HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

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

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Rating: 76%from 25 reviews

  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 76%Staff
  • 79%Security
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 74%Value for money
  • 72%Facilities
A backpacker favourite, the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is the only hostel in Ottawa with a café/bar, complimentary WiFi, many private rooms w/double beds, a spacious guest kitchen, a 52 inch large screen TV w/satellite, lots of parking spaces and a short walk to all the major downtown attractions!

If you do not hold an HI membership card there will be an additional charge of $5 per person per night.
All prices are subject to local sales tax. The front desk is closed between 2am and 7am
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • NightClub
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Directions
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From the airport: Take bus # 97 to the Rideau Shopping Centre. Get off on the MacKenzie King Bridge, walk east to the stairs. The hostel is located at the bottom of the stairs.

From the train station: Take bus #95 (Baseline) to the Rideau Shopping Centre. Get off on the MacKenzie King Bridge, walk east to the stairs. The hostel is located at the bottom of the stairs.

From the bus station: Take local bus #1 or 7 (Downtown) from the corner of Bank and Catherine St. to Nicholas St.(Rideau Centre). Walk two blocks south. The hostel is on the left.

*We offer parking, however, it is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not accept reservations for parking.

Located Near

Walking distance to grocery, liquor and beer stores as well as Parliment Hill, Museum of Civilization, War Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market, Rideau Canal, Bytown Museum, Museum of Nature and more.

Short drive to RCMP Musical Ride stables, Gatineau Park, Diefenbunker Cold War Museum

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