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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights on our Contiki tour (that is, not voluntarily). Really, really good location - we were able to come back and forth to our room a few times during the day to change to go swimming in the lake etc without losing any significant sight-seeing time. However, this is where the positives of this accommodation end.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend one night in the jailhotel. My knowledge of the area is relatively poor, but based on the price I paid and the quality of the service I can imagine everything else in Lucerne is pricey. On the positive side the hotel is central and the rooms have their own shower and toilet. On the down side the beds... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here while on tour with contiki last week and it was not a good experience at all. For starters, the bathroom was full of mold everywhere, and the beds are so uncomfortable. If that wasn't enough, the day we visited was "hot", hot enough that no air ventilated anywhere near the room! One of the worst experiences I've ever... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We slept in the Jail hotel for one night only, room was small but still all we needed. Room, sheets and bathroom was very clean but the hotel should consider to buy thicker sheets or put two sheets on the beds. The breakfast was was good. Wifi did not work at all not even at reception. Staff very helpful and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most disgusting, dirty "hotel" I have ever stayed in. No lift to take bags up to the room. Sheets were filthy, stained and there were at least 4 pubic hairs on them. Doona covers were not on properly and the bit of doona exposed was stained so I pulled the cover back a bit more and there was all... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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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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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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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