Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Ottawa Jail Hostel

Sleep in a jail cell in the former Carleton County Gaol, Canada's nastiest prison. Still has its gallows. The most haunted building in Ottawa, which was once considered North America's most dangerous town. Tours daily, but spend the night; the hostel has over 100 beds, and a bar!
75 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON, Canada
Downtown. On the east side of Nicholas St. between Daily Ave. and the Mackenzie King Bridge. Next to an art gallery and across the street from a Sears.
Daily (Call to verify)
Free to visit, but pay to sleep over.
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2-bed cell.

Ottawa Jail Hostel

Had a lot of fun staying the night in the Ottawa Jail Hostel. Super comfy beds. Even if you stay in the old jail cell themselves. Watch our [You Tube] episode on "Exploring The Obscure."

[Exploring The Obscure, 01/03/2015]

The jail, converted to a hostel, can accommodate over 100 overnight inmates. And there's a bar, named "Mug Shots." The 1-bed cells would be a challenge for the claustrophobic.

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