If the name didn’t give it away already, this 66-room hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland was once a jail. The Jailhotel served as Lucerne’s main prison until 1998 (!) and was built in 1862. Located just 5 minutes from the railway station, the Jailhotel is in a prime location for shopping and nightlife.
Luckily, this hotel has its own nightclub on the first floor that spins music until the wee hours of the night. Switzerland is extremely expensive, so expect to pay $10-$15 for drinks and exchange your money in advance.
|it's not for everyone - but I loved the hallways!|
Don’t stay here expecting luxury, but do expect a unique hotel experience. Little has been done to make the hotel look less like a jail, but that’s exactly what I liked about it. The hallways are dark, the rooms are cold and damp with rock-hard beds and the stairs are extremely steep. In spite of all this, the rooms are clean, wifi is included and there’s free continental breakfast! There aren’t room keys either, rather a unique code that you type in to enter the room. If you plan on frequenting the nightclub, write the code down and put it in your pocket so you aren’t stuck sleeping in the hallway.
|the room doors|
Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland