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Barrier-free holidays at Swiss youth hostels

We proactively support barrier-free accommodation in Switzerland, and offer the following services for disabled people:

  • 33 of our youth hostels are barrier-free.
  • We offer free barrier-free parking (please show your disability parking card)
  • Guide and therapy dogs are allowed and stay for free (please bring accessories and supplies for your dog)
  • We facilitate online bookings for barrier-free beds/rooms
  • Every hostel web page features additional information on barrier-free access and barrier-free arrival

Detailed information on barrier-free stays in specific youth hostels (wheelchair-accessible infrastructure, etc.) can be found under the ‘Barrier-free’ menu item for the respective hostel. Please communicate your requirements when booking so that we can adapt the details of your stay to suit you.

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Our barrier-free hostels

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Distinction Suitable vs. conditionally suitable


    The hostels classified as "suitable" fulfill the requirements for barrier-free access in all areas (including the arrival route, the entry and the bathroom) and can be used by standard wheelchair users without any barriers. It could be possible that individual public, subordinate rooms (eg seminar room, roof terrace) may be difficult to access.

    25 Youth Hostels are classified as suitable "barrier-free"


    The classification of a hostel as "partially suitable" can have variable 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.

    8 Youth Hostels are "partially suitable" classified.

Our partners on barrier-free

  • Logo Denk an mich DAM
  • Logo Barrierefreie Schweiz freigestellt
  • Eidgenössisches Büro für die Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderung
  • Schweizerische Fachstelle für behindertengerechtes Bauen

Questions and answers about barrier-free

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