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Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Double Room, 1 Double Bed (with Kitchenette OR Bathroom) | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, towels

Overview of Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

2.0 star property
City-center hostel within walking distance of Byward Market Square
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

524 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $149
Price available on 07/05/2023
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N7B9
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Barbecue grill(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa - 2 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 7 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 17 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 1 min drive
  • Shaw Centre - 1 min drive
  • Parliament Building - 2 min drive
  • National Gallery of Canada - 3 min drive
  • Canadian Museum of History - 4 min drive
  • Canadian War Museum - 5 min drive
  • Rideau Canal - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 15 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 22 min drive
  • Rideau Station - 4 min walk
  • UOttawa Station - 10 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 13 min walk


  • JOEY Rideau - 3 min walk
  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Second Cup Coffee Co - 4 min walk
  • Poulet Rouge - 4 min walk
  • Amaya Express - Rideau Centre - 5 min walk

About this property

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel puts you in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of University of Ottawa and Byward Market Square. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Rideau Station is 4 minutes and uOttawa Station is 10 minutes.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 17
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (CAD 20.00 per day)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged CAD 5 extra per bed and CAD 10 extra per private room, payable to the hostel.


  • Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


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.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Jail Hostel
HI Ottawa Jail
Hi Ottawa Jail Hotel Ottawa
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel Ottawa
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
As of 5 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel on 5 Jul 2023 start from CA $149, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
Yes. Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per day. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino du Lac Leamy (8-min drive) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (19-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel and nearby?
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel like?
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel is in Downtown Ottawa, a short 4-minute walk from Rideau Station and 2 minutes' walk from University of Ottawa. Travelers give top marks for the hostel's prime location.







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8/10 Very good

Annabelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

A travel in time fr those who want some adventure
Hadi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

Myriam, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

L’expérience de dormir dans une prison est exceptionnelle. Cependant, il y beaucoup de bruit et je n’ai pas dormi de la nuit parce que des gens s’amusaient, fessaient du vacarme, fessaient le sexe bruyamment et d’autres criaient de rage à cause du bruit.
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