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Jailhotel Loewengraben

Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes it was tiny, yes it was astere, but what would you expect from a jail? We were amused in the setting, interested to learn more about the history of the place, and delighted to see a young diverse crowd of folk in the streets surrounding the hotel. We were weary travelers who welcomed the sleep and were not bothered... More 

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So. Haven MI
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with a tour group-I don't know what word to describe this hotel other than horrendous. It was a jail and while some may say it was an "experience"-it was not a good experience for us. There are no lifts and the first floor is actually the 2nd-so lots of steps. It is jail doors to get in... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed while with Contiki. The rooms are tiny and had a bunk bed. You could pull down the mattress to make one of the beds a double and that's how we slept. The blankets were to large to fit both on the bed but to small to only use one. The bathroom is walled with glass and the door... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I honestly don't know why someone would go out of their way to stay here. Had the displeasure of having to staying here with my contiki group.. It was dirty. Pube hairs, bugs, ripped sheets, stains on the beds. Left and paid for my own accommodations. Horrified and don't ever recommend it. Even if it's for the 'experience'.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed at this hotel as part of a contiki tour through Europe. It was a group of 50+ of us, so we got to see many of the different room types. I happened to be given one of the quad share rooms, which was literally two single sized bunk beds, a portable toilet that was clearly added after, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a contiki tour, not the best place I've stayed. The wifi only worked in the reception so everyone would crowd around and then it was ridiculously slow.. The room seemed uncleaned and the sheets felt dirty. My pillow smelt like sweat.. The food provided by the staff was average, chicken and rice.. Only good aspect... More 

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Del Mar, California
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Reasonable price, clean room with unique combo lock opening so the Jail feeling was truly the drivibg factor in this property. Stayed with a friend while on tour. I would recommend as novelty for younger tourists looking for an inexpensive unique one night stay in a clean jail.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

First off, don't bring heavy luggage because you'll have a tough time lugging it up several stories of stairs. I was on the 3rd floor, each floor has 2 flights of stairs that contain at least 15 steps each flight. WiFi is iffy, sometimes it works sometimes it's nonexistent. It was extremely cold and there weren't any pillows. The rooms... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed 1 night to have the experience of sleep in an antique jail; the hotel presserv all the atmosphere of the jail, and is really great and fun, even a creapy lights when you walk throug the hotel. We read at the comments about the noise of the street at night and was true, we stayed at friday night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed on a Friday night on the second floor. Great fun, very unique and interesting. Clean, mattresses were very comfortable and shower was great. Room was a nice temperature too. A great fun experience for our first night here. The Soul Chicken place was great across the road too. Really funny to see some of the other reviews (too... More 

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