One of Netflix‘s hit TV series, Stranger Things has been around for a while now and fans of the show are holding their breath every time a new season is about to come out. For those who want to get a taste of what it is like to be on the set of the show, the Lukiškės Prison in Vilnius has just been put up on Airbnb.
A cell in the prison where scenes of the fourth season of Stranger Things were filmed has been turned into a proper, cosy room. The cell has been decorated with an 80s theme matching the famous series. The furniture recreates the set’s characteristic atmosphere while the writing on the wall and dangling colourful fairy lights will instantly take any serious fan back to the first season.
However, there is more to booking a night at the prison than just getting to sleep there. Special activities relates to the TV series are included in the package. To make the experience even more authentic, visitors are offered to try some waffles, the recipe for which is inspired by Eleven’s favourite meal in the show: the Eggo frozen waffles.
Moreover, people who book a stay at the Lukiškės prison can also tour the grounds and have a glimpse at what real prison life once looked like. A tour to the exact show’s shooting spots, the corridors, the fenced courtyard, as well as other hidden corners, is also offered.
Prison turned culture hub
For 115 years, Lukiškės Prison was guarded by high walls and barbed wire, but today the site is open to the public. The former confinement facility is now called Lukiškės Prison 2.0 which signifies a new era, this time a cultural one. Already 250 artists, musicians, and creators have set up their studios in various areas of the building. The building complex now serves as an alternative venue for musical, cultural, and artistic events.
The interior and the exterior of the prison have been carefully preserved to respect the century of history and the many notable political, social and literary figures once confined in the building complex. The unique space has also become a star on the silver screen with Stranger Things’ season four filming on site.