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8.6
Fabulous 1,612 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.2
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 8.0
  • Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 8.0
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8.6
Fabulous 1,612 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.2
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 8.0
  • Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 8.0
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel Located at 75 Nicholas Street, Ontario, Ottawa.
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
Canada
Ottawa ON K1N 7B9 75 Nicholas Street, Ontario
86% 1612
45.4249164 -75.6885480
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
    Rooms available

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  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
18th Aug 2016
9.7

Fantastic hostel! Would highly recommend

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
13th Aug 2016
8.3

My stay here was good! Staff on the lead up were super helpful and getting checked in was easy and location was amazing - close by to lots of attractions etc. Jail tour in the am was also great. Unfortunately had some very noisy roommates but not the hostels fault. Would be nice if you could oil the doors, was v.noisy and for the bar to stay open longer - on a sat night it closed very early!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
13th Aug 2016
6.6

Interesting place, however don't expect to be too comfy. Location is good though. Overall, not too bad.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
13th Aug 2016
7.1

Worst wifi in the world! Almost never worked, which is frustrating when wifi is advertised and you work online. Otherwise quite good. Friendly reception staff and excellent breakfast.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
12th Aug 2016
8.3

This hostel is one of the coolest places I've stayed! Definitely recommend spending at least one night here! The cleanliness of the shared bathroom facilities could be improved but I found my bed to be quite clean which is the most important part. Staff are nice but didn't seem overly friendly. The 11am jail tour is definitely worth it! Very interesting.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
8th Aug 2016
7.7

Good for a couple nights. Would not want to stay for longer as rooms were very small and warm. Good experience!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
7th Aug 2016
8.6

Like all the HI hostels I've stayed in the facilities were excellent. Very secure with pin-code access to the actual hostel, keys to the rooms, and lockers in the rooms. Being an ex-jail the facility was quite interesting. Like other HI hostels the actual atmosphere inside was quite dull: no outside liquor allowed but the bar was closed, lots of very young and older clientele. Tour was interesting but the group was MUCH too large: 30+ people, dragged on since it was bilingual.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
6th Aug 2016
10.0

Clean, nice staff. Breakfast was good and this is special hostel, because it was real jail!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
5th Aug 2016
9.1

Do You want to stay a night in jail? This is your chance. Don't expect much comfort, but You have to do it for the experience. Staff is good, breakfast too. Make sure that You participate in the free jail tour everyday at 11 AM.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
3rd Aug 2016
9.4

Great hostel. IT has a special atmosphere because of the jail setting, and free tours in the morning if you want to take them (they're quite interesting!). Staff is super nice, and so are the bar and breakfast at the hostel. But the best: AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS. Godsend in summer. Hadn't slept as well in a hostel room as at this hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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