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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 Youth Hostel has 18 rooms that offer barrier-free access, and 54 beds which are disability-friendly. Other rooms are partially suitable, depending on requirements.

Barrier-free stay

The spacious rooms of Zurich Youth Hostel provide wheelchair users with pleasant freedom of movement. Almost all rooms can be reached by wheelchair users with ease. The exception to this are the two seminar rooms located in the basement, which can be accessed only via a stairway.

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
4 rooms with four beds and shower/WC (wing A) barrier-free 3 beds
5 rooms with four beds and washbasin (wing A) 3 beds
9 rooms with six beds and washbasin (wing A) 3 beds

There is no ramp. The attractive inner courtyard can be reached by crossing a low sill of 1.5-4cm.


The building has two elevators. One provides access to wing A, the other to wing B. The barrier-free rooms are located in wing A. The corridor in front of the lift in wing A is 90 cm wide and in wing B 80 cm. The lifts are 110 cm wide and 140 cm depth.

  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator in wing A is 90 cm
  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator in wing B is 80 cm
  • Elevator width: 110 cm
  • Elevator depth: 140 cm

The width of the doors to the rooms is 80 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

The 4-bed rooms with shower/WC can be used as private rooms. The disabled wet cells in these rooms can also be made accessible for groups from the corridor. Early booking is urgently recommended in both cases. The stipulated 4- and 6-bed rooms with a wash basin can therefore only be used by groups in combination with the 4-bed rooms (with shower/WC). Early booking is therefore also required in this case.

Further showers/WCs are available on each storey, although these are not equipped with disability-friendly infrastructure. An additional disability-friendly toilet is located on the ground floor.

The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 80 cm
  • WC seat height: 44 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 70 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free journey

  • Nearest railway station: Wollishofen Railway Station (no wheelchair access!)
  • Nearest bus stop: "Jugendherberge", approx. 80m
  • Nearest tram stop: "Morgental", approx. 500m
  • ZVV-Contact provides information about the current timetable: +41 848 988 988.

By train / by foot

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. 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".

By car

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

Approx. 500m


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