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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Staff was great! The hostel is so unique! I stayed in one of the private jail cells and it was a really cool experience. The location is within relative walking distance of galleries, museums, Parliament Hill, Byward Market, etc. Having their own parking lot is also extremely handy If you're looking for a really fun place to stay I would...

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for just under a week, upon arriving we were able to put our baggage in storage straight away, as we were too early for check in, and were able to pay for our room before hand so we could just pick up our room key when it was ready. We were going to stay...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This hostel is really good for the fun experience of staying in a remodelled old jail but at least during the summer the rooms (or cells) get really hot as there's no AC. The breakfast is really good and the location is amazing though, really well located in Downtown Ottawa close walking-distance to everything: Canal Rideau, Parliament, Byward Market.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The cells get very hot and wi-fi is spotty throughout the building. Location is great, though, staff very helpful, tour is fun and the breakfast is okay. The cells are definitely worth the experience though you will definitely feel like a prisoner at least once.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2016

there is this girl working there , her name is Mellisa , not only here a few working there...are very racists and rude !!! beware !! the wifi does not work all the places especially in the 6th floor....the hostel rooms are very cramped , yes its good to visit a jail...but I dont recommened staying there...I sent a detailed...

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very clean place. They have healthy breakfast choices. The staff offers a tour which tells one the great spooky story. One can sleep in a very small (actual) jail cell, if desired. It's in a nice area and with in a couple blocks of all the action.

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Location 10/10, you will not find a better location at this price. We stayed in the jail cell rooms, they are not comfy or quiet at all, but that's kind of the point. Stay for one night and move to another room or hostel/hotel. Its cool for one night, but we stayed for two and the second night was not...

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Middelkerke, Belgium
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Ottawa was the third stop on my solo trip, and I booked this hostel because, having slept in dorms for the past week, I wanted an individual room. This hostel had individual rooms for a cheap price (usually individual rooms in hostels are somewhat pricy), and since it was an old jail I knew it would make for a great...

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

The "room" or cell are very small. The individual one is the real size of the cell and is just the bed. No space left! The tour guide is very good!! It's a must see. The breakfast is included and is very good. The location is perfect! Is near everything.

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Long Sault, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Went with 8 of us- we slept there over night in a jail cell- it was so cool to experience that. beds were clean - they have a free tour on Sunday morning - so worth the history. It's spooky fun. If you can book 8th floor, book it- that's were it's haunted. Great stories . It's a old jail...

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Located in downtown Ottawa, the HI-Ottawa Hostel is within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and all the major downtown attractions. We offer a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, heaps of on-site parking, free wi-fi, linen and towels. A great place to hang! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

Address: 75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: ₹ 1,874 - ₹ 5,364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Ottawa Jail Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Rooms facing south had a degree of traffic noise.”
TravellingTwosome13, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check if you have claustrophobia, for a private room, because it is a historical building converted in hostel.”
CASBV, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a real cell some are dorms,”
KathleenFowler, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Single cell gives more privacy, but I doubt the group rooms are any more or less comfortable.”
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Anniexus, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Single 'rooms' are jail cells, just wide enough for a single bed. Not for the claustrophobic. There are dorms and doubles as well.”
BilB892, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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