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Rapperswil-Jona Youth Hostel

Busskirch Hessenhofweg 10, Jona, 8645, Switzerland

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The Hostel Rapperswil-Jona offers pure relaxation on Lake Zurich and attracts families with the popular "Knies Children's Zoo".

  • Private
    From $76.81
10 or more people?

Jona Hostel

Hostel Jona

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Jona youth hostel lies in a rural setting, close to the Lake of Zürich and yet is only 20 minutes' walk from the small, historic town of Rapperswil. This former old people's home in the Busskirch area was converted to a youth hostel in 1991.

Jona is a place where a whole host of holiday dreams come true, and thanks to its lake-side location, is an ideal base for all water-sports lovers. This family youth hostel is in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by fields, alpine meadows and a farm, which is home to a wide variety of animals. Children and can play outside and interact with the animals, whilst parents can relax in the covered seating area in the garden.

Rapperswil’s historic centre is a 25 minute walk away and Lake Zurich is a five minute walk.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 3.00 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 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Vending machine
  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 06 Mar to 10 Oct

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 55 210 99 27

Fax. +41 55 210 99 28



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Wed 11 Sep 2019

Abendessen war spitze!


Avatar for Michael


Thu 12 Sep 2013

Die Jugendherberge liegt weit vom Stadtzentrum in ländlicher Umgebung und ist recht schwer zu finden. Auf den JH-eigenen Parkplätzen wird pauschal 7 CHF Parkgebühren erhoben; typisch schweizerisch aber absolut inakzeptabel !!


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Mon 19 Aug 2013

I like it very.


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Thu 08 Aug 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Alternate Transport
Parking available at the front of the hostel.
25 mins from Rapperswil and Jonah
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

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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