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Kingston, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The hotel is a bit dirty, but good staff. The neighborhood is weird, with drunk people on the streets, but the street where the hotel is located is OK. Not so close to downtown. Good ambiance around, if you like pubs.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I had a great stay at ottawa backpackers inn. The staff is very friendly. The dorm was good with comfortable bed. Had safety lockers. Clean bathrooms. Awesome wi-fi. Good location like very close to downtown.

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Loveland, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great place, great staff. Would definitely recommend for those wanting a good cheap stay in ottawa. One of the first times I felt confident using the kitchen due to cleanliness. Convenient location and a great lounge/common area for meeting people and being lazy.

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Willisau
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

If you are travelling alone, this hostel is perfect for you! Because of the small size you meet people very easely and you feel like home. Especially because of the cute terrasse . It takes you less then 10 minutes of walk for beeing in the middle of huge pubs with live music! For me it was awsome!!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The communal kitchen and sitting area are great and the staff was wonderful! I would recommend this place to anyone (unless you are older/ have a mobility impairment/ have trouble with stairs and bunk beds)

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Grazeley Green
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

A Very relaxed hostel in a good location that makes it easy and inexpensive to meet people and see Ottawa. The staff are super nice. The only downside is the lack of air conditioning in the main house.

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My first time staying in a hostel, and I loved it! Met so many wonderful people from around the world. It felt like a safe, clean and comfortable experience. I was surprised to learn that the people at the front desk had all been working there for a very short time!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This was mostly a good place to stay, and for $28 per night it's hard to complain too much. There are two outdoor area and a nice indoor area. On the down side, there was no breakfast provided. Also, the rooms got a bit crowded, and there was normally a wait for the shower. Finally, the clock at reception was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I stayed at the hostel in June 2016. Ottawa itself is not super exciting but I felt like home in the hostel. There is a cosy common area with games, TV and a lot of books, and a terrace where is it easy to start a conversation with other fellow backpackers. However, the rooms were really quite. Generally, I had... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I was traveling alone and just looking for a bed and an opportunity to meet some other travelling folks. When you stay at the OBI, don't expect any decadence of any kind; with the exception to a fine friendly staff who are always keeping the place as well kept as can be expected. Cheers OBI!

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Ottawa Backpackers Inn is the cheapest hostel accommodation in Ottawa. Our hostel does not charge an extra $5 membership fee on arrival. We're also the friendliest hostel in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on offering a laid back service for short term travellers at a great location in the city. We're located Downtown, only 2 minutes away from Byward Market, a supermarket and the liquor store. The Parliament, US Embassy and the Art Gallery are all an easy stroll away. We have all the facilities you would expect from a hostel plus some nice, little extras.> Spacious dorm rooms with safe, secure lockers> friendly staff who can answer most, if not all, your queries> regular night time activities including cake night and movie nights> a common room to chill out in> great kitchen facilities including gas stove, microwave and electric whisks> free bedding with the option to hire towels> free hi-speed wifi> free tea and coffee> luggage storage> parking> laundry> a cat, well not a facility, but a nice extra Reception is open from 8am - 12am. CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not charge for cancellations which are received more than 24 hours before you are due to arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Address: 203 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $23 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ottawa Backpackers Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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