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The Jailhotel, Lucerne

2.5 stars
Lowengraben 18LucerneLU6004Switzerland, 800-491-6126
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2.6 / 5
Breakfast
Breakfast can be improved
Food
Food could be better
Room
Room needs to be redecorated
Cleanliness
Could use a good cleaning
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The Jailhotel, Lucerne

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $47
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 56 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed *

  • 1 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included

Also known as

  • Jailhotel
  • Jailhotel Hostel
  • Jailhotel Hostel Lucerne
  • Jailhotel Lucerne

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.60 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 10.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 15 per pet, per night

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Nightclub
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1800
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
More
  • Daily housekeeping

The Jailhotel, Lucerne’s small print

Also known as

  • Jailhotel
  • Jailhotel Hostel
  • Jailhotel Hostel Lucerne
  • Jailhotel Lucerne

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.60 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 10.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 15 per pet, per night

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

Recent reviews

2.6 /5 from 110 reviews

The Jailhotel, Lucerne
Good3.0 / 5
Door to our room seemed easily pickable although no one picked it with a wire or credit card. Another shim by the lock would fix the problem. Front desk tried to help when we asked a question but the info they gave was incorrect. We also asked about fondue restaurants and they only suggested one which did not seem very authentic but turned out to be just what we needed. No toilet paper in the room upon arrival. Wi-Fi only good from the hallway. Luggage storage for the day very nice. Staff all meant well and very friendly. Bed was very comfortable and room was clean and warm (too warm!) And the shower was great. Would certainly recommend this place.
2 night romance trip
The Jailhotel, Lucerne
Good3.0 / 5
Really felt like jail (kids loved it)
Really funny place with rooms in real jail cells, with bars on windows and original doors. My kids loved it. My parents, who stayed in a separate double, hated it. Very spartan rooms. Tiny window at top of wall with bars. One electric outlet in quad room, which has thin, uncomfortable mattresses, and one thin, lumpy pillow per bed. No chairs, no dresser, no table, no TV, no telephone, no shelves. Bathroom is basically a small cubicle in corner of room, which illuminated the entire room when the fluorescent light is turned on, and inside of shower wall was covered in black mold. Incredibly strong water pressure, which was great, except that the flimsy shower curtain allowed gallons of water to spill out all over floor, which was apparently impossible to avoid. And, although they warn that there is noise from their night club on Sat nights, the warning does not do the situation justice. We were there in the off season, and on a high floor, and we were awoken throughout the night by people screaming and yelling on the sidewalk in front, and in the hallways of the hotel. All in all, it was a great value for a hotel right in the middle of lucerne.
1 night family trip
The Jailhotel, Lucerne
Good3.0 / 5
Great location but not for decent families.
Room was small. No mirror in the room or bathroom. Weekends are extremely noisy with young rowdy European men guests. I don't recommend this hotel for families with children or decent young ladies. The owner should pay attention to who he is renting this place to. There was an incident with a drug addict staying at the hotel during our stay. Although neighborhood is safe. No internet in the room. Only In the lobby.
2 night family trip
The Jailhotel, Lucerne
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great
Perfect location and very helpful staff.
1 night trip
The Jailhotel, Lucerne
Poor1.0 / 5
Real jail selling as motel no comforts no nothing
hotel selling as motel Bare bed in tiny room No TVs no shelves Vending machine not working wifi only in 3 meter spot back of hotel where everyone is trying to get wifi Non smoking room quilt smells of cigarette Staff nice but apologetic
2 night trip with friends

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The Jailhotel, Lucerne

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