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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   203 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty lodging in Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel side is on par with most other hostels, well worn, loud, fairly messy, full of lively guests. I booked a single private room, which was thankfully located in the adjacent house. It was clean, in good repair, and quiet. My room shared a common area, kitchen, and bathroom with maybe 3 other rooms, though there were only 4... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good place to stay, the hostel is nice and the rooms are good. It's a nice area (Byward market) where you can do everything and close to some parcs. It's the perfect place where to make new friends, meet people, and share experiences.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew some good friends from my five-day staying. We talked and watched World Cup, which is fascinating. OBI is very near to Metro(A CONVENIENT STORE). One thing I don't like is the floor making noise every step I made.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location to the market, bars and parliament hill was great. It was really hot in Ottawa the 2 days (around Canada Day) I was there and my room was on the top floor (8-beds mixed dorm) and even with the door to the balcony open, 2 ceiling fans going, and a standup fan in the open balcony door going... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked my stay with Ottawa Backpackers through Hostel World which requires you to make a 10% payment upfront. However, when I checked in I was told that my 10% deposit would not be honoured and I therefore had to repay that money. There was no notification of this requirement on their hostel description on Hostel World. I cannot believe... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel for just one day. It was right next to Parliament and by the concert venue I was going to that night. The Backpackers in had parking that was a tight fit, but just a few feet from the hostel. It was a nice, clean and perfect place. My room had a quaint balcony too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay for a great price. The staff was very helpful to me when I had many questions and concerns. They went out of they way to help me with a small issue I had being new to Canada. I highly recommend staying at this amazing hostel when staying in Ottawa. Also, pet Don Gato, the cute kitty.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My friend and I stayed at this hostel over a weekend trip to ottawa, and we loved it. we went into it knowing it was no luxury hotel and expecting it to be a bit of a dive because its so reasonably priced. however, when we got there we found it to be very clean and cozy. the bathrooms were... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was my first time in a hostel and I work in a four star hotel so I wasn't sure what to expect. I stayed for 2 nights in a 4 dorm room. What I liked: Very warm atmosphere - people and staff very friendly and laidback Cat at the hostel - I love animals and their cat made me... More

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Ottawa_Hostel, Owner at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and your feedback. This helps make us aware of what we are doing well and what areas we need to improve on. I'm happy to say we have bought new mattresses and replaced any of the less-than-comfortable mattresses including the one you slept on. Sorry you had a poor mattress - future... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had an overnight in ottawa to get travel docs after losing my passport and stayed in an 8 bed dorm. Location was great, very near the city centre, and the hostel was clean. Only staying a brief time I didn't get a great sense of the place but it was clean and the atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxed. They... More

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Address: 203 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ottawa Backpackers Inn 2*
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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 
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