The central location makes this hostel a perfect base for exploring Canada’s historic capital city and the nearby Great Lakes. The hostel is located in the converted Carleton County Gaol that used to house death-row inmates. Since opening to guests in 1972 there have been reports of ghosts and spooky happenings – zoiks! But don’t worry, there are plenty of good vibes among the community of guests who eat hearty meals together in the old prison chapel. Your room is in the old cell blocks. The hostel have knocked through walls to make the converted jail cells larger and, unlike the unfortunate prisoners, you will enjoy toasty heating and free wifi. There are drinking tours and jolly outdoor pursuits on offer for guests and groups. The hostel bar offers you the chance to get your mug-shot done before dancing the night away with the locals who often come to the weekly parties.