Falu Prison Youth Hostel, Svif, Falun

Address: Villavägen 17, 79137 Falun  show map
Location: Falun
Guest score: 95% (252 of 266 recommend) (73 reviews)

Hostel | Unusual accommodation in an old prison. Youth hostel, conference centre and meeting rooms. 86 beds in one, two or four-bed cells. Kitchen for self-catering or breakfast buffet. Laundry room. Central location in Falun: a 7-minute walk to the centre and 15 minutes to Lugnets Sport and Recreation Complex. Open all year round.

Welcome to Falu Prison Youth Hostel and Conference Centre.
This 150-year-old former prison in Falun has now been transformed into an unusual youth hostel, where you can spend the night in the original, now modernized, barred cells.

The prison was built between 1842 and 1848 and was in operation between 1849 and 1995. Over the years the prison was rebuilt and refurbished many times but the exterior of the building remains almost unchanged.

The prison was renovated and rebuilt as a youth hostel in 2000.

Besides the youth hostel we also have a conference centre and meeting rooms. In the prisoners' dining room we can serve refreshments to order and organize parties.

In an attempt to make the history of the prison and correctional treatment more well-known, we now offer guided tours, have a display of 600 pieces dating back to between 1850 and 1995 and a museum cell furnished and decorated as it would have been in 1850, shortly after the prison opened.

The museum is the work of former prison guard Jan Forsberg.

Falu Prison Youth Hostel offers unusual and exciting accommodation in a captivating setting that will give you a genuine idea of how the inmates lived.

There are two floors with a total of 86 beds in 1, 2, 3 or 4-bed cells. There are communal toilets and a ladies' and men's shower on each floor and a handicap-friendly room with ensuite shower and toilet on the ground floor. There is a laundry room with a washing machine and drying cabinet and on each floor there is a fully equipped guest kitchen for self-catering. We serve a breakfast buffet in the prison canteen. You can rent sheets and towels from us or bring your own.

”We enjoyed our stay but the charges for sheets and towels are too much! We could buy sheets and towels for the same money. The whole point of us travelling to hostels was to save money but 500SEK for four sets of sheets and towels left us feeling like we had been robbed. Apart from that, we had a good stay in a nice...”

Recommended by Frank
United Kingdom United Kingdom (Sat 07 Jul 2018)

”Fungerar utmärkt som övernattning en eller två nätter.”

Recommended by Josefine
Sweden Sweden (Mon 04 Jun 2018)

Guest score 95%

(252 of 266 recommend)
Overall opinion 4.2 of 5
Services 4.6 of 5
Hostelcondition 3.9 of 5
Facilities (shower, wc etc) 3.8 of 5
Cleaning 4 of 5
Value for money 4 of 5

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