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Richterswil Youth Hostel

Hornstrasse 5
8805 Richterswil (ZH)

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27 of the rooms of Richterswil Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access, and 55 beds are disability-friendly.

Barrier-free stay

The garden terrace is paved in composite stone, while the garden seating area consists of gravel. The internet terminals are seat terminals and wheelchair-friendly.

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
15 rooms with two beds 2 beds
11 rooms with four beds 2 beds
1 room with six beds 3 beds

The ground floor, the garden terrace and the garden seating area are raised slightly relative to the road. Entrance to the building is effected via a ramp with a 4 % incline leading to the garden terrace, enabling the difference in elevation to be overcome with ease.

The building has a generously sized lift linking the floors.


  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 180 cm
  • The width of the elevator door is 80 cm
  • Elevator width: 100 cm
  • Elevator depth: 130 cm

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


Barrier-free wet cell

A wheelchair-friendly WC with Closomet as well as a wheelchair-friendly shower is provided on both storeys.

Barrier-free journey

By train / by foot

From Richterswil Railway Station approx. 400m

From Zurich on S-Bahn train No. 2 or 8 to Richterswil (every 30 mins.). From Zurich Airport on S-Bahn train No. 2 to Richterswil in 50 mins. (direct train). From Richterswil Railway Station continue along the lake for approx. 400m, in a north-westerly direction. At the yacht harbour turn right along to follow the edge of the lake. After about 50m you will find the Youth Hostel on the left-hand side.

By car

From the motorway exit Richterswil, drive towards the village. On the Seestrasse turn left and keep straight on until you come to the sign “Horn/Jugendherberge”. The youth hostel has only normal, chargeable parking spaces. 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


  • LZU Behindertentransport
    Phone +41 44 781 49 49

Closest pharmacy

approx. 400m, at the Railway station

  • Paracelsus-Apotheke Richterswil
    Chrüzweg 4
    8805 Richterswil
    Phone: +41 44 784 60 60


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