14 Best Cheap Airbnbs In Ottawa, Canada - Updated 2024

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The great city of Ottawa, Canada, has so many attractions for both locals and tourists alike. If you are visiting Ottawa with the family, you can opt to go ice skating or boating by the Rideau Canal. But if you prefer to enjoy the city in solitude, you can embark on the things to do alone in Ottawa. Visit Parliament Hill to admire the neo-Gothic architecture of the country or the National Gallery of Canada to appreciate Canadian art. To enjoy your stay in the eastern area of southern Ontario, we bring to you the top cheap accommodation rentals. By the end of this article, we hope that you will have successfully narrowed down your search to a place that meets all of your needs. Read on for the list of the best cheap Airbnbs in Ottawa, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. Peaceful and secure bedroom unit (from USD 44)

Perfect as a solo traveler’s hideaway, this Airbnb in Ottawa South district offers a warm, clean, and secure retreat. The rental, just a 5-minute ride from Algonquin and 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa is an air-conditioned room with a key lock. You’ll find that the neighborhood is safe and has excellent accessibility to public transit. But if you’re arriving by car, you can take advantage of the free driveway parking on the premises.

The shared spaces you can enjoy during your stay include the immaculate bathroom, eat-kitchen with all the necessary equipment for easy meal preparation, and a cozy living space with a 32-inch HDTV.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
clean and spacious place
very clean house and quiet location
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2. Restful retreat in south Kenata neighborhood

Those looking for a restful retreat in the quiet neighborhood of south Kenata can take refuge in this private guestroom. This unit is housed on the second floor of a residential home and readily comes with the comforts of a snug queen-size bed, a walk-in closet, air-conditioning, and heating.

Your host makes the stay more convenient by offering standard amenities, including a bathroom and living area with a TV. The kitchen and dining area are also available to enjoy home-style meals. Complimentary perks such as parking and WiFi also come with the booking. Guests don’t need to worry about their early arrival or late departure as luggage dropoff is allowed by the host.

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Kanata, Ontario, Canada
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfy bed & all amenities provided
very nice apartments for the small price
place was very clean
the place was always clean
well thought out and super clean room
the property is very clean and feng and her family were very friendly
clean comfy bed & all amenities provided
welcoming home very friendly and kind
wonderful welcoming home very friendly and kind
very kind host and accommodating nature
feng was the perfect host - she went above and beyond the expectation
feng and his family were very kind and attentive
very neat place quiet neighbourhood
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3. Private room in a house near Rideau Canal and River

This economical retreat enjoys a spot within easy reach of Rideau Canal and River. It is an Airbnb near Carleton University and is also close to an experimental farm, various bike paths, and Highway 417.

Aside from the usual amenities such as a kitchen, one bedroom and bath, wifi connection, parking within the premises, and a pool, the location of this accommodation is super convenient. It only takes about 15 minutes to drive to Downtown Ottawa, Tim Hortons, Shoppers Drugstore, supermarkets, public transportation, meat shops, and Carleton U.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
195 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a huge tv with lots of apps available
the room actually is as nice and huge as it looks in the pictures
nice room comfy stay thanks for the big screen tv and netflix
there’s a swimming pool in the backyard where you can have fun there
a big tv is quite a bonus
eye clean and spacious
very clean and spacious room
it was very clean and comfortable
very beautiful and clean place
good value room comfy clean as shown
leonado and nena were helpful and friendly hosts
the host is a very pleasant friendly guy
leonardo and everyone else are wonderful hosts that work hard to make you feel welcome
great spot sweet hosts lovely room
leonardo was very hospitable and the place was great
great location really stylish room
great location on a quiet street with easy access to downtown
the location was excellent for an easy trip downtown or to carleton u
located in the nice and quiet neighbourhood
a very large and lovely space close to carleton university
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4. Lovely accommodation right at the Ottawa Center

This Airbnb in downtown Ottawa can cater to two guests and features a bedroom with a plush double-size bed and a shared bath. You can easily walk from here to some of the major tourist attractions in Ottawa.

The neighbourhood is very vibrant. If you are visiting as a tourist, the Ottawa Center is a great place to start as you will always find something interesting nearby - museums, summer shows, parks, and so much more.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
357 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent wi-fi in the building
the room was big and cozy and it had a nice view of the street
raquel’s place is really nice and cozy (our room also had a private indoor balcony :))
the apartment was cozy and the balcony was a nice addition
the bed is comfortable and the room is spacious with good furniture
it is a clean place
the room was nice and clean and the communication was great
the place is clean and tidy
lovely place clean and cosy
the room was very nice clean and cozy
the host was very helpful
hosts are very accommodating as well
like guest i cannot reccomend this place like host cannot reccomend too
andres was very friendly with us
raquel and andres were perfect hosts very nice helpfull and easy going
the location is excellent for visitors to downtown ottawa
great location neat little house cool older neighbourhood walking distance to most anything
the location is awesome it's very close to everything around the city
great location and very nice rooms
excellent location in a safe neighbourood
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5. Spacious studio apartment near Ottawa tourist attractions

One thing is for sure, this cheap Airbnb is perfect for the traveler who loves their privacy. You can enjoy your stay here with utmost comfort and ample space to relax and unwind. It is a safe space with little to no inconvenience. Depending on the day, neighbors would most probably want to interact; however, they are completely harmless. On top of an affordable price, this apartment also features amenities including tables, dishes, iron, microwave, refrigerator, chairs, desks, and more.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
336 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is comfortable and there are thoughtful touches like coffee and tea
great place the bathroom was a bit small but very good amenities
fantastic place no tv though :^(
it is comfortable close to many amenities
good sized place with a nice bed and kitchen area
it was very clean and thoughtfully decorated
great affordable and clean place
there was dust all over the place (really small place which you can clean in 20 minutes)
the bed is comfortable and the place itself is spotless clean and quiet
the place itself is small but clean and nice
the host has made everything to make us feel just like home
the host communicates quickly and is very helpful
thank you for hosting us
definitely would go back to raquel’s airbnb again great host and quick reply
the rest of the accommodation getting in and out and the hosts were great
very central and easy to walk anywhere downtown
outstanding location right in the heart of chinatown
perfect location and great room
perfect location 20-25 minute walk to parliament and the exact city center
good location: walkable distance from the main attractions of the city
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6. Cute apartment near Parc du Lac Beauchamp

Most of the time, those traveling to Ottawa would want cheap accommodation that is near tourist attractions. Well, for the Cute Capital Apartment rentals, you can enjoy this luxury. Enjoy a one-bedroom apartment that can cater to two guests. It is located on a quiet street which is five minutes from the amazing Parc du Lac Beauchamp. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you watch your favorite Netflix series. Furthermore, you can easily curl up in the comfortable bed after a long day exploring the great city of Ottawa.

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Gatineau, Québec, Canada
192 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good exhaust fan for the stove
for the price getting wifi and netflix is a very nice touch
good bed lots of space easy access
it has air conditioning which is crucial in the summer :)
second hand smoke coming from down stairs apartment
clean and quiet neighbourhood
very clean and hygienic
overall clean and well affordable spot
nice place very clean and neat loved it
the house is so clean and nice
jidé is a great host
also jidé is a great host awesome service
the host is very (website hidden by airbnb) be ready for that
jide was a great host and very responsive
the hosts are friendly and respond quickly to our request
very cute place and very close to everything
located in a quiet neighborhood but an easy drive to downtown ottawa
apartment was located in a family-friendly neighbourhood would recommend
good recommendation for a pizza shop within walking distance
great location that met all our expectations
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7. Charming vacation rental with parking

This Airbnb vacation rental is a private suite in a fully furnished house. The suite is decorated with many paintings and contains one queen bed and a sofa bed that can accommodate up to four guests. It comes with a sitting area, a flat-screen television, and a private bathroom with a shower. The guests can also use the shared living space and the fully functional kitchen, where you can cook your meal. You can also store your food and label it accordingly. Additionally, it has free parking on-site and free Wi-fi to keep you connected and updated.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
62 reviews  
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were offered in room entertainment and the room looks just like the pictures
nice clean room with all the amenities one can expect
tv was also superb with netflix etc
the room was clean and comfortable
this is a great clean place
the place is clean and very cozy
the place was really clean and cute
the space was clean and easy to access
amazing host and place
wonderful and helpful hosts
upon arrival the hosts were very helpful and quick with responses
great hosts will come again
the hosts are very friendly and always respond quick
very central location close to downtown ottawa but much better value than being right downtown
the location is great for exploring ottawa
the walk distance for downtown is not so long and enjoyable
bus stops near by make this an excellent launching point for exploration
the place is at a very good location
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8. Bohemian-inspired guest suite

Located near the downtown area, besides many shops and restaurants, this Airbnb vacation rental is a private suite in a beautiful house that has a shared living room and kitchen. The suite has a bohemian design and a large window that makes the room bright and well-ventilated. It also comes with one queen bed that can sleep two, a sitting area, a flat-screen television, and a private bathroom with a shower and powder area. This private suite is perfect for artsy friends or a couple looking for some fancy accommodation without breaking the bank.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
58 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was even a complimentary bottle of wine and all the bathroom amenities taken care of
very comfortable and stylish room with thoughtful attention to detail
the bed was also super comfortable and the room and private bathroom were both very spacious
it is neat very comfortable and easily accessible to most places
it’s clean the hosts communicate well and the amenities are just right for a comfortable stay
a comfortable and very clean space
everything was very clean and the space was stylish
beautiful spot clean and nice little added touches
very clean insidethank you
our stay was amazing - clean and true to the pictures
the host and hostess are very friendly and hospitable
the hosts were also super responsive to my 101 questions which i appreciate
very comfortable and cozy with great and welcoming hosts
great host and they always keep you informed about everything way in advance
the wine and chocolates left by the hosts were also very kind gestures
the location is excellent too
a very comfortable stay at this location
the location was perfect and easy to get around
the location is perfect and included parking is a huge advantage
the location allows for easy access to 417 or traveling into downtown
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9. Home away from home near the Rideau Canal

This lovely house is located near the Rideau Canal. It features one bedroom and a shared bath that’s good for two guests. You will definitely enjoy their sunny room with a queen-sized bed that creates an ambiance that’s perfect for friends and family. after a few days’ stay here, you will surely grow to love the neighborhood as well. It also includes amenities such as free parking within the premises, a kitchen, a cable TV, and free wifi.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
142 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom floor is heated which is very nice in the cold morning
the room was very comfortable and we had everything we needed
the bedroom was just as described with the comfortable queen sized bed sitting easily in this large room
the bed was comfortable with a variety of pillows
we shared the family bathroom which had a powerful shower which we made good use of
the bedroom was clean and tidy
very clean and most important very friendly host
the house is clean and the space has a great backyard
the room was clean and spacious with a good bed
the place is very cute and kept very clean the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot
:) don is an excellent host
they're kind welcoming helpful and make you feel at home
don was a wonderful host
don was a great host
don and his son were amazing hosts
the location is great not too far away from downtown you can walk to downtown in 20mins
it is a convenient location and an easy commute downtown
great running & walking trails were also close at hand
the location was great easy to get to downtown and lansdowne
it is an easy bus ride to the city and close to a number of restaurants etc
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10. Large private room

This spacious, private room is a beautiful and elegant semi-detached private accommodation that is warm and cozy. It is very clean and quiet. You can enjoy a lazy afternoon while you watch TV in the room. Plus, it features cable TV with Netflix. It has a washer and a dryer, and this cheap Airbnb Ottawa rental is near various bike paths, grocery stores, and public transportation.

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Gatineau, Québec, Canada
144 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Private suite near Ottawa River

private suite near ottawa river
Source: www.airbnb.com

Most of the time, people who are traveling to the great city of Ottawa seek solitude in the welcoming arms of nature. If you are simply looking to spend the weekend with nothing but yourself and the company of the trees and rivers, this private accommodation is your best bet. It only takes about 15 minutes to drive from this suite to Downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill. It is close to Ottawa River, various Ottawa hiking trails, and Gatineau Park. The room is not shared with other guests, which gives you ample privacy. You also get free parking within the premises, an iron, a television, and a fast and reliable internet connection.

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Gatineau, Québec, Canada
275 reviews  
Private room in townhouse 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Spacious renovated home near University of Ottawa (from USD 28)

If you are looking to spend with someone near the University of Ottawa, this clean and spacious apartment is the perfect one for you. It has free parking space within the premises so you no longer have to worry too much about parking fees. It is located near the University of Ottawa and is 1.5 km (0.9 miles) away from St. Laurent Shopping Centre. Some of its amenities include free wifi, laundry, excellent kitchen, and more. On top of that, it is located near OC Transpo, one of Ottawa’s major public transportation service.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
130 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice place i love the tiles in the bathroom
wifi was listed in the bedroom underneath a complimentary water bottle
very clean and modern space
the place was very clean and quiet
the place clean and safe
the bathroom is clean and bright with small and big towels to use
very clean quiet would recommend the stay
christopher is a really good host
wonderful host and neat place
the host was very friendly and welcoming
he was so polite and helpful
the host is so humble kind communicative and friendly
bus route is super easy to follow and easy walming distance of the via rail station
will definitely stay at the location in future visits
the location is great too just about 10 minutes to downtown
good spot value and convenient location
a lovely place in a quiet neighbourhood close to a corner store and some restaurants
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13. Elegant private accommodation near Byward Market

If you want a glimpse of the true culture of Ottawa, try this historic private accommodation with a marble bathroom, featuring a claw-foot tub. The room is located on the third floor, which is detached from everyone else. You can enjoy your stay without having to worry about too much noise. It includes a fully equipped kitchen with retro decor. The antiquity of the design of the room takes you back in time. Furthermore, the room also comes with crisp white towels and linens. This cheap accommodation is only five minutes away from Byward Market and the main bus hub.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
307 reviews  
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the claw iron bathtub was divine
great supportive bed as shown
the tv with roku was an added bonus
the room was as cute as it looks in the photos and the bed was super comfortable
kitchen with all tools necessary to cook a nice breakfast with ingredients provided in main floor kitchen
clean and bright room
clean and plenty of everything
room was clean and cozy
very clean and well run
the place was clean and quiet
she is so nice and kind
the bed was very comfortable and the host was very responsive
paula is a fantastic host who is always there to help if need be
paula is very responsive and polite :) we'll definitely stay here again next time we visit ottawa
great spot perfect location and quick responses from the host
well located and excellent value
excellent location get convenience stores & bus stops & so many attractions in a walking distance
great place and centrally located
good location as well
wonderful location very close to downtown market shopping etc
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14. Lovely private suite for two

Nestled in the heart of the charming area of Old Ottawa South, this private suite offers a comfortable stay for a very affordable rate. The suite comes with a double bed that is good for two people, ideal for a couple, two friends, or a solo traveler. Aside from the bed, it has a sitting area with flat-screen television to keep you entertained. It also comes with a private bathroom. Additionally, the guests can use other parts of the house, including the kitchenette and laundry facilities.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with lots of little touches like toiletries coffee and snacks
having a private bathroom and kitchen was super appreciated
it was clean and really cozy
just as nice as the pictures suggest very clean quite and comfortable
bryony is a great host and was really responsive throughout my stay
with everything you need and even more the host were super gentle
superb location value and venue for anyone visiting carleton university
good location if those passing through and not needing any cooking facilities etc
great location clean and cute with small attentions and very pleasant and punctual hosts
i 100% recommend this place and it will be my go to next time i’m in ottawa
great place to stay in ottawa
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Enjoy your stay in Ottawa, Canada

One of the many factors that will ensure that you enjoy your trip to Ottawa is finding cheap Airbnb rentals that suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a place in a convenient location or a place that has an endless number of amenities, this article will guide you through it. Once you have settled down in a private accommodation in Ottawa, you can now focus on more pressing matters.

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