Barrier-free holidays at the Swiss Youth Hostels – find our barrier-free and partially barrier-free youth hostels here
We proactively promote barrier-free accommodations in Switzerland and offer the following disability-friendly services. Travelling through Switzerland, gaining various new experiences or simply staying at the nearest lake for a few days – the desire to travel is in all of us. For the Swiss Youth Hostels, it is a matter close to our hearts that people with disabilities are able to participate in social life as they choose. Accessible holidays call for tourist offers that are suitable for the disabled. That is why we are committed to barrier-free accommodations in Switzerland and offer disability-friendly services. We take into account the needs of persons with limitations when building new facilities or remodelling existing ones by making or planning for structural adjustments.
Our barrier-free hostels
Accessibility at Bern Youth Hostel
What sets us apart:
Barrier-free rooms with appropriate ramp slope, lift and suitable door width
Barrier-free bathrooms in the respective rooms or in the corridor, with a suitable door width, toilet seat height, accessible washbasin, shower seat and grab bars.
We offer free handicapped parking (show parking card for handicapped people)
Guide dogs and therapy dogs are allowed and stay free of charge (please bring your own dog accessories)
You can book barrier-free beds/rooms online with us.
For group requests contact the hostel directly or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
On each hostel page, you will find additional information about accessibility on site or barrier-free arrival
In our youth hostels, our experienced staff will be happy to support you. They are familiar with the needs and requirements of our guests with disabilities, and are used to taking care of them.
Detailed information on barrier-free stays (wheelchair-accessible infrastructure etc.) in the individual youth hostels can be found under the menu item «Barrier-free» for the respective hostels.
You can find more on the topic of accessibility in our blog posts
Suitable barrier-free means that the facility guarantees the requirements for barrier-free access in all areas – i.e. from arrival, to access, to the bathrooms. These areas can be used by standard wheelchair users without any barriers. However, individual public ancillary rooms (e.g. seminar room, roof terrace) may be difficult to access.
The classification partially suitable barrier-free can have various reasons. The assessment is based on a consideration of the following points:
• Individual barriers such as low thresholds that are nevertheless easily manageable for many wheelchair users.
• Important public rooms that are inaccessible for wheelchair users.
• Limited space in the rooms.
• All hostels with this classification have at least one specially adapted bathroom (shower and WC) for people with a mobility handicap.