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Overview of Barabas


3-star property
City-center Old Town Lucerne hostel with restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

159 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
The price is NZ$185
Price available on 09/10/2022
Löwengraben, 18, Lucerne, 6004
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Free toiletries

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Lucerne
  • Burgenstock - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 55 min drive
  • Lucerne (QLJ-Lucerne Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Lucerne Station - 9 min walk
  • Luzern Sgv Station - 15 min walk


  • Phanat Thai - 2 min walk
  • Brasserie Bodu - 2 min walk
  • Heini - 2 min walk
  • Mill’Feuille - 3 min walk
  • SONG PI NONG - 3 min walk

About this property


3-star hostel in the heart of Old Town Lucerne
Take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and a restaurant at Barabas. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), smoke-free premises, and luggage storage
  • An elevator, bicycle tour information, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Barabas include amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and fans
  • Showers and free toiletries


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Bicycle tour information
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski area nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Izakaya Nozomi - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 9.50 for adults and CHF 5.00 for children (approximately)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

Also known as

Barabas Hostel Lucerne
Barabas Hostel
Barabas Lucerne
Barabas Lucerne
Barabas Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Barabas Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lucerne

Frequently asked questions

Does Barabas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Barabas does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Barabas?
As of 6 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Barabas on 9 October 2022 start from NZ$185, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Barabas?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Barabas?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of CHF 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Barabas?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Barabas.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Barabas?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Barabas?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Lucerne (12-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Barabas and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like skiing and return when the snow melts for hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Barabas?
Yes, Izakaya Nozomi offers Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include SONG PI NONG (3-min walk), Rathaus Brauerei (3-min walk), and Opus (4-min walk).
What's the area around Barabas like?
Barabas is in Old Town Lucerne, a short 9-minute walk from Lucerne (QLJ-Lucerne Train Station) and 4 minutes' walk from Chapel Bridge. Travelers give top marks for the hostel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

It was horrible literally. Room is so small and I cannot even take a shower properly. There is no air conditioning in the room, the only way to cool down is to open a small window on the top of the room. A tiny fan on the desk smells burnt when I turn it on.
Hyun Jin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mee Hong, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My second stay
Cool rooms and corridors. Fun younger vibe. I'll be back.
MR T G, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and staff. Cool place.
Claudia, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

It's a converted 19th century prison, and yet it's well apportioned. The only real complaint I had was that the hotel does not have air conditioning, and of course we visited in June. They provided a fan, however, which was great, but there were 4 of us in one room and only one fan, so some people had to swelter. That said, it's a fun experience to take the family, and of course Lucerne is a great town to explore!
Randolpho, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Siang Hua, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Small and expansive
Fernando, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Didn’t realize it was an actual jail cell. Too small window at top of high ceiling
ANTONETTE, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Well located and like 5 blocks from train station. Clean and friendly people.
Jose, 3-night trip
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