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Avenches Youth Hostel

Rue du Lavoir 5, Avenches, 1580, Switzerland

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The town is located between the vineyards of the Vully and the Broye valley, connecting Lake Murten and Lake Neuenburg.

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Avenches Hostel

Hostel Avenches

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Avenches is set between the Vully vineyards and above the plain of the Broye river, that connects the lakes of Murten and Neuchâtel. This historic Roman settlement features plenty of ancient buildings and sites that take visitors far back in time.

The imposing building that houses the youth hostel accommodates cyclists, hikers, history buffs, families and horse-riders alike. The town centre is within easy walking distance, and the beautiful landscape surrounding the hostel promises pure relaxation. While the children will be in seventh heaven playing in the large garden, adults can enjoy a fine glass of wine on the terrace.

After extensive renovation work, the house is reopend for the summer season, along with a new pavilion containing two guest rooms that satisfy all standards of barrier-free travelling. In addition, the guest rooms, foyer and reception area are refurbished and updated.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 2.50 CHF is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 14 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 7 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 04 Apr to 24 Oct

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 26 675 26 66

Fax. +41 26 675 27 17

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Nationalgestüt (1 to 2km)
  • Le Vully (1 to 2km)
  • SVS-Naturschutzzentrum La Sauge (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Leider ist die Jugi an einer Strasse gelegen. Das Haus selber ist sehr ringhörig.Man versteht wort wörtlich was im Nachbarszimmer geredet wird.


Avatar for Rita


Wed 04 Sep 2019

This was one of eight hostels we stayed in on a European tour and by far the best. Ananches proved to be a delightful village with a Roman amphitheater, some old buildings and a couple of nice restaurants (we used the award winning pizza restaurant). You can hire a bicycle and cycle around the nearby lake. The hostel was above average in every way but particularly for its breakfasts, which tend to be disappointing elsewhere. Add it to your itinerary if you can.


Avatar for Charles


Mon 25 Sep 2017

Great Swiss breakfast every morning. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Clotheslines in the back for everyone to use. Quiet at night. A little far for a walk from the train station with luggage, but close to 2 bus stops.


Avatar for Ellen


Tue 28 Jul 2015

Das Leistungs-Preisverhältnis könnte besser sein. Das Frühstück war recht einfach.


Avatar for Kurt


Mon 18 May 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel also has a pay parking wheelchair accessible. Please absolutely book in advance.
2km, approximately 15 min. walk
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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