This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

73 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

You don’t need to commit a crime to go to prison. Just book your room in a real cell block. Although we’ve added comfort, we haven’t touched the most distinctive elements, like the stone walls and iron doors in cells that are over 150 years old.

Every morning, we serve you a free breakfast. We also organize tons of activities, including the prison tour. Our youth hostel is just steps from the Parliament Buildings, the Byward Market, and the Rideau Canal. You may have already heard of us. We were previously called HI Ottawa Jail.

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel Policy and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 15:00 to 01:00 .
Check out from 00:00 to 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax
Breakfast included.

24 hours reception.
No curfew.

Reviews & Ratings

73 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 27, 2023
Amazing clean hostel. Simon gave an excellent tour of the jail. Some witty jokes on the tour too. The kitchen area was well designed for eating and working. The only improvement that I could suggest is to put a charging port/wall charging for the top beds in the 4 bed dorm rooms. Overall, great place, great location and awesome people! keep it up!
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Male, 31-40
Sep 23, 2023
Very nice hostel, would be happy to stay again
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All Male Group, 18-24
Sep 09, 2023
If you are looking for a backpack trip to Ottawa this is a right place to stay. The place has good and unique ambiance, breakfast is also good to start your day.
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi