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Löwengraben 18, 6004 Lucerne, Switzerland – Show map
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WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Filipino, Russian, Italian, French, English, German, Arabic
Wochenmarkt (Di + Sa Vormittag) (164yrd)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Score from 983 reviews Very good
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No wifi.. I needed to work, and only place with wifi was in a small reception,... not nice!
We traveled as 2 young couples , the receptionists were set off young lads may be interns from Uni, they were nice and helpfull. Since the building doesnt have a lift one of the young lad was helping a lady carry her baggage till 2nd level It was an unique experience staying at this jail converted into hotel it looks spooky It is really close to the city center and just behind chapel brigde area Situated at a short walking distance from the Lucerne station Plus Free entry to the inhouse club underground If you are only staying overnight cant ask for more than this place Okie dokie breakfast Overall I liked the experience
I cant complain but my inputs can help some of them to make their decison to stay or not too .. Family and old people may avoid unless you are party animal The in house nightclub was extremely noisy until early morning , Funny scenes as some clubbers who couldnt handle too much drinks were found fighting on petty stuff and dropping glasses in the corridors just like any after party thingy No lift in the building ofcourse you could imagine this was a jail in yester years Poor / no wifi connectivity in rooms even not in the hotel
Traveled as a young couple, beds are quite good also a lot of heat. Really close to the city center and old towers.
Please add something on the walls of the room so at least you can hang your jacket. Also consider installing a wifi at each floor level.
I like the minimalist of the Hotel and as well the price to be in the middle of the City. But they need to be more clean
The towels, the windows broken at the Fountain Suite, also the liking of the handwash,and the they do not have any hangers.
Hotel is near the station, next to the citycentre with a lot of shops and restaurants around the corner. As single traveller I had a 2p bedroom, which was conventient. Staff was very friendly.
For that price breakfast and free WiFi should be included. WiFi is only possible in front of the reception.
Near to the train station.
WiFi is there only at reception.
There was a big party on saturday evening. The rooms are very very small and cramped with no wifi or closets. Parking expensive in the neighborhood, same goes for the room itself and the breakfast.
don’t go to this hostel if you wish to sleep, between 1am and 8am you’ll have little chances to do so: there’s a club on the ground floor and the party expands to hostel’s corridors where clubbers have their loud conversations, fights, etc. There are gaps around room’s doors to make sure guests get everything in the original volume (plus smoke), plus my bed (on the upper floor) was shaking from the beats until 6.40am. the reception was not helpful plus ate/gave away the food I kindly asked them to keep it for me in their fridge.
The location was okay and the staffs are friendly.
The rooms are like real jail and the bathroom smells. There are two power outlets: one in the bathroom and one next to the door. You can't charge your phone next to the beds! The sheets have dust and were dirty. WiFi doesn't cover the bedrooms. You have to go down to the Lion Club to use it. There is no elevator available in the hotel.
Clean and unique
The in house nightclub was extremely noisy right up to 3:30am, and when the nightclub wasn't on the echoey hallways made up for it
Unfortunately, you hear everything in the hallways And neighboring rooms....
The location is good
no plug and wifi
No wifi the first day, the room is just as bad , small, cold as a jail! No more comment, you can try
Good location and value for money
Ok hotel for backpackers
Rooms are too small for the money
It's in good location. you will get the feel of jail in here. Rooms are small but it's OK for me as I'm solo traveller. Value for money.
No ventilation as only one small window was there but closed and you can't reach it even you want to open.
Location and originality
Breakfast, too expensive while limited choice.
Central location and price are all the positives we could have.
Noisy due to the nightclub attached even though we were given ear plugs on arrival (it says it all). We now know how prisoners must feel, very confined. Bathroom smelt of sewage at times and the room was far too warm, hard to breath at times during the night with the door closed. You need to keep the door open most of the time, very claustrophobic not to be recommended for adults...teenagers may find it ok.
Nothing!!! I like to travel and I do. I will stay mid - class places but this one just wasting the money I don't wanna remember. Please say somewhere else....
Everything!!! Unhelpful staff, cold room, bad shower, dirty towels and beds, floor dirty, no lift, charging extra for everything, no wifi in rooms even not in the hotel it comes from nightclub low signal it's useless. Just one plug in the room for two person and based top of the wall so stupid you can not charge your phone. Noisy nightclub untill 2 am!!!(week and weekends) also no room cleaning service during you stay. No gardrop actually nothing inside the room. Just bed. Total it was worse experience. They call jailhotel but real jail better than this and free of charge. Find somewhere else to enjoy your holiday.
The Location and the easy way at the recepction
The smell of humid walls
The theme of the hotel was great in its own unique style. The room price was OK, acceptable, but not valuable for money The breakfast was good(just eatable). The location was so so, not near but not too far from the train station. The receptionist guys were OK, but no service minds
There was no elevator which was a serious problem for me and my mother with big baggages, we needed to drag it up along the stairs. The room size was a little bit small with a floating bed under the ceiling which was annoying to climb onto (it was fun and exciting at first, but i started to get annoyed afterward). There was wifi only at the lobby, the network was slow and not stable.
railroad station is 5 minutes from hotel. the cheapest hotel in luzern
wifi was weak, i'd say no wifi, terrible flavour, indian guy took 15 chf more then it was stated in my booking, pretending that he didn't understand and repeating smth like "that's specially for you", i gave in argueing? because it was useless, but after midnight i fully understood the sence of his words: behind my second floor window it was a place where staff was smoking , and someone was looking through my window, because blinds were too short. Well, I was scarified by such pervertion and I am not a person who is fond of beeing watched during a sleep.
It was really too warm in the room. We slept with the window opened... No real furniture in the room. Quite expensive like everywhere else in Switzerland...
Special experience and lower price
the service was very bad
Just some staff atitude
No elevator, wifi only in reception, no charging points or phone in the room. The worst is you pay by credit card and they will charge 10% more, which means they don't like people with credit cards.
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