Ottawa Backpackers Inn

203 York Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 5T7show map
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FabulousBased on  32 reviews
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
Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 9 per day

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

TV

Flat-screen TV

Facilities for kids

Board games

Services

  • Laundry

Dining

  • Outdoor dining area

Children

  • Board games

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

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

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
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Good to know
Check-infrom 1 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Rockcliffe St (YRO)2.9 mi
Train
Ottawa Train Station2.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  32  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    friendly nvironment

    10 peoplein one room

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    very nice and professional place for backpackers!

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Cost, location, variety of people

    Parkingg was tight.

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    the mattress is not very clean

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    atmosphere, location (ByWard Market), facilities

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    good location, nice staffs and a cozy house

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  32 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 1 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Rockcliffe St (YRO)2.9 mi
Train
Ottawa Train Station2.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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