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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

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Front of property
8-Bed Shared Dormitory, 1 Bed (Female Only) | Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
4-Bed Shared Dormitory, 1 Bed | Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Private Triple Room | Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

2.0 star property
Within easy reach of Parliament Hill

7.2/10 Good

208 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
The price is CA $100
Price available on 12/19/2022
203 York Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5T7

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Ottawa
  • Parliament Hill - 17 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 1 min drive
  • University of Ottawa - 4 min drive
  • Rideau Canal - 5 min drive
  • Casino du Lac Leamy - 7 min drive
  • Carleton University - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 17 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 6 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 10 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 18 min drive


  • Pub 101 - 3 min walk
  • Feast + revel - 3 min walk
  • Palais Imperial - 4 min walk
  • Ahora Mexican Cuisine - 4 min walk
  • The Keg - 4 min walk

About this property

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Ottawa Backpackers Inn puts you 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Parliament Hill and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Casino du Lac Leamy. Also, this hostel is 4 mi (6.4 km) from Carleton University. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Backpackers Inn Ottawa
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Frequently asked questions

Does Ottawa Backpackers Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ottawa Backpackers Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?
As of 5 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ottawa Backpackers Inn on 8 Dec 2022 start from CA $100, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?
You can check in from 1 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino du Lac Leamy (7-min drive) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (20-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Ottawa Backpackers Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pub 101 (3-min walk), feast + revel (3-min walk), and Palais Imperial (4-min walk).
What's the area around Ottawa Backpackers Inn like?
Ottawa Backpackers Inn is a short 5-minute walk from Byward Market Square and 6 minutes' walk from University of Ottawa. The local area is considered walkable as well as being good for sightseeing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Natalia, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

OK. I had a private room in the second building - an old house.. BUT, noisy, as I was just in a room near the bathroom. When people accessed the light by pushing the fan button IT SOUNDED like being in a PLANE! Every time someone went in. I asked them to make a sign to "not push this button" - I hope this works for the next person in the Europa Room. Basic room. No food, soap, or towels here.
Karen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Karen, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Seon young, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quite good
Sut Yee, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Aubey, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

A close call...
I was in ton working and I got a call from Ottawa Backpackers Inn telling me they close early and I have to check in. I told them working til after 11PM and would come straight over. I got lost and they stopped answering the phone at midnight. I found the place and some kind of junior employee let me in but couldn't find my reservation despite me giving him my reservation number and instead offered me the couch in the front lobby. I sat down for five minutes before I decided to reach out to friend to let me stay over and I left. The next day I called to see about getting my room for the second night and they said they cancelled my reservation and rebooked the room and then admonished me for sleeping on the couch and told me I am no longer welcome there but not before gaslighting me and telling me staff waited for me until 1:30AM which couldn't be true since I was calling repeatedly to get directions. Is it a good place to stay? I can't say. Is the staff made of garbage? Yes.
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place has a unique and lovely vibe and character. Everyone was super friendly and nice. Location is 10/10! 5 min walk to ByWard market and in walking distance of all other attractions. The wifi was super fast. We are definitely coming back.
Mehrdad, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kim, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Miránto, 1-night trip
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