Ill start off by saying that on first appearances it does look a little run down - do not let this deter you at all! I had a fantastic stay! It's in the heart of everything, close to transport links, super clean and amazingly friendly and just generally a good value stay! It's quite blended onto the street though so keep your eyes out for it!
This hostel was fantastic! Clean and quiet considering it appeared busy! So much charm for a converted jail! So close to facilities in town and incredibly helpful staff, if I was to return to Ottawa this would be the place to stay!
Location only got a good as it was a semi decent walk from the hostel to the train station and the busier parts of town - which is good and bad (kept noise down atleast!) Cleanliness was only a good as twice I went down in the morning to the kitchen and food from previous night had been left out and pots/pans stacked up.. Facilities is good, it's got everything there, however wifi was unavailable in the rooms and hard to pick up on higher levels of the building! Overall though a nice stay!