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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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  • 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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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great hostel with friendly staff and environment. I met people who gave me tons of information about the places I was traveling. The rooms are clean and tidy as well. There are plenty of board games and the staffs invite all the guests for their personal activities as well.

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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great place for travelers, and the people there will make your trip. Ottawa is a lovely city to stay for a few days, but I have a feeling I would have stayed at the hostel longer. It's fun, quirky and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was there 24-26 June 2015 during my visit in Canada very nice place to stay Near to Byward market which is the most happening place in Ottawa Where you find nice dinning place , Pubs ,Clubs and this place is also close to the Canadian Parliament . Rooms are very good and clean . Common room r good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A great price, a great atmosphere, and all the amenities you could possibly want, we met some wonderful people here. They have a kitchen with everything you could need, including occasional free food, and a donation system for breakfast. The back deck is nice and cool, and the front deck is beautiful in the sun. The staff are super helpful,... More 

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Uden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had the best time at this hostel! I booked an other hostel aswell in Ottawa, but I kept going back to OBI to hang out on the porch. Staff is friendly, helpful and easygoing. Locattion is perfect! LCBO, Supermarket, pubs all within 5 min walk. Museums, Parliament Hill, etc. all within 10 min walk. If you want to meet... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The place was real nice, in the second building. Great price. I just suggest that whatever you can't lock up in your room, take with you, or secure it, because I shared a room, and while I was gone, one of the other guests went through my things. And the owner was a bit rude and condescending when he spoke... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Staff was really helpful and fun! Located near a lot of things to do and see. Good for young people and solo travelers. Bathrooms were clean and private. Lots of people but didn't feel crowded, felt more like a place to meet people and come home to. Also BBQ grill outside on the back deck!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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