Ottawa Backpackers Inn

203 York Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 5T7  show map
 2 stars
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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 9 per day

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Facilities for kids

Board games

Overview

The central 2-star Ottawa Backpackers Inn is set in the market district of Ottawa.

A 20-minute walk to the center of Ottawa. Guests will enjoy dishes of Canadian cuisine served in Pub 101, which is about 300 meters away.

Fast access to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International airport within 15 km is provided.

Rooms

Rooms like Budget Twin Room, 6-bed Dorm, Quadruple Room and 8-bed Dorm are fitted with a private safe, a private balcony, a dressing room, high ceiling and a DVD player as well as beds with pillow-top mattresses and linens. The basic rooms come with a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with single beds, sofa beds and bunk beds. Rooms include access to private bathrooms. They feature showers and bidets.

Eat & Drink

Guests are free to use a shared kitchen provided with an electric kettle, a fridge, a stove, kitchenware and a toaster.

Services

Laundry and ironing are offered for the guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CAD 9 per day.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Services

  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

203 York Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 5T7

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City Center
  • Ottawa
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ottawa Train Station
    2.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Smoque Shack (cuisine: Jamaican)
    600 ft
  • The Tea Party (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    700 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm

Rooms and availability

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Budget Second Floor Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Guests in this second floor room have access to four showers, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Basic Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This room features a private balcony and flat-screen TV. Guests have access to two showers, a bathtub, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Basic Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This room features a flat-screen TV. Guests have access to two showers, a bathtub, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Double size sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This third floor dormitory features a balcony and private bathroom (shared only between guests sleeping in this dormitory). Guests have access to four showers, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Second Floor Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Guests in this second floor dormitory have access to four showers, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Second Floor Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Guests in this second floor room have access to four showers, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn photos Room
Economy Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This room features a TV. Guests have access to two showers, a bathtub, the kitchen and social area.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Ottawa Souvenirs and Gifts1700 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

  • Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk1400 ft

Convention centers

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Cachet Club1000 ft
  • University of Ottawa-Games RM2000 ft

Museums

  • Summer Institute of Film and TV1000 ft
  • Ottawa Arts Foundation1700 ft
  • Council For the Arts in Ottawa1700 ft
  • Groupe Dance Lab1700 ft
  • Musee des Beaux-Arts du Canada2000 ft
  • National Gallery of Canada2300 ft
  • Laurier House2700 ft

Halls

  • Saint Joseph's Parish2000 ft
  • Patro D'ottawa2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Canadian Institute-Health Info1000 ft
  • Nunavut Sivuniksavut Training1000 ft
  • Ecole de Mode R Robinson2000 ft
  • L'odyssee College Intl2300 ft

Business areas

Galleries

Local attractions

  • Canadian Museum of History1.0 mi
    100 Laurier St
  • Jacques Cartier Park1.0 mi
    164, Laurier street
  • Supreme Court of Canada1.0 mi
    301 Wellington St
  • Rideau Hall5200 ft
    1 Sussex Dr 1, Promenade Sussex
  • Prime Minister\'s Official Residence1.0 mi
    24 Sussex Dr

Near the hostel

  • ByWard900 ft
    Ottawa, OntarioCanada
  • Kaliyana1900 ft
    515 Sussex Dr
  • Notre Dame Basilica2200 ft
    385 Sussex Dr. at Guigues Ave.
  • Peacekeeping Monument2200 ft
    426 Sussex Drive
  • ByWard Market1500 ft
    55 By Ward Market Sq
  • Rideau Centre2100 ft
    Rideau Centre Mall 50 Rideau St Suite 300
  • University of Ottawa2200 ft
    550 Cumberland St

Restaurants nearby

  • The Smoque Shack600 ft

    Address: 129 York Street
    Phone: 613-789-4245

    75% likes this, based on 134 reviews
    Cuisine: Jamaican

  • Ahora Restaurant Mexicain1000 ft

    Address: 307 Dalhousie Street
    Phone: 613-562-2081

    72% likes this, based on 182 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Chez Lucien1000 ft

    Address: 137 Murray Street
    Phone: (613) 241-3533

    75% likes this, based on 141 reviews

  • The Tea Party700 ft

    Address: 119 York St

    Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Don Cherry's900 ft

    Address: 290 Rideau Street
    Phone: 613-241-6382

    65% likes this, based on 54 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Canadian

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
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Ottawa Backpackers Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 32 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    friendly nvironment

    10 peoplein one room

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    very nice and professional place for backpackers!

  • Single
    5.4

    Staff were friendly. It's has a cozy living room. It's quite cheap. There are people who lives there for a couple months and they could cook meals instead of eating out all the time. The location is excellent -- very close to downtown, walking distance to the parliament, and the art gallery.

    The whole place feels dirty. I lived in a 10-person room. I don't mind the room is packed, but the air is always stuffed even we have windows open and fan turned on. The pillow is too flat to be comfortable. No locks provided for lockers. Someone in my room had been there for months, and has piled TONS of stuff around the place - clothes, muffins and glasses littering on the floor. This probably won't be the case for everyone, but it definitely leaves a really bad impression.

  • Single
    7.8

    What an ideal location for anyone looking to see Ottawa.

    It is not a private or luxurious accommodation nor did I expect it to be.

  • Single
    9.2

    The staff were really nice. I left something there and I called them the second day for it. Mark sent it to you right away. Mike was also very responsive.

    People sleep too early. There wasn't really a sense of community there. Also, there should be more desks or working spaces.

  • Single
    10.0

    Cost, location, variety of people

    Parkingg was tight.

  • Single
    7.4

    there is a living room for travelers to interact, lockers for everyone

    the mattress is not very clean

  • Single
    8.2

    It is very close to the Byward Market, and also close to the main dhopping streets of Ottawa. The staff was very welcoming and helpful to find my way and good plans downtown. Big lounge room to socialize with other guests and the fridge was big enough so that each of us could stock their personal food in it. Very good.

    The owner required us to take our shoes off everywhere in the house, which was not convenient at all. On top of that, they have a big cat which leaves hair all aver the place. Quite anoying for people who are allergic to cats! And also wherever you sit, the cat's hair will stick on your clothes.

  • Single
    9.6

    Staff is efficient and friendly. The price is certainly right!

    My worst problem with hostels is having to climb to a top bunk. Luckily on this trip I arrived early enough to have a choice.

  • Single
    7.8

    Never too loud, and everyone, both staff and guest, is respectful to each other. Plus, in the event of Ottawa's Animation Festival, there's always a good chance of meeting someone who's attending and who happens to share the same bunk room.

    Not every bathroom comes with enough accessories like soap and shampoo, which I saw fit to purchase myself (travel-size). Also, the towel that I brought along went missing, but the staff were kind enough to give me one of their towels in return.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    atmosphere, location (ByWard Market), facilities

  • Single
    9.2

    I liked the friendliness of the staff and of the people who stayed there. The rules are clear but not overly controlling. I liked how clean the staff kept the kitchen, living areas. The staff even cooked some great food and shared it with us!!! Ottawa Backpackers is my favorite hostel!

  • Single
    7.4

    It's central position (5min from Rideau City Center) is a big plus. The rooms are good. Although the room lockers are not big enough to accommodate bigger luggage but its pretty safe to keep them in the room. The kitchen facility (24X7) was a great plus. You could actually keep your stuff and cook your own food, they have the utensils and other necessary stuff. wi-fi in the room was bit problematic but in the lounge you could easily access that. In general it was good.

  • Single
    10.0

    good location, nice staffs and a cozy house

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    The location is really nice.

    I booked an 'apartment' but found it to be just a bigger room with separate kitchen and toilet. And we booked the room for 5 people but found that there are only two beds and a sofa, which they say can fit another two. The fifth guy should sleep on the floor and a mattress is the only thing they would provide. We talked with them and get partially the money back that's what's I need to add.

How to reach hostel

hostel Ottawa Backpackers Inn Ottawa location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

203 York Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 5T7

Get directions
City Center
  • Ottawa
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ottawa Train Station
    2.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Smoque Shack (cuisine: Jamaican)
    600 ft
  • The Tea Party (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    700 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm