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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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Ranked #4 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Lennoxville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

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 March 13, 2015

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 March 13, 2015 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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