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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

2.0 of 5
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203 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
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  • Rooms
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little mountain town, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed at the 3 hostels in the Ottawa Area. Backpackers had the best vibe, price and savings. Really liked that it was a converted house and not a box or gimmick. Backpackers common area was open, welcoming, comfortable and allowed for social gatherings with or without alcohol. WiFi was throughout building and accommodated movie or Skype if not want socialize.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is pretty clean and they have well trained staff , most of them are students , who work very hard to keep the place neat and tidy , they are very friendly and make you feel at home. Its very close to many shops and restaurants , most of them are at a walkable distance. Rooms are quiet... More 

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Lennoxville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for two nights in the "Asia" dorm and we had a good stay. We reserved directly from the website. it cost around $30/night. If you have a car, parking behind the hostel costs an extra $7/night. There are several bathrooms in the hostel with nice big showers. You have to bring your own towels and toiletries, however.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to stay. Well equipped kitchen, Fridge, Cooking Range, Microwave Oven, nice sofas and couches to relax and watch TV. Parking also available for a nominal charge. Overall a very god experience. Will certainly re-visit when needed and am in Ottawa.

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down my favorite hostel in North America. With convenient location, nice homely atmosphere and super helpful staff is see no reason not to stay the Ottawa Backpackers Inn. The hostel is not too big so it is a prime location for meeting other travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Its a small homely hostel, there was a slight smell when I first arrived, however I never noticed it again after that. All the staff were very friendly, there was a hostel cat which is pretty cool, the rates were very good too. The hostel was always very warm too, there were also nice guests staying too. If I return... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good location near main shopping centre and market and comfortable room. The shared bathroom is clean. Staff is nice. Tea and coffee is provided. Only problem is there are many guests in the house, the kitchen is not big enough for all guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Good location, nice and comfortable room. The single room with a shared bathroom is in another house, it is cozy and quiet there! Unfortunately, towels are not provided, and Wifi is a bit slow. But the overall impression is wonderful! Feels like home.

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Flers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We spent only two nights in this backpack. It was clean, welcoming, confortable, big kitchen, nice living room and very well located. The night rate was on average 30$, average rate in Canada to sleep in a hostel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I went ottawa for my US visa this fall but forgot to print my interviewing documents, fortunately in the early morning(7:00) the guy worked in the hostel helped me to print out the document and make me went to the embassy on time and passed my interview.

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