs, bars and clubs. Close to bus lines which made commute from bus depot very hassle free, helpful staff. A nice big kitchen and dining area. WiFi wasnt the best but good enough to check emails and the like.
good location, close to pubs, bars attractions and public transport. friendly staff, there was something organised most nights. Was very easy to meet people there, and something was on almost every night, if not they would tell you were the best place to go was. Overall amazing place, however not a lot of room in the 8 bed dorms.
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Good location and nice staff. There was no organised events or attempts at getting people involved with others and seeing the city. little information on local attractions etc. Most people were there for a long stay ie, looking for jobs, housing. If you are a traveler and only spending a few days in the city find somewhere else to stay.
good location next to a lake and bus stops, quite a distance by foot. very social atmosphere and very easy to meet people, made my stay there all the more enjoyable.
good location, near everything you want to see in ottawa. the hostel staff run tours of the old jail part of the hostel which is a good sight in and of itself. good breakfast and nice bar, which was a good place to hangout and meet people. Some single rooms are very small, old cells (1m x 3m). I was on the 9th floor, 8 bed dorms, but we had A/C and I'm not sure all rooms had this.
the hostel was in a good location. within walking distance to major train and bus stations as well as bars, restaurants and supermarket. the staff were good, made regular efforts to get groups of people together and do something. while i was there we had a group for fireworks, the jazz festival and a tour of the plateau. No bar however they had a good patio area which you could take drinks to and socialize with other guests.