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Locarno Youth Hostel

Hostel | Via B. Varenna 18, Locarno, Switzerland 6600

88.0% Overall Rating

55 out of 58 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/07/2012)

"Das Frühstücksbuffet und das saubere Bettzeug. Auch die Duschen und WC's waren sehr hygienisch. Nicht wie man das sonst so von Jugendherbergen kennt."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.18

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please do not reply to this e-mail. This message was generated automatically for your information. Hostel contact details locarno@youthhostel.ch Tel: +41 91 756 15 00 Prices correspond to guests with membercard. Member card for one day CHF 6.- per pers./night or CHF 12.- per family/night.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Locarno?

Contact us directly

Overview

A good part of day-to-day activities take place outdoors at the “Palagiovani”. Make yourself comfortable at a “grigliata” in the inner courtyard, in the shade of the pergola or the palm trees in the garden. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Single (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Double (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Twin (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Double (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

4 person (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

4 person (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

6 person (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

About Locarno Youth Hostel

Because the Canton of Ticino is located almost at sea level (at an altitude of 205 metres), it is possible to enjoy a Mediterranean climate from springtime until the end of November. It also means that a large part of life at the 'Palagiovani' is spent outdoors, for example at a 'Grigliata' in the inner courtyard surrounded by the building's three wings. Naturally, nearly all the modern double and four-person rooms have a balcony. And it's also pleasant to get together on the veranda or under the pergola.

Palagiovani - the first palace of youth.
In addition to the Youth Hostel, the unique 'Palace of Youth' also houses Ticino's local radio station, a youth bureau, the music school and a press agency for young people. There's always something going on in this stately old house, once a boarding school for young ladies.

The Palagiovani is also suitable for congresses, thanks to its various seminar rooms. Some family rooms are even equipped with a kitchenette.
Locarno is the starting point for a wide range of activities: whether sailing on Lake Maggiore - for example from Ascona to the Brissago islands - or energetic mountain bike excursions in the valleys of the Sopraceneri.

The valleys of Ticino offer several hundred kilometres of hiking paths, there are 700 km of these in the Vallemaggia alone. For the adventurous, there is action such as bungee jumping or canyoning. Or how about a visit to the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio?

Accommodation:
37 double rooms with 2 beds and washbasin*
8 double rooms with queen-size bed, shower/WC and balcony
14 double rooms with shower/WC, some with balcony
8 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin*
6 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC, some with balcony*
4 rooms with 6 beds and shower/WC

* extra beds available

A total of 198 beds.
Showers and WC on the floor.

Infrastructure:
1 hall (concert seating up to 100 people)
1 conference room with flip charts and overhead projector (video projector on request)
Children’s play area
Garden in front of the building and inner courtyard
Outdoor table tennis
Various games available
Laundry service
Internet corner
Rent a Bike: Bike rental at reasonable prices
Free WiFi

Check-in:
Apr-Oct: 3 - 10 pm
Mar/Nov: 5 - 9.30 pm
Open weekends until 27 Feb 2015 / 20 Nov - 20 Dec 2015: 5 - 8 pm

Check-out: 8 - 10 am

*PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra charge for Non-YHA-Members of CHF 6.00 per person/night, payable on arrival**

Remark:
The law of the Ticino canton forbids to accommodate young people under 16 years old: they can only stay if there is an adult person with them.
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