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Locarno Youth Hostel

Palagiovani, Via B. Varenna 18, Locarno, 6600, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 86%
Security 91%
Service 94%
Comfort 97%
Green rating 89%

The Youth Hostel Locarno, with its Mediterranean Fair is located near the Lago Maggiore in one of the most popular cities of Ticino.

  • Dorm
    From €36.64
  • Private
    From €83.47
10 or more people?
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Locarno Hostel

Hostel Locarno

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Because the Canton of Ticino is located almost at sea level (at an altitude of 192 metres), it is possible to enjoy a Mediterranean climate from springtime until the end of November. It also means that a large part of life at the "Palagiovani" is spent outdoors - for example at a "Grigliata" in the inner courtyard surrounded by the building's three wings. Naturally, nearly all the modern double and four-person rooms have a balcony. And it's also pleasant to get together on the veranda or under the pergola.

In addition to the Youth Hostel, the unique "Palace of Youth" also houses Ticino's local radio station, a youth bureau and the music school. There's always something going on in this stately old house, once a boarding school for young ladies. The Palagiovani is also suitable for congresses, thanks to its various seminar rooms.

Locarno is the starting point for a wide range of activities: whether sailing on Lake Maggiore - for example from Ascona to the Brissago islands - or energetic mountain bike excursions in the valleys of the Sopraceneri. The valleys of Ticino offer several hundred kilometres of hiking paths, there are 700 km of these in the Vallemaggia alone. For the adventurous, there is action such as bungee jumping or canyoning. Or how about a visit to the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio?

Just past the Youth Hostel begins the old city centre of Locarno. Its centre is the Piazza Grande where in summer there are festivals and events almost every week. The most famous festival is the film festival in august. But there is even more in Locarno: the big arcades along the Piazza Grande that invite you for shopping, and the magnificent view over Locarno and the Lago Maggiore from the pilgrimage church Madonna del Sasso. You can reach the church easily by funicular or by foot taking the Via Crucis.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 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 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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Conference Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 27/03/2017 to 10/11/2017

Reception:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:30
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41-91-7561500

Fax. +41-91-7561501

locarno@youthhostel.ch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Falconeria (2 to 3km)
  • Lido Locarno (2 to 3km)
  • Splash & Spa (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I wish the discount coupon could be used on an already existing booking, otherwise it's no use for foreign traveller

93%

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Po-I,

Sun 23 Oct 2016

Staff is friendlier than the average hostel! Very nice place to relax.

93%

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Rene,

Sun 04 Sep 2016

Some staff were very helpful, some not interested, bored. Breakfast was very good. Location great for old city. I would stay again, but think the cost is a bit high. I enjoyed my stay, room was ok and quiet.

73%

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Jan,

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Alles hat sehr gut gepasst. Auf Wünsche wurde wunderbar eingegangen. Perfekte Lage. Internt könnte aber besser gehen!

100%

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Sabine,

Tue 31 May 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m to 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Lugano 44 km
Bus
100 min 1 in the direction of Ascona or 7 towards Losone Cinquevie stop
Ferry/Boat
Locarno
Underground/Metro
Centovalli railway station 300 m stop St Antonio
Car
Public parking nearby (charges apply)
Rail
Central Station 1.5 km
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Motorsports
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Public transportation is promoted

Energy

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

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

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

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

Sustainability labels

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