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HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
YHA

75 Nicholas Street, Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

81%Rating

  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

Property Information:

A one-of-a-kind jail hostel located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, steps away from Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Rideau Centre, University of Ottawa, pubs and restaurants.

Rated one of the top 10 spookiest buildings around the world by Lonely Planet!

Here's what you may do while staying with us :
- Have a drink, eat a meal, listen to live performances and meet other travelers at our bar MUGSHOTS - Ottawa's only jail bar!
- Use our free wireless internet or free internet terminals to plan, skype, book, check-in, post or tweet;
- Enjoy our FREE continental breakfast every morning;
- Join us on a FREE hostel orientation tour (offered daily to hostel guests only)
- Sleep in former jail cells that have been completely renovated and adapted to suit your comfort needs;
- Join us for a pub crawl, a movie night, a dance party and much more;
- Enjoy our great outdoor patio in the summer;
- Use our communal kitchen to show off your cooking skills;
- Ask our wonderful staff for suggestions of things to do in Ottawa;
- Visit death row and the gallows on the 8th floor with Ottawa's Haunted Walks tours.

We hope to see you soon - and remember - you don't have to commit a crime to do the time!

Please note : If you do not hold an HI membership card there will be an additional charge of $5 per night in shared room and $10 per night in a private room. All prices are subject to local sales tax of 13%.

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    I would prefer to stay here on my next trip to Ottawa rather than any hotel. I ain't afraid of no ghost
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


Policies

  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).




HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel Located at 75 Nicholas Street, Ontario, Ottawa.
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
Canada
Ottawa ON K1N 7B9 75 Nicholas Street, Ontario
81% 1152
45.4249164 -75.6885480
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
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