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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

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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

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
203 York Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5T7

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationByward Market Square5 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Gallery of Canada12 min walk
  • Popular LocationParliament Hill17 min walk
  • AirportOttawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.)17 min drive

Room options

About this area


Ottawa Backpackers Inn is located in Downtown Ottawa, a neighborhood in Ottawa. Royal Canadian Mint and Peace Tower are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Byward Market Square and Rideau Centre. Elgin Street and Museum of Nature are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Byward Market Square - 5 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 7 min walk
  • Department of National Defense - 10 min walk
  • National Gallery of Canada - 12 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Bayview Station - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 6 min drive
  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 17 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

Hostel in the heart of Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa Backpackers Inn provides amenities like a terrace and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • A TV in the lobby, coffee/tea in the lobby, and smoke-free premises
  • Luggage storage and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Ottawa Backpackers Inn include comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shared bathrooms with shower/tub combinations
  • Communal kitchens and ceiling fans



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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • No housekeeping


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


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

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 1 PM - 10:00 PM


Check-out before noon

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Backpackers Inn Ottawa
Backpackers Ottawa
Ottawa Backpackers
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Ottawa Backpackers Hotel Ottawa
Ottawa Backpackers Inn Ottawa
Ottawa Backpackers Inn Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ottawa Backpackers Inn Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ottawa

Frequently asked questions

Is Ottawa Backpackers Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?

As of Oct 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ottawa Backpackers Inn on Oct 7, 2022 start from $73.45, 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 time is check-in at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?

Check-in is from 1 PM - 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Ottawa Backpackers Inn?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Ottawa Backpackers Inn located?

Located in Downtown Ottawa, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Byward Market Square, University of Ottawa, and Parliament Hill. Rideau Centre and Ottawa Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ottawa Backpackers Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Ottawa Backpackers Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ottawa Backpackers Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 61 out of 202 reviews
5 - Excellent 30%
Rating 4 - Good. 56 out of 202 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 48 out of 202 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 22 out of 202 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 202 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pretty good as for a hostel. Great location, bathrooms are clean. The bunk beds are not sturdy at all, your sleep can get affected by other people moving around.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Good for a short period.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
best hostel ever!!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The staff were great, other guests were friendly. The hostel is just in the skids so your get heckled by drug addicts and have to walk a bit to get anywhere. But, all the best museums are nearby, and ByWard Market is sick!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sut Yee
Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quite good
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Benjamin, Vernon
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Every thing
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of pleasant and interesting people around. Really close to everything - I could walk to everything easily. Great place! I intend to book here again the next time I am in town.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022