Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

8.0
Excellent

Based on 3,163 reviews
 
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  +1 613 235 2595
Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel - Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Distance to city centre 1.2 km
Location rating 9.2

Rooms

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Double Rooms

C$ 88+

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Double bed
C$ 96 per night

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  • Good
    May 2017
    8.0

    Fun&Interesting

    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!

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2015
    10.0

    Remember: It's a JAIL, not a HOTEL.

    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.

    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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Overview

With a stay at HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Ottawa, within a 5-minute walk of Rideau Centre and Shaw Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.0 Excellent

Based on 3,163 reviews

9.3

WiFi

9.2

Location

3.1

Comfort

3.1

Bar

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  • Friendly atmosphere

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3:00 PM

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11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
ATM on-site
Concierge service
Bicycle rental
No smoking
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Hiking
Library
Business centre
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Grill
Babysitting or child care

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Shaw Centre 219 m
  • University of Ottawa 0.5 km
  • National War Memorial 0.5 km
  • Bytown Museum 0.7 km
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica 0.8 km
  • Parliament Hill 0.8 km

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