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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we were well received. Our badroom was a duble private room with shared bathroom, it was in the basement. Great location, near of the parlament and byward market. The staff were not too interest in help us with turist information. The price that was booked didn't include taxes, so the price was expansive. Only back coffee and tea, no breakfast.

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Hamilton, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was only there for a night and seemed to be the only non-backpacker, but I have no complaints! Wifi was good, everyone was very nice, and the bathroom was tidy and plenty spacious (it's a single bathroom, so you don't feel crammed having to share with other people all the time).

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Thank mcallesen131
London, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was very adorable, staff were all nice and friendly and offered us a cheap price. The hostel was actually adorable cute and dorm style and definitely perfect if you're looking to explore the city and somewhere very cheap to stay the night. The hostel is actually located in a very nice part of the city as well. Would...

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Thank rawadh524
Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I had an amazing at Ottawa Backpackers Inn. The staff were really fun and friendly and the room was clean and secure. You're close to the market and the downtown area, a very walkable distance. Highly recommend! :)

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Thank emmaaS438VW
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

When I booked a room, I really didn't know what a hostel means. But I'm perplexed about one thing. They knew I'm coming by car cuz I reserved a parking spot. But they didn't even bother to shovel and salt the driveway?? It's a very narrow alley way to the lot I ended up not using the spot as it...

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Thank Lori C
Vancouver
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Overall the hostel was pretty average for a hostel. The staff were friendly but when I came in the two people working kept trying to get the other person to process my stay. I guess checking in wasn't the most favourite job and it wasn't clear who was supposed to be doing it so they kept trying to pass it...

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Thank yvr216
Ottawa-Backpackers, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi Yvr216, I'm really sorry about how that came across to you! I actually remember the instance you are referring to here. We were training our new staff, and one of our veterans was trying to encourage a new volunteer to process your stay - however I think it was their first or second shift and so they were still...

Guelph, Ontario
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The people are friendly and it's close to down town can't really go wrog. Been here many times and I think the current staff are really good. The owner Martin is also very nice. It's like a 3 min walk from the Byward Market

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Thank repatben
Toronto, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic hostel, easygoing atmosphere, helpful staff, Egg knows all and sees all. If you need to store your bags after checkout they are very accommodating. They will accommodate you with a closet, and then you will be accommodated. 'Cuz that's what it's all about. Accommodation.

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Ottawa-Backpackers, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hia MikeI3754QL, Egg was very pleased when he read this review. And that's putting it lightly. We're really happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere here! I like to think that that's one of our top qualities. (Oh, and the accommodation - we're happy you liked that too.) Our staff are super passionate about what they do here, all of us...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Price and location are good. Just the Internet is not working well. Staff there is nice and friendly. Unfortunately one of the toilet was broken during my stay in there, and had to wait for some time to use the bathroom.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I do not really like this hostel. Some staff are really friendly and helpful,but some are very quite and look like do not want to help. There was strong odor in the hostel when I was there. I think it is because no one clean bedrooms,bathrooms and kitchen. I am very sensitive to the odor. I just could not take...

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Ottawa-Backpackers, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sumeix, I'm sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay at our hostel. We take general presentation and cleanliness pretty seriously here, so I will make sure that extra care is taken during our daily cleaning shifts. Our volunteer team lives in the hostel, and as a result enjoy a bit of relaxation time every now and then,...

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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 

Additional Information about Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Address: 203 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: €21 - €110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ottawa Backpackers Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“I strongly recommend you guys hire someone to clean bedrooms,bathrooms(washrooms),and kitchen or maybe you also can clean by yourself since you have lots of staff. ”
sumeix, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They're very small”
ChitbanS, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms are small, but comfortable, quiet in the 2nd building, parking at rear available reasonably priced.”
cathpoy, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“We can go in any room you want, I was in a 10 bed dormitory and that was very nice.”
411fran_oism, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room messy and dirty. Just...don't stay here”
jaesunny, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
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