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Jailhotel Loewengraben

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked here for one night of a weekend trip (2 nights booked in a different hotel) The reason for booking was the jail factor which I thought would be interesting. I knew it meant a small room and was fairly basic. However I should have done my research. I did not know it had a nightclub underneath which apparently... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I stayed here with top deck- and I really did not like it Wasn't so much the novelty of it - more the bathroom water everywhere, did not get a good shower that night Beds are average- guess they are really replicating the jail theme All and all unless you need really cheap accomodation and don't mind the creepy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked for one night only, thankfully. Terrible check-in process- didn't even have our reservation, then made us come back at 3pm, to be told the room was still being cleaned. We waited about another half an hour and had wet floor. Clean? No. The bed had hairs and dust on it as well as the bed frame covered in dust... More

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Launceston, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed at this ho, I can't call it a hotel as it was far from it! We stayed at this location as part of a tour group. The room consisted of a bed and a sink, then a cubicle with the shower in it. The pillows were all stained yellow, with one pillow all torn. The bathroom towels had... More

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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

So prior to staying here with my tour group, I read the reviews and was absolutely dreading it. I've stayed in some pretty gross hotels before especially in Italy but this place takes the cake. I don't understand how it can be called a hotel and not a hostel when the rooms are literally cement boxes with a single naked... More

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you're looking for a ghost encounter, you've come to the right place. Unfortunately for me, I was NOT; nor was half of my tour group. However, one poor woman was pushed out of her bed and felt like she was being smothered by a pillow. Another was freezing cold the entire night while her roommate had her feet grabbed.... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I stayed at this hotel/old jail as part of a Contiki trip and had read bad reviews about this hotel, but I liked it. It was clean and a little freaky in the beginning but it was cool to stay in an old jail. The breakfast wasn't great; just cereal and toast. Free wifi in the lobby. The location is... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband stayed here on a tour of Europe, where our hotels were all prebooked for us. If I had an option to sleep elsewhere, I might have chosen to pay the extra to do so. This used to be a jail, so the excitement of that concept is kind of fun to start off; however, that excitement leaves after... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's a former jail, room's are ok, but I felt a little claustrophobic - probably more-so because of the psychology of thinking it was a former jail and wondered went on there. I double-checked the outside heavy bolts on the door and they were all welded in place, so no chance of someone locking you in your room (paranoid!) Probably... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hotel is really a win-win or win-lose hotel depending on the person staying. Got to stay in this hotel with my twin sister during our Contiki tour. Although it's frightening considering the horrors that probably happened here in the last, the place was pretty much an okay place really

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Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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