Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel
This new hostel, which is located in one of Switzerland’s most attractive hiking, mountain-biking and skiing regions, is a delight for families and individual travellers alike. Almost all rooms face the mountains, providing a magnificent panorama over the Swiss Alps from as soon as you wake up.
The large terrace is perfect for sunny days; on cool evenings there’s the warm stone oven to sit on or the quiet reading corner. And every day starts with an abundant breakfast buffet, which is as always included in the overnight rate. After the three-course meal of local dishes, our guests often enjoy staying in the spacious dining room – the heart of the youth hostel – to meet like-minded people. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.
With family rooms and four-bed rooms, as well as a playground, play area (indoor), table tennis and football, everyone in the family can find something to get the pulse racing. Double and multi-bed rooms can be enjoyed by couples, friends and schools, and the local holiday and leisure activities will enthuse sports-lovers and culture-lovers alike. Highlights include the Menuhin Festival, the Country Night, the Tennis Suisse Open - a must for tennis fans from around the world since 1915 - or the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, the authentic agricultural and craft traditions, as well as the more than 300 km of hiking trails and 220 km of slopes. Please note that the Easy Access Card and ski passes as well as tickets for the sports centre can be obtained directly in the hostel.
In keeping with their overall philosophy, the Swiss Youth Hostels have made every effort in this hostel to incorporate ecological aspects as well as social concerns. For example, the hostel was constructed according to the MINERGIE-P-ECO standard, and is accessible barrier-free for people with disabilities. Furthermore, architecture enthusiasts will note the subtle development of traditional elements and the gentle asymmetry of the building, which has created an open and inviting space.
With the financial support of:
By the Montreux-Oberland Railway (MOB) from Bern via Spiez-Zweisimmen, reaching Saanen in 2 hrs. or from Montreux to Saanen in 1 hr. 10 minutes by foot from the station to the hostel (direction hospital).
The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended. Some car parking spaces in an underground garage on payment of a charge. 1 turning place (getting in/getting out) for busses.
- 03 Jun - 24 Oct 2016
- 16 Dec 2016 - 02 Apr 2017
- 03 Jun - 23 Oct 2017
- 16 Dec - 31 Dec 2017
- Spring/summer/autum: 5 - 9 pm
- Winter: 4 - 9 pm, fr/sa 4 - 10 pm
- 8 - 10 am
- 10 double rooms with shower/WC
- 10 family rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC
- 8 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin
- 8 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC
- 6 rooms with 6 beds and washbasin
A total of 160 beds.
Showers/WC on the floor.
Good to know
All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.
- Breakfast buffet (incl.)
- Varied evening meal
- Lunch or packed lunch for groupes on request
- Day room with TV
- Play room for children
- Bar/lounge area
- Boot and ski room with air dehumidification
- Drying room
- Bike storage
- Car parking spaces (chargeable)
- Boccia court
- Table football and table tennis
- Internet corner
- Free WiFi
- WWF nature discoverer set for school classes (free use)