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    HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

    75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9, Canada
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    “free tour” (16 reviews)
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    Reviewed 27 September 2016

    I heard about this place years ago and wanted to say. (Something fun about a middle-aged woman saying "well, I spent the night in jail"). I opted for a cell for the privacy and found it very basic (not even a hook on the wall)...More

    Thank arcticvixen
    Reviewed 23 September 2016

    since we found the city of Ottawa pretty boring, it was great that we chose this hostel for the accommodation! the hostel is just behind the city centre, every interesting part from the downtown area is within walking distance the personnel were very friendly and...More

    Thank XCM25
    Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

    Amazing experience, specially if you're young or backpacker. Location is excellent and the experience is unique! The bed and sheets extremely clean. Bathrooms a little bit crowd but must be an option for private bathrooms, that I'll prefer if I come back. Recommend!

    Thank Maria Teresa B
    Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

    I saw this building on a "Ghost and Gallows" tour. You can actually stay here for about $40 per night. I would not stay here for free. The rooms are so small you'd have to go into the hallway just to change your mind. This...More

    Thank rainey941
    Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

    Spent the night here with my friend. We got the twin room with the bunk beds, I got the bottom and she got the top bunk. We were given fresh sheets and pillowcases. Throughout the night I couldnt sleep because I kept feeling itchy everywhere....More

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    • Free Internet
    • Breakfast included
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    Fran_dany_2014
    31 July 2017|
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    Response from WaltersRevenge | Reviewed this property |
    Yes but there are curtains and a solid wall divider and the washrooms have locked cubicle doors. This is a Hostel not a Hotel. Take a bath robe with you.
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    unfaray
    1 July 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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    6 May 2016|
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    "Private cell - well worth the experience! Room for bag, great for solo, young traveler!"
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    "just dont go there"
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    "Away from men's rooms. The executive one is really nice."
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    "the single room is literally only the bed which is enough for one night, get breakfast somewhere else"
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