The Jailhouse Accommodation/Hostel was a cool and interesting experience. The concept and prison type architecture is very original as far as hotel accommodations go. There was no one at the reception desk when we arrived after 6:00 pm. But, we were able to check ourselves in via the ipad they had at the reception desk. The rooms are clean and very simple (no frills). The rooms have the original bars on the windows and a heavy metal entrance door. I liked the combination lock to enter. I felt a bit more safe. There was a sign on the door that warned guests not to let nonguests in and the sign also had a picture of a young male to be aware of. You share showers and toilets/restrooms with the other guests (like living in a dorm). I am assuming the toilets and sinks are original. There is a large kitchen to cook and a laundry room. It was very quiet in the common areas.
The surrounding area was not close to the city center and definitely not posh. Great prices if you just need a place to get some sleep and get to say you stayed in a former prison. It wasn't very crowded when we stayed-- mostly young single people, who seemed to be staying for longer periods. Jailhouse Accommodations only had a few parking spaces in their lot. We were lucky to get a parking space. Overall, it was an interesting and unique experience.