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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

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Front of property
10-Bed Shared Dormitory, 1 Bed | Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Private Room, 4 Beds | Bathroom | Combined shower/bathtub, hair dryer

Overview of Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

2.0 star property
Walking distance from Byward Market Square
7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

225 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
203 York Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5T7
Main amenities
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Ottawa
  • Byward Market Square - 5 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 6 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 17 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 1 min drive
  • Shaw Centre - 1 min drive
  • National Gallery of Canada - 2 min drive
  • Parliament Building - 4 min drive
  • Canadian Museum of History - 3 min drive
  • Canadian War Museum - 5 min drive
  • Rideau Canal - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 17 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 6 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 13 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 18 min drive
  • Rideau Station - 8 min walk
  • UOttawa Station - 16 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 19 min walk


  • Dunn's Famous Deli - 5 min walk
  • Pub 101 - 4 min walk
  • La Noodle - 3 min walk
  • Portuguese Bakery - 4 min walk
  • Lone Star Texas Grill - 5 min walk

About this property

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Ottawa Backpackers Inn offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Byward Market Square and University of Ottawa. Also, Parliament Hill and Casino du Lac Leamy are within a short drive. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Rideau Station is 8 minutes away.



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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 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 cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs


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


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer (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 sanitiser.

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 lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that 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

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

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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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 sanitiser 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 on-site 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.
What's the area around Ottawa Backpackers Inn like?
Ottawa Backpackers Inn is a short 8-minute walk from Rideau Station and 5 minutes' walk from Byward Market Square. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for sightseeing.







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6/10 Good

Adrienne, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Better than expected
Better than I was expected! It's a small hostel in a old house but it's clean and well organised !
Julien Pierre, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ridwan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Location is amazing and staff are friendly, beds are terrible and they only give you one paper thin pillow The showers spray mist instead of water,
David, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carole, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Liked because: Super friendly, helpful and flexible. Great vibes, warm atmosphere. Relaxed. So, thank you much! Not liked because: A curtain for each bed, in the shared rooms, could help. Nonetheless, I would for sure recommend!
Eugen Ferdinand, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

heng, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Natalia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location and convenient
Simon, 1-night trip
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