Hostels in Ottawa, Canada

2 hostels available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Ottawa

Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…I think this is one of the few hostels I've seen that has a dry place outside the shower stall with enough hooks and shelves for clothes and getting changed. The only downside to the building … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…You don't want to go to jail, do you? OBI was without doubt the best hostel I stayed at during my travels of North America and Europe. I lived in the hostel for two months -- a situation that can … More

Hotels in Ottawa

"…The same applies to the kitchen, which is on the small side, but perfectly functional and well equipped. While we visited, the hostel was rather quiet, however, this might have been due to the … More

ByWard Blue Inn


Free Breakfast
"…A cable TV, a telephone and a work desk with office chair are also provided in each room. Some rooms also include a balcony with a city view. Parliament Hill and the World Heritage Rideau Canal … More
"Days Inn Downtown Ottawa is within walking distance of the Parliament Buildings and the National Arts Gallery. Just 2 blocks from the hotel, guests can shop at the Byward Market or Rideau Shopping … More

Other in Ottawa

"The Saint Paul Residence and Conference Centre is located in the nation's capital, just minutes away from Capital attractions like Parliament Hill, Gatineau Park, and the Byward Market. With its … More

Hostels in Ottawa, Canada

2 hostels available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Ottawa (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ottawa.

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and it can be a very rewarding destination. If you cannot stand politics, then you have come to the wrong city. Parliament Hill is unmissable both as a landmark and photo opportunity. If you want to go inside, it is open for tours, climbing the Peace Tower, and observing Question Period in the House of Commons. Other national institutions like the Royal Canadian Mint also run tours. There are enough museums to fill a week. The Canadian War Museum is probably the most well known. The Canadian Museum of Civilization, across the river in Hull-Gatineau, Quebec, should also be high up on your list. Culture lovers should stop at the National Gallery and check to see if any concerts are on at the National Arts Centre.

While there are not too many Ottawa hostels to choose from, those that exist provide a wide range of possibilities -- there are some major differences in size, atmosphere, and clientele. Be sure to compare the hostels in Ottawa, so that you find the best fit for you. Location is another important factor, especially if you visit during the cold winter. It is much more comfortable to stay close to the places you want to see.

Whichever Ottawa hostel you end up staying at, ask for advice to help you see beyond the monumental city and check out the everyday urban life. A typical place to start is Byward Market. The city and surroundings are great for cycling and walking. One good place to do this is the river path system, from where there are ever changing views of the centre. Get out of town and visit Gatineau Park for a more natural experience. A good thing about winter is the chance to skate on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Written by local enthusiast for Ottawa hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ottawa hostels Jonathan A

Ottawa Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ottawa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $32
Average private room price $100
Cheapest Hostel in Ottawa Ottawa Backpackers Inn with $31
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

FAQ about Ottawa Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Ottawa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Travel Tips for Ottawa - from the Community

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