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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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The newly refurbished youth hostel in Avenches is a showpiece of how even heritage buildings can offer obstacle-free accommodation. The wheelchair-accessible pavilion comprising two double rooms with shower/WC and the exterior space is linked to all public areas of the main house by a covered walkway. In addition, there is a disabled-friendly wet cell on the ground floor of the main building allowing full use of the day rooms.

Barrier-free stay

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
2 double rooms with shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds

The ramps have a maximum slope of 6%.


The main building has no lift.


The room door width is 80 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

A disabled-friendly toilet and shower is located on the ground floor of the main building. The two pavilion rooms have a fully disabled-friendly wet cell.

The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 80 cm
  • WC seat height: 44 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 68 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free journey

By train / on foot

From Fribourg via Payerne by train in an hour, from Bern via Kerzers in 50 mins. Take the No. 544 bus from the station to the Faubourg stop.

By car

Turn off from the main road in Fribourg towards Donatyre (sign). The youth hostel has two chargeable, wheelchair-accessible parking spaces. Please ensure you make an advance reservation. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of the official blue disabled person’s parking permit.

Useful information

Links for public transport


Avenches Taxis
Ch. de la Plaine 9
1580 Avenches
Tel: +41 26 676 03 44

Closest pharmacy

Pharmacie et Droguerie Avenchoise
La Mandragore
Dominique Zillweger
Rue Centrale 31
1580 Avenches
Tel: +41 26 676 92 20


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