Bellinzona Youth Hostel
In Bellinzona the youth hostel welcomes you to the heart of Ticino. The hostel lies at the foot of the Montebello Castle, part of the UNESCO world heritage, only 10 minutes away from the railway-station, in the historic center. It is an ideal departure point for excursions and also a stopover for those travelling across the Alps.
The single and double rooms offer you a comfortable privacy. For families and groups we have family rooms and dormitories. Bathrooms and toilets are on each floor. We also have various rooms for parties, conferences, seminary with the possibility to use technical equipment.
The "Hostel Montebello" is a structure with various Options, it offers shelter to young school residents and it is also host a private middle school as well as a catering company. Various activities take place in the gymnasium such as dancing classes.
Your local discounts
(available at the reception)
|10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Locanda Ticinese||all the year round|
|10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Corona||all the year round|
|10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Emerenzia||all the year round|
|CHF 3.- discount Swissminiatur Melide||all the year round|
|CHF 5.- discount Go-Kart Locarno/Magadino||all the year round|
|Entrance open air pool Bellinzona CHF 7.- instead of CHF 10.-/adult||mid-June to end of August|
|Entrance open air pool Bellinzona CHF 4.- instead of CHF 6.-/youth||mid-June to end of August|
|20% discount on the ticket for the aerial cableway Airolo-Presciüm-Sasso della Boggia||all the year round|
|20% discount on the ticket for the funicular railway Piotta-Ritom/Piora||all the year round|
|10% discount on the 4h entrance to the Spalsh & Spa||all the year round|
|CulturaPass Bellinzona for CHF 12.- instead of CHF 15.- for adults||all the year round|
|CHF 5.- discount for Falconeria Locarno||all the year round|
|20% discount for the breakfast at the Tea Room Degio||all the year round|
|20% discount for the breakfast at the Café Gazzaniga||all the year round|
|Reduced prizes on massages at the studio "Terapie Naturali" (at the hostel Bellinzona)||all the year round|
Further member benefits
Take the Viale Stazione (through the city – on the left) until Piazza Indipendenza, follow the street sign. In the Via Bonzanigo you will find the pedestrian entry gate to the Hostel. It’s only about 15 minutes walking.
By bus from the train station (bus number 1 or 56) to Piazza Indipendenza and from there follow the sign to the hostel.
Exit from Bellinzona North: take the main road Via San Gottardo, direction city centre, keep driving on the Viale Portone until the roundabout. Take the direction to Lugano (the third exit). After a few metres, turn on the left, following our street signs.
Exit from Bellinzona South: take the Via Franco Zorzi toward the city centre. At the traffic light (on your left you can see the bus stop of Arti e Mestieri) turn right and after ca. 50 metres turn left, direction Cervia Parking until Piazza Indipendenza. Follow our street sign from there.
- 01 Nov 2013 - 06 Dec 2013 (Request at least 24h in advance)
- 24 Feb 2014 - 31 Mar 2014 (Request at least 24h in advance)
- 1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
- 1 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 (Request at least 24h in advance)
03.00-10.00pm from April to October
stand-by-for bookings: February, March and November (Reservations obligatory 24h in advance)
- 15 single rooms
- 10 double rooms
- 5 rooms with 3 beds
- 8 rooms with 4 beds
- 4 rooms with 7 beds
- 2 rooms with 10 beds
A total of 130 beds.
Showers/WC on the floor. Sink in every room.
- Breakfast buffet (incl.)
- A catering company takes care of our guest's meals and they offer evening meals (for groups from 25 persons special meals on request).
- Lunches and packed lunches can be also ordered in advance.
- Evening meals from 20 June 2011 to 10 August 2011, otherwise only for groups on request.
- Bar lounge (for 50 people)
- Dining room (seats up to 100 people)
- 3 rooms for seminary or meetings (TV, video, microphone, black-board)
- Music room incl. beamer for shows or school lessons
- Play room (for children)
- TV room
- Gym room
- Park in front of the building and an internal court
- Outdoor volleyball field
- Washing maschine
- Billard room
- Bike rental
- Various games
- Covered room for bikes to lock
- Internet corner (CHF 4.50/h)
- Free WiFi
The law of the Ticino canton forbids to accommodate young people under 16 years old: they can only stay if there is an adult person with them.