We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
So myself and friend arrived to be told that the original price we had found online was now $10 more as we were not members, then it was $12 more for the car, ok so that took us to $118 for a private room. So...More
Thank Alisia C
Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. All of the feedback we receive helps us to target the areas where we need improvement.
I wanted to let you know that the difference in price, although listed on all of our...More
Stayed here for a weekend while I was living in Montreal. Very interesting place, the tour was very informative and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was not the greatest, but there aren't really any great locations in ottawa.
This hostel is a former prison in Ottawa. The building itself is quite cool and again is pretty close to the heart of the action in Ottawa. Definitely recommend this location for spring/summer/fall when walking around the city is easy. It has some parking if...More
Thank Lee A
Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 5 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! I'm glad to hear that you were able to get a great night sleep (even in jail!).
Come back soon!
I definitely loved the experience. Staff are enthusiastic and helpful. The establishment itself is unique and we enjoyed every part of it. Especially the tour. However, we found that the price quite exceeded rhe level of comfort provided. The room was cold, the double bed...More
Thank Rosa A
Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded December 12, 2017
I hear you loud and clear! Although it is after your stay, I wanted to let you know that this month we will be purchasing all new beds (mattresses and frames) for a lot of our rooms. Many of the frames have to...More
I absolutely love staying at the jail. I have been there twice. The experience is unique, the complimentary breakfast is substantial, the free tour is very intriguing and the staff are personable and fun. Parliament Hill, Byward Market and shopping malls are easily within walking...More
Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded December 4, 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
The unique jail experience is something we are definitely aiming for- so I'm glad you felt that way.
I'll also pass the message along to the staff that you thought they were personable and fun. I feel...More