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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Backpackers Inn from the 19th to the 20th of Feb. We came as a group of 5 girls, on our reading week from the University of Guelph. This hostel has everything you're looking for, nice comfy beds, bathroom in the room of 8 beds we were in, and as much FREE tea and coffee as you wish! We...

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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great location! For the price, this place cannot be beat. The staff were friendly and the hostel felt clean and safe. If the hostel had been busier though it likely would have been difficult to shower as there are only 3-4 in the entire place. Overall, great weekend in Ottawa.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the Ottawa Backpackers Inn were were friendly and helpful. They gave my girlfriend and I maps and took time to give a few pointers based on the things we wanted to see and do while we were in town. The WiFi was bit spotty on the third floor, and the hostel is a bit more expensive than...

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Trenton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good hostel right in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Clean, quiet and a good atmosphere. Only one thing to mention is that the drive to the parking is very narrow, so it's a tight fit. I would still recommend, and if I need to, would stay again.

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Kingston, Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The roon was spacious abd had lockers for each bed in case you had valuables you wanted extra secure the wifi was fast they and the atmosphere was friendly . I would definitely recommend that people stay there if they are travelling to Ottawa

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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 16 January 2017

You'll find that Ottawa Backpackers has everything needed for budget travellers. Their showers and bathrooms are both clean and functional. They take security seriously with a keypad on the front door and keys to the specific dorm rooms. The kitchen is stocked with whatever you need when cooking and each morning there is free coffee or tea for guests. The...

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Ottawa-Backpackers, General Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi Shawn, Thanks for taking some time to leave us this generous review. I hope you got to take advantage of the location and get out to see the sights! Looking forward to your return! Kyle H. Hostel Manager

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I joined the university of Ottawa and chose this as my temporary stay. Nice and clean place with good facilities. You can cook your own food and everything is organised. The staff is courteous. The common area at bottom is wonderful.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Everything was clean but simple. With only two bathrooms per floor I had to wait in the morning for a bathroom. All ages shared the room. Bedding was an odd mix of printed sheets. Overall for it was cheap and I would stay again.

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San Martino al Tagliamento, Italy
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I spent 2 night with two friends at the hostel and we have been welcomed very politely. The place was quiet and there was a good cozy atmosphere. We could cook our own dinner in the furnished kitchen and share some beverages with other guests that wanted to join our company. I would recommend this place if you don't mind...

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Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It provided a warm and cozy stay at a nice location, the people at the hostel were really friendly and helpful. I would recommend going here to my friends. It was too bad that we only stayed there for one night.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ottawa Backpackers Inn is the cheapest hostel accommodation in Ottawa. Our hostel does not charge an extra $5 membership fee on arrival. We're also the friendliest hostel in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on offering a laid back service for short term travellers 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> regular night time activities including cake night and movie nights> a common room to chill out in> great kitchen facilities including gas stove, microwave and electric whisks> free bedding with the option to hire towels> free hi-speed wifi> free tea and coffee> luggage storage> parking> laundry> a cat, well not a facility, but a nice extra Reception is open from 8am - 12am. CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not charge for cancellations which are received more than 24 hours before you are due to arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Address: 203 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $29 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ottawa Backpackers Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“They're very small”
 of 5 bubbles ChitbanS, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms are small, but comfortable, quiet in the 2nd building, parking at rear available reasonably priced.”
 of 5 bubbles cathpoy, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“We can go in any room you want, I was in a 10 bed dormitory and that was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 411fran_oism, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room messy and dirty. Just...don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles jaesunny, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room Africa was good, with a small bathroom (no shower) inside”
 of 5 bubbles 554danic, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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