Welcome to Hotel Fängelset in Västervik!


The meetingplace which has it all!




In the middle of central Västervik, neighbouring the travelcentra, is where you can find our beautiful building originating from the year 1871 which functioned as a prison until 2007.


Hotel Fängelset is a familyhotel which offers a unique living in the old prison setting. The hotel is run by Kenth Carlsson and his sons Sebastian, Jonatan and Hampus Merkel, along with staff.


Our goal is to provide a meetingpoint where everybody can feel welcome.


Today, the hotel has 35 rooms with a total of 72 beds. Our rooms range from singlerooms up to big familyrooms with 5 beds. All our guests have access to our hostel kitchen


In the lobby we have afterwork from monday to friday where we serve food, beer and wine. In the lobby there's a vast amount of boardgames and a room where you can play darts. This gives opportunity to many exciting meetings.


Directly connected to our lobby resides the first microbrewery in the neighbourhood. Bryggeri Fängelset (The Prison Brewery), http://www.bryggerifangelset.se. The brewmaster Kevin Zelnio offers exhibitions with beertastings. The brewed beer is served in our hotelbar.


At the bottom floor in our corridor you will find our permanent exhibition about the prisons origin and swedish criminal history


On our backyard you will find our bouletracks which the recent-founded club Tjust Pétanque Club has as their hometrack. Several large competitions have been arranged on our tracks.


We provide conference environments for groups up to 30 members.


So long!