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Bellinzona Youth Hostel

Istituto Santa Maria
Via Nocca 4
6500 Bellinzona (TI)

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Phone: +41 91 825 15 22
Fax: +41 91 835 42 85

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7 rooms and a total of 17 beds at the Bellinzona Youth Hostel have barrier-free access.

Barrier-free stay

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
2 double rooms 1 bed each
2 family rooms 3 beds each
3 rooms with 7 beds 3 beds each

All the ramps in the hostel have a slope of less than 6%.


The youth hostel also has a wheelchair-accessible lift.


  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 2 x 3 m
  • The width of the elevator door is 72.50 cm.
  • Elevator width: 100 cm
  • Elevator depth: 82 cm

The room door width is 80 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

On the 5th floor there is a barrier-free shower/WC.


Barrier-free arrival

By train / by foot

Turn left on leaving the station, go straight across the old town pedestrian zone (Viale Stazione); when you reach the Piazza Indipendenza, follow the youth hostel signs. You will find our pedestrian access in the Via Bonzanigo (ca. 15 min.). By bus from the station (line No. 1 or No. 56) to Piazza Indipendenza then 2 mins. on foot.

By car

  • Variant I (motorway exit Bellinzona North): take the right-hand lane towards Bellinzona, then follow the main road for ca. 4 km straight ahead (heading south, towards Bellinzona, Lugano, Locarno), left at the traffic roundabout after the COOP, followed immediately by another left turn (direction car park Cervia, Ospedale), then follow the youth hostel signs (ca. 5 km).
  • Variant II (motorway exit Bellinzona South): continue heading north on the Via Franco Zorzi. Turn right at the traffic lights (on the left, the Arte e Mestieri bus stop, on the right, a modern red building) and immediately afterwards take the next left, then right again. You are now on the Piazza Indipendenza. Follow the youth hostel signs (or CERVIA) (ca. 6 km).
  • The youth hostel has only normal, chargeable parking spaces beneath the youth hostel. 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


STB Fondazione trasporti per persone handicappate
via Tommaso Rodari 6
6500 Bellinzona
Phone +41 91 825 55 88

Closest pharmacy

Farmacia Nazionale
Piazza Nosetto
6500 Bellinzona

Phone: +41 91 825 16 55
Fax:+41 91 825 18 46


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