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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Ottawa
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really did love my stay here. The staff is impeccably helpful and friendly, the fresh bagel and hard boiled egg breakfast is great, and even though your bed could be in a jail cell, the cells feel so secure I slept like a baby. The two negatives (each sadly took off a star because I loved my experience so... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting idea, the hostel has atmosphere aswell as everything a traveller needs. In a convienient part of town too. You should know that in summer, this place is HOT, make sure you ask for fans and take to bed lots of water.

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Thank Michael B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in the middle of the city, near to the rideau mall and rideau street. It is just in Ottawa Downtonwn. It has a really good price, but the room size is not that big. If you plan to stay there, forget the confort and focuses on the history.

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Thank Wander V
Ottawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ottawa Jail Hostel is steeped in history, but more than that it's filled to the brink with happy, helpful staff! The room was authentic with stone walls and bars on the door (that was covered for privacy) and the showers were on the same side of the corridor. From the second we checked in to the minute we left... More 

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Thank walkingwordsmith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hostel in the heart of Ottawa. Set in a 19th century prison they also have free guided tours of the prison including death row and the gallows. The resident ghost that roams the halls allegedly was hung here nearly 150 years ago.

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Watertown, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat, Historic Hostel just a few blocks from all the entertainment Ottawa has to offer. The hostel also has a bar in the basement that occasionally has music. It also offers free tours of the Jail from the Hostel.

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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were put in this place by a sports touring company who had obviously not done there homework. When they say jail house experience it really is!! Probably great for the average backpacker but if you need a hotel room don't stay here. No lift access, only 3 showers on the whole floor to share, toilets with no locks and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Hostel last minute and are we glad we did! Close to everything The Parliament Building Beyard Market. The Hostel was so cool and met a lot of new people. Can't wait to do it again this was the first of many.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It's a different hostel! It was a jail, than they turn into a hostel! The propose is good! The only issue that I found it, was that in the room that I stayed was just me, and A LOT of thing from another person (I guess) and I never met this person! It was a lot of mess inside this... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

WOW!! Well this place is an experience for sure!! The building is so unique and filled with character, you can't find anything else like it. Staff were super friendly and very helpful with directions, and carrying my mother's heavy luggage. :) Everything was very clean and we were given linens and a towel upon arrival, pillow and blanket were provided... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

Address: 75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $27 - $81 (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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