|prison concept hotel in latvia|
Hotel stays usually offer a relaxed and comfortable night. However, don't expect you to experience it at Karosta Prison.
This unique concept hotel is located in a former prison house in Latvia. Karosta Prison claims to be the only prison in Europe open to tourists.
Yes, even though it has been transformed into a boutique hotel, the prison building has not been renovated much. According to the official website, the building has been used as a prison for 100 years. The Karosta Prison was used to punish Soviet and Latvian naval and military prisoners during World War II.
Not a single prisoner ever managed to escape from that prison. Karosta Prison was last used as a prison in 1997. However, the inmates' graffiti on the cell walls can be seen by visitors to this day.
Curious how prisoners in prison feel every night? You can taste it at Karosta Prison. By paying 15 Euros or Rp. 254 thousand per night, you can spend the night on iron beds which are usually provided for inmates.
Not only that, you will also eat typical prison food, maybe even get punished by the prison guard. Interesting!