Hi Ottawa Jail Hostel

7.9
Good

Based on 3,221 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 1.7 km
Location rating 9.2

Rooms

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Double Rooms

C$ 88+

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C$ 88 per night
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Double bed
C$ 97 per night

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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
  • 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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About

Overview

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.

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Features

Free Parking
Free Airport Shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet Friendly
Spa

7.9 Good

Based on 3,221 reviews

9.2

Location

8.6

WiFi

3.3

Bar

3.1

Comfort

Things to Know

  • Friendly atmosphere

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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
24 Hour 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

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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Ottawa Station 3.1 km
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