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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Its your basic hostel; a kitchen for cooking, shared showers and bathrooms. As hostels go it was very clean and the staff was very friendly. I dont recommened this place if you are a light sleeper; the jail doors are loud and can be heard throughout the night. I especially enjoyed the cute little museum room presenting the history of...

Thank Laura B
Western Finland, Finland
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Interesting and different place to stay. But for the price the room was too basic : way too expensive. Good experience. But a little expensive considering ZERO service : self check in style and that you do not have your own toilet and shower in the room. ( I would not rush back to stay here ....unless it was super...

Thank PaulFinland
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Onc you accept that this place is... A) an actual ex-prison, and B) run hostel style, with shared bathrooms and showers, and basically no staff, it's fine. The place is actually very clean and friendly-looking, and even has a small museum room telling you a few tidbits about the past as a prison. You get an inkling that Swedish prisons...

Thank ChrisEbbert
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Hotell Gamla Fängelset sijaitsee Umeåssa, vanhassa vankilassa. Suurin osa hotellin huoneista on vanhoja vankilasellejä ja siksi yhden hengen huoneita. Miljöönä hotelli on todella kaunis ja kiinnostava, mutta kokemus oli pettymys. Hotellin wifi ei toiminut ollenkaan tai hyvin vaihtelevasti. Huoneissa ei ollut televisioita, vaan käytössä oli kaksi yleistä televisiota hotellin yhteisissä tiloissa. Televisiossa ei ollut yhtään kansainvälisiä kanavia ja aamiainen ei...

Thank Siiri N
Tolmin, Slovenia
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We got the keys and the code to enter in the building in the bar nearby. The first impression when entering in the building was a bit strange. Then we were looking for our room and moment by moment our feelings were changing. After finding our room we went to explore the rest of the building. There was a very...

Thank Soccca
Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

If you feel that heavy, old prisondoors and cells with lattice over the windows creeps you out or gives you a claustrophobic feeling, this is NOT the place for you. Or at least you must make sure that you get one of the quadruples. But the beds are soft and bathrooms clean and fresh, so if you don't mind shearing...

Thank monhag
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

I had a great time at this hostel/converted prison. I was concerned initially about staying at a hostel, but it was safe, clean, and quiet. My "prison cell" was ver comfortable. The cafe next door was more than convenient and their staff was both polite and hospitable. They made sure my colleagues and I were well taken care of (and...

Thank Lorenda76
Eskilstuna, Södermanlands Län, Sweden
Reviewed 11 November 2012

spent time on a weekend in november. POS (+): I love the feeling of living in a place and you can walk freely around, making some snacks whenever, watching tv if thats what you want to do or maybe sitt down in one room and then changing to another (eg living- conference- or hallroom) and using the wifi accessing everey...

1Thank roksox
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Bear in mind that this is a hostel and not a hotel! It's an old prison which has been made into a hostel. Guests sleep in the old cells. I had a single, which was very small indeed. The window was high up, all I could see was sky and tree tops. With a big bag, the cell gets quite...

1Thank Hanna_UK-SE

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotell Gamla Fangelset

Address: 62 Storgatan, Umea 903 30, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Vasterbotten County > Umea
Price Range: ₹ 3,944 - ₹ 5,816 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotell Gamla Fangelset 1*
Number of rooms: 23
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