Ottawa Backpackers Inn

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

CAD 8 per day

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

TV

Television in lobby

Luggage storage

Overview

Ottawa Backpackers Inn is a 2-star convention property, set close to the beachfront.

Conveniently located in the market district of Ottawa, in the proximity of National Gallery of Canada, U.S Embassy and Ottawa Art Gallery. Guests will enjoy dishes of canadian cuisine served in Pub 101, which is about 300 meters away.

15 minutes by car from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International airport.

Rooms

Guestrooms like Single Room, 6-bed Dorm, Budget Twin Room and 8-bed Dorm are provided with a separate toilet, climate control, a flat-screen TV, a dining area and a balcony. The basic rooms come with a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with bunk beds, double beds and sofa beds. Some hostel rooms offer private bathrooms equipped with towels and hairdryers.

Eat & Drink

Guests will find a shared kitchen appointed with an oven, kitchenware, an electric kettle, a toaster and a fridge.

Services

Parking and a baggage storage can be used on-site.

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 8 per day.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Services

  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Dining table
  • Fan/ Extractor

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

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 Art Gallery
    2000 ft
  • Art Mode Gallery
    2300 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

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Budget Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 80 sq. feet
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    Basic Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 140 sq. feet
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      Basic Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 140 sq. feet
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        Studio Apartment
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          Dormitory Room
          Bed type: Bed in shared room
          Size: 100 sq. feet
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            Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
            Size: 140 sq. feet
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              Economy Shared Bathroom Single Room
              Bed type: 1 Single bed
              Size: 65 sq. feet
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                How to reach hostel

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                Hostel Address:

                203 York Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 5T7

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Ottawa
                  1.1 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Ottawa Art Gallery
                  2000 ft
                • Art Mode Gallery
                  2300 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

                Ottawa Backpackers Inn Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Ottawa Souvenirs and Gifts - 1700 ft

                Places of interest

                • Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk - 1400 ft

                Train stations

                Convention centers

                Shopping areas

                • Rideau Centre - 1700 ft
                • National Gallery of Canada - 2300 ft

                Amusement

                • Cachet Club - 1000 ft
                • University of Ottawa-Games RM - 2000 ft

                Monuments and Landmarks

                Stadiums

                Museums

                • Summer Institute of Film and TV - 1000 ft
                • Ottawa Arts Foundation - 1700 ft
                • Council For the Arts in Ottawa - 1700 ft
                • Groupe Dance Lab - 1700 ft
                • Musee des Beaux-Arts du Canada - 2000 ft
                • Laurier House - 2700 ft

                Halls

                • Saint Joseph's Parish - 2000 ft
                • Patro D'ottawa - 2300 ft

                Universities, Institutes

                • Canadian Institute-Health Info - 1000 ft
                • Nunavut Sivuniksavut Training - 1000 ft
                • Ecole de Mode R Robinson - 2000 ft
                • L'odyssee College Intl - 2300 ft

                Business areas

                Local attractions

                • Rideau Hall - 5000 ft
                  1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
                • Bank Street Promenade - 5200 ft
                  btween Wellington and Gladstone, Ottawa
                • Canadian Museum of Civilization - 1.0 mi
                  100 Laurier St, Gatineau
                • Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada - 5100 ft
                  245 Sparks Street, Ottawa
                • Prime Minister's Official Residence - 5200 ft
                  24 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

                Near the hostel

                • ByWard - 900 ft
                  Ottawa, OntarioCanada
                • Notre Dame Basilica - 2300 ft
                  385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa
                • Royal Canadian Mint - 2800 ft
                  320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
                • Laurier House - 2900 ft
                  335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
                • National Gallery of Canada - 2400 ft
                  380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
                • Major's Hill Park - 2500 ft
                  Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
                • Elora Gorge Conservation Area - 2800 ft
                  7400 Wellington County Rd. 21

                Restaurants nearby

                • The Smoque Shack - 600 ft

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

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

                • Ahora Restaurant Mexicain - 1000 ft

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

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

                • Chez Lucien - 1000 ft

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

                  75% likes this, based on 141 reviews

                • The Tea Party - 700 ft

                  Address: 119 York St

                  Cuisine: Vegetarian

                • Don Cherry's - 900 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 Art Gallery
                  2000 ft
                • Art Mode Gallery
                  2300 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