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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

2-star2 stars
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N7B9, Canada

City-center hostel, steps from Rideau Centre
  • Free WiFi
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Good7.8
Location
Great location
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Room
Room needs to be improved
Comfort
More comfort would be nice
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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

from $106 CAD
  • Room, 1 Single Bed (Authentic Jail Cell (3x9) Shared Bath)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Men only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bed Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room (Twin Cell,1 Bunk Bed,Shared Bathroom)
  • Double Room (Dbl Jail Cell, 1 Dbl Bed, Shared Bath)
  • Double Room (Dbl Room, 1 Dble Bed, Shared Bath)
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed (with Kitchenette OR Bathroom)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bedroom Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Women only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)
  • Historic Double Jail Cell, 1 Double Bed (Showers located on floor above)

What’s around HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

Landmarks

  • In Sandy Hill
  • Byward Market Square - 7 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 9 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 13 min walk
  • National Gallery of Canada - 13 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Canada - 19 min walk
  • Canadian Museum of History - 26 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 30 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 17

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated super fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming, streaming, and video chat

Transportation

Parking

  • Self parking *

  • Extended parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa’s small print

Also known as

  • HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
  • Jail Hostel
  • HI Ottawa Jail
  • Hi Ottawa Jail Hotel Ottawa

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged $5.00 CAD extra per bed and $10.00 CAD extra per private room, payable to the hostel. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
All guests with reservations made after January 24th, 2018 are entitled to a 10% discount upon presentation of their Hostelling International Membership Card. Please note that any reservations made before January 24th, 2018, were made at the HI-Membership Rate. If you are not a member of Hostelling International, there will be an additional charge of $5.00 per person/per night. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 12 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 249 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Spent the night in Jail .
A combo of history and hosteling . Great staff,the price is right , good location down town ,reasonable parking . Fun Jail tour .
Penny, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great experience
Our stay was fabulous, staff were fantastic, bed was comfortable, breakfast was basic but good, location was great, definitely a unique experience sleeping in a jail cell, and the tour was interesting. Would highly recommend this place.
Alisia, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ottawa Jail Hostel, great fun, excellent location
Andrea, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great hostel ever!
Everything was perfect there, the environment, history, and also the fun facts of what happened on that building in the past. The washroom on the 9th floor needs a full renovation, everything looks old that I even didn't took a shower there, I had to go to the 7th floor. The 8th floor is so good and creepy but they took all the rooms and washrooms on it (but they never said why). They need to do something with the noise on the 9th floor rooms. Someone was doing something besides my room all the time, and it was annoying when sleeping. But everything else is great! I wish they can include a live performance in the jail tour, it'll be more fun.
Emmanuel, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Our Night in Jail
We went to Ottawa to visit family so we decided to experience a night in jail. The atmosphere was very "prison like" but the staff and other "inmates" we're very friendly. Our cell was small yet comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was good also. All in all, we enjoyed our night in prison and we have a story to tell.
Debbie, ca1 night romance trip

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

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