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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.


Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ottawa Backpackers Inn is the cheapest hostel accommodation in Ottawa and our hostel does not charge a membership fee on arrival.

We're also the friendliest hostel in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on offering a laid back service for short term travellers at a great location in the city. We're located Downtown, only 2 minutes away from Byward Market, a supermarket and the liquor store. The Parliament, US Embassy and the Art Gallery are all an easy stroll away.

We have all the facilities you would expect from a hostel plus some nice, little extras.

- spacious dorm rooms with safe, secure lockers
- friendly staff who can answer most, if not all, your queries
- a common room to chill out in
- great kitchen facilities including gas stove, microwave and electric whisks
- free bedding with the option to hire towels
- free hi-speed wifi
- free tea and coffee
- luggage storage
- parking
- laundry

Reception is open from 8am – 12am.

CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not charge for cancellations which are received more than 24 hours before you are due to arrive. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2019
    I will always stay here, nice staff, good vibe, great areas to relax. Thank you all.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    Had a lovely stay at the OBI over thanksgiving. Staff was friendly and helpful, rooms & bathrooms clean and beds comfortable. There was a bit of a queue for the showers in the morning, but nothing else to complain about. We even had a thanksgiving dinner together which was a absolute highlight for me as a European :)
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Sep 2019
    It was an amazing stay! The staff was the friendliest and the hostel really cosy. I liked the fact that we had a proper bathroom to shower and the walls were painted in various vibrant colours. It really felt like home. Would 100% come back here! The location was perfect too right next to byward market and less than 20 min walk away from anything interesting to see :)
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Aug 2019
    Super nice staff and cool style. Had a really good time and if my ride wouldn't had been paid already I would have extended :) Really close to the city center but too close to the salvation army so lots of homeless in the area and homeless seem to be very present in Ottawa anyway...
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Sep 2019
    Everything was great except I wouldn’t say it’s as social as it’s made out to be. However, it is Cosy and does feel like home.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2019
    The bed was squicky and hard. Staff, although many, were not really useful. Not enough toilets. The location is good as well as value
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Aug 2019
    Very basic. Nothing special.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    30 Aug 2019
    The atmosphere was great, the stad great, it was clean, but the beds terrible.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    17 Aug 2019
    A little bit dirty place. The dorm was super warm. If you like smoking weed it's enough to open the window so you can smell the cannabis... Super bad wifi connection. Friendly staff. Hope you can do it better guys in the future. Thanks for hosting me.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    08 Aug 2019
    Ambiente sujo. Segurança inexistente. Banheiro limpo, mas com mal cheiro. Roupa de cama com mal cheiro, mas estava lavada.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities