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HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

Hostel

75 Nicholas Street, Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

A one-of-a-kind jail hostel located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, steps away from Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Rideau Centro, University of Ottawa, pubs and restaurants. Delicious complimentary breakfast served every morning (bagels, eggs, fresh fruits, coffee, tea, juice and more!). Rated one of the top 10 spookiest buildings around the world by Lonely Planet!

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 83%

Location 93%

Safety 89%

Staff 94%

Value 82%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

1. Prices you see are Hostelling International member ones. If you don’t have a membership card, an additional fee of $5 per night, per person, will be charged upon arrival. 2. The mandatory provincial and federal taxes (13%) 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

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Ottawa?

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A one-of-a-kind jail hostel located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, steps away from Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Rideau Centro, University of Ottawa, pubs and restaurants. Delicious complimentary breakfast served every morning (bagels, eggs, fresh fruits, coffee, tea, juice and more!). Rated one of the top 10 spookiest buildings around the world by Lonely Planet!

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Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Male Dorm

People 4

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Shared Bathroom

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Standard

Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm

People 4

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Shared Bathroom

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Standard

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

People 4

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Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

People 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 8 Bed Female Dorm

People 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 8 Bed Male Dorm

People 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 6 Bed Male Dorm

People 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 6 Bed Female Dorm

People 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Private Rooms

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Standard

Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Deluxe

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

People 1

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

About HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

PLEASE NOTE: Rates quoted are HI member ones and do not include provincial taxes. You're not a member? Don't worry, we still love you! You can purchase a card upon arrival or simply pay an an additional fee of $5 per night, per person.

Here's what you may do while staying with us


:
- Use our free wireless internet to plan, Skype, book, check-in, post or tweet;
- Enjoy our FREE continental breakfast every morning;
- 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;
- Visit death row and the gallows on the 8th floor with Ottawa's Haunted Walks tours.

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). HI is a not-for-profit organization with over 4 000 hostels worldwide and more than 60 across Canada. You’re not a member? You can purchase a card upon arrival or simply pay the additional fee of $5 per night.

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

Location Information

You can visit Parliament Hill, National Gallery of Canada, all embassies, The Rideau Centre, the Byward Market tourist area, National Museum of Nature, Museum of Civilization, the Rideau Canal the National Arts Centre, Ottawa University, Voyageur (Greyhound) bus station, National War Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilzation, the Canadian Postal Museum, the Canadian Children's Museum all located within walking distance of the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.