Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
+1 613 235 2595
8.2
Great

based on 2,041 reviews

Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel
Sun 28/11
Mon 29/11
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About Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The HI – Ottawa Jail Hostel is located in a restored jailhouse adjacent to the Ottawa Convention Center and Rideau Center Mall. Both Chateau Des Charmes Wines and the University of Ottawa are within two miles, while Casino du Lac Leamy is a 10-minute drive away. This budget hotel has multilingual staff and is seven miles from Ottawa International Airport. The hotel has 29 non-smoking guest rooms, paid parking on-site, and baggage storage.

This hotel has amenities that include a laundry room, a backyard, and lockers for guests to make use of. Guests staying at the establishment have linens included and can use the television room and library inside the hostel. The rooms include eight-bed rooms, six-bed rooms, four-bed rooms, and private rooms. There is free wireless Internet in every room, a complimentary breakfast, and free earplugs for a good night’s sleep. Many of the private rooms include an ensuite bathroom and reading light.

There are many different restaurants in the area of the hotel, with the Albion Rooms a few steps away for a Canadian gastropub experience. Norca Restaurant & Bar, Big Smoke Burger, the Loft Board Game Lounge, Kothu Rotti, and 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine are also within quick walking distance.

Many attractions are also in the area like Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa Art Gallery, Tin House, Rideau Center, and Shaw Center. The National War Memorial is a seven-minute walk from the hotel.

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Rooms available at Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Mon 29/11
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Amenities at Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • ATM on-site
  • Babysitting or child care
  • 24hr front desk

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Concierge service
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Picnic area
  • Garden

General

  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Bedroom

  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Children's television networks

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Workspace

  • Computer use available
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Board games/puzzles

Media and entertainment

  • Library

Reviews of Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

8.2
GreatBased on 2041 verified guest reviews
8.3Friends
8.1Couples
8.3Solo
8.0Families

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Good
Cons:Good
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8.0 Great
Pros:Very interesting & fun experience. Great location within easy walking distance to Parliament, museums, shopping, great restaurants. Eerily interesting, it feels like a jail, & the history is rather creepy, but great use for an awesome historic building. Staff was excellent, breakfast good, people from all over the world. I came for one night, stayed for two!
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10.0 Excellent
Pros:What a wonderful experience! Sleeping in a REAL JAIL for three days was something I won't ever forget! It was so amazing to see how prisoners lived prior to 1970 in the Canadian Penal system.
Cons:Gosh, there isn't much you can say negativity about this place -- except, perhaps, it would have been nice to have two pillows instead of one -- but it's JAIL, remember!?! :-)
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Location

75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON

What's nearby

  • Shaw Centre219 m
  • University of Ottawa0.5 km
  • National War Memorial0.5 km
  • Bytown Museum0.7 km
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica0.8 km
  • Parliament Hill0.8 km
  • Peace Tower0.8 km
  • Laurier House0.9 km
  • National Gallery of Canada0.9 km
  • Royal Canadian Mint1.1 km
  • Supreme Court of Canada1.3 km
  • Canadian Museum of Nature1.4 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel.

  • No, Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel does not offer free parking.

  • Yes, Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel is located in the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, 1.2 km from the centre of Ottawa. Shaw Centre is the closest landmark to Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel.

  • No, Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel does not have a pool on-site.

  • Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel is 11.5 km from Ottawa. Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel is 84.6 km from Ogdensburg.

  • No, Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

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Value for money

8.0

Distance to city centre

1.2 km

Location rating

9.5