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|Distance to city center||0.7 mi|
|"Very friendly staff as well"||(in 245 reviews)|
|"The free breakfast was really delicious."||(in 235 reviews)|
|"Value for money, friendly, interesting history."||(in 38 reviews)|
|"I had the private jail cell."||(in 15 reviews)|
|"Almost felt like being in jail."||(in 93 reviews)|
|"The doors are not"||(in 9 reviews)|
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I liked my stay this time. Nothing else to add to it.
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Very well located, amazing environment and great employees.
We enjoyed the tour... breakfast was good (with reusable dishes/silver- not paper products)...0verall met expectations
Too hot.... would have liked heat reduced
The breakfast was awesome. Had fruits, bread and jam with coffee/ Orange Juice. Secondly I liked the fact that staff was amazing, they went out of the way to ensure comfort and was extremely cooperative (specially the Tour Guide girl and Receptionist). They helped me to keep my luggage in a secured location despite I checked out and let me charge my power bank at the reception. Lastly the amazing part was the Jail tour. It was awesome to learn there is so much history behind the jail and the tour guide was really well informative and helped us paint really good picture (dark past) about the jail.
The entrance to the hostel was bit misguiding and was confusing a lot of guest who were coming for the first time as the back door says entrance but actually it was the main gate. Hope if the hostel could put a clear entrance sign.
Ottowa Jail Hostel is a great experience. We have a 2 bedroom "Cell". It was clean and good, spacious we could not call it but that you know if you book this "Special" hostel. The staff was very friendly and even the breakfast (although limited) is rather good. If you want to have special experience in Ottowa, you can book this Hostel (former jail)
- nothing specific - slightly noisy but that's normal seen it's a "Cell"
With a stay at HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Ottawa, within a 5-minute walk of Rideau Centre and Shaw Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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