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Stayed with friends on 18 May. At first I was a little skeptical, but after I got there and explored the hostel I quickly realized it was very well run. Small breakfast is included and it is a clean environment. There are many rooms to...More
What a fun place to visit. The hostel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The staff was friendly and easy to deal with. The beds were comfortable and it gives you a small idea of what being in a real cell would...More
Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the nice comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
Definitely the strangest place we've stayed lately, in a good way. The hostel is well-located on the edge of the city centre, close to bus routes and easily walkable into the heart of the city. We arrived in the middle of the night from the...More
I'm here now.. I'm alone in my single cell.. very little bed in a real ex prison.. I don't know if in this night ill have a good night. The place is amazing.. the best 5 visit in my life. Very clean and gentle guys.....More
It's a retrofitted jail, it is what it is.
Though my room was a bit cramped with 8 beds, 2 less beds would be good. It got humid and smelly.
Breakfast is good. The basement is a fun place to hang. Instead of sleeping I...More