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Barefoot Hostel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This hostel is well located in downtown Ottawa. Much like a home away from home the living space is large and inviting to compensate for the cozy rooms. All amenities are provided to make your stay easy and relaxing. Warm, clean and well decorated. Coffee provided. Cooking by microwave only.

Thank JuliaEason
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and comfortable hostel with a modern common area. Highly recommend! Close to a supermarket, Starbucks, Dollorama and Tim Hortons. You can do everything by walking. Near to by market which is an important pub and restaurants area.

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was in Ottawa for a conference, and I'm really glad I chose to stay at the Barefoot Hostel. The receptionist (check-in at hotel next door) was very friendly, and super helpful with all questions I had about my time in Ottawa. She couldn't have been a better representative. The hostel is spotless, and huge. It's a renovated historic home,...

Thank Lauren_skye
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Barefoot Hostel turned out to be an excellent choice :) It is an all-girls female hostel with dorm beds. My bed has a big soft duvet which was just perfect. The hostel is pretty quiet at night, and I certainly felt that the environment was calm and quiet despite being conveniently located downtown. The hostel was very clean and well...

Thank Jessica X
Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the hostel as much as you did! We hope to welcome you back should your travels direct you our way again!

Reviewed 4 August 2016

This small hostel is in an excellent location for exploring Ottawa's main attractions. You can walk to most of the main things, or use a bike or buses to reach the further places. It has four mixed gender bedrooms upstairs with four bunks each. The beds are fairly narrow but comfortable, with big cozy comforters and pillows. It is very...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I am very glad that I could get a bed at this hostel when the other hostels were already full for Canada Day. The hostel is located inside a converted house and it has a cozy atmosphere and it's usually quiet during most of the day. The bunk beds are very comfortable with a super warm and comforting duvet. I...

Thank rogiv21
New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Second time staying here in two years - excellent in every way - quiet, close to Byward Market, US Embassy, canal, Parliament Hill and other attractions, extremely clean and well- managed by owners of Swiss Hotel around the corner, highly recommended, huge bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen, nice lounge with TV and WiFi - hard to find anything wrong with...

Thank Kdanac
Freiburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I've stayed at Barefoot twice now during cross-country trips. The facilities feel like staying in a fastidiously clean relative's house -- great kitchen and comfortable living area and incredibly clean and comfortable bedrooms. I left my camera at the hostel and the staff held it for a couple weeks and helped box it up and get it shipped back to...

Thank roslars
Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Barefoot is a smaller scale hostel, it seems to be a converted house so can inhabit less guests than most. This translates to a familiarity amongst guests and a friendly atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for guests to grab a drink together or all watch a movie. The bathrooms are very up to date but with only 2 showers...

Thank Amy S
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Chambres et salles de bain très propres. Rooms and bathrooms are very clean Décoré avec style. Decorated with style. Seul point négatif: il n'y a pas de poêle électrique. The only negative point is that there is not electric stove for cooking. Salon très confortable et bien équipé. Spacious living room, well outfitted (DVD + flatscreen, tables, internet + computers)

Thank kmigaio

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barefoot Hostel in Downtown Ottawa is a small, independently-owned, women's-only 16-bed backpackers' haven. With a modern decor and white bedding only (duvet and duvet cover), our affordable hostel offers one of the best experiences for a visit to Ottawa on a budget with free internet computer use and free WiFi. We keep a backyard patio in the summer with a BBQ for our guests. We are within walking distance of all major tourist attractions, including the Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre, Shaw Centre. Our hostel is a popular landing spot for women traveling to Ottawa, whether they are solo travelers, young business professionals, undergrads, masters and PhD students, US Visa applicants. Larger groups can rent the whole house (16 beds) to enjoy complete privacy. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, you can’t go wrong with how close we are to the heart of the city! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barefoot Hostel

Address: 455 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7J8, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $39 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barefoot Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“quiet, clean”
96jessicax, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All bunk rooms are more or less equal, but groups of 4 might ask for their own room together.”
bhs_wpg, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check-in is strictly at 3pm so it's best to arrive after that time.”
rogiv21, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No receptionist after 11pm. Make sure to contact the owner if you are late.”
twotterdhc6, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book here if you need to do some sort of Visa arrangements through the US Consulate.”
KGal87, 16 May 2014 | Read review
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