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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

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Very Good
1981 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Ottawa Backpackers Inn is the only place in Ottawa with free Nightlife tours and Skating Lessons. If you want a chill atmosphere, near the party, this is where you want to be.

We're the friendliest hostel in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on offering a laid back service for short term travelers 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, blender, and everything else you need.
- 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.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
1981 Total Reviews
  • Security
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

May 13, 2024
Great hostel for a short trip - ideally located in the centre of downtown Ottawa ( next to several attractions such as the Byward Market, the National Art Gallery of Canada or the Parliamentary Buildings amongst others ). Wifi access, the accommodations were suitable, secured properties, helpful staff and a storage space available to drop off luggage whilst waiting for your next ride. Would highly recommend !
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Male, 25-30
Mar 27, 2024
Absolutely awful customer service.
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Male, 18-24
Mar 06, 2024
My stay at Ottawa Backpackers inn was absolutely horrible and don't advise anybody to stay there I have been in many hostels around the world and no doubt this is the first one where guest come second and staff comes first. Here are some of the problems I personally experienced during my stay there. The staff takes over the kitchen for hours making the guests have to go eat in the couch in the living room just because all the staff eats at the same time and there is no room for the guests to sit
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Male, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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