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HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas Street, Ontario, Ottawa, Canada, Distance from city centre: 1.3km

Rating: 82% from 32 reviews

  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 74%Value for money
  • 73%Facilities

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  • Loved the vibe. Wonderful, curteous staff and the room (4 bed dorm) was spacious and clean. Bed was comfortable. Bathrooms were fine, remembering that this is a hostel, not a hotel. Would certainly stay here again.
  • 100%
  • 11 Sep 2015 Karen Canada
  • It's very special living in jail. But it's not very convenient. Probably because of the structure of the building, the wifi was poor. The breakfast was good ( toast, jelly, butter, juice, milk, cheerios, fruit!!). Every morning there is free tour to explore the jail.
  • 77%
  • 03 Sep 2015 Anonymous China
  • Terrible. Words can't describe how terrible. REALLY dirty, noisy and extremely uncomfortable. They should call it Jail Experience and not a Hostel because it's not suitable. Also, not really frequented by the youth. The speakers inviting you to have breakfast and other activities ruined it even more by making impossible to relax since you already can hear EVERYTHING on the hallways and other cells. Good location but it's definetely not worth it. I hated everything about it.
  • 43%
  • 08 Aug 2015 Patrícia Brazil
  • Maybe better hair dryer can be better, but other things are very good!
  • 89%
  • 01 Aug 2015 Anonymous China
  • It was wonderful, amazing.... My friend and I loved spending one night in Hi - Ottawa Jail. Our "room jail" is so interesting....small but confortable. I reaally appreciate...😃
  • 94%
  • 21 Jul 2015 Maria Aparecida Brazil
  • Cool concept. It's a bit annoying that sounds carry so much (woke me up a few times) but the staff was awesome and it was awesome value. Great location literally steps from the mall.
  • 100%
  • 20 Jul 2015 Douglas Canada
  • That was amazing!! So cool experience!
  • 100%
  • 20 Jul 2015 Pauliina Finland
  • I was bored. The atmosphere killed it for me.
  • 71%
  • 14 Jul 2015 maja
  • Nice location to get to the major sightseeing point. valuable price, friendly staffs, amazing experience to stay in the jail. it's funny though. I really like here!
  • 91%
  • 05 Jul 2015 Anonymous South Korea
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