Ottawa Backpackers Inn

203 York Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T7, Canada
+1 613 241 3402

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7.4

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based on 633 reviews
Ottawa Backpackers Inn - Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Agoda.com $30
Orbitz $76
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Value for money 7.1
Distance to city center 1.1 mi
Location rating 8.7
Nearest Airport Ottawa Station
Distance to airport 2.0 mi

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Double Rooms

$76+

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bed was so uncomfortable in 42 reviews
byward market in 14 reviews
clean bathrooms in 10 reviews
double room in 82 reviews
expose in 3 reviews
friendly staff in 110 reviews
great location in 129 reviews
kitchen supplies in 4 reviews
living room in 19 reviews
location room in 75 reviews
main attractions in 10 reviews
min walk in 11 reviews
ottawa in 10 reviews
rid of the smell in 3 reviews
short stay in 23 reviews
weed smell in 3 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    8.8

    The staff at OBI manages to keep everything clean and tidy in a quite big hostel. Good wifi, lockers available and roomy/comfy living room. Well located and organised.

    The hostel is located at walkable distance from Ottawa downtown and the main museums/attractions. The only thing is that here are a couple of charities or centers to help homeless people in the area. Inevitably, they hang out in the neighborhood but seemed to mind their own business.

  • Okay
    Oct 2019
    5.8

    The shared bathrooms (2 on my floor) seemed recently refurbished so they were okay. The shower water had a big volume and was sufficiently hot. The location is excellent and very close to Metro. But do avoid the backstreet close by the homeless house, you may be shocked to run into some shady characters. (not that I’m unsympathetic but it was alarming) Did meet a cool guy from the same room.

    Everything else. I’ll begin by saying that personally I haven’t had much experience with hostels (only once before and it was nowhere like this) so my expectations might have been unrealistic. Yet the place gave the impression of a dirt-cheap, dimly-lit, run-down, cockroach-infested (didn’t see any but wouldn’t be surprised if I did) dumphole that I’ve spent literally 1 hour after check-in cowered in my shaky bunk bed contemplating running away. (ended up there because the other place I enjoyed staying at was fully booked and I wasn’t able to extend) Literally, who’d pull that suspicious-looking dirty old blanket over the head to sleep? (luckily it was still warm enough to sleep in my day clothes) They do give you a pillow case, a mattress case and a bed sheet for placebo effect (as if!) though. But no blanket case. In the 2nd morning after my two nights’ traumatic stay I beat everyone to the shower at 6:00 and flipped the place the bird. Definitely some life experience to tell grandkids about.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Great location!!!!

  • Okay
    Oct 2019
    4.2

    Only location

    I paid difference to get a private room that is next to a public bathroom, and that's how nightmare started: I was waken up @5 clock in the morning someon took a shower. Every time someone uses bathroom I can hear as there is no wall between! When I "complained" this to manager next morning, all I got is just a shrug even without a sympathy "that is what hostle about!" Hostle=Hostile

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.9

    We really enjoyed our stay. Hostel is quite querky! Staff are great - very friendly.

    More washrooms please!

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Overview

Located in Ottawa (Downtown Ottawa), Ottawa Backpackers Inn is within a 15-minute walk of Byward Market Square and National Gallery of Canada. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.4 Good

based on 633 reviews

6.9

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.1

Staff

7.1

Value for money

Check in

1:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

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Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Internet
No smoking
Parking
Air-conditioned
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Grill
Bar/Lounge

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica 0.4 mi
  • Shaw Centre 0.5 mi
  • Laurier House 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Canada 0.5 mi
  • Royal Canadian Mint 0.6 mi
  • University of Ottawa 0.6 mi

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