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Hostel The Jailhotel - Lucerne

2 star Hostel Lucerne

Lowengraben 18 - Lucerne

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from CHF 119 .99
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Welcome to Jailhotel, a 2 star hostel in Lucerne, Switzerland, lodged in an historic building of 1800, used as a prison until autumn 1998 and located only 10 minutes walk from the train station and the main tourist attractions such as the Kapellbrücke, the Bucherer Watch Shop and the Spielcasino. The property was renovated in 2009.

Where prisoners attempted to escape for more than 135 years, today tourists and residents of Lucerne enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Jailhotel's interiors and the Alcatraz-Bar. Experience the real jail lifestyle choosing one of the rooms or suites at the Jailhotel. Guests will also have free entrance to the hotel night club. Bowling, tennis, a casino, shopping, and the train station can all be found nearby. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.5 Fair
Based on 16 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The prison cells are almost unchanged: narrow beds, no bedside light but a raw lig...

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Breakfast at Hostel The Jailhotel

A continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Hostel Facilities at The Jailhotel

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • Night club

Know before you go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


There is a nightclub in the hotel. Noise disturbance may occur. Each Saturday there is a overnight party that lasts until 8 AM Sunday morning.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: CHF 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CHF 15 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.00 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hostel The Jailhotel is also known as

Jailhotel Loewengraben
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel
Jailhotel Loewengraben Lucerne
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel Lucerne

7.3

Clean

7.6

Location

5.1

Quiet

5.1

Spacious

6.1

Service

The Jailhotel Hostel reviews

0.1
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Thank you so nuch, but we'll never choose you ah and the WIFI didn't worke

3.8
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

It is a huge problem that there is a loud club in the hotel on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, making it very difficult to sleep before about 3 a.m.

7.8 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

The theme of the hotel is an old jail - so the room facilities are basic like a jail would be - no TV, no telephone, no internet just beds, bathroom and a chair. I was warned that there may be some noise until 4am from the club downstairs but I heard nothing - you can close the windows by standing on the bed ends and stretching through the bars. Also be aware that there is no elevator so you have to carry your bags up the stairs.

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Greece

An inexpensive (but in some figures "cheap") hotel in an expensive city. Central location. Rooms need painting, walls were dirty. Could hear the people in next room, even if they were whispering!

6.9 Fair
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Argentina

very nice experience in Lucerna.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

Excellent service and location. Very competitive price in an expensive city.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Room was fine. Location good, in old area, just 10 minute walk to train station at river. Nightclub next door can be noisy unless room is on back side.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

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8.3 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

2.7
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

6.6 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 56-room The Jailhotel. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and complimentary toiletries. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Hairdryer on request

How to reach The Jailhotel Hostel

By airplane
From Zürich Airport, drive in direction of highway A2/E35 towards Luzern and take the exit Luzern Zentrum. Follow the indications to Bahnhof, See. Once arrived at Lucerne train station, turn right over the bridge and proceed until Schwanenplatz. Go on Grendelstrasse, cross Falkenplatz, take the street on the right and you are already at Löwengraben. Follow the street and you will find the Jailhotel.

Distances from Hostel The Jailhotel

Lucerne Town Hall - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Rosengart Collection - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Mill Bridge - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Jesuit Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Saint Peters Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chapel Bridge - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museggmauer - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Lucerne Arts Museum - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Lucerne Congress and Events Centre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Loewenplatz - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bourbaki Panorama - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Hofkirche - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Glacier Garden - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Lion Monument - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Lake Side Promenade - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
The preferred airport for The Jailhotel is Zurich (ZRH) - 48.5 km / 30.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.