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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I came into Ottawa around 8pm so I didn't want to pay for a full night in a hotel, since on average hotels aren't that cheap in Ottawa compared to other Ontario cities. Got a single cell at the jail. I love history and ghosts so this was right up my alley. I found later that my cell, 409, didn't...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Great location. 15 minutes or less walking time to most attractions. Close to the market, and centre for shopping and food. WiFi can be nearly impossible to at next to at times. I had a single room. It is literally just a bed that touches both walls. There is about 2 feet between the end of the bed and door...

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

I really enjoyed our stay here, we met some really cool people from all over North America and Europe! The tour was super fun and the bagels in the morning were FRIGGING AMAZING. The staff was awesome and we can't wait to go back again this year! Minutes from the canal if you want to go skating this winter!

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Very good location all the mayor sights of Ottawa are in walking distance, spacious rooms and bathrooms (I was in an 8 bed cell), only the breakfast could need some improvement, a bit more variety would be great. The staff was friendly and efficient. Would stay here again.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2016

PRO: It's a unique experience. It's not in every city that you can sleep in a jail cell. OK breakfast. CON: The rooms/cells were tiny. There was barely enough room to stand up or even sit on the side of the bed. It was so cramped and dark in the cells so people would hang out in the hallways but...

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Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The rooms were nice and clean. The staff was very helpful to explain to me and my friend the map of the town and the good places to go. There was a bar inside the hotel that was very nice, a little alternative.

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traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Julia. We try hard to make a unique experience here in the heart of the city.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The Hi-Ottawa jail hostel is an experience to say the very least. The room was very small, but I suppose this is to be expected when staying in a converted jail cell. The beds were by no means the comfiest. The location of the hostel is great, very close to the centre and the shopping centre. The staff were also...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights in a dorm room not a cell and the heater in the room was noisy every night. Sounded like a construction site. The noise came and went but sometimes could be very loud and woke me up several times. Told the staff about this and they said the heater in my room (Solitary) is the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the good things: staff were great - friendly, accommodating and helpful. It was nice having free breakfast every morning and you had three hours within which to have breakfast, which is quite generous (7.30-10.30). The history of the building is fascinating and I would highly recommend the tour of the building, which is conducted at 11am every...

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traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed parts of your stay. I will pass on the comments about the boiler system. This seems to be a new problem that has cropped up from time to time this winter. We are working with our HVAC suppliers to correct the problem. Thanks again, Sincerely

Collingwood, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Great staff and fun, clean rooms! Super downtown location and walking distance to Parliament. We found it quiet for most part...brought ear-plugs just in case. Worth it for the experience! Breakfast was included which is always a nice bonus! We found wi-fi good in our room and in the hall and if not, there is a nice lounge in reception...

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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
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $40 - $114 (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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“Rooms facing south had a degree of traffic noise.”
TravellingTwosome13, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check if you have claustrophobia, for a private room, because it is a historical building converted in hostel.”
CASBV, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a real cell some are dorms,”
KathleenFowler, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Single cell gives more privacy, but I doubt the group rooms are any more or less comfortable.”
  • Single Cell Room - inside from bed.
  • Shot of the outside of a single cell room
Anniexus, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Single 'rooms' are jail cells, just wide enough for a single bed. Not for the claustrophobic. There are dorms and doubles as well.”
BilB892, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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