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Bellinzona Youth Hostel

Istituto Santa Maria, Via Nocca 4, Bellinzona, 6500, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 95%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 100%
Security 95%
Service 90%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 95%

The Hostel Bellinzona in Ticino, is in the heart of the sunniest Swiss canton, situated at the foot of the castle Montebello.

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Bellinzona Hostel

Hostel Bellinzona

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The YH Montebello welcomes you in the heart of Ticino. Situated at the bottom of the Castle Montebello, part of the Unesco world heritage, it is only 15 minutes away from the railway-station in the historical centre of Bellinzona. It is an ideal departure point for excursions and also a stop on the main North-South axis of the Alps. The singles and doubles rooms offer you a comfortable privacy, for groups and families we have bigger rooms and dormitories. Bath and showers are placed on each floor. The YH Montebello offers as well multifunctional rooms for parties, conferences and seminaries with the possibility of renting some technical equipment.

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.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 19:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • 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.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Apr to 01 Nov

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41-91-8251522

Fax. +41-91-8354285

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Schloss Castelgrande (500m to 1km)
  • Schloss Montebello (Less than 500 m)
  • Schloss Sasso Corbaro (1 to 2km)

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I just liked it there. Nice staff. For the booking, communication was poor, as they didn't receive my messages and I didn't receive theirs.


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Tue 21 Nov 2017

Der Preis von Fr. 170 für das Familienzimmer ist an der oberen Grenze.


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Tue 17 Oct 2017

La demi pension pourrait être proposée.. Séjour très agréable dans un lieu magique, personnel compétent et sympathique.


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Fri 01 Sep 2017



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Sun 25 Jun 2017

Sehr hilfsbereite und nette Mitarbeiter, die jederzeit unterstützen. Schönes, grosses Haus in unmittelbarer Nähe der Burg. Einfach toll.


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Fri 05 May 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

30km to Lugano-Agno
Bus #3 or #5 from the train station up to Piazza Indipendenza stop 150m walk
Parking limited only June 20th - August 31st
15 minute walk to nearest train station

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