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Zurich Youth Hostel

Mutschellenstrasse 114
8038 Zürich (ZH)

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Phone: +41 43 399 78 00
Fax: +41 43 399 78 01

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The Zurich Youth Hostel became one of the most modern of the world- open round the clock, so you can really get to know Zurich, the little city on a global scale. The hostel has a roomy entrance hall and a spacious inner courtyard for the international globe-trotting community to meet good cuisine, comfortable rooms in a quiet city location close to the lake.

Zurich Youth Hostel - where people meet

Chat about your last Asian or American trip in the big entrance hall, exchange information and trips on the leisure activities on offer in Zurich, pick up the latest international news headlines on the big-screen TV while eating a snack or play a game of billiards - all of this at any time, around the clock, 365 days a year. Free WiFi is available throughout the building. Of course, you can also get a good night's sleep here; comfortable rooms with between two and five beds are available. Are you about to continue your European tour or do you want to discover more of Zurich "Downtown Switzerland"? In 20 minutes you can be at the main railway station or the city centre. 10 minutes on foot take you to the banks of Lake Zurich. A little bit further and you come to the new "Rote Fabrik" (Red Factory) cultural centre. The green, unpopulated part of Zurich is only a five minutes' walk away.
Before rushing out in every direction in the morning, don't miss the breakfast buffet. From six until half past nine in the morning, you'll find everything that belongs to a real Swiss breakfast!

Historic Youth Hostel Zurich

In autumn 2007, the Zurich Youth Hostel had a special distinction bestowed on it by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) in the context of “Historic Hotel of the year 2008” award “for a sensitive and successful conversion of a 1960s building”.

Member benefits

Your local discounts

Further member benefits

Getting here

by planeFrom Zurich Airport, take the S-Bahn train No. 24 towards Zug and get off at Wollishofen station. The journey takes around 27 minutes. From there, follow the signs which will bring you to the youth hostel via Staubstrasse in 5 minutes.

By public transportFrom the Zurich main station, take tram No. 7 to the "Morgental" stop, followed by a 5- minute walk to the youth hostel. Or take suburban railway (S-Bahn) train No. 8 to the "Wollishofen" stop, followed by a 5-minute walk via Staubstrasse "over the hill" to the youth hostel (sign-posted).

By carApproaching from the west, south and north, take the exit "Brunau" on Zurich’s Westring, and then follow the signs; approaching from the east, take the exit Zürich-Wollishofen. The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces.

By wheelchairNearest railway station: Wollishofen Railway Station (no wheelchair access!), Nearest bus stop: "Jugendherberge", approx. 80m, Nearest tram stop: "Morgental", approx. 500m

Variant 1
From Zurich Main Railway Station, take the No. 7 tram in the direction of "Wollishofen" to the stop "Morgental". Some trams are low-floor trams, ZVV-Contact provides information about the current timetable: +41 848 988 988. From the stop "Morgental" continue for 500 metres along the pavement of Mutschellenstrasse.

Variant 2
From Zurich Main Railway Station, take the No. 13 tram in the direction of "Albisgüetli" to the stop "Waffenplatzstrasse". Once there, change to the No. 72 bus, and travel in the direction of "Morgental" as far as the bus stop "Jugendherberge". Not all buses/trams are low-floor. ZVV-Contact provides information about the current timetable: +41 848 988 988.

The youth hostel has a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space. The distance from the parking space to the main entrance is around 50m. 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.



all year


at any time, rooms are ready from 3 pm


until 10 am

Reception open

24-hour service


  • 16 double rooms/single rooms with shower/WC
  • 4 double rooms with washbasin
  • 14 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC
  • 33 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin
  • 9 rooms with 6 beds and washbasin

A total of 282 beds. Showers/WC partly on the floor.

Rooms including bed linen. Twin rooms and 4-bedded rooms with shower/WC are also provided with a shower towel.

Good to know

All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.


  • Breakfast buffet from 6 - 9.30 am (incl.)
  • Lunch and evening meal (3-course menu)
  • Packed lunch on request
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Special events and menus for groups on request


  • Large lounge with flat screen TV, billiards, table football, snack bar
  • 1 large hall (total 200 seats with concert seating arrangement)
  • 3 conference rooms (2 x 50 seats with concert seating arrangement, 1 x 20 seats around an oval table)
  • Extensive seminar equipment (video projector, loudspeaker system, CD/DVD, etc.)
  • Inner courtyard with long granite table
  • Bar, restaurant
  • Kiosk with souvenirs (Victorinox, Wenger, etc.)
  • Bicycle cellar, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Internetcorner (CHF 4.50/h)
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the building