Beinwil am See

Beinwil am See

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The Seetal valley is calling! Accommodation with cosiness guaranteed, fun on the water and guided tours of the castle awaits you at Lake Hallwil.

Outside area and house Beinwil am See Youth Hostel

Beinwil am See


Situated in a former farmhouse, the hostel invites guests to enjoy leisure activities in and around Lake Hallwil and explains which castles you can trace history in. Hallwyl Castle makes for a particularly impressive excursion. The only way into this medieval water castle is via a drawbridge. As construction is not allowed on the shore, a hike around the lake becomes an even more special experience in nature. Sports fans can burn some energy on the football pitch, while water lovers will find perfect refreshment in the lido (with free admission for all of our guests). Families can search for traces of dragons and discover the Seetal region as part of the Dragon Valley project, in which the youth hostel is participating.

  • Beinwil am See Youth Hostel
    Seestrasse 71
    5712 Beinwil am See
  • Check-in: 17:00 - 20:30 Check-out: 08:00 - 10:00

Opening times

Types 2018 2019
Opening dates    
Opening dates 23.02.2018 - 28.10.2018 22.02.2019 - 27.10.2019
Check In/Out    
Check-in 17:00 - 20:30 17:00 - 20:30
Check-out 08:00 - 10:00 08:00 - 10:00
Reception times    
Mon to Fri: 08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 20:30
Sat and Sun: 08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 20:30
Meal times    
Breakfast 08:00 - 09:30 08:00 - 09:30
Dinner 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

by public transport One hour's train ride from Lucerne or Zurich via Lenzburg. Ten minutes' walk from the station to the youth hostel.

By car:

By car If you are arriving by car, the Youth Hostel is signposted from "Hauptstrasse". The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces.

Room categories

  • Number of beds
  • Single room
  • Double rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Shared rooms
  • Barrier-free rooms


Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet inkl.
    Lunch on request 17.50 CHF
    Dinner 17.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years 8.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years 14.50 CHF
    Packed lunch on request 8.50 CHF
    • No taxes
    • Non-members pay a surcharge for the day membership of: CHF 7.–, families CHF 14.–
    • Benefits of our annual membership
    • Groups (minimum of 10 people) are advised to buy an annual membership (personal: CHF 55.– / non-personal: CHF 99.–)
    • Children aged 2 to 5 stay for just CHF 15 and children aged 6 to 12 for just CHF 25 per night in the parents’ or grandparents’ room, including breakfast. Babies aged from 0 to 1 stay in a cot, where available, free of charge. Children’s prices do not apply to double rooms.
    • Group rates for children aged 2–5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from 6–12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
    • Car park per night CHF 7.–
    • Voluntary CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • Dragon families in Beinwil am See

    Since April 2018, the Beinwil am See Youth Hostel has housed an 18 m2 excavation site in its garden – including a water dragon skeleton. The excavation site is part of the Dragon Valley project, a new leisure activity that encompasses Lakes Hallwil and Baldegg and was launched by Seetal Tourism. This innovative project already won the SVSM Award 2018 at the end of September.

    We invite families and children to set off on the search for dragons themselves, helping the Seetal dragon researcher Ferdinand Sigismus Maria von und zu Drachenfels with his work. A wide range of interactive stations for all ages awaits you and your family.

    You can find more info about the Dragon Valley at

Current specials

Your benefits in the area

  • 20% discount on pedalo hire at Männich boat rental
  • Especially for members: free admission to the Beinwil am See lido



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