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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

2-star2 stars
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N7B9, Canada

City-center hostel, steps from Rideau Centre
  • Free WiFi
From 619 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

WiFi
Good internet service
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Comfort
More comfort would be nice

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

from ZAR 1,178
  • Room, 1 Twin Bed (Authentic Jail Cell (3x9) Shared Bath)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Men only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bed Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room (Twin Cell,1 Bunk Bed,Shared Bathroom)
  • Double Room (Dbl Jail Cell, 1 Dbl Bed, Shared Bath)
  • Double Room (Dbl Room, 1 Dble Bed, Shared Bath)
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed (with Kitchenette OR Bathroom)
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bedroom Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Women only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)
  • Historic Double Jail Cell, 1 Double Bed (Showers located on floor above)

What’s around HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

Landmarks

  • In Sandy Hill
  • Byward Market Square - 7 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 9 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 13 min walk
  • National Gallery of Canada - 13 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Canada - 19 min walk
  • Canadian Museum of History - 26 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 7 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 23 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 30 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 17

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Self parking *

  • Extended parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
  • HI Ottawa Jail Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ottawa
  • Jail Hostel
  • HI Ottawa Jail
  • Hi Ottawa Jail Hotel Ottawa
  • HI Ottawa Jail Hostel Ottawa
  • HI Ottawa Jail Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged $5.00 CAD extra per bed and $10.00 CAD extra per private room, payable to the hostel. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
All guests with reservations made after January 24th, 2018 are entitled to a 10% discount upon presentation of their Hostelling International Membership Card. Please note that any reservations made before January 24th, 2018, were made at the HI-Membership Rate. If you are not a member of Hostelling International, there will be an additional charge of $5.00 per person/per night. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 12 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8,0 From 176 reviews

Good 6,0
The matresses were uncomfortable and the pillow was too soft. People were very loud with their doors so sleeping in wasnt an option, meaning it gets very noisy at 7 am.
Alia, ca1 night trip
Very good 8,0
It has its quirks
an historical property has its quirks, for sure, but a hoarking and spitting guy who hung around the bathrooms 24/7 (when he was not in Byward market looking at bikes to see if they were locked ... was he going to steal them??) made for an interesting stay. Staff was great and breakfast spread abundant but I don't think that I would stay again. Sound really carries and the people next door watched/listened to the US Democratic debate for hours on end - we aksed them to turn it down but they looked at us like we were aliens.
Janet, ca4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
It was an awesome experience to stay with tou syeibf my work conference. I really enjoyed it.
ca4 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Quick trip
Our stay was amazing however we weren’t there long it was a quick turnaround trip but the tour was good the facilities were good and the breakfast was good in the morning so very worth the price for us
Sonia, ca1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Great location for a one night stop
This was one of the cheaper options for ottawa and we wanted a great location and the experience sounded great of being in the jail. Ultimately this is a hostel and the cells are designed for noise to be heard by guards so bring ear plugs! Breakfast was simple but good. Other guests were young travellers, school trips and older tourists. Good one night stop (unless you're a heavy sleeper!)
Hannah, gbRomance trip

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