Jailhotel - Lucerne

ex. Erlebnishotel Jailhotel

Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004  show map
 2 stars
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Jailhotel - Lucerne

Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Breakfast

Paid breakfast

Wheelchair access

Overview

Offering non-smoking rooms, the attractive Jailhotel is located only 2.4 km from Verkehrshaus der Schweiz . Since 1800, it has been hosting guests in the center of Lucerne.

The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of The Rosengart Collection. The property is set within 1 km distance from Lucerne city center.

There is Lucerne train station nearby. 50 minutes' drive from Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

Jailhotel offers 56 rooms fitted with free wireless internet, a work desk, a telephone, TV and a rollaway bed for a comfortable stay in Lucerne. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of Asian dishes is served at the lobby restaurant. Guests can unwind in the Trendy bar with a favourite drink. The property is located near a bus stop, just about 50 meters from Soul Chicken and Fondue House serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

The hotel offers 24-hour reception and tour/ticket assistance together with a safe deposit box and a baggage storage for guests' comfort.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a nightclub and a picnic area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   56.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Television

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

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City Center
  • Lucerne
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Lucerne Station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Soul Chicken (cuisine: European)
    100 ft
  • La Fenice (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    56

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Jailhotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galerie 641.7 mi
  • Berg Pilatus1.9 mi

Popular areas

  • Grand Casino Lucerne3000 ft
  • City Center3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Kapellbrücke700 ft
  • Gemeindeverwaltung1.7 mi
  • Stiftung Kunstkeller Kriens1.7 mi

Train stations

Convention centers

  • KKL Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne2000 ft
  • Messe Luzern1.7 mi

Shopping areas

  • Hertenstein street1000 ft

Amusement

  • Bowling-Center Littau-Luzern1.7 mi
  • Scala Kino1.7 mi
  • Bowling Universum 2 GmbH2.0 mi
  • Kino Broadway2.0 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Musegg Wall400 ft
  • Spreuer Bridge700 ft
  • Franciscan Church 700 ft
  • Chapel Bridge700 ft
  • Jesuit Church700 ft
  • Château Gütsch2000 ft
  • Lion Monument2300 ft

Museums

  • Rosengart Collection Lucerne 1400 ft
  • Glacier Garden Lucerne2700 ft
  • Swiss Museum of Transport1.4 mi
  • Museum im Bellpark1.6 mi

Marina

  • Lake Luzern1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Richard Wagner Museum1.4 mi
    Richard Wagner Weg 27, Lucerne
  • Glasi Hergiswil4.9 mi
    Seestrasse 12, Hergiswil
  • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz 1.5 mi
    Lidostrasse, 5, Lucerne

Near the hotel

  • Chapel Bridge 1000 ft
    City Center, Lucerne
  • Natur-Museum Luzern1000 ft
    Kasernenplatz 6, Lucerne
  • Mt. Rigi1500 ft
    LucerneSwitzerland
  • Lucerne Concert Hall1700 ft
    Hirschmattstrasse 13, Lucerne
  • Historisches Museum Luzern900 ft
    Pfistergasse 24, Lucerne
  • Lake Luzern1300 ft
    LucerneSwitzerland
  • The Rosengart Collection1500 ft
    Pilatusstrasse 10, Lucerne

Restaurants nearby

  • Soul Chicken100 ft

    Address: Lowengraben, 6004 Luzern
    Phone: 079 537 24 82

    63% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Cuisine: European

  • Restaurant Rathaus Brauerei Luzern600 ft

    Address: Unter der Egg 2
    Phone: +41 41 410 52 57

    56% likes this, based on 184 reviews
    Price Range: USD 13 - USD 93

  • Chimney's Steakhouse400 ft

    Address: Hirschenplatz 2

  • La Fenice300 ft

    Address: Rossligasse 2 6004

    65% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Martini Stube300 ft

    Address: am Hirschenplatz

    50% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Cuisine: Swiss

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    56

Hotel Awards

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  • Hergiswil hotels - 7 km
  • Kastanienbaum hotels - 5 km
  • Rothenburg hotels - 6 km
  • Merlischachen hotels - 7 km
  • Emmenbrucke hotels - 4 km
  • Kriens hotels - 3 km
  • Kehrsiten, Nidwalden hotels - 7 km
  • Burgenstock hotels - 8 km
  • Perlen hotels - 8 km

Jailhotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Jailhotel

Average guest rating

5.4out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 149 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
8.3
Location
4.0
Service
8.0
Dining
6.0
Rooms
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    5.8

    Excellent situation, you are very close to everything . We where staying in the Directors Suite, the décor is nice and the room is big enough. But it’s very very simple.

    Too noisy, and too expensive for what you get! It’s not a hotel but a youth hostel. But in Switzerland the prices are so expensive that it’s the best I found in Luzern. Definitely not worth the price as most hotels in Switzerland.

  • Couple
    8.2

    Small room but clean, good breakfast and the location was perfect

    There was noise on the road during the night, under the hotel there is a disco..

  • Single
    4.6

    Great location, Stylish building, Breakfast

    Tiny and weirdo bathroom, Only stairs, No wi-fi in the room (some rooms 206~210 had some wifi if you put your computer near the window), It gets really noisy depending of your room location at night.

  • Couple
    4.6

    The location is great. The facilities are extremely poor. Essentially, someone bought an old jail in a great location and didn't put any money in it to renovate it as a hotel but instead marketed it as a "jail house". Avoid at all costs unless you just want to piss your money away for a room worse than a youth hostel at a four star hotel price. Avoid!!!

    No ac, very poor quality beds and linen, make shift toilets, high price, very loud music from the club next door. This hotel is a rip off for unwarey travelers.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    No air conditioning, the windows are small and it really gets hot there in summer time. The breakfast was very basic. You might spend a long time at the reception before getting checked in as there is only one receptionist, who also does other stuff. The night I was there, there were a lot of people shouting and laughing where the hotel was, it was almost impossible to sleep. The hotel is close to the old city but it can get very noisy there at nights.

  • Couple
    6.6

    Very unique atmosphere, there was still the feeling from prison in sight.

    Somebode would miss an elevator, stairs were OK for us. Some noise from the nightclub, but not disturbing in 2th floor.

  • Couple
    3.2

    Nothing, the prisioners would have been better treated and we paid for the privilege.

    Where do I begin 1/ Bedbugs are rampid in this hotel, the first night we changed rooms twice. I got no sleep due to the infestation of these bugs. 2/ Sheets are dirty, had to ask for extra linen to cover the crap on the other lined 3/ Windows have no curtains therefore you might just be awake at 6:00am 4/ You can hear everything in the street outside (I mean everything) so forget sleep entirly. 5/ Staff are usless and rude, no one wanted to help us with our bedbug issue. No apology the next day when I told them about it. I was so infrurated I checked out and found another hotel 2 mins away (aka no bedbugs). In short this is the biggest hole I have ever ever stayed in !

  • Single
    7.8

    1. Noisy nightclub in basement of hotel 2. if pay by credit card hotel takes ADDITIONAL 4 CHF COMISSION, which is not described in hotel policy on this site

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Absolutely nothing. It was a terrible experience. I got bed bugs; they don't clean the rooms, there wasn't even a cup in the bathroom.

    -They have an internet reach of about 10 feet in their reception area -They don't have a lobby -There were bugs crawling in my bed -I got eaten up by bed bugs -No cleaning service -No one single cup or glass in the room -No AC -Don't know how to run a credit card Do I need to go on?

  • Single
    6.2

    the price! it is by far the ceapest hotel in luzern, and in the middle of the old city!!! it's ideal if you are just one night and you don't care where you sleep. the staff was friendly and helped me really well to find a parking place for my car in the vecinity of the hotel (which has no parking spaces, nor are there any parkings in the vecinity). breakfast was for swiss standard quite rich (ham, eggs, chease, salami, breads, fruit, jams etc etc ... perhaps some vegetables would be nice as well)

    hm ... quite a lot ... but once again, for beeing the cheapest hotel (probably in swizerland) it was ok: no soap in the bathroom, no glasses in the bathroom, old towels, small towals, towals with holes, if you put the light on in the bathroom the hole room is inlightened (so if there is a seccond person sleeping there is no chance of not waking up), no desk, no sleep light, no radio, no internet, no tv, no ventilaion, no wardrobe, noise from the street, noise from the neighbours, noise from the partyroom in the underground .... but once again: it's supposed to be jail confort ... so i guess from this point of view it was autentic enough :) oh yes: got charged 5 francs more for paying by credit card...but i guess as a hole, the hotel had a fair confort for the price :)

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Staff was friendly and breakfast was great! The ambience of staying in a jail was "totally awesome" according to my 12 year old. Beds are comfortable for what they are. The location is great for exploring Lucerne! The staff was helpful and went out of their way to heat up food for me and help carry things to my room as I was traveling alone with children.

    The advertised Wifi was broken and parking in Lucerne is expensive and difficult to find. There is no lift, as it was a jail, so be prepared for stairs. The rooms are very basic, and I felt the price was a little steep for what you get- the room is very hostel like. For one night, to say you slept in a jail, this place is great. For longer stays look elsewhere.

  • Couple
    5.0

    Location is only thing to like.

    Wifi does not work. Staff is rude and not knowledgeable about town. Also can hear people walking on floor above you. Rooms are more similar to hostel with a tiny restroom.

  • Single
    7.0

    Location.

    Otherwise boring. Next to nothing for breakfast. Staff indifferent once paid. Seem to want to survive on the gimmick of being a former jail. Should check out Hostel Celica in Slovenia. Superb.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Interior is what you pay for - jail cells with related stories and decorations. Free parking for motorcycles and bikes in front of the hotel. Nice bar nearby

    Breakfast is divided into two tables and not everybody is told about the second room, with meat, eggs and cheese (moneysaving in action?) Comfort in 'jail comfort' rooms is low - well, what you expect from jail? No private parking for cars

  • Family with children
    4.2

    The idea to transform a jail as a hotel

    I found chewing-gum on my bed & under my bed Every morning, no cleaned table for breakfast, no cut anymore We are not protected by a band in the upper-bed I was searching the receptionist... But he was smoking outside The housekeeper was listening music in the corridor... Difficult to sleep Lots of noise in the corridor The floor of the room was not cleaned : we found some plastic and packages under the bed

How to reach hotel

hotel Jailhotel - Lucerne Lucerne location
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Hotel Address:

Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

Get directions
City Center
  • Lucerne
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Lucerne Station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Soul Chicken (cuisine: European)
    100 ft
  • La Fenice (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    56

Hotel Awards

SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLucerneJailhotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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