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Ever spent a night in jail?

This hostel is inside a 150-year-old former jail, and some say it's haunted.
Hunker down among stone walls and iron doors, or even sleep in your own solitary confinement cell.
You're free to leave when you want, and the Parliament Buildings, Byward Market and National Gallery of Canada are all within walking distance.


  • Sleep in a real solitary confinement cell
  • Visit death row on a free daily jail tour
  • Walk to Parliament & the Byward Market

Property Name: HI Ottawa Jail Hostel

Address 1: 75 Nicholas Street

City : Ottawa - Ontario

Postal Code : K1N 7B9

Phone: (613) 235-2595


  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking $$
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Free Breakfast
  • Complimentary Jail Tours
  • TV Room (Netflix)
  • 24 Hour Reception

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This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 3:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies :
  • Flexible cancellation - If cancelled up to 11:59pm before your day of arrival, no fees will be charged.
  • Terms and Conditions

  • Vaccination proof - To ensure the safety and health of all our travellers, access to the hostel and its common areas requires double vaccination proof.
  • Stay safe - In response to the coronavirus (Covid-19), enhanced safety measures are in effect.
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  • No fees, no deposits - We don’t add any sneaky booking fees and we don’t ask for a deposit. 
  • Credit Card - The credit card used at the time of booking must be presented by the cardholder upon check-in.
  • Government-issued ID - Must be presented at check-in for each guest (Ontario health cards, birth certificates, or student card not accepted).

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