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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m sure most Americans think of Canadians as kinder, gentler versions of themselves. If you asked a typical American what they thought prisons in Canada were like, he’d probably think they were something like the relaxed prisons of Scandinavia or Germany, where inmates are positively...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with friends on 18 May. At first I was a little skeptical, but after I got there and explored the hostel I quickly realized it was very well run. Small breakfast is included and it is a clean environment. There are many rooms to...More

1  Thank Erin H
Reviewed 4 April 2018

What a fun place to visit. The hostel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The staff was friendly and easy to deal with. The beds were comfortable and it gives you a small idea of what being in a real cell would...More

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Response from traveller315, General Manager at HI Ottawa Jail HostelResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for the nice comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Definitely the strangest place we've stayed lately, in a good way. The hostel is well-located on the edge of the city centre, close to bus routes and easily walkable into the heart of the city. We arrived in the middle of the night from the...More

1  Thank TalbotTravellers
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I'm here now.. I'm alone in my single cell.. very little bed in a real ex prison.. I don't know if in this night ill have a good night. The place is amazing.. the best 5 visit in my life. Very clean and gentle guys.....More

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Fran_dany_2014
31 July 2017|
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Response from Elie V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are in the same room, but separate cubicles, with curtains or doors... even if you like your privacy, you should be fine I think.
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1 July 2016|
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Yes. Had no problem parking at the hostel. But the parking área os not that big, Maybe no more than 20 cars or so.
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Lara H
6 May 2016|
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"You might need earplugs."
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"Maybe pick one with less people but it's probably a smaller room and just as cramped."
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"If you want space, get a double cell"
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"Payer plus pour experience en cellule."
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