Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

The Barefoot Hostel is an intimate, clean and comfortable stay for budget-conscious travelers, conveniently located in downtown Ottawa and only steps from some of Ottawa's key sites, including the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, University of Ottawa, Shaw Convention Center, USA Embassy, and Ottawa’s Byward Market, known for its trendy restaurants, bars and boutique shops.

As of May 2021 all of our rooms are private and there are several options to choose from – from a double or queen bed, to twin beds. We have two shared bathrooms and a kitchenette for light food preparation if you’re looking to stay in. Guests can enjoy complimentary wireless internet throughout the property, a comfortable living area, and a private patio in the back equipped with a barbecue for those fun summer evenings.

This is the perfect place for individual travellers or couples looking for a comfortable landing pad while exploring Ottawa, visiting family or friends, or looking for a quiet retreat away from home. Our hostel is also popular among visiting students, US visa applicants and those looking for longer-term accommodations in the city. Larger groups can rent the whole house 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 Ottawa’s action!

We do not offer on-site parking, but we are within a 5 minute walk of the Rideau O-Train station (Ottawa's new light rail transit), and can be easily reached from Ottawa's airport, the train station, or bus station via a variety of modes.

Guests must be a minimum of 19 years of age to stay at the Barefoot Hostel.

Our rooms accommodate from up to two individuals in a few different arrangements, including rooms with two single beds, a double bed or a queen bed. Each bed offers a European style duvet, plush pillows for your comfort, and crisp white linens.

Amenities included:
* Wi-Fi internet, computer desk
* Linens and towels
* Coffee, tea and hot chocolate
* Kitchenette with microwave and fridge (no stove/oven)
* Shampoo and bath gel
* Spacious common room with a 50' HD flat panel TV
* Outdoor garden patio for chilling in the summer with BBQ

Important information:
*Tax is not included in the price (4% MAT and 13% HST). Full payment is due upon check in.
*Check-in is from 15:00 (3pm) to 22:00 (10pm) and check-out is by 11:00 (11am). Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any later check-ins.
*A valid credit card and matching picture ID is required upon check-in (pre-paid credit cards are not accepted).
*Only registered guests are permitted at the hostel and cannot exceed the maximum room occupancy.
*Check-in is located next door at the Swiss Hotel (walk around the corner to 89 Daly Avenue).
*This is a non-smoking establishment.
*Please remove your shoes when you enter the Barefoot Hostel. You're welcome to bring your own slippers. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2021
    Very nice place to stay at, good value for money, the woman at the reception is very kind and sweet. The house was clean and all amenities were working perfectly. Good location in DT Ottawa, easy to go anywhere in the city from there.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.1


    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
  • 8.3


    12 Oct 2021
    Comfy and clean.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi