If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to wake up in a jail cell but not actually be in any trouble, wonder no more! This unique experience in New Brunswick will let you do just that, and you can spend the night in a former Canadian lockup. This old prison Airbnb has all of the original cells and locks, and it even has graffiti on the walls from previous inmates.
Formerly New Brunswick's Dorchester County Jail, this unusual property is now open to visitors who are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience.
The 1800s prison used to house some of the region's most notorious criminals, and was also the scene of a murder, at least one suicide, and dozens of hangings.
If you're prepared to look past the paranomal activity that reportedly goes on in the jail, you might just have a comfortable night's sleep.
As the Airbnb still has many of the prison's original features, such as the cells, locks, doors and even handcuffs and leg irons, this is probably as close as you could get to experiencing life in an old Canadian prison facility.
That said, the host promises that despite the trap doors, interrogation rooms, segregation cells, and potential ghostly presences, you’ll have an incredibly peaceful evening!
While the building remains unrestored and original, the cells have been made comfortable and appropriate for a modern overnight stay. That said, there is still genuine graffiti from former inmates all over the prison's walls.
Included in the nightly rate, you’ll get a tour of the whole property, and will learn all about the jail's dark and gruesome history.
The host has several different listings on Airbnb, depending on the requirements of the visitors.
According to the listings, the cell bedrooms are comfortable and modern but still manage to maintain the “original look and feel” of the prison.
While guests will have total privacy in their two-metre-by-three-metre room, the cell doors will not lock you in.
If you’re looking for an unusual bachelor or bachelorette party idea, or just think the jail would be a unique spot for a big weekend away, the property is also available to rent in large groups.
Parties of up to 20 people can rent the whole jailhouse, and you and your BFFs can experience a night in a haunted cell like no other!
Dorchester Provincial Jail
Price Per Night: From $99
Address Or Neighbourhood: Dorchester (exact address provided upon booking)
Why You Need To Go: Put your nerves to the test by staying overnight in this haunted, old prison.