About Us

MartinOttawa Backpackers Inn was started on January 10th 2000 by Martin Jones, who comes from a family of hostel owners. An independent hostel, we pride ourselves on being the friendliest hostel in Ottawa. Staffed by young travelers, you’ll feel just like you’re staying at a friend’s place when you stay with us.

We try our best to make your experience in Ottawa special. 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.

Did we mention that we’re the friendliest hostel in Ottawa?

OBI Staff