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HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

2 stars2 stars
75 Nicholas StreetOttawaONK1N7B9Canada, 866-299-2910
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Good3.6 / 5
Room
Room needs to be improved
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Comfort
More comfort would be nice
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HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

Hotel Info: 866-266-9798

from $26 CAD
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bed Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room (Twin Cell,1 Bunk Bed,Shared Bathroom)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 8 Bed Women only, 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)
  • Room, 1 Single Bed (Authentic Jail Cell (3x9) Shared Bath)
  • Quadruple Room (Backpacker Quad Jail Cell, 1 Single)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Men only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 8 Bed Men only, Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 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

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Self parking *

  • Extended parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

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.

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.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 12 per day

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 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

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.

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.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 12 per day

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

Recent reviews

Good 3.6 /5 from 235 reviews

HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa
Fair2.0 / 5
Cheap but not good
The beds I was assigned were occupied or not cleaned so I had to go to reception desk twice. Also, the bed was old and made noises. The room was not clean and had a bad smell. Lastly, I was annoyed because of poor wifi.
3 night trip
HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa
Excellent4.0 / 5
Good, affordable option
Not a lot of hostel options in downtown Ottawa. Jail hostel is good though. Really neat place. Right near Mackenzie King bus station. And easily within walking distance to Rideau canal, parliament hill and all the museums. Helpful front desk, decent breakfast included.
4 night trip
HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa
Excellent4.0 / 5
Great value, location and staff
Great and very interesting place to stay. Unfortunately the building is quite old so the pipes make quite a loud knocking noise at night, especially if it is cold outside. A quick fix is to bring ear plugs.
5 night business trip
HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa
Excellent4.0 / 5
An immersive jail experience
If you are looking for an experience, with great ambiance and unique features, you'll love the Jail hostel. The staff is incredibly friendly, the site is packed with history. One of the best Hostel I've been in. I usually stay at hotels, but for the experience, it's worth opting for the Jail Hostel. We had an individual cell, like really prisoners. Of course, sound travels really easily so if you are looking for a VERY quiet stay, it's not the best. But serisouly, I slept fine, the guest were really respectful, in keeping their voices low at night. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience something different. If you are claustrophobic, maybe look elsewhere though. ;)
1 night romance trip
HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa
Poor1.0 / 5
The rooms do not have a tv that can make funniest to stay there
2 night romance trip

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HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa

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