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3.8 / 5Good
486 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Services

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rideau Centre
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Shaw Centre
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Arts Centre
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.)
    19 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-866-500-4938
  • Room, 1 Single Bed (Authentic Jail Cell (3x9) Shared Bath)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Men only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bed Men only, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Twin Room (Twin Cell,1 Bunk Bed,Shared Bathroom)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room (Dbl Jail Cell, 1 Dbl Bed, Shared Bath)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room (Dbl Room, 1 Dble Bed, Shared Bath)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed (with Kitchenette OR Bathroom)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 4 Bedroom Women only, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • 1 Bed - Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Jail Cell Women only, Shared Bathroom (Jail Cell)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Historic Double Jail Cell, 1 Double Bed (Showers located on floor above)

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Ottawa

Located in Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood, HI Ottawa Jail Hostel is in the city centre. National Arts Centre and National Gallery of Canada are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Rideau Centre and Byward Market Square. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at TD Place Stadium or Gatineau Sports Centre.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rideau Centre - 3 min walk
  • Shaw Centre - 4 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 7 min walk
  • National Arts Centre - 7 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa Station - 7 min drive
  • Carling Station - 10 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 19 min drive

About this property

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

Ottawa hostel in Sandy Hill, walk to Byward Market Square
Self parking, concierge services and dry cleaning are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel offers 30 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Self parking: CAD 12 per day
Extended parking

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast

Things to do

Bike hire

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Free newspapers in reception
No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
French
Spanish

Business services

Computer station

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Picnic area
Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking

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Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning

Bathroom

Shared bathroom
Shower

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 17

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged $5.00 CAD extra per bed and $10.00 CAD extra per private room, payable to the hostel. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
All guests with reservations made after January 24th, 2018 are entitled to a 10% discount upon presentation of their Hostelling International Membership Card. Please note that any reservations made before January 24th, 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. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: CAD 12 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Property is also known as

  • HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
  • Jail Hostel
  • HI Ottawa Jail
5 - Excellent
139
4 - Good
203
3 - Okay
89
2 - Mediocre
36
1 - Poor
19
3.9
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
3.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A unique historic site. Nice place to stay for something different.

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Great value with an unique experience! I would go there again.

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Amazing hostel in ottawa with an interesting history in the middle of downton. Every is close

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Interesting place, nice staff, fairly clean, the radiator was really loud

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

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