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HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
A unique accommodation located in Ottawa, Ontario, offering a historic setting where guests can experience staying in a former jail.
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Spending the night in prison doesn’t exactly top out the bucket lists of many travelers (or maybe it does?), but the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
could be an exception. Formerly the Carleton County Gaol from 1862 until it was shut down in 1972, the facilities have since been transformed into a youth city hostel. Old jail cells have been converted into accommodation – cell bars, iron doors, and stone walls still intact. You can also spend some time in the solitary confinement and death row spaces where you will hear ghostly stories about the past.
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Ottawa is a place where old Canadian stereotypes come to life: bilingual, hockey-crazed, bike-friendly, outdoorsy, and home to some of the friendliest locals on the planet. Through its sparkling waterways and canals, Ottawa offers the unique opportunity to experience Canada’s rich history — while also proving itself to be a hip, dynamic city. In recent […]