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Featured Hostels in Ottawa

Ottawa Backpackers Inn
2 out of 5
203 York Street, Ottawa, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $61 per night

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 ...

3.4/5 (142 reviews)

"The hostel has an amazing location, it is close to everything. A great choice for who wants pay less and have a good place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 8, 2020

Ottawa Backpackers Inn
BackpackersHQ
1 out of 5
250 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $33 per night

Located in Centretown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Confederation Park, National Arts Centre and Museum of Nature. Parliament Hill and Rideau Centre ...

3/5 (16 reviews)
Good Stay

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2019

BackpackersHQ
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
2 out of 5
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $71 per night

Located in Sandy Hill, this hostel is steps away from Ottawa Art Gallery and Rideau Centre. Byward Market Square and University of Ottawa are also within 10 ...

3.8/5Good! (499 reviews)

"Good for staying short term Staff is very nice and vert helpful Good for exploring history."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Barefoot Hostel – Caters to Women
2 out of 5
455 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
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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! (42 reviews)

"It was a nice hotel, located in a wrong neighborhood. The building acrossed the street had lots of drunk people yelling loud. I was unable to sleep until 2:00 AM. The girld in my room was dirty. She put her stuff everywhere and hung her panties on the bunk bed, making the room appeared as a homeless ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2019

Barefoot Hostel – Caters to Women
Ottawa Sleep Inn
2 out of 5
522 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON
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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 miles ...

2.8/5 (43 reviews)

"Really friendly and professional staff. Efficient and clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2019

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Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
4.5 out of 5
1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $251 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (2,132 reviews)

"We visited during the COVID pandemic. We were very impressed with entire staff sanitization protocols. Staff was very pleasant informative and helpful. Special thanks to all the staff who were there during our stay, the manager on duty made our stay special. We woukd definately visit again."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2020

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Andaz Ottawa Byward Market - a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Ottawa Byward Market - a concept by Hyatt
4 out of 5
325 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $161 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,573 reviews)

"Very clean, perfect location, great staff. I highly recommend for anyone who is looking to visit Ottawa"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2020

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market - a concept by Hyatt
Sandman Signature Ottawa Airport Hotel
Sandman Signature Ottawa Airport Hotel
3.5 out of 5
250 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON
The price is CA $110 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (710 reviews)

"Excellent front desk staff, clean room and comfortable bed"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2020

Sandman Signature Ottawa Airport Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Ottawa?
By going with a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your money for exploring during your stay. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Ottawa?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Ottawa Backpackers Inn - Located within a 10-minute walk of Byward Market Square. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. HI Ottawa Jail Hostel - Located steps from Rideau Centre. Property features include free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers in all rooms. 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. You’ll find towels and linens in all rooms. 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 towels, showers, and free toiletries. Ottawa Sleep Inn - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum of Nature. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, lockers, and linens in all rooms.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Ottawa?
If you’re in the market for an affordable place to stay in Ottawa, one of Expedia’s 6 hostels could be a great option for you.
What's the seasonal weather like in Ottawa?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 20°F. Average annual rainfall for Ottawa is 37 inches.
What is there to see and do in Ottawa?
Generally, Ottawa is known for its museums, jogging trails, and art. Major attractions include Parliament Hill, Byward Market Square, and Rideau Canal. Get out into nature with places like Jacques Cartier Park, Lansdowne Park, and Commissioners Park. Cultural attractions include National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada, and Museum of Nature.
What's the best way to get around Ottawa?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Macdonald-Cartier Intl. Airport (YOW), 6.9 mi (11.1 km) away. An alternative is Ogdensburg, NY (OGS-Ogdensburg Intl.), located 52.1 mi (83.9 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can take advantage of metro transit at Bayview Station, Carling Station, and Carleton Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Ottawa Station, Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station), or Ottawa Fallowfield Station.

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