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Additional Terms and Conditions

Group Bookings: 16 beds are available. For group bookings 50% is down payment by the time of booking and full payment 60 days prior. There is no cancellation within 30 days. Payment is done with the credit card Visa, MC Amex

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Group Bookings: 16 beds are available. For group bookings 50% is down payment by the time of booking and full payment 60 days prior. There is no cancellation within 30 days. Payment is done with the credit card only

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Barefoot Hostel - Female Only

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Barefoot Hostel is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, steps from the Ottawa’s Byward Market, known for its trendy restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. We are only a minutes walking distance to the University of Ottawa, Shaw convention Center, Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre, USA Embassy and the Parliament Hill.

The Barefoot Hostel is a female-only hostel (since September 2016) operated by the Swiss Hotel next door (89 Daly Ave.), housed in a 100-year-old traditional red-brick house with a stylish interior, modern lighting and bright colors at a budget that will please the mindful traveler! Our location makes everything accessible, and after a day of exploring the town come back and watch a movie or some TV, enjoy our wireless internet, and on a nice summer day use our patio!

Our hostel is a popular landing spot for women traveling to Ottawa, whether they are solo travelers, young business professionals, undergrads, masters and PhD students, US Visa applicants. Larger groups can rent the whole house (16 beds) to enjoy complete privacy. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, you can't go wrong with how close we are to the heart of the city!

3 private rooms Female only: (private room with two sets of bunk beds, accommodating from 1 to 4 individuals (travelling together) and
1 shared room Female only : Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory.
Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities. Each bed comes equipped with European style duvet and duvet cover, large towel, personal light, electrical plug, and small locker for valuables within the room (bring your own lock).

Amenities included:
* Wi-Fi internet, computer desk
* Linen and Towel
* Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate
* Shampoo and Bath gel
* Spacious common room with a 50' HD flat panel TV!
* Outdoor garden patio for chilling in the summer with BBQ (no stove)
* No Parking

**A 13% tax is not included and is due upon check in. Check-in: 3pm to 10pm. Must check in before 10pm; please have a picture ID and credit card. Check-out is 11am. You can change method of payment when you arrive, but MUST arrive with a credit card that matches your ID. The cancellation policy is (by 6pm) 24 hours prior to the check in date. Our Hostel is non-smoking. Please take your shoes off when you enter. You're welcome to bring your own slippers.

Check In is located right next door at the Swiss Hotel (89 Daly Ave.) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2020
    It is an awesome place yo stay. So beautiful. So neat and clean. So peaceful. Definitely will stay here again
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    Perfect ever best hostel. The house is very cozy and warm and like home. And female only is very advantage thing. Everyday they change my towel and clean the room. And barefoot is very fun and cozy, Livingroom is lovely. If you are female and visit ottawa, I strongly recommend barefoot hostel. I love this hostel much.
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jan 2020
    Very cosy place you will feel right at home and the owner is very friendly. I had my room to myself which was an even better experience. Very centrally located in downtown ottawa given the price. I highly recommend this place for female travellers.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Unassuming from the outside but very comfortable and welcoming on the inside! The beds were comfortable, there was an excellent shower, and the whole place felt very clean.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Nov 2019
    Great location of the hostel, just 5-10 minutes walk to tourist attractions like the Notre Dame, Byward Market, Parliament Hill and the National Gallery to name a few. Lots of food options and a metro supermarket less than 5 minutes away too. Simple and homely place that was relatively well-maintained. Other than the fact that the bedsheets were a little dusty, the toilet, rooms and common lounge were all kept very clean and there were new towels provided every day too! Overall great value!!
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Oct 2019
    Hostel has a good location near Byward market and cf mall and bus stop. There are pharmacies, supermarket and Tim Hortons near the hostel. You can walk to Parliament and Alexandria Bridge. There are lockers in the hostel room, bring your own lock. Its a small hostel with only 4 rooms but its good and safe.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Aug 2019
    I found the hostel charming, although I was worried because of a street I passed through to get to it (a few homeless people). I realized it was actually a pretty safe place, very clean and with everything you might need. Not to mention the location is great (close to bus stop, close to the ByWard market, to the Metro supermarket and 15 min walk from parliament)
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Aug 2019
    Loved staying here! Great location, super close to downtown, nice facilities, comfortable bed and nice community! Heads up that it’s pretty close to a homeless shelter so keep that in mind if you’re coming back late at night. But nevertheless, would definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    14 Feb 2020
    Website says there is parking. There are 3 options. 1. find parking in a nearby parking lot, estimated costs $25+ per day. 2. park at the hostel for $12 per day but with no in and out privileges or 3. park on the street after 3pm on weekdays and all weekend for free. No cooker in the kitchen only a microwave and kettle. Was basic and okay.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    01 Sep 2020
    The WORST experience ever!! Totally not recommend go there, that landlady is crazy, enter my room without any permission, so with other girls. She is yelling at my when I eat in my room, and she didn't tell us that before I move in. Don't go, and your roommates are all gonna be homeless people.
    China, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi