Barabas Hotel Lucerne

The Hotel Barabas in the heart of the old town of Lucerne is Switzerland’s first prison hotel. Heavy doors, bars, small windows, simple beds, walls that tell stories: All this reminds us of the former purpose of the central prison in Lucerne. In contrary to the past, our guests will find a completely renovated building with a lot of conveniences and most importantly: comfortable beds!


My team and I do our best every day to make sure our guests can enjoy an unforgettable prison stay in the heart of the old town of Lucerne.

Here behind bars, we maintain an uncomplicated and relaxed atmosphere, also with our guests. This means having personal contact and lots of fascinating encounters with guests from all over the world. Whether backpackers, families or groups – I always look forward to welcoming visitors for a stay in prison. ;-)  

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Barabas Hotel Luzern