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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Clean - guests all friendly. Good for school trips. Most affordable lodging in Ottawa. Close to transportation and next door to the art gallery. Free WiFi. Television room in the basement also computer terminals for those without. Shared shower areas but very private. No noise....More

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 6 April 2017

To begin, this is NOT going to be everyone's "cup of tea". I chose the "gaol (jail) cell" room, knowing I would have a space about 3 feet wide and 9 feet long with a high arched ceiling. The walls are rough bricks painted a...More

1  Thank TravellingTwosome13
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Just stayed one night here on a layover between flights. Easy to get to with bus 97 from the airport. Single cell is just as advertised- narrow with just a bit of shelf space. Washroom and toilets at the end of the corridor. Make your...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is great - it is the perfect location to both downtown Ottawa as well as within walking distance of the Byward Market, Parliament, the Mint, Galleries and tons of interesting shops. It also includes free wifi and free breakfast. The jail bar is...More

1  Thank melissaheaslip
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The private room is unique of course, and this experience is amazing to know different perspective. The localization was really good to visit a lot of good touristic places in this interesting city. Te Jail tour is amazing way to know about the building and...More

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Fran_dany_2014
30 July 2017|
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Response from Elie V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are in the same room, but separate cubicles, with curtains or doors... even if you like your privacy, you should be fine I think.
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unfaray
1 July 2016|
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Yes. Had no problem parking at the hostel. But the parking área os not that big, Maybe no more than 20 cars or so.
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Lara H
6 May 2016|
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"Try the cell"
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"You might need earplugs."
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"Maybe pick one with less people but it's probably a smaller room and just as cramped."
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"If you want space, get a double cell"
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