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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 February 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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
2 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you get lost on the way to the Chateau Laurier you will be proud to end up at the Barefoot! Ok it may not be a 5-star hotel accommodation but there is every amenity you could possible wish for in this space and price point that will keep you rocking in the heart of the city. First off it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The word "REGRET" will never be mentioned once if you ever choose to book this hostel. Having stayed in hostels before, this is more like home! Excellent bed with thick duvets (great for the cold winter) and the shower is comparable to any 5 star-hotel. But overall, the price that you pay is wallet-friendly, leaving you more cash to spend... More

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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed at the Barfeoot Hostel in May 2012, and can absolutely recommend this place! Take a look at their homepage (just google "barefoot hostel ottawa") and you will get a real impression of the place. There is nothing made up only for the pictures, it does indeed look like that. As a woman travelling alone I was a bit... More

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Address: 455 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7J8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Byward Market Area
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty lodging in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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