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Clink78 - Prison turned into a hipster hostel in London
'17jul17
Clink78  
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Located inside an English Heritage building, this has to be one of the grandest-looking youth hostels ever. It was once a magistrate’s court and served sentences to London’s criminals for over 200 years. I’m sure some of the patriarchs of Australia even went through this court house. Anyway, today it ...
Accomodation types: Hostel   Jail
Location: London  England  West Europe
SleepIn Fængslet
'16apr22
SleepIn  
Fængslet
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Fancy sleeping behind bars for a night? Ever wonder what it truly feels like to be an inmate? The SleepIn Fængslet (Fængslet = jail) in Denmark can finally put to rest your curiosities! Situated in a prison’s old sick ward, (the last inmate left in 2006), the building has been ...
Accomodation types: Hostel   Jail
Location: Horsens  Denmark  West Europe
Protea Breakwater Lodge
'15apr20
Protea Breakwater  
Lodge
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Originally built as a British prison in 1859, the Protea Breakwater Lodge has been fully restored to feature contemporary rooms with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the bay. Guests can enjoy the modern comfort and affordable accommodations while staying right next to Cape Town’s Waterfront V&A. Just beyond your ...
Accomodation types: Jail
Ottawa Jail Hostel
'12jul2
Ottawa Jail   
Hostel
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The central location makes this hostel a perfect base for exploring Canada’s historic capital city and the nearby Great Lakes. The hostel is located in the converted Carleton County Gaol that used to house death-row inmates. Since opening to guests in 1972 there have been reports of ghosts and spooky ...
Accomodation types: Hostel   Jail
Location: Ottawa  Canada  North America
Four Seasons Sultanahmet
'12may31
Four Seasons  
Sultanahmet
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You are enjoying Four Seasons luxury in a unique building in the historic district of Istanbul - what could be better? This converted prison was built by the Ottomans in 1918 and has housed many dissident writers over the years. It has even appeared in the literature of the famous ...
Accomodation types: Jail   Luxury
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
Hotel Katajanokka
'12may28
Hotel   
Katajanokka
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You will be pleased to know your window does not have bars here. And you can check out whenever you like. When this unusual hotel was a prison, inmates would ask each other: ‘how long is your cake?’ ‘Cake’ was a term Finnish prisoners used to describe the length of ...
Accomodation types: Jail
Liberty Hotel
'12may25
Liberty  
Hotel
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They say crime doesn’t pay. Well, if prisons were like this ‘they’ might have to eat their words. This 19th Century prison was renovated by modern architects and designers working with historians and conservationists to create a unique space guaranteed to impress. Before you arrive, Liberty’s ‘luggage liaison’ team will ...
Accomodation types: Jail   Luxury
Location: Boston  USA  North America
Langholmen Hotel
'12may24
Langholmen  
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The activities available to guests and groups at the Langholmen Hotel are all about pretending to be a prisoner and making your escape from the island. You will learn skills such as teamwork, climbing and marksmanship. Has no-one told the staff that Langholmen is not a prison any more? I ...
Accomodation types: Hostel   Jail
Malmaison Oxford
'12may21
Malmaison   
Oxford
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‘And I sentence you to be taken from here to Oxford Castle Prison where you will be hung from the neck until dead’ - is what guests of the Oxford Castle Prison would have heard before arriving at this imposing building. You, however, are far more likely to hear the ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Jail   Luxury
Karosta Prison
'12may17
Karosta Prison  
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Unchanged since Tsarist Russia, for 100 years this prison served to brutalize those who fell foul of the Tsar and Communist Party. The place is said to be haunted. Perhaps you feel brave enough to take their tour. Just don’t blame your captors… I mean hosts when you see a ...
Accomodation types: Ghost   Hostel   Jail
Location: Liepaja  Latvia  East Europe
Old Mount Gambier Gaol
'12apr20
Old Mount  
Gambier Gaol
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This building was used as a prison from 1866-1995. Now it is one of the more unusual hostels in the world. Cells have been converted into comfortable rooms and the old prison doors remain as they were, save for a lick of paint and the removal of spy holes. There ...
Accomodation types: Hostel   Jail