HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Ottawa

Ottawa, with tulips

A travel blog entry by kate99 on May 21, 2014

1 comment, 15 photos

I like Ottawa. It's quirky. It doesn't have the European charm of Quebec City but nor does it have the high rise city feel of Montréal. I realise it was probably because she was fed up of all the bickering between Montréal and Toronto but I think Queen Victoria made a good choice when she picked Ottawa to be the capital of Canada. Ottawa seems to …

Sunny Ottawa

A travel blog entry by hjgm on May 11, 2014

5 photos

I have just finished two glorious days in Ottawa. I finally got to wear shorts! I even got sunburnt slightly on the Saturday as I lined up for two hours to go see Parliament.

I have to take a moment to comment on visiting Parliament. It was thoroughly interesting. I went up the peace tower where you are afforded 360° views of Ottawa. In …

We're In the Jail House Now

A travel blog entry by mattieandsusie on Mar 03, 2014

7 photos

After a week of relative luxury on PEI we decided we were ready to plunge back into hostel living in Ottawa. The biggest hostel in Ottawa, however, is the jail.
We therefore found ourselves locked up in a six bed 'cell' no bigger than our bedroom at home for two nights.
As a working jail this place doesn't sound like it was much fun - …

Banged up abroad!

A travel blog entry by smilerontour on Oct 13, 2013

5 comments, 9 photos

A relatively short coach journey from Montreal (short by Canadian standards - this country is over 5000km wide afterall!) lies Ottawa (A-doh-wa as the Canadians say!), and on pulling into the City there was already a stark contrast to Montreal (Mon-ray-al as the French-speakers pronounce it!). Whereas with Montreal it was necessary to go off in …

Our Nation's Capital

A travel blog entry by lauratravelz on Sep 23, 2013

54 photos

Having almost certainly probably decided to suddenly change my whole plans and come back to Australia, I quit my job in order to make the most of my time left and booked three bursts of travel – Ottawa and Montreal, New York, and Chicago – so that each time I would be back in Toronto for the weekend to recuperate. I have certainly been …

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This hostel, located in the Sandy Hill - Ottawa East - University of Ottawa Campus area of Ottawa, is near ByWard Market, Holtz Spa, Canadian Children's Museum, and Rideau Centre.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHI Ottawa Jail Hostel

    Reviewed by smilerontour

    A must do experience but maybe for one night!

    Reviewed Oct 12, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Weston-super-Mare , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    What an incredible place! When this 150 year old jail was closed Hostelling International snapped it uo and converted it into a unique hostel experience. Original ceills were 3' x 8' spaces large enough to contain only a bed. HI have kept some of these as well as knocking multiple cells into larger dorms.

    For the experience I would recommend one night - but after one night I moved to one of their hotel-style rooms to get a little more peace (cells with bar gates are noisy and light).

    The hostels I'm prime position in this beautiful city - a very short walk indeed to the Parliament buildings, museums and a fantastic market.

    A single cell hostel bed!
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    Reviewed by samp09

    Top notch!

    Reviewed Jun 27, 2013
    by (1 review) Sudbury , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The hostel was superb with everything a traveler would need available!

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    Reviewed by kalpesh_gohil

    Hmmm

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2012
    by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Bar was closed everyday I was there, no activities were run even though advertisied and jail novelty wears of very quickly.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by leafytree

    a great place, that fun forgot.

    Reviewed Jul 22, 2011
    by (2 reviews) Murwillumbah , Australia Flag of Australia

    this is a great facility if your using it just in terms of budget travel. it has a resonable price, the rooms and bathrooms are always clean and the staff are polite and helpfull.
    but despite being a hostel it does have the hostel enviroment, ive stayed here twice and would be lucky to have seen 5 people in all my time in the building other than staff. But in ottawa, its the only choice. which is lfitting when you consider its the town fun forgot.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jf.ferland

    Très bien

    Reviewed May 28, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Propre, Pratique et une très belle ambiance!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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