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Fribourg Youth Hostel

Rue de l'Hôpital 2, Fribourg, 1700, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 97%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 100%

The Youth Hostel Fribourg is a discovery of western Switzerland. You'll be fascinated by the unique charm of the old town.

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Fribourg Hostel

Hostel Fribourg

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Fribourg enthuses all who are keen to discover an exceptional city nestled in a superb landscape. The distinctive structure of the historic Old Town with its steep alleys, with its bridges and fountains quickly charms city visitors and is testimony to a rich and varied history. Artists such as Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle and Bernard Luginbühl practised their calling and left their mark here.

Music festivals, concerts and museums offer all that culture lovers could possibly desire. Fribourg has for centuries also been a popular resting place for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

Nature lovers and sports enthusiasts will find innumerable beautiful forest paths and cycle routes as well as bathing opportunities in the immediate vicinity. Fribourg is an excellent starting base for fascinating excursions to Avenches and Gruyère, to the Freibourg Alps as well as the three lakes within the Morat-Neuchâtel-Bienne region.


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 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 6 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
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 24/02/2017 to 29/10/2017

From 07:30 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 26 323 19 16

Fax. +41 26 323 19 40

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kathedrale St. Niklaus (500m to 1km)
  • Cardinal Biermuseum (500m to 1km)
  • Schiffenensee (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



O melhor : óptimo pequeno almoço e muito boa localização. O pior : cada cama deveria ter a sua própria luz. Ter só a luz central incomoda alguns hóspedes.


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Sun 19 Jun 2016

The staff was very abrupt, brief, & difficult to help with questions. Example: when asked about building history, response was something along the lines of "hospital, more information is posted on the walls over there". Security seemed weak. I went to the bathroom at 02:00 only to find a person sitting in the dark in the hallway looking out the window. Also, for the entire afternoon, there was a man occupying the TV room, not wearing a shirt, playing very loud music, & food spread across the room


Avatar for Rami


Tue 25 Aug 2015

Heureusement, on m'a laissé entrer et faire mon check-in tout de suite, même s'il n'etait que 10h du mat


Avatar for Renata


Tue 09 Sep 2014

Das Frühstück war sehr gut.


Avatar for Christine


Tue 15 Oct 2013

Comodidad y eficacia "regular" pues la recepción no está abierta 24 horas.


Avatar for Ana


Thu 23 May 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Mountainous area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Parking is available. Payable during the day
Nearest train station is 500m from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Working with local community


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

Sustainability labels

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