Ottawa International Hostel

75 Nicholas St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B9, Canada

In the former Carleton County Jail, this hostel is certainly the most unique place to stay in Ottawa. You can opt for a bunk behind bars in one of the old prison cells, a bunk in a dorm-style room with a window, or pay a little more for a room of your own. Private rooms on the upper floors have hardwood floors; the nicest are on the ninth floor. The only private bathroom is in the Warden's Apartment, two rooms with a kitchenette suitable for a family. Daily tours visit the original jail cells, death row, and the gallows, the 1869 site of Canada's last public hanging. Try your hand at the interactive exhibits about the history of crime and punishment.

PROS

  • Good location
  • historic building
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • Noisy at times
  • tiny guest rooms
  • lots of stairs to climb

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Central

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 613-235–2595

HOTEL DETAILS

125 beds
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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