|Distance to city centre||1.7 km|
|"Interesting experience and great location."||(in 193 reviews)|
|"Very good breakfast and location."||(in 161 reviews)|
|"The experience is very unique"||(in 79 reviews)|
|"Bring earplugs to sleep."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"It was a old jail."||(in 46 reviews)|
|"Some inconsiderate guests making noise."||(in 23 reviews)|
|bit noisy||in 8 reviews|
|boiled eggs||in 21 reviews|
|bread and bagel||in 4 reviews|
|bring ear plugs||in 22 reviews|
|bring earplugs||in 17 reviews|
|byward market||in 20 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 214 reviews|
|good for a hostel||in 89 reviews|
|great experience||in 120 reviews|
|great location||in 269 reviews|
|hear your neighbours||in 35 reviews|
|historic building||in 58 reviews|
|jail cell||in 95 reviews|
|lot of noise||in 54 reviews|
|old jail||in 172 reviews|
|public transit||in 9 reviews|
|solitary confinement||in 4 reviews|
|spending the night||in 59 reviews|
|staff were friendly||in 251 reviews|
|value for money||in 35 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!?! :-)
This Victorian hostel is situated in Ottawa and is a short stroll from Mackenzie King Station. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a tour desk.
This 3-star hostel provides laundry facilities, a BBQ/picnic area and a 24-hour reception. It also offers an atm/cash machine, a ticket service and a vending machine.
After a day of sightseeing in the area, guests can unwind in the comfort of their air conditioned rooms. After settling in to their room, guests can explore the local area with use of Laurier Bus Station, which is a brief stroll from the hostel.
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel serves breakfast every morning, and has a bar where guests can relax with a drink. Guests can also try one of the various bars and restaurants in the local area.
Local attractions close to HI Ottawa Jail Hostel include Royal Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada and Parliament Hill. The surrounding neighbourhood is also well known for its shops and boutiques.
Based on 3,221 reviews
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|Ottawa Station||3.1 km|
|Ottawa Fallowfield||14.5 km|