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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

2.0 of 5
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203 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
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Ranked #4 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Hostel I've ever stayed at. I came for 2 nights and stayed 5 nights. The staff was unreal and they always tried to accommodate you. I stayed with a friend and I was told that there was no private room for the next day. The next they rented out a 6 person dorm for me and my friend for... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We try hard to give our guests a positive and memorable experience. More 

Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very inexpensive. Friendly, international atmosphere, adorned with interesting pieces of art. Located in the heart of Ottawa's night life. Staff was helpful. Guests were mostly young men. Crowded but not excessively noisy. Everyone was considerate & as quiet as possible in the dorms. Some beds are comfortable, others not so much. Has numerous bathrooms. Kitchen is very well equipped, has... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your detailed review. It is very much appreciated. - Martin Also, if you happen to come again, there is a freezer in the corner of the kitchen. :) More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is dirty and overcrowded. It is also very nosiy, so it makes sleeping at night difficult. The staff especially the manager and owner are very racist. I don't recommend any non-white persons stay there. I was treated with contempt and disrespect, as a visible minority. This is no way to treat a guest who is paying money to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night and our room was good enough. Price is quite reasonable and the location is amazing; a few minute walk from the parliament. Note that the breakfast is not included. Staff is nice and accommodating.

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Burnaby, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and very helpful. Hostel is a bit away from bus/train station but short ride by public transportation. Easy access to shops, restaurants and parliament. They are located within walking distance

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice place to stay in. But please keep all the stuff clean especially all the kitchen utensils in the other house. Make sure the comforters/blanket are all clean. The washroom need a good scrub too.

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

Thank you for your input for improvements in cleanliness and for your complement - I hope you enjoyed your stay. - Martin More 

Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a cool place and the location is great, but the kitchen needs to renovated. The floors were cracking. They make you take off your shoes upon entering, which I personally think is gross. They also had cats and open doors, so the overall cleanliness was not superb. Otherwise, it was a good stay. They offer come free food in... More 

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

Thank you for your review and suggestions. Guest feedback helps us know what we are doing well as well as areas of improvement. I'm happy to say we plan to install a new kitchen floor shortly! - Martin More 

Montreal, Quebec
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice kitchen, nice patios, awesome staff who encourage guests to gather and to hang out! I loved this place. Nice extra; the lovely kitty :-)♡ I can't have more good words to say about this place. It was perfectly situated.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I slept very comfortable and bathrooms were clean which was perfect for a good stay. Staff was quite nice and though the location was not so close to the main attractions it was not far away too. I will recommend this hostel.

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Toronto, Ontario
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the mixed 10 bed dorm, it was really mixed! clean, comfortable, everything worked. I was there when it was completely full inc a couple in a sing bunk opposite, plus people on the sofas in the main room. Could have done with more fridge space. Wifi was excellent. Real value, I would happily stay again, rather than... More 

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