|Distance to city centre||1.2 km|
|boiled eggs||in 21 reviews|
|bring ear plugs||in 27 reviews|
|bring earplugs||in 19 reviews|
|byward market||in 25 reviews|
|doors are metal||in 42 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 270 reviews|
|good for a hostel||in 112 reviews|
|great experience||in 146 reviews|
|great location||in 327 reviews|
|heritage building||in 74 reviews|
|interesting concept||in 15 reviews|
|jail cell||in 31 reviews|
|little bit||in 46 reviews|
|neighbours can hear||in 35 reviews|
|noise level||in 62 reviews|
|old jail||in 203 reviews|
|public transit||in 9 reviews|
|right downtown||in 26 reviews|
|spending the night||in 75 reviews|
|staff were friendly||in 293 reviews|
|unique atmosphere||in 4 reviews|
|value for money||in 44 reviews|
|walking distance to parliament||in 21 reviews|
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!
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!?! :-)
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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