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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 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 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 7.7

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2021
    A great home away from home feel. I love smaller, independently owned hostels like this! The staff were amazing, really good kitchen and communal spaces and over all just a nice homely chilled vibe.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2021
    Even during a global pandemic, I felt welcomed from the first moment I arrived at Ottawa Backpackers Inn. The fellow occupants and the staff were extremely friendly/ accomodating.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Sep 2021
    This being my first experience at a hostel, and I can’t say enough good things about Milan and the staff. Excellent experience
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2021
    Very clean and well organized, and in a great location. Overall great hostel experience.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Aug 2021
    Hello There was I staff member that I was not happy with.The cleaniness of my room was bad. Also the recycle bins stunk, making it unpleasant
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    16 Sep 2021
    ignore the reviewer below me she is fake news. this is a good hostel. Milan is a good host and nice person. the hostels vibe will always depend on the people staying there at the time, luckily in my case people were nice aside from those few weirdos still scared of covid and wearing their masks like obedient little puppies. location is great although there are some sketchy crackheads all around but that is ottawa overall. bathrooms are perfect, rooms are good, no complaints about cleanliness.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    24 Aug 2021
    Okay hostel out of limited options in Ottawa. Bedding and furniture felt old but relatively clean. No breakfast or sense of community in the hostel. Staff not particularly friendly but good location and close to Byward Market. Nice outdoor seating area.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    14 Aug 2021
    Furniture is very old and looks dirty. Beds are uncomfortable and very old. Bedding old but clean. Staff friendly . Bathroom very clean. We were able to store our luggage after we checked out!! That was very helpful !! Thank you
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    29 Aug 2021
    Front desk people are not too friendly or care about people in general. Went by the place but couldn't stay cause the previous hostel place on Somerset in Chinatown stole my credit card do I couldn't stay at any other place till I had my bank overnite me another card so I could buy gas and food and a hotel . Don't trust any hostels any more after people at the Glebe guests stole my 2 six packs of soda some journalists girlfriend and boyfriend travelling together and studying to become Canadian
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 3.4


    04 Oct 2021
    Never felt so unsafe and uncomfortable in a hostel. Had to leave early because I couldn’t stay the length of time I had planned because the environment felt unsanitary and had a dodgy atmosphere
    England, Female, 18-24
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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