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Barefoot Hostel

455 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7J8, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Barefoot Hostel is a cozy, clean and tidy place with exceptionally friendly staff.Sabina who owns the place is a wonderful and down to earth lady with a whole lot of advice about what you can do and where you can go during your stay in Ottawa. I The showers are out of this world... The beds are comfortable,I was there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the hostel. It is located a walking distance from the center of Rideau, close to the US Consulate as well. The hostel is really clean, renovated with pretty small rooms of two bunk beds, two showers (one upstairs and one downstairs), a kitchen, living room (with TV and 2 PCs) and a couple of sofas.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I've stayed in quite a few hostels and nowhere compares to this place. It is really beautiful! It feels like you're staying in a personal home that has been well taken care of. The shower alone is worth the stay. It has TV and internet downstairs, living room and kitchen as well. Dorms are really small but very comfy. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My friend and I have been travelling through America and Canada for 3 weeks now & this is easily the best hostel in which we have stayed. It is in a great location, is managed by extremely friendly & personable staff and the facilities are remarkable for that of a hostel. The common areas remind me of home with a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in October 2013. It's a great little hostel. It's small (4 rooms of 4 people) so there is only 16 people maximum at all times. I had a great time staying here. Check in is next door at the Swiss Hostel. The owner Sabina is the loveliest lady. She was so helpful with giving... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The title of this review really sums up my experience at this hostel. It was fairly quiet when I was there (one night there was only 4 of us) which always improves a hostel experience, as you don't have to ever wait for the bathroom! Comfy common area and the free use computers was a real treat. Great location. 3... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed here after a very tiring and jetlagged experience in Toronto. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The hostel is cleaned daily, the downstairs area is awesome for having a few beers and outside is perfect for a lazy afternoon before heading out to town. The manager is above and beyond accommodating. If you find yourself in Ottawa... More

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Trenton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Seeing as I was a total pain in the butt.. I had booked a 3-day stay three months in advance but had to cancel as I had to break my planned week-long trip into two separate trips. The cancellation was handled very quickly. I rebooked for one night, not realizing check-in ended at 11, and only realized this the day... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I stayed at this hostel in the summer of 2013 for two nights. Overall, it was the cleanest hostel I've even been to. Everything look very well maintained and the host was very friendly. Bedsheets and towels looked like they were frequently washed as well. Lockers are available for each guest, but you have to bring your own padlock. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is hostel you want to come home to. It's a cosy little place - so neat andf clean, it's like a private home with a brilliant housekeeper. There are rules to observe but the hostel does not get to be so spick and span if the rules are not there. Shoes are out for one - something the owner... More

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Address: 455 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7J8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Byward Market Area
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Located downtown, Barefoot Hostel youth hotel is a small, independently-owned, 16-bed backpackers’ haven. Newly renovated, modern European decor with white bedding only (duvet and duvet cover), our affordable hostel offers the best hostel experience in Ottawa with free internet computer use and free WiFi. Lovely backyard patio in summer. Walk to all major tourist attractions and conventions. ... more   less 
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