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    HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

    75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9, Canada
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    • Excellent21%
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    • Terrible10%
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    “death row” (14 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 316 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This is such a cool hostel. I stayed in one of the dorm rooms, and while it was a little small, I never felt as though there wasn't enough room for everyone. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, and the there was actually...More

    Thank ParisMarx
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is a clean converted jail to a multiple room hostel. I stayed in the lower level of 7, which had no showers. The toilet is shared among the entire floor (at this level.) The washroom was clean for the building that it was, but...More

    Thank Robert F
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Its a unique experience for those curious and adventurous travelers. Its mandatory not to stick to comfort and the facilities of a hotel/hostel, because what is worth here is the experience of sleeping in a prison cell. Even though its a prison cell, it is...More

    Thank Mariana M
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Everything was so cool about this place! The staff was amazing!! Special shoutout to our tour guide (she's also in charge of breakfast) and the night shift concierge, but everybody was so nice! The hostel has everything: a lounge area where you can have free...More

    Thank adrianukun
    Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks so much. We appreciate your feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The breakfast is ok, and its location is really good, very close to byward market and other main spots in Ottawa. But this is the only good thing I can say about my staying there. The hostel was a former prision so the rooms are...More

    Thank Vinicius L
    Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Vinicius: Thanks for your review. All feedback is important. I am sorry you had not completely enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad we were able to discuss in person yesterday your experiences with your stay and clarified why your items were moved....More

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    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    unfaray
    June 30, 2016|
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    Response from viniciuspms | Reviewed this property |
    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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    May 5, 2016|
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    Response from Outlaw_heynow | Reviewed this property |
    its clean
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    Room Tips
    "If you have claustrophobia, you may not want the individual rooms. These are actual jail cells and space is..."
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    "Rooms the staff and not the prisoners stayed in are larger and more comfortable but I the cell experience is..."
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    "Rooms in the basement - solitary cells - are new and much larger."
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    "Rooms facing south had a degree of traffic noise."
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