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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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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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 1 pm, and from 5 pm to 8 pm. If you need to check in after these hours, it is possible trough 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 6.5

  • Security 6.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 6.4

  • Cleanliness 5.8

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2020
    I had a great time. Staff were friendly and the facilities were great. I will come again if I visit Ottawa.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    This is not my first stay. I have always felt very happy, welcomed and comfortable. That is the main reasonfor my return. I would not hesitateto recommend this hostel,❤️😋
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    Very happy with my short stay. After a long touristy day, I just chilled in one of the very comfy sofas reading, sending a few messages surrounded by other folks playing board games or watching series. Nice winter atmosphere. I liked it.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2020
    Stayed here as I short stop off between Toronto and Montreal, and it was perfect for what we needed. There is potential for a lot more too, the hostel appears to be a very sociable hostel with ample common spaces. The receptionist that checked us in was great and informative about the hostel itself, and I’m sure if you’re looking for something to do in Ottawa, they’d be very informative about things to do in the city.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Oct 2020
    Good place. Affordable, well-located. My second time staying here. It has become my go-to hostel when in Ottawa.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Location is very good, not bad place for one or two nights.
    Serbia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    02 Jan 2020
    Cheap but the heating is completely random, even in Winter. Some places in the kitchen are really sketchy and not cleaned.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    04 Mar 2021
    No one wears a mask inside! Creepy!
    Israel, Couple, 31-40
  • 2.9


    28 Jul 2020
    Sketchy hostel to stay in. There were thefts, it was somewhat of a homeless shelter in the basement. There were bugs, creeking noises when you walk, people didnt always sleep in their own beds. I booked for 3 nights but moved out after 2 nights. Id appreciate a refund for the third night
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    06 Sep 2020
    I do not recommend this place. It's in the Byward market but there are homeless shelters all over and is a sketchy area. The day I was leaving a homeless person entered early in the morning and stole my shoes! How? Security is a joke here! The owner didn't even offer anything to reimburse me. Find a different place if you want safety and security.
    Canada, 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
  • 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