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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

Barrier-free hostels

Here you will find our 25 youth hostels, which have the appropriate infrastructure, as well as detailed information about the hostels and the barrier-free arrival. Local barrier-free information can be found on the respective hostel detail page.

Partially barrier-free hostels

Here you will find our 8 Youth Hostels, which have the appropriate infrastructure, as well as detailed information about the hostels and the barrier-free arrival. Local barrier-free information can be found on the respective hostel detail page.

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: incoming@youthhostel.ch 

  • 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

More information on accessibility thanks to the OK:GO initiative

OK:GO promotes the availability of information on the accessibility of tourism offers in Switzerland. Project manager Julia chose the newly renovated Rapperswil-Jona Youth Hostel for a photo shoot of the initiative. But the spotlight is on Sara and her twins.