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So cool sleeping in old jail cells! If one was claustrophobic might be an issue, especially in single bed cells. Double bed rooms had enough space, breakfast was basic, but get in early to not miss out on bagels. Free jail tour was aweasome. Hostel...More
The Ottawa jail hostel is extremely spooky!
If your looking for an exciting and interesting place to spend a few nights in Ottawa this is the place !
All the amenities are well off just don't expect much room for your self your beds are...More
The staff at the hostel were the nicest, and the location was perfect for me. The price was really good too! But the cleanliness- not good. I found a woman's fingernail (like not a fake stick-on one- a real full fingernail) in my bed when...More
Thank Elise B
Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 8 November 2016
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay in Jail. It helps us improve the services we offer to our guests.
I am terribly sorry to hear what happened to you.
I wanted to assure you that we take these situations seriously and that we...More
The jail is located within walking distance to the market, parliament hill, and the rideau centre. Staying this central is typically quite pricey, so the hostel makes experiencing downtown Ottawa more accessible. That being said, you are literally sleeping in a 19th century jail. The...More
I heard about this place years ago and wanted to say. (Something fun about a middle-aged woman saying "well, I spent the night in jail"). I opted for a cell for the privacy and found it very basic (not even a hook on the wall)...More
US$37 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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