Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
+1 613 235 2595

Cheapest
rate per night

8.0

Excellent
based on 2,623 reviews
Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel - Ottawa, ON, Canada
20.09 Sun
-
21.09 Mon
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Value for money

7.8

Distance to city center

1.2 km

Location rating

9.5

Rooms

20.09 Sun
21.09 Mon

Double Rooms

₪256+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪256
Unknown
₪266
Double bed
₪275
Double bed
₪292
Unknown
₪294
Double bed
₪323
Double bed
₪353

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Traveler rating

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16
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great location in 538 reviews
good breakfast in 465 reviews
friendly staff in 445 reviews
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room is very small in 259 reviews
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noisy at night in 126 reviews
hear people in 56 reviews
byward market in 43 reviews
downtown ottawa in 43 reviews
sound travels in 40 reviews
bring earplugs in 35 reviews
historic building in 26 reviews
bit noisy in 25 reviews
bagels and toast in 24 reviews
place to stay in 22 reviews
light sleeper in 19 reviews
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close to public transit in 10 reviews
toilet and shower in 10 reviews
staff were very friendly in 2 reviews
  • Good
    May 2017
    8.0

    Fun&Interesting

    Very interesting & fun experience. Great location within easy walking distance to Parliament, museums, shopping, great restaurants. Eerily interesting, it feels like a jail, & the history is rather creepy, but great use for an awesome historic building. Staff was excellent, breakfast good, people from all over the world. I came for one night, stayed for two!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2015
    10.0

    Remember: It's a JAIL, not a HOTEL.

    What a wonderful experience! Sleeping in a REAL JAIL for three days was something I won't ever forget! It was so amazing to see how prisoners lived prior to 1970 in the Canadian Penal system.

    Gosh, there isn't much you can say negativity about this place -- except, perhaps, it would have been nice to have two pillows instead of one -- but it's JAIL, remember!?! :-)

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About

Overview

The HI – Ottawa Jail Hostel is located in a restored jailhouse adjacent to the Ottawa Convention Center and Rideau Center Mall. Both Chateau Des Charmes Wines and the University of Ottawa are within two miles, while Casino du Lac Leamy is a 10-minute drive away. This budget hotel has multilingual staff and is seven miles from Ottawa International Airport. The hotel has 29 non-smoking guest rooms, paid parking on-site, and baggage storage.

This hotel has amenities that include a laundry room, a backyard, and lockers for guests to make use of. Guests staying at the establishment have linens included and can use the television room and library inside the hostel. The rooms include eight-bed rooms, six-bed rooms, four-bed rooms, and private rooms. There is free wireless Internet in every room, a complimentary breakfast, and free earplugs for a good night’s sleep. Many of the private rooms include an ensuite bathroom and reading light.

There are many different restaurants in the area of the hotel, with the Albion Rooms a few steps away for a Canadian gastropub experience. Norca Restaurant & Bar, Big Smoke Burger, the Loft Board Game Lounge, Kothu Rotti, and 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine are also within quick walking distance.

Many attractions are also in the area like Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa Art Gallery, Tin House, Rideau Center, and Shaw Center. The National War Memorial is a seven-minute walk from the hotel.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

8.0 Excellent

based on 2,623 reviews

8.0

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.8

Staff

7.8

Value for money

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Smoke alarms
No smoking
Hairdryer
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Linens
Towels
Hiking
Library
Bathtub
Children's television networks
Clothes rack
Desk
Earplugs
Fire extinguisher
Hardwood or parquet floors
Heating
Key access
Lockers
Non-feather pillow
Privacy curtain
Private bathroom
Private parking
Reading light
Shared bathroom
Shared toilet
Shower
Socket near the bed
Toilet
Toilet paper
Trash cans
Upper floors accessible by stairs
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Board games/puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Garden
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
ATM on-site
Business center
Laundry service
Complimentary breakfast
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Grill
Picnic area
Babysitting or child care

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Shaw Centre 219 m
  • University of Ottawa 0.5 km
  • National War Memorial 0.5 km
  • Bytown Museum 0.7 km
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica 0.8 km
  • Parliament Hill 0.8 km

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