Ottawa Backpackers Inn

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


CAD 9 per day

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby


Flat-screen TV

Luggage storage


Ottawa Backpackers Inn is a convention venue offering a basic accommodation not far from ByWard, Ottawa Convention Centre Ottawa Convention Centre and Ottawa Art Gallery. Guests can make use of a storage room and parking.

Ottawa city center is 2 km away. The property is about 5 minutes’ walk from The Smoque Shack serving Jamaican dishes.

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


Guestrooms include access to a shared kitchen with a toaster, kitchenware, an electric kettle, a stove and a fridge. Many rooms of Ottawa Backpackers Inn have high ceiling, a private safe, a dressing room, a private balcony and a DVD player as well as beds with pillow-top mattresses and linens. Rooms are fitted with sofa beds, bunk beds and single beds. Private bathrooms are appointed with showers and bidets. Bath sheets, hairdryers and guest toiletries are also available.


Ottawa Backpackers Inn offers laundry and ironing.


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


  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

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


  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request


  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Foam mattress


  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



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 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
Train Stations
  • Ottawa Train Station
    2.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
  • 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

Budget Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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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


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


  • 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


  • 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


Local attractions

  • Rideau Hall5000 ft
    1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
  • Bank Street Promenade5200 ft
    btween Wellington and Gladstone, Ottawa
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization1.0 mi
    100 Laurier St, Gatineau
  • Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada5100 ft
    245 Sparks Street, Ottawa
  • Prime Minister's Official Residence5200 ft
    24 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

Near the hostel

  • ByWard900 ft
    Ottawa, OntarioCanada
  • Notre Dame Basilica2300 ft
    385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa
  • Royal Canadian Mint2800 ft
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
  • Laurier House2900 ft
    335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
  • National Gallery of Canada2400 ft
    380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
  • Major's Hill Park2500 ft
    Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
  • Elora Gorge Conservation Area2800 ft
    7400 Wellington County Rd. 21

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
Based on 32 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    friendly nvironment

    10 peoplein one room

  • Group of friends

    very nice and professional place for backpackers!

  • Single

    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

    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

    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

    Cost, location, variety of people

    Parkingg was tight.

  • Single

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

    the mattress is not very clean

  • Single

    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

    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

    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

    atmosphere, location (ByWard Market), facilities

  • Single

    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

    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

    good location, nice staffs and a cozy house

  • Group of friends

    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
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Hostel Address:

203 York Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 5T7

Get directions
City Center
  • Ottawa
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Ottawa Train Station
    2.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
  • 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