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)

Travellers tips (15)

Attraction tip

There was tons to do in the area, especially hiking. The Verzasca Valley was absolutely beautiful, well worth a visit. It's also where you can do the James Bond Golden Eye dam bungee jump! Various cable cars take you up to higher level walks, like those from Cardada/Cimetta. It was worth going up just for the view - stunning. There are several sport around the lake for swimming, or boat/pedalo hire. Monte Tamaro has an adventure park at the top, as well as various hikes & biking trails. cycling around the lake is a bit easier, but just as beautiful. Canyoning, sailing & waterskiing are all available on the lake too. Day trips to Brissago, Bellinzona or the botanical islands are well within reach from Locarno.

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Gemma,

Mon 09 Sep 2013

Budget meal tip

pizzaria primavera

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Alan,

Sat 23 Feb 2013

Where next?

arth-goldau

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Alan,

Sat 23 Feb 2013

Budget meal tip

The hostel was great, for 16.50CHF you could have as much food as you wanted. It was served 6.30-8pm and you could eat on an open patio which was lovely. There was always a salad bar, then the main meal and pudding. The food was very good quality too, and much better value than anywhere in the town.

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Gemma,

Mon 09 Sep 2013

Where next?

Bellinzona for the UNESCO castles, south into Italy, or north to the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt which is what we did.

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Gemma,

Mon 09 Sep 2013