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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was absolutely terrifed of this hotel. Insisted that we sleep with the lights on. It's noisy, crowded, and the rooms aren't great, but it is also affordable. It's hard to find affordable in Lucerne, so this worked just fine.

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the dirtiest hotel in Europe rooms are dirty , sheets are dirty , bathroom mouldy and we were bitten all over by bed bugs ... I could go on and on but seriously just avoid this hotel............,,,,,.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Perth, WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can barely believe this place calls itself a hotel. My wife and I stayed here with a group in late October for a couple of nights. We checked in and proceeded to drag our bags up the stairs. I actually thought my wife was joking when she turned into what looked like a broom closet. When we got into...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 October 2016

the very basis interior was expected and was in fact a real experience. But the condition of the shower was simply unacceptable. never been in a hotel with such moldy shower and shower curtain. Don't think that was worth the experience, so sadly to say, great concept but currently very poorly managed from a cleanliness perspective.

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We literally felt we were in a jail and longed to get out of there. A few highlights from our stay here: 1. The bed rails on the bunk beds were broken, making it unsafe. 2. They gave us a room where the toilet flush was broken and told us they didn't have any other options left when asked for...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our topdeck tour and yuck what the hell was on my sheets and towels, and why was there a cup of cooked noodles in my friends room. Do you guys not clean the hotel? I get that its supposed to be 'jail themed' but thats just repulsing. Never again.

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1Thank Natasha N
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What can i say about this real Jail.,, I never thought i will stay this hotel with my family: i find damage pillows and dirty bed sheets in my bed, shower curtains so so dirty.. I can't believe That, toilet flush is broken. No hanger and cabinet for dresses, wash basin is so funny. No Tv, No Wifi at the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2016

When I walked in the room, I noticed that someone wrote 'bedbugs' all over the wall, that got me worried so checked the mattress and saw all the signs of bedbugs (bloodstains etc) and saw it live and moving! on top of it the sheets looked like it was never changed for months. I asked for a different room and...

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you have another option to stay, stay there. Although this is very kitsch the experience is nothing to write home about. No plugs or wifi n the guestrooms. The shower stalls are covered in mildew and mold and you should expect to have at least an inch of water at the bottom of the shower.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

1. No lift and 3 floors. 2. No charging points in bedrooms. 3. No heating or cooling in bedrooms. 4. Poor lighting in rooms and passageways - did not feel safe alone on 3rd floor. 4. Shower blocked and would not drain. 5. Hair in basin. 6. Graffiti in room under bunk bed and on wall. 7. Blood on walls....

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Additional Information about Jailhotel Loewengraben

Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: RM225 - RM1,846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Jailhotel Loewengraben Lucerne
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel Lucerne
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“the higher the better to prevent noise from the night club”
 of 5 bubbles swissone00, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There were three of us, third floor, stairs and no lift avaialble.”
 of 5 bubbles 291christine2016, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No wifi on 2nd floor. Best signal is near the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles AsadZulfahri, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“wifi only on ground & first floor. No lift. Most rooms start on 2nd floor. Popular destination for young people (ages 18-30).”
 of 5 bubbles donna_jimhol, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“choose room on first floor”
 of 5 bubbles 194harshadam, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
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