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HI - Ottawa Jail

Ottawa Jail Hostel offers a unique blend of shared and private jail cells as well as traditional shared and private hostel style rooms.

87 %

  • Dorm
    From €19.54
  • Private
    From €23.58
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What travellers think

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Hostel rating (27)

87 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 97%
Security 89%
Service 87%
Comfort 77%

Green rating



We really recommend the Jail-Tour!!! It's just fun and all of the staff members were soooo friendly!


Avatar for Selina


Mon 23 Nov 2015

Unique experience staying in a jail cell. Hostel was located in city...walking distance to many of the city attractions and services. I would recommend this hostel to anyone with a sense of adventure. Staff was very helpful and informative.


Avatar for walter


Fri 16 Oct 2015

Edifício emblemático digno de visita :) visita guiada a antiga cadeia tem historias interessantes para serem ouvidas Staff super simpático e disponível para ajudar! Bom pequeno almoço. Bem localizado.


Avatar for Rita Gil

Rita Gil,

Sat 10 Oct 2015

It was really nice to stay in the HI Jail Hostel. I did always felt save and didn't worried about leaving my luggage. For valuables you can use a locker. Just the feeling to stay in a old jail was really cool. What could you do better?! There is nothing, except that it would be amazing if you get the free-nights in one of the cells for prisoners back. Maybe with a special contract. If there is a chance, please let me know -!!!-


Avatar for Luca


Sun 04 Oct 2015

The jail cell experience was fantastic so glad I got the chance to do it. Probably the most comfortable nights sleep I've had in months. The jail tour was brilliant should be mandatory for all guests :) could improve the bar situation multiple times it should've been open but the barman didn't turn up, I think that's poor hen you advertise an insure bar and it really stopped a lot of socialising opportunities in the hostel. Top marks for the breakfast superb!!


Avatar for Natalie


Sun 27 Sep 2015