Authentic prison feeling in the first Jailhotel in Switzerland.
The Jailhotel is located in the heart of Lucerne, right in centre of the Old Town, and only a few minutes away from the lake. This former prison was built in 1862 and was converted into a prison hotel in 1999, the first in Switzerland. It’s a great budget choice for visitors and offers a number of conference rooms and business facilities.
A total of 56 different rooms and suites are offered from original “Unplugged“ rooms where you have a bunk bed and more authentic prison experience, to the larger “Most wanted” rooms, and largest Theme suites of Prison Governor, Library, Barabas and Falling Water.
The thick walls, solid doors and barred windows retain their original feel and as you're sleeping in a converted cell, shouldn't expect your room to be huge. Private bathrooms are small-but-adequate with a shower. The Unplugged rooms have their private shower across the corridor.
Great atmosphere, fantastic location and easy budget prices
Prices Normal Season:
Falling Water’s Suite: CHF 245.00 per room/night
Barabas Suite (3 persons): CHF 245.00 per room/night
Library Suite: CHF 190.00 per room/night
Director’s Suite: CHF 190.00 per room/night
Most Wanted Rooms:
Most Wanted Single: CHF 95.00 per room/night
Most Wanted Twin / Double: CHF 130.00 per room/night
Most Wanted Triple: CHF 180.00 per room/night
Most Wanted Quadro: CHF 230.00 per room/night
(Shower is not in the room. The private shower is across the hallway.):
Unplugged Single: CHF 70.00 per room/night
Unplugged Twin: CHF 103.00 per room/night
Unplugged Triple: CHF 150.00 per room/night
All rooms are non-smoking and prices include buffet breakfast and city-taxes. There aren’t any lifts, so if you’re worried about stairs or have heavy bags, ask for one of the rooms on the lower floors. In the same building as the hotel is the disco “Knascht” which is always open from Thursday till Saturday, so expect a little more noise than usual. Hotel guests have free entry to the disco.
Close to the rail station, there is a public parking garage called ”Altstadt“ (www.parking-luzern.ch) only 5 minutes walk away from the hotel for guests arriving by car. Special parking cards for public parking spaces in the city are available at the reception.
Although you’ve got a city centre location, the street is quiet and you’re close to the main sights of the city. Chapel bridge and the 13th Century Watertower,- the landmark of Lucerne and the most photographed monument in Switzerland are less than 10 minutes walk away. Just off nearby Lowenplatz in a small park, we recommend viewing the carving of the dying lion by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Visitors also flock to the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum), about 10 minutes away using public transport, and we recommend a full day to visit its exhibits.
A visit to Lucerne should definitely include a trip on the historic paddle steamers with trips lasting from one hour to a 6 hour fondue and gastronomic tour. They are in service daily from Easter until the end of October.
Rigi (with a great funicular / cable car trip)
Titlis (with a revolving cable car)