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Who We Are

We are a small, independently-owned, 16-bed (and as of September 2016) women’s only landing spot in the nation’s capital. Newly renovated and with modern decor, our affordable hostel offers the best (and cleanest!) hostel experience in Ottawa. Here at the Barefoot, we want you to have the best possible time you can. Meet some of your fellow travelers in our amazing common room, pass along your suggestions and hear what others have to say about what to do while you’re in town.

The Barefoot is owned and operated by Swiss Hotel, our parent property at 89 Daly Ave., right next door! If you wish to book a private room, visit our parent property Swiss Hotel at www.swisshotel.ca.

Our Rooms And Rates

The Barefoot has four women-only dorm-styled rooms (4 beds per room).  All rooms are on the second floor (no elevator), and all beds are bunk beds. We cannot guarantee a bottom bunk. You can book 24/7 with live confirmation through our web reservation page.

NOTICE: Adults Only

Live 24/7 Reservations

Non Smoking

A Designer's Dream Bathroom

Reception Hours

Multiple Night Specials

We Require a Credit Card


Outdoor Patio

Extended Stay


We have several amenities that will make your stay more relaxing at the end of a long day’s travel. Our newly renovated property offers the best in hostel accommodations.

Free Wifi

Free Use of Workstation

Great Common Room Set-Up

Windows that Open


Luxury Linens

FREE Breakfast Drinks

FREE Toiletries

Reserve Direct

Here at the Barefoot, reservations are done directly through our Live Booking Page.

For any questions our website doesn’t answer please feel free to call us at 1-613-237-0336

Checking In

Check-In is located next door at The Swiss Hotel, our parent property. The entrance is located on 89 Daly Ave. Just pick up the phone in the entrance, and we’ll check you in!

The latest you can check in is 10pm! ENSURE YOU CHECK IN BEFORE THEN. Once you have the key you can come and go as you please.