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Leissigen Youth Hostel

Albert Wander Haus Oberfeldweg 9, Leissigen, 3706, Switzerland

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Leissigen Hostel

Hostel Leissigen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Formerly the summer residence of an industrial family from Berne, Leissigen Youth Hostel is now a holiday oasis, offering stylish, comfortable rooms, many with a lake view. The youth hostel, otherwise known as "Albert Wander Haus" is situated in the idyllic little village of Leissigen, right on the Lake of Thun. There's plenty of space for children to play and for adults to relax in its wide open surroundings and on its pebble beach. An ideal location for family holidays, the hostel also has its very own private beach.

Stretch out on a sun lounger, and glance occasionally in the direction of the lake to check what the children are up to in the water. Incidentally, the lake is ideal for swimming or surfing, feeding the ducks or butterfly-watching – nature surrounds you here in its purest form.
Barbecue parties are sometimes held in the garden at dinner times, and a very special evening is guaranteed when the full moon shines over the lake.


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 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
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • 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
  • Car parking nearby
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Sports Equipment Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 May to 24 Oct

From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 33 847 12 14

Fax. +41 33 847 14 97

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Thunersee (At or next to the hostel)
  • Jungfraujoch (More than 10km)
  • Hängebrücke (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



This hostel is in a beautiful location on Lake Thun. Swimming was possible. Great for relaxing on the deck in peace after a day of Swiss train excursions & watching the sun set. There is no kitchen for cooking and wifi works only in common areas. But they offer home cooked meals. The staff is friendly and efficient. As all Swiss hostels it is on the train tracks and you hear all the trains passing through.


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Wed 26 Sep 2018

It was the best stay we ever had. We are frequent customers of hi hostels arround Holand, Iceland, Great Britain, Germany and finally Switzerland and the experience of Lessigen has been the most friendly. Wonderfull staff we felt we were at home. Thanks a lot for the experience!


Avatar for Paloma


Mon 17 Oct 2016

Excellent location next to lake but were staying in seperate building that is too close to the railway lines and hence there is noise throughout the night which makes sleeping difficult to say the least.


Avatar for Paul


Tue 19 Jul 2016

Beautiful location .older hostel charm.


Avatar for Susan


Fri 24 Jun 2016

Siehe Beurteilung Jugendherberge Zug 7. - 9. 5. 14


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Jürgen Dr.,

Tue 20 May 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Water park
  • Distance to Wooded area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel has a chargeable car parking space, wheelchair access, advance reservation is essential
train station 600m Leissigen
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights


  • Working with local community


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


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

Sustainability labels

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