Ottawa hostels

3 Best Hostels In Ottawa, Canada

Updated: January 20, 2021

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and located right on the border between Ontario and Quebec. Across the Ottawa River, there’s Gatineau which is the fourth largest city in Quebec. So you get two city trips for the price of one. Although the luxury Fairmont Château Laurier hotel dominates the city’s skyline, there are also some excellent hostels in the city. Here are the 3 best hostels:

 

Ottawa Jail Hostel

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

This is the coolest hostel in Ottawa. It’s housed in a 150-year-old jail and Lonely Planet has ranked it as one of the 10 spookiest buildings in the world. HI Ottawa Jail Hostel is situated in downtown Ottawa, so you will be close to all the action. Byward Market and Parliament Hill are also close-by. WiFi is free, the rooms are spacious and the staff is very friendly. They even offer a tour of the history of the hostel.

Hostel details

Address: 75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price per night: from $25.

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Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

The Ottawa Backpackers Inn is the cheapest hostel in the city. The hostel is in a great location downtown Ottawa, and just a few minutes’ walk away from Byward Market. Rooms are spacious, the staff is friendly and high-speed WiFi is free. You can feel right at home as the hostel is based in an old townhouse.

Hostel details

Address: 203 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T7, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.0 out of 5.

Price per night: from $20.

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Ottawa Sleep Inn

Ottawa Sleep Inn

Ottawa Sleep Inn is a cozy hotel not too far from the city center and Bank Street. Parliament Hill is also within walking distance. The hostel has no curfew, 24-hour reception and WiFi is free. This is an excellent place for solo-travelers. You will find some of the cheapest dorm beds in Ottawa here.

Hostel details

Address: 522 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 5P1, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.3 out of 5.

Price per night: from $25.

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About our Ottawa hostel recommendations

Are you a solo traveler looking for a private room? Or a backpacker traveling around in a group wanting to stay in a cheap and cozy dorm? Above you will find the best hostels in Ottawa for all your needs.

Please note, we only list hostels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Hence, you can be certain all hostels listed above offer an excellent value-for-money stay in Ottawa.

 

You should also check out our other articles about Ottawa:

Where to stay in Ottawa

Best hotels in Ottawa