1: hostel staff were friendly and helpful.
2. Sheets and towels were very clean and given to us at no extra charge.
3. WiFi worked in the Lobby but wasn't great anywhere else, need routers in each floor..especially for the price of the hostel, it could be done.
4. Showers and toilets were clean, regular hostel environment, cleaners were constantly dotted around in the day.
5. The beds were comfy, a little small for me as I am five foot 8 - toes were hanging off a little, but it is a jail and that's what the people would have had- if even that in some cases!
6. Kitchen was slightly grubby and could be organised better.
7. The communal area had comfortable chairs, and there was a bar, which is good. There were board games which is a plus.
8. You had to pay to use the computers and they didn't work very well either , for the price you pay, they should be free.
9. Locker storage could be miles better, get rid of the dollar machine lockers and have bigger ones, they could also be placed in the halls.
10. The atmosphere is fantastic! Worth a stay most definitely! Maybe two nights is the limit before going insane.
11. The free tour which happened at half eleven am was quick and often the host would just walk off and start telling info to a few people that where there, I think the ghost tour would be better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Ottawa, the HI-Ottawa Hostel is within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and all the major downtown attractions. We offer a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, heaps of on-site parking, free wi-fi, linen and towels. A great place to hang! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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