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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

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. Get 10% on your stay with your HI membership card.

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

Here's what you may do while staying with us :
- 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;

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

The hostel is part of Hostelling International (HI). Hostelling International is a not-for-profit organization on a mission to build a community of conscious travellers who share a greater understanding of people, places and cultures.

HI members get a 10% discount at check-in upon presentation of their card!

Online group bookings not accepted, you must contact the hostel directly if you would like to make a group booking

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Oct 2018
    Great place being an old prison. Unique. Great stay just the one night but was close to all the main attractions.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Oct 2018
    This place was so cool, the staff is really nice and the pub crawl was really fun. Would definitely recommend staying here
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Nov 2018
    Very unique and really cool experience. Very happy I chose to stay here. My jail cell was a basic private room. Very small but it had its own charm to it, and my bed was surprisingly comfortable. Shared washrooms and showers were well maintained and other guests cleaned up after themselves. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend taking the daily tour. The building has a fascinating history. Great location, steps away from ByWard Market and downtown. I would stay here again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Oct 2018
    I wasn't up for a cell, so stayed in the 8 person dorm, which was great. Only one window, and it's on the top floor, if that puts you off, but it was spacious, lockers for valuables (bring a padlock) and comfy beds. The hostel is really well located for exploring town, especially near downtown shopping and the Parliament, with parks a little further out.
    England, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

1. **All guests with reservations made AFTER JANUARY 28TH, 2018 are entitled to a 10% discount upon presentation of their Hostelling International Membership Card.**

**Please note that any reservations made BEFORE JANUARY 28th, 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.**


2. The mandatory provincial and federal taxes (17%) will be applied at check-in.

Online group bookings not accepted, you must contact the hostel directly if you would like to make a group booking


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