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    HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

    75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9, Canada
    1 (613) 235-2595
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    • Excellent22%
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    “free tour” (17 reviews)
    “death row” (15 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (14 reviews)
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We stayed here while we where in Ottawa for a weekend. Its location is amazing and you have a walking distance to everthing! But for every floor there is only one toilett and there where pipes going through our room that made allt of noice...More

    Thank Camilla L
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    So myself and friend arrived to be told that the original price we had found online was now $10 more as we were not members, then it was $12 more for the car, ok so that took us to $118 for a private room. So...More

    Thank Alisia C
    Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Alisia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. All of the feedback we receive helps us to target the areas where we need improvement. I wanted to let you know that the difference in price, although listed on all of our...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed here for a weekend while I was living in Montreal. Very interesting place, the tour was very informative and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was not the greatest, but there aren't really any great locations in ottawa.

    Thank Jerry S
    Reviewed 16 December 2017

    This hostel is a former prison in Ottawa. The building itself is quite cool and again is pretty close to the heart of the action in Ottawa. Definitely recommend this location for spring/summer/fall when walking around the city is easy. It has some parking if...More

    Thank Lee A
    Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 17 December 2017

    Hello Lee, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! I'm glad to hear that you were able to get a great night sleep (even in jail!). Come back soon!

    Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

    I definitely loved the experience. Staff are enthusiastic and helpful. The establishment itself is unique and we enjoyed every part of it. Especially the tour. However, we found that the price quite exceeded rhe level of comfort provided. The room was cold, the double bed...More

    Thank Rosa A
    Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 12 December 2017

    Hello Rosa, I hear you loud and clear! Although it is after your stay, I wanted to let you know that this month we will be purchasing all new beds (mattresses and frames) for a lot of our rooms. Many of the frames have to...More

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    • Free Internet
    • Breakfast included
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    Fran_dany_2014
    31 July 2017|
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    Response from Elie V | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. They are in the same room, but separate cubicles, with curtains or doors... even if you like your privacy, you should be fine I think.
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    1 July 2016|
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    Response from viniciuspms | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. Had no problem parking at the hostel. But the parking área os not that big, Maybe no more than 20 cars or so.
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    "Just depends on what a person is looking for. Most rooms are shared so you cannot be too modest."
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    "Call hotel and ask for room away from slamming washroom door. It is loud! We were lucky to get rooms on..."
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    "Private cell - well worth the experience! Room for bag, great for solo, young traveler!"
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    "just dont go there"
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