I stayed one week in early October 2013 in a 5 -bunkbed room at the top floor and it does get crowded when it is full as 10 adults are sleeping in the same room.
Good points : great location in the central Byward Market where shops,bars and restaurants and coffee places abound in a stone's throw; good wi-fi internet, a well-equipped kitchen with microwave, range with oven, toaster, and most kitchen utensils; one large living room providing 3 couches and electrical outlets, an outside porch with couch; friendly,easy-going staff of 4 females and 2 males sleeping on site in the basement.
Not so pleasant features : one w-c with lavabo per room of 10 guests, 1 shower on the ground floor for all, staff can monopolize the kitchen table to celebrate some staff event leaving guests to eat in the living room, one staff member would play loudly her computer radio music.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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