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Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel

Spitzhornweg 25, Saanen, 3792, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 85%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 90%
Security 100%
Service 60%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 90%

This new hostel is located in one of the most attractive hiking, mountain biking and ski regions of Switzerland.

  • Dorm
    From $39.63
  • Private
    From $74.04
10 or more people?

Saanen Hostel

Hostel Saanen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This new hostel, which is located in one of Switzerland’s most attractive hiking, mountain-biking and skiing regions, is a delight for families and individual travellers alike. Almost all rooms face the mountains, providing a magnificent panorama over the Swiss Alps from as soon as you wake up.

The large terrace is perfect for sunny days; on cool evenings there’s the warm stone oven to sit on or the quiet reading corner. And every day starts with an abundant breakfast buffet, which is as always included in the overnight rate. After the three-course meal of local dishes, our guests often enjoy staying in the spacious dining room – the heart of the youth hostel – to meet like-minded people.

With family rooms and four-bed rooms, as well as a playground, play area (indoor), table tennis and football, everyone in the family can find something to get the pulse racing. Double and multi-bed rooms can be enjoyed by couples, friends and schools, and the local holiday and leisure activities will enthuse sports-lovers and culture-lovers alike. Highlights include the Menuhin Festival, the Country Night, the Tennis Suisse Open - a must for tennis fans from around the world since 1915 - or the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, the authentic agricultural and craft traditions, as well as the more than 300 km of hiking trails and 220 km of slopes. Please note that the Easy Access Card and ski passes as well as tickets for the sports centre can be obtained directly from the hostel.


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 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 16 Dec to 02 Apr
Open from 30 Jun to 24 Oct

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 33 744 13 43

Fax. +41 33 744 55 42

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Glacier 3000 (3 to 5km)
  • Gstaad Dorf (3 to 5km)
  • Lauenensee (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Très belle auberge, tout à été parfait


Avatar for Gilles


Sat 19 Aug 2017

Messed up with my 4 night reservation. A bed in a male dorm booked 5 months before my arrival turned out to be a bed in a mixed dorm as a couple was allowed to check in and stay in a male dorm... The hostel was fully booked and a solution was only possible because luckily a last minute cancelation happened on the 3rd night of my stay. Besides that, my credit card ended up being charged even though they said it wouldn't while they were trying to find a solution. A mess.


Avatar for Luiz


Sat 05 Aug 2017

tutto ok manca solo una cucina per cucinare in proprio


Avatar for LORENZO


Sun 14 Aug 2016

It's a great place, spotless, good vibe, great staff, quiet and scenic locations, however it was very hard to get there. there was no bus service and it was a long walk up a steep hill with luggage, which was very tough. People should be advised ahead of time to expect that. In addition, based on the name, I thought it was in Gstaad and got off the train there. Turns out it was in Saanen, the next town. Quite a bit of confusion trying to find it.


Avatar for Eden


Sun 10 Jul 2016

buen trato. El precio aunque es más barato que el de la zona sigue siendo algo elevado para los que no somos suizos. Al hacer la reserva a través de hihostel nos cobraron una reserva que luego nos nos dedujeron del total del alojamiento


Avatar for miguel


Mon 15 Feb 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m to 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel has a limited number of parking spaces. We recommend you reserve a space in advance
The Montreux-Oberland Railway MOB from Bern via Spiez and Zweisimmen to Saanen in 2 hours or from Montreux to Saanen in 1 hour. From the train station 10 minutes walk to the youth hostel (direction hospital)
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Abseiling
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

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