Private room heart of downtown
Hosted by Francois
Francois is the host.Francois is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Located right downtown. Clean, cozy and tidy. A private bedroom in a modest apartment amongst the lowest price in this very central area.

Your bedroom is equipped with a double size bed, loveseat, closet and a desk with stool. You also have full access to kitchen and dining room.

Bathroom essentials are provided (Towels, body wash and shampoo).

Welcome to everybody. No discrimination here.

The space

The apartment is at the second floor of a 3 story building with video surveillance. It's on a busy street. The guest bedroom is quiet as it's located behind.

I try to keep my space healthy by removing dust weekly, cleaning with natural harmless products, refreshing air with pure essential oils, and also by using a humidifier to avoid skin and breathing issues during the winter (A/C in the summer);

In the kitchen you should find everything you need for basic cooking.

Guest access

The dining room, kitchen and bathroom are accessible and shared with the host.

Coin operated washing machine and dryer are available in the basement (you need 2 X 1$ for washing, 2 X 1$ for drying and 1$ for detergent). I also can do it for you for (I would submit a request for payment through Airbnb).

Interaction with guests

I am available if guest have any questions. Though I am discrete, not invasive.

I work and study from home so I'm there most of the time. Otherwise you can contact me through Airbnb and I would answer very quickly.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM


You must tell me in your initial message when you plan to check-in (1 hour time window) and keep me informed of any change in a timely manner as my schedule is organized around yours. I may not be able to accommodate you if the communication is poor or if you do not respect the time window we agreed on, in which case you would be considered responsible for cancellation.

For security reasons, it is stricyly forbiden to access the building without using the front door code. Even if it's open or if someone let you in, you must use the code I will give you in order to let me know that you are in. If it does not work, send me a message or text and I will answer right away.

Airbnb messages are the quickest and easiest way to reach me. I will answer within minutes. If you can only send texts (SMS), please note It may takes more time for me to answer.

During your stay:

No use of the kitchen and dining room during the night.

Do not leave the windows wide open if you're not there.

During winter, do not adjust the heat yourself, the heater could leaks. If too hot in your bedroom, open a window.

Do not eat or drink on the bed/sofa or leave anything that could damage furnitures.

Please, do not behave like you are in an hotel. My neighbors request tranquility and do not want to deal with visitors. Stay quiet in the building common areas. Do not stay in the lobby for a long time with your luggage, etc.

Make sure there is no water leaking out of the shower. If necessary, wipe out the water on bath's edge and roughly on walls after taking a shower. Also the floor if required. There is usually a towel on the bath especially for this.

Please, remove your shoes inside the apartment if they are wet or dirty.

Internet is not unlimited. Do not download games/movies/music/etc. Though it's ok to use Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, etc...

Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The apartment is located on the second floor, no elevator.
Potential for noise - The apartment is located in the downtown core. Normal urban noise is possible.
No parking on property - There is several parking lot around my apartment. It costs between 10$ and 20$ a day.
Some spaces are shared - Washroom, kitchen and dining room are shared with me.
Amenity limitations - Wifi is not unlimited. Please do not download anything. Though it's ok to watch movies, netflix, youtube...


125 Reviews

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John User Profile
September 2017
I very much enjoyed my stay at Francois' apartment. It is in a nice central location and I was able to walk everywhere that I wanted to go. There is also a large supermarket at the end of the street, which was very convenient. The room was exactly as described and very tastefully furnished. I found Francois to be friendly and we had good communication prior to my arrival.

Coral User Profile
May 2017
A lovely place to stay with excellent location everything is in walking distance. Francois was very welcoming and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. Would definitely recommend to anyone it is great!

Celine User Profile
April 2017
Francois's place is ideally located in a very central part of town, with easy access to public transport, local attractions, and is only a few minutes walk from lots of excellent places to eat and drink. Francois was a kind and accommodating host, who gave us some good advice of what to see and do during our stay. The room was comfortable, if somewhat warm, and was a great platform for us to be able to explore the city. We very much enjoyed Ottawa and Francois's place served as an ideal place from which to explore it.

Alicia User Profile
April 2017
Lovely clean home central to everything in Ottawa. François was very helpful and did our laundry for us. Would definitely recommend to stay although we had trouble checking in. François offers 24 hour check in as well as self check in. Due to sickness we had to change our bus arriving at francois 2 hours later than planned. We then got stuck in traffic and advised we could be 10 to 15 minutes late. François did change his work commitments to facilitate us arriving on a later bus but later changed his mind resulting in us having to wait 4 and a half hours to check in. We understand work commitments and probably would not have minded however francois attitude towards us was awful. He was more concerned about the review we would give rather than us being stuck in a foreign country and being sick. Other than than that everything was ideal for our stay.
Francois User ProfileFrancois is a superhost.
Response from Francois:
Even though I'm very flexible regarding the check-in time, please note I do note offer 24 hours check-in, neither self check-in if not discussed previously. Guests must tell me when they want to check-in and keep me informed of any delays to make sure I'm home or the self check-in process is in place. This guests behaved like she was going in an Hotel with a 24h reception desk.
April 2017

Hideki User Profile
October 2017
Francois is a friendly and great host. The place was exactly as described and the location is fantastic. You will like his place too. I’ll recommend anyone who wants to stay in Ottawa. Thanks Francois!

Jason User Profile
October 2017
One of the best hosts I have had the pleasure of meeting. He was very flexible with the check in process, gave us great information on getting tickets for Parliament. And this location is a couple of blocks from all the major attractions. Will definitely be back.

Mauricio User Profile
October 2017
This was my first airbnb and I did not know what to expect. But I was surprised by the great experience. This is money well spent. Location is great and Francois is very friendly and helpful.

Ottawa, CanadaJoined in November 2016
Francois User ProfileFrancois is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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