Value for money
Distance to city center
|"Great experience,nice guided tour.Great location!"||(in 97 reviews)|
|"Staff super Friendly and helpful."||(in 193 reviews)|
|"The Hostel was really good!"||(in 80 reviews)|
|"It was an actual jail!"||(in 78 reviews)|
|"The rooms are very small"||(in 76 reviews)|
|"Being an old building it's"||(in 6 reviews)|
|great location||in 538 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 465 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 445 reviews|
|jail cell||in 320 reviews|
|room is very small||in 259 reviews|
|unique experience||in 213 reviews|
|good for a hostel||in 206 reviews|
|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|
|cream cheese||in 18 reviews|
|close to public transit||in 10 reviews|
|toilet and shower||in 10 reviews|
|staff were very friendly||in 2 reviews|
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!
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!?! :-)
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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Value for money
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Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel is located at 75 Nicholas Street in Sandy Hill, 1.2 km from the center of Ottawa. Shaw Centre is the closest landmark to Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel.
Yes, Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel does not offer free parking.
No, Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel is 11.5 km from Ottawa. Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel is 84.6 km from Ogdensburg.
No, pets are not allowed at Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel.
No, Hi- Ottawa Jail Hostel does not have a pool onsite.