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The Jailhotel Hotel

Lwengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland

Welcome to the Jailhotel Löwengraben – the first Jailhotel in Switzerland ! Read more

72% Overall Rating 38 out of 56 customers would recommend this property based on 56 reviews

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 67%

Facilities 57%

Location 90%

Safety 75%

Staff 73%

Value 69%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly"

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lucerne?

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Welcome to the Jailhotel Löwengraben – the first Jailhotel in Switzerland ! Read more

Private Rooms

Standard Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Superior Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

About The Jailhotel

The prison was built in 1862 and used as until autumn 1998. Where prisoners attempted to escape for more than 135 years, today, tourists and residents enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Jail hotel.
During the weekend, there might be some musical noise from the Club "Jailhouse Lucerne", which is in the same building.

All the rooms are equipped with toilet, washbasin and shower.

All the rooms are Non-Smoking.
There is no Elevator and no TV or Phones in the rooms - we like to keep the atmosphere original!

Would you like to know more about life behind bars? We recommend a stay in our "unplugged-cells". Renovated in cooperation with the local memorial board, these rooms are as close you can get to the original cells. Each room has its own private shower across the hallway.

In December 2014 the Lion Club was opened. The Club is located in the same building as the Jailhotel. The opening times are from 11 p.m. till 4 a.m. on the weekends. Hotel guests enjoy free entrance.

Information:
- the hotel is open 24 hours
- breakfast is served from 7.00 till 10.00 am (weekend from 7.00 till 11.00 am) not included
-breakfast cost 10.00 CHF
- Parking: public parking station „Altstadt“ (only 5 minutes walking distance)
- pet cost 15 CHF per pet/night

But watch out! The Jailhotel is the first prison in Switzerland you'll never want to leave. May we lock you up?

Accommodation Information

Choose the standard of accommodation to meet your budget. We have simple "Unplugged" Rooms, the budget rooms, renovated in cooperation with the local memorial board these rooms are as close as you can get to the original cells. Each room has its own shower, or nice decorated theme rooms for example the former Director's Office or the former Library. All the rooms are equipped with toilet, washbasin and shower.

Location Information

The Jailhotel is located right in the heart of the historical old town of Lucerne, only 5 - 10 minutes walking distance to the railway station and the top tourist attractions such as the Kapellbrücke and the Lion Monument.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.