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Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel
2 stars

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Ottawa, Canada
See location+1 613 235 2595

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based on 1880 reviews
1,880 reviews

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About Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The HI – Ottawa Jail Hostel is located in a restored jailhouse adjacent to the Ottawa Convention Center and Rideau Center Mall. Both Chateau Des Charmes Wines and the University of Ottawa are within two miles, while Casino du Lac Leamy is a 10-minute drive away. This budget hotel has multilingual staff and is seven miles from Ottawa International Airport. The hotel has 29 non-smoking guest rooms, paid parking on-site, and baggage storage.

This hotel has amenities that include a laundry room, a backyard, and lockers for guests to make use of. Guests staying at the establishment have linens included and can use the television room and library inside the hostel. The rooms include eight-bed rooms, six-bed rooms, four-bed rooms, and private rooms. There is free wireless Internet in every room, a complimentary breakfast, and free earplugs for a good night’s sleep. Many of the private rooms include an ensuite bathroom and reading light.

There are many different restaurants in the area of the hotel, with the Albion Rooms a few steps away for a Canadian gastropub experience. Norca Restaurant & Bar, Big Smoke Burger, the Loft Board Game Lounge, Kothu Rotti, and 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine are also within quick walking distance.

Many attractions are also in the area like Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa Art Gallery, Tin House, Rideau Center, and Shaw Center. The National War Memorial is a seven-minute walk from the hotel.

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Amenities at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • ATM on-site
  • Babysitting or child care
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Dustbins


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key access

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Lockers
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden


  • Reading light
  • Cleaning products
  • Socket near the bed

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle hire
  • Board games/puzzles

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Laundry facilities


  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care

Reviews of Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

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10.0 Wonderful
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Very interesting & fun experience. Great location within easy walking distance to Parliament, museums, shopping, great restaurants. Eerily interesting, it feels like a jail, & the history is rather creepy, but great use for an awesome historic building. Staff was excellent, breakfast good, people from all over the world. I came for one night, stayed for two!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:What a wonderful experience! Sleeping in a REAL JAIL for three days was something I won't ever forget! It was so amazing to see how prisoners lived prior to 1970 in the Canadian Penal system.
Cons:Gosh, there isn't much you can say negativity about this place -- except, perhaps, it would have been nice to have two pillows instead of one -- but it's JAIL, remember!?! :-)


75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON

What's nearby

  • Shaw Centre240 yd
  • University of Ottawa0.3 mi
  • National War Memorial0.3 mi
  • Bytown Museum0.4 mi
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica0.5 mi
  • Parliament Hill0.5 mi
  • Peace Tower0.5 mi
  • Laurier House0.6 mi
  • National Gallery of Canada0.6 mi
  • Royal Canadian Mint0.7 mi
  • Supreme Court of Canada0.8 mi
  • Canadian Museum of Nature0.8 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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Top tips for your stay at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in May and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel, plan to stay on a Friday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £34, while the most expensive was £34.
  • How long should you stay at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • Where is Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel located?

    Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel is located at 75 Nicholas Street in Sandy Hill, 0.7 miles from the centre of Ottawa. Shaw Centre is the closest landmark to Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel.

  • Does Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel from the airport?

    Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel is 6.7 miles from Ottawa. Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel is 52.2 miles from Ogdensburg.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel hotel deals?

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Distance to city centre

0.7 mi

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

7.1 mi