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Pontresina Youth Hostel

Cuntschett, Via da la staziun 46, Pontresina, 7504, Switzerland

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A great base for experiencing the high alpine charm and climate in the Upper Engadine, right on the UNESCO world heritage site Bernina Line.

  • Dorm
    From $42.43
  • Private
    From $117.19
10 or more people?

Pontresina Hostel

Hostel Pontresina

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Staying in these magnificent mountain surroundings, with their myriad of contrasts, is a delightful and unforgettable experience. Cyclists can pick up supplies here, while hikers arrive from Alp Languard via the high-altitude trail and discover the breathtaking panorama. And when those taking part in the Engadine Ski Marathon catch sight of the large, red building they can breathe a sigh of relief: they've reached the halfway mark!

The very name "Engadine" already stands for exciting adventure holidays, and the Cuntschett sport and leisure hostel offers you perfect, yet simple accommodation.
In summer, the Youth Hostel is an excellent starting point, whether you prefer simple walks or strenuous high alpine tours. In winter, it's located right next to the cross-country tracks and winter hiking paths, and is not far from the ski and toboggan runs.

The day room, with its small library and television corner, is an invitation to strike up conversation and make friends - just like the sun terrace or the open fire in the public family restaurant. Here, you should try one of the many flavours of ice cream or the home-made hazelnut tart.

In the evening, if you're looking for entertainment, Pontresina has a great deal to offer - ranging from cinemas to jazz bars and discos. Try a moonlight hike - or a run on the floodlit toboggan run. Naturally, the hostel is open round the clock to cater for night birds.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 3.50 CHF is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 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.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 7 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of CHF 7 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • 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


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Conference Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 30 Nov to 31 Mar
Open from 07 Jun to 20 Oct

From 07:30 to 10:00
From 16:00 to 21:00
From 16:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 81 842 72 23

Fax. +41 81 842 70 31

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • RHB Unesco Bernina Train ()
  • Mountains (500m to 1km)
  • Skiing Crosscountry (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Great place to stay - good facilities and good food (for breakfast and dinner). Close to the railway station and the guest card (which gave access to local buses, trains and cable cars) was a great bonus. Friendly welcome and a great location for walking. I hope to visit again before too long.


Avatar for Kevin


Thu 05 Oct 2017

Alles Bestens! Beim check in würde leider der Interrail Discount 2017 nicht akzeptiert (Nie gehört!) am nächsten Morgen wurde mir der Rabatt von einer netten Mitarbeiterin jedoch unkompliziert in bar retourniert! D.h. die Schweizer YH Zentrale könnte die einzelnen Herbergen über Rabattaktionen besser informieren!


Avatar for Heinrich


Sun 03 Sep 2017

Die Lage gegenüber des Bahnhofs perfekt, unten drin der Langlauf und Skiladen, dahinter gleich die Loipe und Wohlys Schlitten-und Pferdeanlage. Ein paar Schritte und man ist beim Eisklettern und im Dorf. Das Frühstück ist mit Ovomaltine, mehreren Tee-und Käse sorten, Birchermüsli wunderbar, Kaminfeuer dazu und ein äusserst liebenswürdges und freundliches, kompetentes Staff. Grosses Lob


Avatar for Edith


Tue 16 Feb 2016

more showers/ expensive ! but we are in Switserland


Avatar for Koenraad


Sun 12 Jul 2015

Very clean and comfortable hostel with very friendly and helpful staff. I however prefer self catering hostels.


Avatar for ian


Tue 07 Jul 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500 m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Alternate Transport
There are a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces. Advance reservation is recommended.
Rail Station Pontresina 20m
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


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


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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