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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."

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Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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.

*Some services may be temporarily interrupted due to the pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience!*

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 to plan, skype, book, check-in, post or tweet;
- 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;
- Enjoy our great outdoor patio in the summer;
- 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!

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2020
    Awesome adventure and a highlight of our trip! Met some great people. The tour after check out was really well done and I would highly recommend. We will definitely stay here again!!!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 Sep 2020
    I found staying at the hostel jail to be a unique experience. The staff were warm and the jail was clean. Could do with an extra toilet on the floor but otherwise excellent facilities. Handled all the Covid protocols well.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2020
    While the cells (rooms) are tiny staying in this property is something unique. In fact they offer a tour every day for guests about the history of the place. An excellent within walking distance of Parliament and the market. Breakfast is included which we enjoyed using one of the picnic tables out front. For dinners head to the market or even better the food court in the Rideau Centre across the street and bring your meal back and sit at the picnic table or the second floor dining area.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2020
    I enjoyed the uniqueness and historical nature of the jail hostel in Ottawa. The facility was generally clean. It would be an improvement if there was more privacy in the washrooms.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Oct 2020
    A truly one-of-a-kind experience! The atmosphere of this hostel was incredible and the free daily tour of the jail is a must-do. The hostel is ideally located, within easy walking distance to the Rideau Centre, Parliament, and Byward Market. You're truly in the heart of things.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Mar 2020
    Super cool hostel that feels really like a jail. Place itself is awesome with lots of info and daily tours of the prison. Each room tells you a story about the prisoner that stayed in there before and what crime they did. Buffet breakfast and great location in the centre
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    17 Aug 2020
    Location is great.
    Pakistan, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Jul 2020
    I was happy to see that the hostel was open during these weird COVID times. The place was very quiet as 95% of its client base is prevented from coming to Canada. Clean place, very cool layout with sleeping in the cells. Would recommend.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    25 Sep 2020
    Special thanks to Ryan at the reception, for his kindness and help !
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    01 Aug 2020
    Some of the staff were very lazy and apathetic. The showers and bathrooms should receive more attention in regards to cleanliness and features. The hooks in the shower aren't long enough to hold anything, there are none on the bathroom stall doors, and the doors themself don't lock because of the cheap hardware. There was no respect or support from the staff in regards to consideration for an atmosphere of silence during the night. Room doors were difficult to open and loud waking others up.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub