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Zermatt Youth Hostel

Staldenweg 5
3920 Zermatt (VS)

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Phone: +41 27 967 23 20
Fax: +41 27 967 53 06


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Three of the rooms in Zermatt Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access.

Barrier-free stay

The Youth Hostel consists of three different buildings. Two annexes with bedrooms, and the main building in which the reception, the dining room and the recreation room are located. The (conditionally) disability-friendly rooms are located in one of the annexes.

The dining room is located on the first storey of the main building, and this can be reached by wheelchair users with assistance (stairway).

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
1 double room with shower/WC 1 bed
1 4-bed room 2 beds
1 6-bed room 3 beds

The ramps have a slope of 10%.


Unfortunately, none of these buildings is equipped with an elevator, meaning that wheelchair users can only reach the ground floors of the various buildings.

The room door width is 80 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

The double room with shower/WC is available as a private room. The barrier-free bathroom can also be made accessible as a further option for groups staying on the same corridor. Early booking is strongly recommended for both options. For this reason, the mentioned 4-bed and 6-bed rooms are available only in combination with the double room incl. shower/WC. Also here, early reservation is recommended. 

The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 80 cm
  • WC seat height: 43 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 71 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free journey

By train / by foot

Travel to Zermatt on the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn. From there, take the local electric bus, Red Line/Rote Linie in the Winkelmatten direction. Get off at the "Luchre” stop. At present, one of the three electric buses is wheelchair accessible, from autumn 2015, all three. You can check the times of the barrier-free buses by calling the Zermatt Electric Bus Company on +41 (0)27 967 45 68.
From the bus stop, the path to the youth hostel has a steep gradient (10-15%) after which a level path leads to the asphalted forecourt of the youth hostel (30 m). Swiss Trac/electric drive is advisable due to the steep terrain. An electric taxi costs between CHF 25.00 and 35.00 (depending on number of passengers and items of baggage).

By car

Zermatt is car-free. A high-rise car park is located in Täsch, the last settlement before Zermatt, which can be used to park your car for a fee of CHF 14.50/day.

Useful information

Links for public transport


An Elektro Taxi costs between CHF 25.- and CHF 30.- (depending upon the number of passengers and luggage).

Taxitransport von Täsch nach Zermatt

  • Schaller Taxi Täsch
    Phone: +41 27 967 19 50
  • Christoph Taxi Täsch
    Phone: +41 27 967 35 81

Closest pharmacies

  • Apotheke Testa Grigia
    Bahnhofstrasse 21
    Phone: +41 27 966 49 49
  • Internationale Apotheke
    Bahnhofstrasse 17
    Phone: +41 27 966 27 27
  • Vital Apotheke
    Beim Bahnhof 21
    Phone: +41 27 967 67 77


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