This hostel is very centrally located downtown in Ottawa. All tourist sights and activities are accessible and within walking distance. Great location.
The people who work in the hostel are very friendly and helpful.
The hostel was very novel and not like anywhere i had stayed before...it is exactly what it says ..a jailhouse. Your room is a cell behind iron bars and could be described as compact (or tiny!).
The major drawback to the hostel is that you can hear absolutely everything that goes in in the cells beside you as there are no walls (just iron bars). Unfortunately we had a couple in the cell beside us which as you can imagine, was not a very appealing situation to be in at night time. I was scarred as a result!!
Go at your own risk! It is fun and catered for our needs as it was so central and affordable to stay in when backpacking on a budget around Canada.
- 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