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Locarno Youth Hostel

Via B. Varenna 18
6600 Locarno (TI)

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Phone: +41 91 756 15 00
Fax: +41 91 756 15 01


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41 rooms at Locarno Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access.

Barrier-free stay

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
2 double rooms shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds
29 2-bed rooms with washbasin 1 bed
8 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds

Access from the covered outside area, alongside the entrance to the Youth Hostel, is obstructed by a low sill (1 - 3 cm).

All of the rooms offer wheelchair access, and the upper storeys can be reached with ease using one of the two elevators.

Elevator of the 2nd floor:

  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 115 cm.
  • The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
  • Elevator width: 96 cm
  • Elevator depth: 118 cm

Elevator of the 4th floor:

  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 223 cm.
  • The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
  • Elevator width: 98 cm
  • Elevator depth: 130 cm

The width of the doors leading to the rooms is 85 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

All rooms have a washbasin. A disability-friendly shower/WC is located on every floor. Two double rooms have their own fully disabled-friendly wet cell.

The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 78 cm
  • WC seat height: 40 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 68 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free journey

By train / by foot

From Locarno Railway Station approx. 1.5km, around 20 wheelchair minutes.

From Locarno Railway Station, take the No. 1 bus in the direction of Ascona Posta or the No 7 bus in the direction of Losone Caserma until the stop "Cinque Vie" (both buses are low-floor buses).

Cross Via Rinaldo Simen, continue along Via Barolomeo Varenna in a westerly direction (around 100m). The Youth Hostel is located on the right-hand side. Entrance path to the Youth Hostel: cobblestone.

By car

The youth hostel has a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space. Please reserve the parking space in advance. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of an official blue disabled person’s parking permit.

Useful information

Links for public transport


  • Rete Due-Uno Servizi Trasporti
    Reservation: Mon-Fri 8 am - 12 noon
    Service: Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm
    Phone: +41 91 751 21 21

Closest pharmacy

both approx. 400m, about 5min:

  • Farmacia Lafranchi
    Via San Francesco 6
    6600 Locarno
    Phone: +41 91 751 25 37
  • Farmacia Losa
    Via San Francesco 2
    6600 Locarno
    Phone: +41 91 751 16 67


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