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Conveniently located in central Ottawa, this budget hostel is a 5-minute walk to Rideau Center. It features apartments with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Free Wi-Fi is available.

A TV lounge with a sofa is provided in every spacious apartment at Ottawa Backpackers Inn. Apartments have a private entrance and a balcony. Free coffee and tea are offered.

Laundry facilities, communal full kitchen and luggage storage are located on-site for guest convenience. Free security lockers are also available.

Byward Market is within 10-minute walk of Inn Backpackers. It is a 2-minute walk from the nearest supermarket, while the University of Ottawa is a 7-minute walk away. Parking is available with surcharge.

This is our guests' favorite part of Ottawa, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 28, 2011

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Ottawa, this property has an excellent location score of 8.8!

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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 5
Studio Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 bunk bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Budget Twin Room
  • 2 bunk beds
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Max adults: 3
Basic Triple Room
  • 1 bunk bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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Quadruple Room
  • 4 bunk beds
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Max adults: 8
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Max adults: 6
Family Room
  • 6 bunk beds
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  • Is it quiet at night?

    this hostel is very cozy and quiet at night. we have our quiet time from 10:pm to 8:am.


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    Answered on June 9, 2020
  • Hi, Is there parking close by?

    Yes, we have parking. $ 9,- per day.


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    Answered on November 18, 2020
  • Good evening Am arriving to ottawa at 2am Would u be able to accomidate me around that Time Thanks

    PLEASE inform us early before you arrive, we are gonna prepare late check- in letter for you , you can take it from our desk by your self when you get in the hostel. thanks. minnie


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    Answered on February 10, 2020
  • Do all dorm beds offer power outlets?

    Yes they do!


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    Answered on December 9, 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes! If you arrive early or need to store your luggage for the day after checkout, we can do that for you for free.


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    Answered on May 9, 2021
  • Hi, would it be possible to check-in early by 10am on the 1st December? 4 single beds shared bathroom. Checking out on the same day by 4pm. Let me know thanks.

    Yes, its possible.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on November 18, 2020
  • please I'll like to know if walk in guest are welcome as well. thanks

    You are welcome to arrive without a reservation and we would be happy to offer you a bed or room if one is available.


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    Answered on May 9, 2021
  • is parking included?

    We have a few parking spaces. The cost is $9 per night plus tax for a parking space and we can reserve a space for you if you like.


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    Answered on May 9, 2021
  • Do you have a smoking room

    No, the room are no-smoking. You can only smoke on the balcony of our rooms or on the porch (so outside only).


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    Answered on November 29, 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    At this time and near future, we don't have any planned events or activities in the hostel. There is plenty to do around though !


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    Answered on November 29, 2021
  • is there a coffee maker

    Yes, there is coffee maker and the pot. also the kitchen is fully equipped .


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    Answered on September 3, 2021
  • Is this a bunk bed or a single bed? The picture shows bunk bed but the description says single bed.

    The 10-bed dormitory room are bunk beds. The pictures you saw must have been one of a private room.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on November 29, 2021
  • Is a forgien passeport a valid id for you

    Of course, a foreign passport is a valid ID.


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    Answered on November 29, 2021
  • Hi, do you have room bed for female only?

    Yes, we do have female only dorm.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on September 3, 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    We have lockers that you can use free of charge. Guests provide their own locks or we sell locks for $4.


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    Answered on May 9, 2021
  • Hi, Is there a way for someone to have their own private bedroom? Thanks for letting me know, Annie

    There are a few private bedrooms, yes. You can check availability and prices on booking.com.


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    Answered on November 29, 2021
  • 4 bed is for the same gender or mix? thanks

    4-bed dorm is mixed. We have a 8-bed female dorm that you can see on booking, it's called 'female dorm'.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on November 29, 2021
  • Good evening Am arriving to ottawa at 2am Would u be able to accomidat me around that Time Thanks

    Yes, we have late check-in after 10pm. To receive instructions on how to access your room when the reception is closed, please send a late check-in inquiry when booking.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on November 29, 2021
  • hi, is the room mixed or only females?

    There is one 8-bed female dorm. Others are mixed. The female dorm is called "female dorm" when you book.


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  • I am coming to see the tulip festival. Are you located close to Commissioners where tulip festival is located? Thank you

    We are 6 km away from Commissioners. (10 min by car, 26 min with puplic transport)


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Embassy of Denmark
    0.3 miles
  • Ottawa Art Gallery
    0.3 miles
  • Art Mode Gallery
    0.4 miles
  • U.S. Embassy
    0.4 miles
  • Rideau Mall
    0.4 miles
  • Notre Dame Basilica
    0.4 miles
  • Major's Hill Park
    0.4 miles
  • National Gallery of Canada
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Canadian Mint
    0.5 miles
  • Rideau Canal
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar The Tea Party (Vegan Restaurant)
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Rideau Locks
    0.5 miles
  • Parliament Hill
    0.7 miles
  • Peace Tower
    0.7 miles
  • Embassy of France
    0.9 miles
  • 24 Sussex Drive
    0.9 miles
  • Rideau Hall
    1 miles
  • Canadian Museum of History
    1 miles
  • Supreme Court of Canada
    1.1 miles
  • Canadian War Museum
    1.6 miles
  • Ottawa Train Station
    2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Gatineau Park
    24.9 miles
  • Lake Meech Lake
    24.9 miles
  • River Ottawa River
    0.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
    7.5 miles
  • Executive Gatineau-Ottawa Airport
    8.7 miles
  • Ogdensburg Airport
    52.9 miles
How to get to Ottawa Backpackers Inn from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
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Amenities of Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Movie nights
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs CAD 9 per day.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

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House rules
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Check-in

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Ottawa Backpackers Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Ottawa Backpackers Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Ottawa Backpackers Inn

  • Ottawa Backpackers Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Movie nights

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ottawa Backpackers Inn by:

    • Bus 50min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Ottawa Backpackers Inn (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking

  • The prices at Ottawa Backpackers Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Ottawa Backpackers Inn is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Ottawa Backpackers Inn is 0.7 miles from the center of Ottawa.