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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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 2 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 10 am to 10 pm. If you need to check in after these hours, it is possible through self/autonomous check in. Please contact the Hostel for more details.

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 7.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    20 Jul 2022
    We spent 2 nights in a nice hostel with good atmosphere. The staff was very kind and helpful. The hostel provided us with fridge, kitchenware and cooking stove
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    13 Jun 2022
    A lovely stay, with a great team of staff. The homely, warm welcome was a great first impression, and the chance to meet lots of new people was there too. I would recommend this property.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Jun 2022
    Place is easy to get to, right in the thick of Ottawa, easy check-in friendly staff, etc. But the facilities are pretty frustrating--lack of good charging ports, wi-fi is quite poor. But if you just need a place to sleep for a night or two, this is probably some of the best value in Ottawa
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 Jun 2022
    Nice setting in a 'normal' house. It's easy to meet people and it feels cosy. There's a nice back porch area. The neighboorhood is a bit rough towards one end (King Edward ave), many homeless people hanging around. They didn't really bother anyone as far as I could see, and when you walk the other way it's close to Byward Market, Rideau Canal, Parliament etc, so the location is very good in a way too. Not the cleanest place I've ever been but not too bad. Staff were nice.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Jul 2022
    Was fairly good the staff at first left several people waiting while the dealt with someone in some sort of distress. They let us in but not completely it, was a weird confused vibe. Overall though nice clean place with good vibes and very central location.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Jul 2022
    Great location. Great staff. Old building charm. NO AC. can get stuffy with 8-10 people in the room. Opening balcony doors makes it better. What would make it perfect would be cleanliness. Had spider webs on many places, which showed how neglected dusting was. Even on roof of the room. Needs regular cleaning when there is traffic of so many people. Rest it was a good place. Casual, friendly, chill.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 Jun 2022
    Based on spending 12 hours. Good accommodation. I suppose inflation is affecting everything. Maybe I missed it in the reading, but I wasn't aware that there was a fee for parking until I was bluntly told this by the staff upon arrival. What can you do! Thanks for being available
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    13 Jul 2022
    Nice run of the mill hostel. Nothing particularly special except for the location. A little grubby especially considering the price is the same as much newer, cleaner hostels.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    18 Jun 2022
    While the property was in a great location in Ottawa for attractions and food, myself as a young female felt quite uncomfortable at times in this hostel. There were times walking around the kitchen/ lounge area where people would stare to the point where I was not comfortable eating or spending time in the common areas. The bathrooms are shared with quite a lot of people as there are only 4 bathrooms in the entire hostel, and it can be hard at times to get into the bathroom so if you have travel or someth
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    11 Jul 2022
    Quite unclean
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi