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Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Overview of Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

2-star property
Ottawa hostel in city centre

7.8/10 Good

515 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N7B9

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa - 3 min drive
  • Byward Market Square - 6 min drive
  • Parliament Hill - 7 min drive
  • Rideau Canal - 7 min drive
  • Carleton University - 6 min drive
  • Casino du Lac Leamy - 13 min drive
  • Nordik Spa-Nature - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 15 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 22 min drive


  • Presse Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Bazille - 3 min walk
  • Smoke's Poutinerie - 3 min walk
  • 3 Brothers Shawarma - 3 min walk
  • The Loft Board Game Lounge - 4 min walk

About this property

Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel

Enjoy your visit to Ottawa with a stay at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 17
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (CAD 12 per day)
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • On-site extended parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged CAD 5 extra per bed and CAD 10 extra per private room, payable to the hostel.


  • Self-parking costs CAD 12 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Jail Hostel
HI Ottawa Jail
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel Ottawa
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
Yes. Self-parking costs CAD 12 per day. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino du Lac Leamy (13-min drive) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (19-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel and nearby?
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Smoke's Poutinerie (3-min walk), 3 Brothers Shawarma (3-min walk) and The Loft Board Game Lounge (4-min walk).
What's the area around Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel like?
Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel is in Downtown Ottawa, a short 2-minute walk from University of Ottawa and 7 minutes' walk from Byward Market Square. Travellers give top marks for the hostel's prime location.







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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

A travel in time fr those who want some adventure
Hadi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Myriam, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

L’expérience de dormir dans une prison est exceptionnelle. Cependant, il y beaucoup de bruit et je n’ai pas dormi de la nuit parce que des gens s’amusaient, fessaient du vacarme, fessaient le sexe bruyamment et d’autres criaient de rage à cause du bruit.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved how unique this place is. Definitely an experience. Was quiet due to COVID and some things that were previously offered are not at this time, but all in all stuff was nice, our room was clean, the bathrooms and showers were clean. We enjoyed our stay.
Samantha, 1-night romance trip
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