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Zug Youth Hostel

Allmendstrasse 8, Zug, 6300, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 80%

The hostel is on the shore of the beautiful Lake Zug, where everyone is welcome.

  • Dorm
    From €32.82
  • Private
    From €85.04
10 or more people?

Zug Hostel

Hostel Zug

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

In 1435 and in 1887, an entire section of the town sank into the lake, enticed by the legendary Sea Maiden of Zug. The only things sinking into the lake today, however, are the rays of the setting sun. But you're quite entitled to be enticed by images of sunsets or the water as you approach the youth hostel, just two minutes from the lake shore. And in Zug today, nobody could possibly sink into boredom, because Zug is the place to be, whether you're a rollerblade fan or a caving enthusiast.

The city and Canton Zug donated this youth hostel to its people in 1987 - and it was a most generous gift. What was once a wooden shack has become a roomy building with 88 beds, an infrastructure suitable for the handicapped, and an art exhibition thrown in free of charge. The façade boasts striking murals, and the working sketches for these are displayed in the dining room. The two flights of stairs are dedicated to water: you climb to the upper levels in the company of a wave crashing against a cliff, and from your room there are views of the glistening lake. Next morning, a colourful waterfall leads you down to breakfast.

The youht hostel, between the lake and the "Herti" sports complex, is ideal for sports camps intended for track and field athletes, curling or hockey teams, or divers. And to relax? How about a trip to the "Zugerberg" mountain and on to the open-air cinema by the lake?


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden
  • Table tennis / ping pong


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 03/03/2016 to 28/11/2016
Open from 02/03/2017 to 26/11/2017

From 07:30 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 41 711 53 54

Fax. +41 41 710 51 21

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Höllgrotten Baar (5 to 10km)
  • Zugerberg (3 to 5km)
  • Kunsthaus Zug (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



O hostel é muito bom, café da manhã com pães, café, iogurtes e cereais. Minha sugestão é que o estacionamento poderia não ser cobrado à parte.


Avatar for Anne


Mon 23 Nov 2015

Very clean, lovely hot showers Would be great if there was a kitchen facility for cooking.


Avatar for Anneliese


Mon 12 Oct 2015

We are not feeling well during the travel with the western food.try to cook the congee during the microwave the staff cook for us no luggage lock


Avatar for cheung


Sat 15 Aug 2015

A terrific hostel in every way. We walked along the lake from the train station when we arrived jet lagged and had a coffee at the Hafenrestaurant lakeside before crossing the road and finding the hostel - not easy, keep looking down alleyways for signs. We left our stuff and took a bus up Zugerberg to hike there. Sabrina at the front desk was so welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was great and set us up for the day. The kitchen was not open while we were there so we ate out.


Avatar for Christine


Thu 19 Mar 2015

weiter so europaweites Problem der Jugendherbergen: 1 Person 100% Preis, 2 Peronen 200% Preis; bei den komerziellen Anbietern 100% bis maximal 150% So verlieren Sie viele Gäste an z.B. Hotelreservierungsportale u/od Ketten wie Ibis, Motel- one, B&B, Formule 1 usw.


Avatar for Jürgen Dr.

Jürgen Dr.,

Tue 20 May 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Alternate Transport
Zug hostel has a limited number of spaces for parking, we recommend you reserve in advance.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities


  • 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

Sustainability labels

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