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HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

Accommodation Type : Hostel

The HI - Ottawa Jail Hostel is situated downtown and delivers an unmatched expertise. Formerly the Carleton County Gaol (pronounced Jail), we have been rated an unusual spot to stay by the National Post and the most haunted building in Ottawa by locals. We also have award winning activity programs.

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Average Rating: 81%

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  Latest Reviews

  Customer Review 

They have events pretty much every single night: Wed - Open Mic, Thur - Jazz band, Fri - some DJs. And it is fascinating to live in a abandoned jail.

  David G... 

Interesting concept, central location, free breakfast (bagels, rolls, cream cheese, fruit, cereals, juices, coffee, tea), helpful staff (especially inside the cafeteria). Car parking beside the building for only $CAD 7 per day - a real bargain in central Ottawa.

  Tomer Bohbut S... 

Stuff were very nice and friendly, the place used to be a jail - so that&'s a nice encounter to sleep in what used to be a cell. The cost is great.

  Liz S... 

The location was amazing. Super near to the canal to go skating and there is certainly a mall across the street. The main club area is only a 5 minute walk. So perfect.

  Jenniffer R... 

This property is unlike any other hostel I have ever stayed in! I loved the special expertise and all of the fantastic history onsite. The employees were incredibly helpful and extremely knowledgeable.

  Shangbo Z... 

Wonderful spot to live. Second time to live here. As very good as always! Totally worth it.

  Mali L... 

The property was extremely cool, with a fascinating history you could learn more about from the extremely informative staff member named Jeff. Though a jail, the beds were warm and comfy and even the common areas are extremely cosy too! The location is really handy, right downtown near to all you need and also the price of a stay is definitely worth it for the experience!

  Customer Review 

Very convenient location and very clean. I was a little afraid here was the jail but soon after coming here, staff is very warm and friendly and nice place. I like here.

  Stuart F... 

Something a bit different and a enjoyable place to stay while in Ottawa. Nearby enough of the things to see and do in Ottawa. Plenty of room inside the 8 bed dorm and clean everywhere. All of the facilities needed for what you want.

* HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. Hostel reviews with a star rating are sourced from HostelBookers.
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You can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 2 days before your arrival. HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel provides :

   Free Linen

   Free Towel

Hostel Facilities

  Air Conditioning


  Credit Cards Acceptedd

  Car Parking

  Self-Catering Facilitiesties

  No Curfew

  Currency Exchange

  Lockers In Dorms

  Lounge Area


  24 Hour Reception

  Safety Deposit

  24 Hour Hot Showers

  Tours/Travel Desk

  Washing Machines

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