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HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

Located in the former Carleton County Gaol, the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is steeped in history. Opened as a hostel in 1973, this building has become an international hub for backpackers and travellers to the nation’s capital for over 45 years.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

75 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-235-2595


Year built: 1862
Building type: Commercial, Courthouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel 75 Nicholas Street