For those who run Ottawa Marathon, and/or want to bring your friends and family along for something different, this is the place. I've never seen a historic jail put to such good use, one, as accommodations, and two, as a place to learn about what being locked up must've felt like many generations ago. This is a very comfortable, clean facility - the day before the marathon (26 May) was quite warm, but cool in the hostel. The Jail Hostel is literally steps from the start/finish area - anyone who has completed a marathon knows how comforting it is to see your accommodations from the finish line - no searching for a car, no traffic, no lines!
Great, helpful staff as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hi Ottawa Jail Hotel Ottawa