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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 #5 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ottawa Backpackers Inn is an incredible hostel. The staff are friendly and helpful. The place is clean and safe. The atmosphere is fun and feels like home. Big thanks to the OBI Staff for making my time in Ottawa so wonderful!

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a nice night in Ottawa Backpackers Inn. The place is very friendly, a lot of people are spending time together in the living room but you can have the intimity you want in your own room. Enjoy the sheets, they are funny :)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute, funky place where each room has its own country theme. Beds were comfortable and rooms were clean, however the power sockets were oddly placed around the room. Unfortunately breakfast was not provided, but Byward Market is conveniently close by. Also, Parliament Hill is only a 10-15 min walk away. Parking was also free, but the parking space for our... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at Backpackers Inn. The place is really well located in Ottawa (five minutes from the parliament, at the heart of the market) and the people who work here were very nice and helpful !

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic! Good location access wise. Nice cat! Not very clean. Sheets were thread bare. Lacked atmosphere. Need to be a bit careful in area of a night. Maybe ok if we were 30 years younger!!! Parking available. Good wifi. Very noisy outside my window at night. Twin beds in private room meant bunk beds.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We staying in Backpackers Inn in February and we had a really good time! The hostel is simple, but all facilities are good and clean. The atmosphere is relax and we had a lot of contact with other travelers when we were there. The rooms are quite small and as said, the facilities very simple, but a good place for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great, cozy place to curl up, play some chess, get to know some fellow travellers. Easy walking distance from cool bars and restaurants, Parliament, and the Rideau Canal This is where I plan to stay every time I'm in Ottawa.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The value for price just doesn't compare to some other hostels I visited in Canada. Location is very good. Staff was ok, but they didn't know much and provided little advice. Room vas very small and place is not the cleanest. But if you are a backpacker who likes to meet a lot of people from all over the world,... More 

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little mountain town, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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