Karosta Prison, Latvia

June 1, 2009 by Neal  
Filed under Featured Hotels

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Right sonny, you’re nicked!  It’s prison for you, make no mistake!  Although it‘s a very unusual prison: you come here of your own free will.

Welcome to the Karosta Prison.  Now a hotel and museum, but formerly a military prison, Karosta is situated in the Latvian city of Liepāja.

A stay at this hotel is truly back to basics!  You’ll get no preferential treatment here, I’m afraid.  It’s a prisoner’s bench, loo, cold water only and two to a cell!

However, what you might get is the occasional visitor – from the other side!  Bumps in the night are a common occurrence here and there have even been sightings from beyond the grave!

An insight into life as an inmate can be gleaned from the graffiti on the walls – truly horrifying!  So, would you be game to stay in the Karosta Prison?

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