Ottawa Backpackers Inn was started in 2000 by Martin Jones, who comes from a family of hostel owners. An independent hostel staffed by young travelers, we pride ourselves on being the friendliest hostel in Ottawa… you’ll feel just like you’re staying at a friend’s place.
We’re located only a 2 minute walk to Byward Market, 10 minute walk to the Art Gallery and a 15 minute walk to both the Rideau Canal and Parliament so it’s easy to explore. We also offer our guests a special OBI map which gives staff recommendations for the best places to go to in Ottawa, and gets you discounts on many of the places listed.
From May to August, visit downtown Ottawa and stay in a student residence! During the summer, the University of Ottawa opens its residences to groups and individuals, allowing them to enjoy convenient, safe, and affordable accommodations. With easy access to the recreational pathways, our residences are perfect for your next cycling getaway! In summer 2022, live a unique university-based experience at 90U Residence, located in the heart of our campus, within walking distance of Ottawa’s top tourist attractions, such as Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal. At 90U, our air-conditioned suites include two separate bedrooms, a kitchenette (kitchenware is not included), a private washroom, linen, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites can house a maximum of four people.