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Ottawa Backpackers Inn
2 out of 5
203 York Street, Ottawa, ON
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The price is CA $81 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Located in Downtown Ottawa, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Byward Market Square, University of Ottawa, and Rideau Centre. National Gallery of Canada ...
3.5/5Good! (158 reviews)
"This property is good when most of the city hotels are fully booked and the remaining are offering extremely high rates."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Barefoot Hostel
2 out of 5
455 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $89 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Downtown Ottawa, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Rideau Centre, Shaw Centre, and Byward Market Square. University of Ottawa and Parliament ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)
"Quiet & very clean. Had a wonderful stay, walking distance to everything."

Reviewed on Sep. 2, 2021

Barefoot Hostel
Carleton University Accommodations
2.5 out of 5
1233 Colonel by Drive, Ottawa, ON
Located in Ottawa Division, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Carleton University and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rideau Canal and Canadian War Museum. Brewer Park ...
3.8/5Good! (19 reviews)
"It was central to where i need to go....The rooms didnt seem to be finished....there was some parts of the wall that was concrete...."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2019

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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
2 out of 5
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON
Located in Sandy Hill, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Ottawa Art Gallery and Shaw Centre. Parliament Hill and National Gallery of Canada are also within ...
3.9/5Good! (515 reviews)
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"L’expérience de dormir dans une prison est exceptionnelle. Cependant, il y beaucoup de bruit et je n’ai pas dormi de la nuit parce que des gens s’amusaient, fessaient du vacarme, fessaient le sexe bruyamment et d’autres criaient de rage à cause du bruit."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2020

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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Ottawa Sleep Inn
2 out of 5
522 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON
Located in Centretown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Dundonald Park and Museum of Nature. Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill are also within 2 mi (3 ...
2.8/5 (42 reviews)
"Really friendly and professional staff. Efficient and clean."

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2019

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Ottawa Sleep Inn
BackpackersHQ
1 out of 5
250 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON
Located in Centretown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Elgin Street, Parliament Hill, and Shaw Centre. Rideau Canal and National Gallery of Canada ...
3/5 (16 reviews)
Good Stay
"Great"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2019

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BackpackersHQ
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.5 out of 5
1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $254 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
4.3/5Excellent! (1,973 reviews)
"I really appreciated the accommodations the staff made re: my room request."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Holiday Inn Ottawa East, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Ottawa East, an IHG Hotel

3 out of 5
1199 Joseph Cyr St, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $113 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
3.9/5Very Good! (961 reviews)
"Overall clean , and friendly staff."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

Holiday Inn Ottawa East, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport

3 out of 5
2400 Alert Road, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $118 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,410 reviews)
"Hotel was room was large, clean and very comfortable. We liked the fact that it had a fridge and microwave. Washroom was well supplied with towels and toiletries . The staff was courteous and efficient . Enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in Ottawa, a hostel in town might be a great choice. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Ottawa for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You'll find jogging trails and other activities to enjoy, and the river views create an appealing natural setting.

Hostels in Ottawa

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start looking:

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel - Located steps from Rideau Centre. Guests can enjoy free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers.

Ottawa Sleep Inn - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum of Nature. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, lockers, and linens.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn - Located within a 10-minute walk of Byward Market Square. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities.

Barefoot Hostel – Caters to Women - Located within a 10-minute walk of Byward Market Square and University of Ottawa. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a computer station. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers.

BackpackersHQ - Located within a 10-minute walk of National Arts Centre and Museum of Nature. Property features include free WiFi, barbecue grills, and TV in a common area. Rooms come with towels and linens.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Ottawa?

The weather can be a big factor when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 44° F and nighttime temperatures average 4° F
  • April-June: 77° F is the daytime average and 27° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 80° F and nighttime averages are around 43° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 61° F during the day and 8° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.34 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Ottawa?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • Parliament Hill
  • Byward Market Square
Natural Features
  • Confederation Park
  • Garden of the Provinces and Territories
  • Major's Hill Park
Cultural Attractions
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian War Museum

In general, Ottawa is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Jogging trails
  • Art
  • Sports
  • Riverfront
  • Tours
  • Shopping
  • Cafés
  • Live music

How to Get to Ottawa and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Ogdensburg, NY (OGS-Ogdensburg Intl.), which is 52.1 mi (83.9 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Walk to nearby metro stations like Bayview Station, Carling Station, and Carleton Station. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Ottawa Station, Ottawa Fallowfield Station, or Casselman Station.

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