Very interesting & fun experience. Great location within easy walking distance to Parliament, museums, shopping, great restaurants. Eerily interesting, it feels like a jail, & the history is rather creepy, but great use for an awesome historic building. Staff was excellent, breakfast good, people from all over the world. I came for one night, stayed for two!
What a wonderful experience! Sleeping in a REAL JAIL for three days was something I won't ever forget! It was so amazing to see how prisoners lived prior to 1970 in the Canadian Penal system. Gosh, there isn't much you can say negativity about this place -- except, perhaps, it would have been nice to have two pillows instead of one -- but it's JAIL, remember!?! :-)
The location was quite central. The people who checked me in were friendly. Wi-fi Worked flawlessy. This is not for everyone. It is a basic dorm room. No parking. No TV, phone, microwave, refrig, hair dryer etc. The mattress was very minimal. They did provide a made bed and towels and soaps. It was fine for me and I slept well however, it was $150 Canadian plus tax for a total of $169.50 cdn for a very plain room.