Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Barabas Luzern, Switzerland’s first jailhouse hostel. 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!

The Barabas Luzern hostel is located in the old town of Lucerne, not even 10 minutes walking distance from Lucerne main station. You can reach all important sightseeing spots within a few steps: Chapel bridge, old town, city centre, lion monument, city wall, the Reuss river and the bay of lake Lucerne. Shops as well as bars and restaurants are located nearby.

The Barabas 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 bedroom.

Barabas Luzern Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash (CHF or EUR), credit cards, debit cards (EC Maestro, V-Pay, Postcard).
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 4.00 CHF (Kurtaxe) per person per night
Breakfast available for CHF 13.00 per person/day.

Reception is open from 08:00 - 11:30 and 15:00 - 21:00, night shift from 21:00 - 8:00
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2021
    This place is amazing! We had such a wonderful time here and took many of the front desk recommendations - leading to great finds around Lucerne.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2021
    Awesome place to stay!! The staff was super helpful with all of my questions about things to do and getting around. The facility was very clean and very unique.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2021
    What a cool place! Walking distance to all of the Luzerne sites. The staff was so friendly and helpful, and the morning breakfast was awesome. 10/10!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    27 May 2022
    We had a great time staying here and it was well maintained. You cannot beat the location. Only lacking parts were the lack of space in the private ensuites and the breakfast didn’t have many options. Overall, great place to stay in Lucerne.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Jun 2022
    Not the most social hostel, but definitely the best sleep I’ve ever gotten at a hostel. Very clean and really nice showers.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Feb 2022
    Location was a little of a walk from the main station. Coincided with the Lucerne Festival during our stay and the music was all night long! Was woken up a few times through the night. Otherwise fantastic stay, had almost the whole room to ourselves. Hostel also provided towels and floor mats which was great! 1 USB plug at each bed with individual night lights. Main power source only 1 point near the door. Supermarket just downstairs!
    Singapore, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Jun 2022
    I really loved this hostel. Firstly, the staff was really nice and they had a lot of information about the things to do in the region. The rooms were clean however the bathrooms could have been a little tidier. Every time i wanted to take a shower there would be water on the floor and on the sink. (but the showers themselves are REALLY nice). Location was amazing, right in the center and not far at all from the station. Would definitely stay again.
    Lebanon, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Feb 2022
    Nice hostel, good value for Switzerland. Slightly quiet and lacking in atmosphere despite the carnival that was taking place at the time. No fault of the hostels though, just how it is with covid etc at the moment. Would stay again if I'm in the area
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 May 2022
    Could use some more outlets but it was nice and great location.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Nov 2021
    Great location & fun experience. No big common area to meet others. Hostel staff is not always present
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Card Phones
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities