Långholmen Hostel in Stockholm – Sweden

I am sure you have all seen movies and read books about life in prison and I am also certain you have imagined at least once what would be like living in a prison cell for some time. Would it feel bad? Would it be comfortable or full of bugs and nasty cell mates? Well, if you are a bit curious to see what it’s like to stay in a real prison for at least one night you can try getting accommodation at one of the most unusual hostels in Stockholm, Sweden – The Långholmen Hostel.

The building is an old prison that was turned into a hostel for some time. It is quite old and sturdy, as it was built in 1840 and had served as a prison until 1975. Of course it was completely renovated before being open to the public as a hostel, but the main appearance is unchanged. The cells are still there, but the comfort is a lot improved. You do have two bunk beds in a room, but you also have wireless connection to the Internet, bathroom access and nice and comfortable bed mattresses.

I must admit this is quite an original idea , but you would be surprised to see how many people want to visit this hostel that is situated on an island in the middle of the Swedish capital – totally separated from the outer world and giving you a new perspective on life. You can visit this web site for more information or for seeing the prices and booking a room.



Published by in Hotels & Resorts, on March 21st, 2011

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