Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Ottawa Jail Hostel

Sleep in a jail cell in what was once Canada's nastiest prison. Still has its gallows. The most haunted building in Ottawa, supposedly. Tours daily, but spend the night; has over 100 beds, and a bar!
Address:
75 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON, Canada
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Daily (Call to verify)
Phone:
613-235-2595
Admission:
Free to visit, but pay to sleep over.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Ottawa Jail Hostel

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Creepy Giant SpiderCreepy Giant Spider, Ottawa, ON, Canada - < 1 mi.
Hitler's CarHitler's Car, Ottawa, ON, Canada - 1 mi.
The Diefenbunker: Survival Hole for Canada's EliteThe Diefenbunker: Survival Hole for Canada's Elite, Carp, ON, Canada - 18 mi.
In the region:
Tiny Church with Indian Statue, Wellesley Island, NY - 76 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 20, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Ontario Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Dinosaur Museum: Art and Feathers, Blanding, Utah (Sep 17-23, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Ottawa, Ontario

Nightly rates found:

Find Hotels Near:

Book Online Now