This is our first visit to Ottawa after 30 hours of flight. When we saw there's an old jail turned into a hostel we booked it in excitement. The room was as expected for a hostel, but we found it a bit confusing to find the numbers (management should really change the room numbers) even the staff said it's a bit confusing.
Don't expect a window when you stay here but at night it's getting comfy with the cold air or the old jail walls. The sound of doors banging from other rooms are quite a disturbance. Wear an earplug when you sleep to make it work.
There was this busy Monday morning packed with guests for breakfast but no milk, no coffee, no egg and no staff. Seriously?
The worst thing is there's only one men's washroom all the way in the other alley (our room was in 408 on the other side and it only have girls washroom). Very unpractical when you really need to pee in the middle of the night. Especially with the lights on the alley turned off. And always check the flush before using because sometimes it doesn't work.
And maybe Matt could use a smile and loose the attitude once in a while when serving his guests :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Ottawa, the HI-Ottawa Hostel is within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and all the major downtown attractions. We offer a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, heaps of on-site parking, free wi-fi, linen and towels. A great place to hang! ... more less
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