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Go to jail!

Welcome to Barabas, Switzerland’s first jailhouse hotel. You don’t have to book an expensive flight to San Francisco to take a look at an ancient prison. Just come to Lucerne! To begin with it’s much cheaper and second you’ll have the unique opportunity of staying overnight, plunging into the ancient times of bad boys. But with a restful sleep. Unlike earlier, our guests will find a completely renovated building with a lot of conveniences and most importantly: comfortable beds. We take care of your physical well-being, put away bread and water and replaced them with various delicacies. Well, that’s self-evident, isn’t it?
Get locked up right now!

What are you waiting for? You will find everything your heart (and stomach) desires behind bars.

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Your own 

prison cell

room categories

The Barabas Hotel provides 60 different prison cells. We have multibed rooms with a shared bathroom; but also single, double and family rooms with a private bathroom. The library, offering a large amount of crime novels, is also bookable as a hotel room.

VIP Doppelzimmer
Japanische Speisen im Restaurant Izakaya Nozomi

The Izakaya Nozomi brings the traditional Japanese cuisine to Lucerne. At lunchtime there are various bento boxes in the foreground, while in the evening many smaller dishes invite you to linger longer and to guarantee a full-fledged taste experience. Dive into the kitchen of Japan, which has a lot to offer besides sushi. Since June 1st 2019 you can also stay in Japanese style. Just above the restaurant three new and cosy rooms guarantee a restful residence.

Japanische Speisen im Restaurant Izakaya Nozomi
Don't hesitate to contact us.

We are here for you daily from 13:30 - 18:00 and on weekends also in the morning from 09:00.

Call us, write us an email or just drop by.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Barabas Hotel Lucerne

Löwengraben 18

6004 Lucerne

+41 41 417 01 99


Reception opening hours

Monday to Friday 13.30 - 18.00
Saturday 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 18.00
Sunday 09.00 - 11.30 and 14.30 - 18.00

Check in: from 15:00

Later arrival:

Monday-Saturday until 23.00 in the restaurant