Zug Youth Hostel
In 1435 and in 1887, an entire section of the town sank into the lake, enticed by the legendary Sea Maiden of Zug. The only things sinking into the lake today, however, are the rays of the setting sun. But you're quite entitled to be enticed by images of sunsets or the water as you approach the youth hostel, just two minutes from the lake shore. And in Zug today, nobody could possibly sink into boredom, because Zug is the place to be, whether you're a rollerblade fan or a caving enthusiast.
An architectural gem
The city and Canton Zug donated this youth hostel to its people in 1987 - and it was a most generous gift. What was once a wooden shack has become a roomy building with 88 beds, an infrastructure suitable for the handicapped, and an art exhibition thrown in free of charge. The façade boasts striking murals, and the working sketches for these are displayed in the dining room. The two flights of stairs are dedicated to water: you climb to the upper levels in the company of a wave crashing against a cliff, and from your room there are views of the glistening lake. Next morning, a colourful waterfall leads you down to breakfast.
The youht hostel, between the lake and the "Herti" sports complex, is ideal for sports camps intended for track and field athletes, curling or hockey teams, or divers. And to relax? How about a trip to the "Zugerberg" mountain and on to the open-air cinema by the lake?
Your local discounts
- Free bike rental at the train station
Further member benefits
From both Lucerne and Zurich, half an hour by train. Take bus No. 6 and 11 from the station to the “Stadion“ stop or the City Train Zug to the “Schutzengel“ stop. 5 minutes on foot from the railway station.
The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended.
(from Zug Railway Station approx. 950m)
Variant 1: With the No. 6 or No. 11 bus (low-floor bus, departs at regular intervals) to the bus stop ‘Zug Stadion’ (2 minutes). From here follow the signs across two asphalted side streets (no pavement available), to reach the forecourt of Zug Youth Hostel (cement paving stones). The distance between the bus stop ‘Zug Stadion’ and the Youth Hostel is around 80 metres.
Variant 2: Take the S-Bahn No. 1 to the station ‘Zug Schutzengel’ (1 minute). Then you will need to roll up a relatively steep ramp (12% incline). Follow the signs to reach a side street, from where the Youth Hostel can be accessed from the garden side. The distance between the station ‘Zug Schutzengel’ and the Youth Hostel is around 70 metres.
Access to the Youth Hostel is effected via a ramp (8 metres, 10% incline) or via two flights of steps (6 steps of 14cm each). The ramp is 8 metres long.
The parking spaces are covered in gravel. The youth hostel has a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space, for which advance reservation is essential. The distance from the parking spaces to the main entrance of the Youth Hostel is 20 metres. 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.
- 09 Mar - 29 Nov 2015
- 03 Mar - 28 Nov 2016
- 5 - 10 pm
- Mar to Easter, Oct and Nov: 5 - 9.30 pm
- 8 - 10 am
- Mar to Easter, Oct and Nov: 7.30 - 9.30 am
- 4 rooms with 2 beds, shower/WC
- 8 rooms with 4 beds
- 8 rooms with 6 beds
A total of 88 beds.
Showers/WC on the floor.
Rooms and toilet facilities suitable for the handicapped
Good to know
All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.
- Breakfast buffet (incl.)
- Varied evening meal on request
- Lunch or packed lunch for groups on request
- Vegetarian menus on request
- Modular seminar room with blackboard, television and silver screen
- Table tennis in the cellar
- Garden dining with barbecue facilities
- Covered, locking cycle shed
- Kiosk at the reception
- Internet corner
- Free WiFi