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Avenches Youth Hostel

Rue du Lavoir 5
1580 Avenches (VD)

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Phone: +41 26 675 26 66
Fax: +41 26 675 27 17


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Avenches is set between the Vully vineyards and above the plain of the Broye river, that connects the lakes of Murten and Neuchâtel. This historic Roman settlement features plenty of ancient buildings and sites that take visitors far back in time.

Avenches Youth Hostel – from an orphanage to a holiday home

The imposing building that houses the youth hostel accommodates cyclists, hikers, history buffs, families and horse-riders alike. The town centre is within easy walking distance, and the beautiful landscape surrounding the hostel promises pure relaxation. While the children will be in seventh heaven playing in the large garden, adults can enjoy a fine glass of wine on the terrace.

A new era

After extensive renovation work, the house is reopend for the summer season, along with a new pavilion containing two guest rooms that satisfy all standards of barrier-free travelling. In addition, the guest rooms, foyer and reception area are refurbished and updated.

In partnership with:

Logo Foundation Denk an mich        Logo Loterie Romande

Logo Centre suisse pour la construction adaptée aux handicapés     Logo Confédératoin suise

Getting here

By public transportOne hour by train from Berne to Avenches via Kerzers; 1½ hours by train from Lausanne to Avenches. The youth hostel is about 15 minutes' walk from the station. Alternatively you may also take bus no. 544 and get off at station "Faubourg". Or by local bus Aventibus in 10 minutes until Avenches Joli-Val stop.

By carIn Fribourg turn off the main road in the direction of Donatyre (signpost). The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces.



  • 01.04 - 23.10.2017
  • 29 Mar - 21.10.2018


5 -10 pm


7 -10 am


  • 2 rooms with 1 bed
  • 1 room with 2 beds
  • 2 modern rooms, suitable for wheelchairs, with 2 beds and shower/WC (in the pavilion)
  • 6 rooms with 4 beds
  • 2 rooms with 4 beds incl. truckle bed
  • 3 rooms with 4 beds (Family rooms)
  • 4 rooms with 6 beds
  • 1 room with 8 beds

A total of 84 beds.
Shower/WC on each floor. All rooms with lavabo.

Good to know

All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.


  • Breakfast buffet (incl.)
  • Varied evening meal
  • Lunch and packed lunch on request


  • Multifunctional room with tables and chairs (seating for 20), sofa zone and a children’s toy chest on wheels
  • Library
  • Large garden with barbecue area, games, swing, pétanque and table tennis
  • Board games
  • Internet corner
  • Rent a Bike: Bike rental at reasonable prices
  • Free WiFi