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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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