HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees
See all Ottawa hostels

Reviews of The Barefoot Hostel

Hostel | 455 Cumberland St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -

93.7% Overall Rating

72 out of 74 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/03/2014)

Marc Walton thinks…

"Excellent hostel located right in the city centre. Small hostel, feels more like a home with a great living room and kitchen downstairs. Will definitely stay here again!"

Read all The Barefoot Hostel reviews

Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • BBQ area
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Ottawa?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Ottawa

Days Inn Ottawa Downtown
29.51 USD

Hotel 2.5 star Not yet rated
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
24.51 USD

Hostel 84.3% 400 reviews
Ottawa Apartment Suite Hotel
113.49 USD

Apartment Not yet rated
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
24.06 USD

Hostel 83.3% 282 reviews
ByWard Blue Inn
59.02 USD

Hotel 3 star 88.6% 3 reviews
Candy Residence
57.20 USD

Apartment 83.1% 13 reviews
Australis Guest House
71.73 USD

Guesthouse 88.6% 19 reviews
A Voyageurs's Guest House and B&B
35.86 USD

Guesthouse 70.3% 76 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 19/04/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 19/04/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
93.7%

Overall Rating

72 out of 74 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Barefoot Hostel'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
98.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
92.0%
Safety
95.2%
Refine your results Showing 65 of 72 reviews 1 | 2 | 3   Next
Reset filter
97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marc Walton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2014 Marc would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel located right in the city centre. Small hostel, feels more like a home with a great living room and kitchen downstairs. Will definitely stay here again!

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

helen redwood

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

15 February 2014 helen would recommend this property

Liked: Barefoot hostel is like home, a large comfortable sitting area, spacious shower room and soft duvets. I planned to spend 3 nights at a local quirky hostel, after 1 night there I've booked myself back into the Barefoot hostel. The Metro supermarket is 2 minutes walk away and the rideau centre 5 minutes walk away.

Disliked: Unfortunately there is no cooker, there is a microwave to heat food and plenty of fast food places within walking distance

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect experience for my first hostel stay, would come again for sure. Many friendly faces, very clean and quiet, a good place to unwind. Thanks Barefoot!

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Helen Mulligan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2013 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the large lounge and TV and free access to the internet. Also had a good kitchen and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was nice and central and spotlessly clean with lovely big bathrooms.

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

zdenko Padjen

Alone

City break

28 May 2013 zdenko would recommend this property

Liked: Washrooms which are probably the best, in all hostels, not only in Canada. Clean. TV SCREEN and compters. Location which is perfect.

Disliked: Should be kitchen paper towels in kitchen.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great cosy house with most essentials you need and in a fabulous location. Staff are really welcoming and helpful.

Disliked: There is no stove in the kitchen only microwave which is hard - check in is at the hotel next door there is no reception in the hostel which we found out only when we got there

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This property was in a great location, the staff was extremely friendly, and the common area was friendly and inviting, including a kitchen area and large TV! It was immaculately clean, and in an area of town that felt safe. I would highly recommend this to anyone needing a place to stay in Ottawa.

Disliked: The lockers were only small lockers, and instead of having a card lock on every bedroom door (like at the one other hostel I've stayed at), there was just the one lock on the front door of the property. However, as I haven't stayed at a great many hostels, I'm not sure how common this is/isn't.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very well situated, very nice.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

John Curtain

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2013 John would recommend this property

Liked: I can recomend this hostel . It's very well run and within easy distance from the city centre .

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Cathy Tzu-Yi Chiu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2013 Cathy Tzu-Yi would recommend this property

Liked: Very warm and nice small hostel.

Disliked: Cathy Tzu-Yi left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the lay out as it was very homely and allowed you to interact with people easily. It was also furnished well, and you had loads of space to move around.

Disliked: There was not a lot of space in the bedrooms. 4 people were staying in my room on the last night and it was overcrowded.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A clean and cosy hostel within walking distance of most of what Ottawa has to offer. Great lounge area with massive TV, where you can hang out with others staying there, because it small you get to know each other and atmosphere is very friendly. I stayed for a week and was sad to leave.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Suzanne Labreche

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 May 2012 Suzanne would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly owner and staff - all the amenities I required - great common area - felt very much at home. Walking distance to downtown core. Will definitely stay here again. Thank you from a weary 1/2 marathoner Suzanne

Disliked: Suzanne left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kristel Britcher

Alone

City break

09 May 2012 Kristel would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a decent location. Its clean and only fits 16 people so it pretty quiet. Its clean and the beds are really comfortable for a hostel.

Disliked: It can be pretty noisy at night. The bedroom doors don't lock so are accessible to all people that are staying there.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff - chatted with me at length about my reasons for visiting Ottawa. Spotlessly clean - they take the clearing out of the fridge very seriously.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is located downtown only a 5 minute walk from alot of things excellent location for metro shops bus routes staff are excellent very welcoming and very happy to help with anything all in all an excellent stay thank you

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and cute little hostel in a pretty good location.

Disliked: There is no stove in the kitchen and our room was too small for 4 people.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean ; cheerful atmosphere. Doesn't look like an inn but like a little inviting house. All comfort (wifi, 2 computers, large TV and HUGE bathroom).

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and clean room, comfy beds, good facilities

Disliked: car park for an extra fee and never available

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kent Robertson-Chodakowski

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 November 2011 Kent would recommend this property

Liked: Barefoot Hostel is a great place. It has the energy of a very hip home. Easy to meet other travelers and a great location.

Disliked: there wasn't a full kitchen, which would have been nice. There were only two showers, which wasn't a problem in November but might be an issue in more busy times. There is no one on staff in the hostel (they are next door at the hotel.) So, there isn't someone just there to ask questions and make sure the place is safe.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were fantastic, was like staying in your own house, with a cleaner. Really refreshing after months of backpacking

Disliked: Nothing was really great

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Pavel Hajek

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 November 2011 Pavel would recommend this property

Liked: Basically nice family hostel with big shower in the first floor and really comfortable lounge with big TV.

Disliked: Very noisy in the morning, because of construction works using explosives right next to the hostel.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this was maybe the best hostel i ever stayed in. it is a such a warm, cosy, calm, nice place, it really does feel a little bit like home. if you plan to visit ottawa, you HAVE to stay in the barefoot hostel. the big living room with a huge flatscreen and two computers and a small kitchen ist great. it is very comfortable to sit on the coach and chat with other travelers. the rooms are nice and the beds are fantastic! the shower is really fancy and spacy. it is great, to see, how much thought was put in the hostel, there are so many neat and useful details, e.g. each bed has a small led reading light, the towels match and and and... the staff is friendly and helpful. the location is great, you can do all your sightseeing by foot.

Disliked: the kitchen is small and it is not really good for cooking, but you can heat up something in the microwave. for me, that was no problem, but it might be good to know. if you want to contact the stuff, you have to go to the swiss hotel, which is next door, cause there is nobody in the hostel.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ann P Deane

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 October 2011 Ann P would recommend this property

Liked: Soft beds and pillows, soft down blankets, cleanliness, friendly helpful services. good value for the money. Best hostel I've stayed in.

Disliked: Nothing so far

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hendro Wicaksono

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

29 September 2011 Hendro would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, rooms, common room, facilities, internet

Disliked: too few bathroom


See all Ottawa hostels