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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
2 Star accommodation
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All reviews free tour bed dorm cool experience cell door solitary confinement shared room bring earplugs byward market every morning light sleeper entire floor free breakfast parliament hill top floor location is amazing heating system stayed here for one night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The jail is a very welcoming friendly hostel. The showers suck due to size but if you explore around a bit you will find the best ones on the 6th floor. Just you standard hostel breakfast but it is free!. Beds were very uncomfortable I...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Glenn W
Response from Jeff D, Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Glenn, Glad to hear you thought we were very welcoming and friendly! Thank you for choosing to stay with us. You'll be delighted to hear that after receiving approval from "Heritage Ottawa", that we will be extensively renovating all of our washrooms/showers this year....More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Situated opposite a big mall and close walking distance to most things, Room was not the warmest though had decent bedding that helped, only one light for the whole room, none for each bed, one shower for our floor meant somtimes having to wait, our...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I'll try to keep this short cause I could go on for quite a while about the good, the bad and the ugly regarding this place. First, as you all know, THIS IS A JAIL!! The floors are concrete, the walls are concrete, the cell...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I stay in a cell & does not hear any snoring typically in a multi persons sharing dome. But the inner space is really small which I can not even stretch my arm. Breakfast provided is just so-so. Quite a remarkable experience but once is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks Richard. I see you stayed in our authentic Jail cell. Yes they are small, only 1 metre by 3 metres, but they give an authentic feeling as to what others would have experienced. I am surprised about the breakfast, we provide three-five fruits, locally...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Helpful/friendly staff on-site to assist at all time, Walking distance to most main places in the area, Neat primacies and facilities, Good free breakfast, Solid Wi-fi signal/reception, and Great value for money, for an hotel in that location.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank NapOnz
Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks for the nice comments.

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Description
Located in downtown Ottawa, the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel is within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and all the major downtown attractions. We offer a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, More heaps of on-site parking, free wi-fi, linen and towels. A great place to hang! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
29
Price range
US$30 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hi Ottawa Jail Hotel Ottawa
Location
Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
29
Price range
US$30 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hi Ottawa Jail Hotel Ottawa
Location
Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Fran_dany_2014
30 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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30 June 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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Lara H
6 May 2016|
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Room Tips
"No window(s) in the single room..as these are prison cells. Quite an experience."
NapOnz
6 Oct 2018
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"Ask if there's any private parties booked for while you're there - if there are, cancel and find..."
goyston
15 Aug 2018
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"Stay in a single cell for a more authentic jail experience."
cameronyee24
9 Aug 2018
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"If you're claustraphopic, don't chose a single room."
Kayk16
1 Aug 2018
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