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Jailhotel Loewengraben

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Ranked #53 of 61 hotels in Lucerne
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Muskegon County, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's was a great time. 1st we had a room with a bad odor. We couldn't stomach it. We went down and explained and they gave us a new room. Yes, it's a jail, yes it was tiny. But, it was clean. We had a bunk bed room for three. So really no room. But, we invited our other friends... More

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

GOOD: - fantastic location to explore Old Town on foot and for short stays - about 10-minute walk to train station and boat ticketing window - the room was clean (stayed in a 2-bed room with a bath cubicle, #201) and didn't experience bugs or any other creatures. - stayed alone in a 2-bed room so I had more space... More

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Manila, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

As the name itself, it a hotel that looks like a jail. But don't worry, it is worth the experience. We came from Munich using our Day 1 Eurail pass. The Luzern train station is just one bus station ride or you can walk if you don't carry heavy luggage. Our mistake is that we took a taxi for 20... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This hotel was a little creepy for me, small room, two small beds and the bathroom, which was built in after and looks like a shack had a stand up shower. The rooms have "codes" that you punch in to get in, heavy doors, dark long empty hallways...just very eerie. The mattresses were thin foamy ones, and there were bugs... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

hahaha..just another different experience here.the interior really like in prison but better.you felt like you sleep inside the prison and museum.for solo traveller and want a private room,you must sleep in here because of the price.i got 60 chf per night,10 chf better than in internet if you just come to the hotel.the breakfast is enough.

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Paterson, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I booked a trip with Contiki Tours and read that I will be staying in a Jail Hotel in Switzerland and thought "That will be fun!" Well, a few weeks before my trip I decided to look up the Jail Hotel on TripAdvisor. It was not what I wanted to be reading. Fast foeward to July 23, 2013 (I know... More

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My mother and I stayed at the Jailhotel while on a rail trip around Europe last year. Initially when we booked this hostel we thought it could be quite a fun little novelty and, as we were only in Lucerne for 2 nights, just wanted to give it a go. When we arrived and were shown to our room we... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I’m shocked to say that the Jailhotel Loewengraben was actually a decent hotel! Compared to our 3 previous stops in Italy (feel free to check out my other reviews), this was almost a 5* experience! The rooms were what we expected – a standard cot. Other than that, I couldn’t really complain. Not the most comfortable ‘bed’, but we slept... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Visited this hotel whilst on a contiki tour. The hallways and rooms are trivial at first, the excitement last for about 10-15 minutes. Then the reality kicks in. There are only stairs, so hope that you're not put on the 3rd floor. The rooms are tiny and yes, they still look like jail cells which can be creepy at times.... More

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Also Known As:
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel
Jailhotel Loewengraben Lucerne
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel Lucerne
Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Lucerne
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Ranked #53 of 61 hotels in Lucerne
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Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2*
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