The Youth Hostel Montebello welcomes you to the heart of Ticino. The hostel lies at the foot of the Montebello Castle, part of the UNESCO world heritage, only 10 minutes away from the railway-station and close to the historic center.
For more than 100 years, the villa was home to a school run by the Menzinger nuns. Countless young women were educated there. They completed primary school, domestic science courses, teacher training etc. In its heyday, the school had 400 pupils, many of whom were boarders. The building still hosts a private secondary school although this is run by laypeople. There is even a catering company in the building. In addition, the villa serves to provide accommodation for young people. The youth hostel operations began in 2002.
The hostel is an ideal departure point for excursions and also a stopover for those travelling across the Alps. The single and double rooms offer you a comfortable privacy and for families and groups we have dormitories. Bathrooms and toilets are on each floor. Montebello Youth Hostel has a variety of rooms for the most diverse occasions. Technical equipment is available. Cooking facilities for individual guests and families.
The hostel is 3 minutes from the town centre and 10-15 minutes from the railway station. It is situated away from traffic noise, but alongside the railway line, with a garden and seating.
Your local discounts
(available at the reception)
- Free travel with the "Ticino Ticket": Valid in the canton Ticino; tourists will be able to use all public transport free of charge as well as being granted special rates for various leisure activities during their stay. You are given the “Ticino Ticket” upon arrival and it is valid until the end of your day of departure.
- 10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Locanda Ticinese
- 10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Corona
- 10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Emerenzia
- 10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Giardino
- 10% discount (beverages excl.) at the restaurant Scugnizzo
- 10% discount on Swiss River Adventures Canyoning Tours
- Swissminiatur Melide entrance CHF 16.- instead of CHF 19.-/adult
- Swissminiatur Melide entrance CHF 10.- instead of CHF 12.-/youth
- Entrance open air pool Bellinzona CHF 7.- instead of CHF 10.-/adult
- Entrance open air pool Bellinzona CHF 4.- instead of CHF 6.-/youth
- Zoo al Maglio entrance CHF 5.- instead of CHF 11.-/adult
- Zoo al Maglio entrance CHF 5.- instead of CHF 6.-/youth
- Spalsh & Spa 10% discount on the entrance
- Falconeria Locarno CHF 5.- discount on the entrance
- Parco Avventura Gordola CHF 5.- discount on the entrance
- GoKart Magadino CHF 5.- discount on the entrance
- CulturaPass Bellinzona for CHF 12.- instead of CHF 15.-/adult