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75 Nicholas Street, K1N 7B9 Ottawa, Canada
1 April 2016
29 March 2016
눉Room was quite tiny, like a prison cell (pun intended). Biggest problem is the total lack of any noise isolation.
눇Decent breakfast, unique atmosphere
29 March 2016
눉You really experience everything about being on "jail". I guess I didn't think about it before, but this means that beds are not too comfortable, that you can hear anything that happens on the hallway or other rooms: if someone is whispering, you will hear it, if someone uses the washroom you will hear that as well... This was a good idea when jail was operating as the guards could hear every little details about the prisoners, but not now if you want to have some rest! However, I know this hostel also has regular rooms that they looked pretty good. I didn't try them so I can only give my opinion about the cell rooms. Also breakfast was very basic: bagels and bread, with butter, jam, peanut butter or cream cheese, 3 types of fruits (orange, melon and something else), cereals, and boiled eggs. To drink: milk, coffee, tea, orange juice or apple juice. For me it was enough, but some people really missed having some sausages, fried eggs, yogurt, or muffins for example.
눇The experience of sleeping in an old "jail" was pretty cool, as well as the location. Staff was very nice and friendly. Tour was also very interesting, knowing a bit more about the history of the jail.
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