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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Having spent many a night in hostels around the world, the cosy comfort, cleanliness and ambience of the Barefoot Hostel was more than a pleasant surprise. The location was great - close to grocery stores, the Byward Market and public transportation as well as within...More

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Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded April 30, 2018

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the company you had during your visit at Barefoot Hostel! We look forward to welcoming you back when your travels being you to Ottawa once again! Thank you so very much for leaving...More

Reviewed September 27, 2017

Stayed mid-end sept (unseasonable warm). The bottom half of the place with the living room and kitchen and entrance had aircon(a/c), but the upper level where all the rooms were was incredibly HOT it was like sleeping in a sauna. They had fan machines in...More

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Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded September 28, 2017

The city certainly struggled with heat this summer until very late in the season! Thankfully, this morning the cooler autumn weather seems to have arrived in earnest. We do not have A/C on the second floor, and will be discussing amongst ourselves what the best...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017

The Barefoot Hostel was full of pleasant surprises. The employees are friendly and kind, the beds clean and comfy with a good pillow and nice duvet. Lots of space to lounge and a kitchen to use if you dont want to eat out at the...More

Thank Diane012
Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, but would like to say that although the breakfast at Swiss Hotel is excellent, we do not offer it as a general...More

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

After weeks of staying in busy and crowded hostels, this was a really nice break. The hostel only sleeps 16 people, so it was nice and calm most of the time. The rooms were very nice and colourful, and the bathroom was super nice too....More

Thank Caribby96
Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded August 15, 2017

We are very happy that you found your stay with us relaxing amidst your travels! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review!

Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The hostel is very clean. The bedding and towels are fantastic. There's a wait for the bathrooms during g peak times, and the rooms can get a little too warm. There's also a lack of space to put bags and stuff. I'm here for almost...More

Thank Kelly M
Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you for leaving us the review! We do not offer laundry facilities, but there are some local ones that aren't too far away (Market Cleaners is right on Dalhousie, a few blocks away). We certainly hope to see you again!

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babyjasper007
August 30, 2017|
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Response from wanderwoman50 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any lockers. I stored my stuff on a chair beside the bed. It's not a state of the art hostel with lockers and curtained beds or anything. It is nice though and I felt reasonably safe.
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Happy2FlySolo
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Sabina S | Property representative |
Hello! We share parking with our sister business, Swiss Hotel, on a first-come, first-served basis (12$+tax/night, no in/out privileges). There is free evening and weekend parking on the street in the neighbourhood, and paid... More
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"Would be warm in winter, based off my experience in summer!"
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"Rooms NOT air conditioned"
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"quiet, clean"
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"All bunk rooms are more or less equal, but groups of 4 might ask for their own room together."
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