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Reviewed 28 October 2014

Stayed for two nights, wish it could have been longer. As other reviewers have said feels much more like a home share than a hostel, which if like me you have been staying in hostels for any length of time then Barefoot is a much welcome break. Clean, comfy beds, fairly spacious rooms, incredible shower, really good location, decent kitchen...

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Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Barefoot is probably one of the cleanest hostels I've been to in a long time. Super cute little hostel, that is close to Byward Market. The bed was actually pretty comfy and it's not too crowded in each room. There are only 4 rooms with 2 bunk beds in each. Definitely feels very cozy and homey in there. I would...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights and really liked it. As one of the previous reviewers said it really does feel like you're in a share house as you checkin at the hostel next door. The hostel was clean and had good facilities including free computers to use and high speed wifi. Would definitely stay here again next time I...

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Thank JerryC92
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Barefoot Hostel is a cozy, clean and tidy place with exceptionally friendly staff.Sabina who owns the place is a wonderful and down to earth lady with a whole lot of advice about what you can do and where you can go during your stay in Ottawa. I The showers are out of this world... The beds are comfortable,I was there...

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Thank Freesia120
North Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the hostel. It is located a walking distance from the center of Rideau, close to the US Consulate as well. The hostel is really clean, renovated with pretty small rooms of two bunk beds, two showers (one upstairs and one downstairs), a kitchen, living room (with TV and 2 PCs) and a couple of sofas....

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Thank Kobbi G
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I've stayed in quite a few hostels and nowhere compares to this place. It is really beautiful! It feels like you're staying in a personal home that has been well taken care of. The shower alone is worth the stay. It has TV and internet downstairs, living room and kitchen as well. Dorms are really small but very comfy. You...

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Thank ToAFarOffLand
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

My friend and I have been travelling through America and Canada for 3 weeks now & this is easily the best hostel in which we have stayed. It is in a great location, is managed by extremely friendly & personable staff and the facilities are remarkable for that of a hostel. The common areas remind me of home with a...

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Thank Lauren M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in October 2013. It's a great little hostel. It's small (4 rooms of 4 people) so there is only 16 people maximum at all times. I had a great time staying here. Check in is next door at the Swiss Hostel. The owner Sabina is the loveliest lady. She was so helpful with giving...

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1Thank ZoeR17
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The title of this review really sums up my experience at this hostel. It was fairly quiet when I was there (one night there was only 4 of us) which always improves a hostel experience, as you don't have to ever wait for the bathroom! Comfy common area and the free use computers was a real treat. Great location. 3...

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2Thank Misty3272
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed here after a very tiring and jetlagged experience in Toronto. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The hostel is cleaned daily, the downstairs area is awesome for having a few beers and outside is perfect for a lazy afternoon before heading out to town. The manager is above and beyond accommodating. If you find yourself in Ottawa...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barefoot Hostel is a small, independently-owned, women's only (since September 2016) 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. Located right downtown, we are within walking distance of all major tourist attractions and conventions, including the Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre, and the Byward Market. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barefoot Hostel

Address: 455 Cumberland St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7J8, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $32 - $83 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles bhs_wpg, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check-in is strictly at 3pm so it's best to arrive after that time.”
 of 5 bubbles rogiv21, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No receptionist after 11pm. Make sure to contact the owner if you are late.”
 of 5 bubbles twotterdhc6, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book here if you need to do some sort of Visa arrangements through the US Consulate.”
 of 5 bubbles KGal87, 16 May 2014 | Read review
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