Construction project:
Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel

Start of construction for the new Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel

In 2015, we decided that Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel, which required renovation, would be replaced by a new building. On 4 July 2018, the winner of the architectural competition was announced: the architectural office Erhart + Partner AG prevailed against a total of 19 competitors with its Einstein project, and will be responsible for the new building. The total costs for the construction project will amount to around CHF 9.1 million. On the 08th of November 2019 the construction could be started.

To the press release from the 04.07.2018 (only in German)

To the press release from the 08.11.2019 (only in German)

To the press release from the 19.08.2020

  • View of the exterior with entrance

  • View of the exterior with mountain backdrop

  • Dining room

  • Entrance area

  • Entrance area

  • Dining hall, lounge area

  • Atrium

  • Library

  • Library

  • Library

  • Double room

New top establishment in a prime location

Swiss Youth Hostels has joined forces with the municipalities of Schaan and Vaduz to get visitors flocking to the region. From Easter 2021, the newly built youth hostel will shine in all its glory in the tried-and-tested location. The new building is aimed at price-conscious travellers of all ages, especially families, cyclists, hikers and sports groups.

The number of beds at the new Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel will be increased to 116. Double rooms with shower/WC and family rooms with shower/WC, which had previously been lacking here, will be added to the range to offer a more varied selection that meets all of our guests’ requirements.

All rooms are accessible via the lift and there are barrier-free beds in all room categories. Glorious views of the surrounding greenery are guaranteed throughout the building. Loungers and seating dotted around the building invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the Upper Rhine Plain and its mountains. The perfect place to take it all in and recharge!

  • Conversion: a timeline

    • 31. DEC. 2015

      In 2015, it was decided that Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel, which required renovation, would be replaced by a new building.

      31. MAR. 2018

      In March 2018, the Schaan and Vaduz municipalities advertised an international project competition on behalf of the Schaan-Vaduz youth hostel foundation, for which 22 architectural firms were ultimately approved.

    • 04. JUL. 2018

      The winner of the architectural competition was announced: the architectural office Erhart + Partner AG prevailed against a total of 20 competitors with its Einstein project, and will be responsible for the new building.

      16. JUL. 2018

      All 20 competition projects were put on display to the public from 11 to 16 July 2018 in the small hall of SAL in Schaan.

  • Conversion: a timeline

    • 01. SEP. 2018

      The pre-project phase of the new construction will begin in September 2018.

      08. JUL. 2019

      The official planning permission was granted by the Liechtenstein Office for Construction and Infrastructure.

    • 01. NOV. 2019

      Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2019.

      19. AUG. 2020

      The first construction machines were started up at Under Rüttigass 6 in Schaan in November 2019, and the Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel is now celebrating its topping out.

  • Conversion: a timeline

    • 01. APR. 2021

      After around one and a half years of construction, the new Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel will welcome its first guests in spring 2021.

  • Conversion: a timeline

  • Conversion: a timeline

    31. DEC. 2015

    In 2015, it was decided that Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel, which required renovation, would be replaced by a new building.

    31. MAR. 2018

    In March 2018, the Schaan and Vaduz municipalities advertised an international project competition on behalf of the Schaan-Vaduz youth hostel foundation, for which 22 architectural firms were ultimately approved.

  • Conversion: a timeline

    04. JUL. 2018

    The winner of the architectural competition was announced: the architectural office Erhart + Partner AG prevailed against a total of 20 competitors with its Einstein project, and will be responsible for the new building.

    16. JUL. 2018

    All 20 competition projects were put on display to the public from 11 to 16 July 2018 in the small hall of SAL in Schaan.

  • Conversion: a timeline

  • Conversion: a timeline

    01. SEP. 2018

    The pre-project phase of the new construction will begin in September 2018.

    08. JUL. 2019

    The official planning permission was granted by the Liechtenstein Office for Construction and Infrastructure.

  • Conversion: a timeline

    01. NOV. 2019

    Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2019.

    19. AUG. 2020

    The first construction machines were started up at Under Rüttigass 6 in Schaan in November 2019, and the Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel is now celebrating its topping out.

  • Conversion: a timeline

  • Conversion: a timeline

    01. APR. 2021

    After around one and a half years of construction, the new Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel will welcome its first guests in spring 2021.

  • 23.07.2020

  • 02.07.2020

  • 02.07.2020

  • 18.06.2020

  • 18.06.2020

  • 03.06.2020

  • 03.06.2020

  • 13.05.2020

  • 29.04.2020

  • 29.04.2020

  • 29.04.2020

  • 29.04.2020

  • 09.04.2020

  • 09.04.2020

  • 09.04.2020

  • 09.04.2020

  • 09.04.2020

  • 23.03.2020

  • 23.03.2020

  • 23.03.2020

  • 13.03.2020

  • 06.03.2020

  • 06.03.2020

  • 28.02.2020

  • 28.02.2020

  • 28.02.2020

  • 28.02.2020

  • 14.02.2020

  • 14.02.2020

  • 14.02.2020

  • 31.01.2020

  • 16.01.2020

  • 20.11.2019

  • Abriss der alten Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz

  • Spatenstich

  • Ground-breaking ceremony

First impressions of the construction site

On the right track: There's a lot going on at the construction site of the future youth hostel.

But see for yourself, the construction site of the new youth hostel in Schaan-Vaduz.

Why wait until the April 1st 2021? Check out our other youth hostels in the area!

  • St. Gallen Youth Hostel

    Right in the countryside and with the rooftops of tradition-steeped St. Gallen and Lake Constance on your doorstep. And close to some pretty natural pools.

  • Kreuzlingen Youth Hostel

    Stay the night or get married at the stately Villa Hörnliberg in Kreuzlingen: the beautiful view of the meadows, trees and Lake Constance will blow you away!

  • Richterswil Youth Hostel

    You're sure to feel at home on the Richterswil Horn, a peninsula on Lake Zurich! It accommodates our youth hostel, with a large park and direct access to the lake.