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3.5 stars 22 reviews

Hl-Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas St
Ottawa, ON  K1N 7B9

(613) 235-2595

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July 19, 2013


The HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is probably the only jail in Canada you'll want to spend the night in! Formerly known as the Carleton County Gaol, this preserved heritage building guarantees a one-of-a-kind experience as you may spend the night in one of the former cells or take a tour of the 8th floor where death row inmates counted their last hours. We also offer all the necessary... more

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April 02, 2013

A backpacker favourite and the most unique place to sleep in Ottawa

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3.5 star rating
July 17, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in a private cell. A very unique experience indeed! Good for students and backpackers that visits the capital as other reviews mentioned.
The staffs were welcoming and helpful at answering questions you have around the area. The location is great, right across from the mall and within walking distance to the Parliament building, byward market, and also uOttawa.
This is a hostel... more

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3.5 star rating
June 23, 2015

Perfect lodging for students, backpackers, and other fearless travelers who seek experiences out of the ordinary. Clean, centrally located and incredibly budget-friendly (around $30 a night), this particular lHI Hostel location is set in an old jail! So yes, for one night, you get your own "cell" in a historic building just steps away (walking distance) from downtown and the University of... more

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3.5 star rating
May 10, 2015

I've been staying in hostels quite a bit the last couple years while doing some budget travelling and I've had amazing experiences. I knew the lucky streak wouldn't last forever. So here's my first negative hostel experience. The actual cell I booked was great. The bed was comfy enough, the price was right ($30 for a private cell), and it was just enough space for me and my bags. The staff on... more

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February 23, 2014

Spending a night in jail gets a whole new meaning at one of Ottawa's quirkiest hostels. Occupying a historic prison, HI-Ottawa Jail offers a unique setting for backpackers to stay in town. Original architectural features have been retained wherever possible, giving the rooms, the vibe of a jail cell. Modern in-room amenities keeps things comfortable. Guests can have a drink and socialize at the... more

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September 24, 2013

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel offers these services: hotel, lodging.

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September 18, 2011

If looking for a comfortable stay while in the city, check into the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel. On offer here are services and amenities to suit each traveler's need. For reservations and other information, call ahead.

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