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Lucerne Youth Hostel

Am Rotsee
Sedelstrasse 12
6004 Luzern (LU)

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Phone: +41 41 420 88 00
Fax: +41 41 420 56 16


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4 rooms of Lucerne Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access, and 7 beds are disability-friendly.

Barrier-free stay

After checking in at the reception, the rooms can be accessed independently. By means of an electronic access system (card), the rear rooms of the hostel can be reached. From there, via a corridor, following the signs, guests will reach a staff elevator. Following this, the rooms and sanitary facilities can be reached via a stair-lift over four steps. The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 150cm, the width of the elevator door is 100cm, elevator width 100cm and elevator depth 120cm.

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
3 double rooms with washbasin 1 bed
1 room with six beds with washbasin 4 beds

There is no ramp.


All day rooms and the dining room are accessible by passenger lift and stair lift. Once checked in at the reception, you can come and go as you please. An electronic access system (card) gains you access to the rear of the premises and from there, via a corridor, to the passenger lift. The rooms and sanitary facilities are than accessible via stair lift.

  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 150 cm
  • The width of the elevator door is 100 cm
  • Elevator width: 100 cm
  • Elevator depth: 120 cm

The width of the doors to the rooms is 77 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

All rooms have washbasins. Disability-friendly showers/WCs are located on every story.


The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 77 cm
  • WC seat height: 45 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 76 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free journey

By train / by foot

2,4 km distance from Lucerne Station

Variant I, around 200m: From Lucerne Railway Station, take the No. 18 bus (journey time around 11 minutes). Alight at the bus stop ‘Jugendherberge’. Following the signs, it is possible to reach the Youth Hostel without passing any steps. However, the inclines are over 10%. The Youth Hostel can be reached by a slightly flatter route if one follows the road.

Variant II, around 400m: From Lucerne Railway Station, take the No. 18 or No. 19 bus (journey time around 11 minutes). Alight at the bus stop ‘Gopplismoosweg’. Barrier-free, although steep footpath via Spital (route indicated with yellow signs), with little traffic. Fahrstrasse needs to be crossed twice, once at traffic lights without a signal, and once at traffic lights with a signal.

The No. 18 and 19 buses are all low-floor buses. In the case of electric wheelchairs, please phone the Lucerne public transport company ‘Verkehrsbetrieben Luzern’ at least 1 hour in advance. Phone: +41 41 369 65 65.

By car

From the "Emmen Süd" motorway exit, take the Rotsee/Spital direction. The youth hostel has one chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space. 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


Closest pharmacy

1km, about 15min.

  • Apotheke Dr. Fasel
    Maihofstrasse 30
    6004 Luzern
    Phone: +41 41 429 69 19


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