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.

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). And if you'd rather be in the saddle, you can hire a bicycle directly from Rent a Bike at the youth hostel.

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  • 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 2024 2025
Opening dates    
Opening dates 16.02.2024 - 20.10.2024 21.02.2025 - 19.10.2025
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 buffet 08:00 - 09:30 08:00 - 09:30
Dinner 18:30 - 19:30 18:30 - 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
  • Double rooms
  • Shared rooms


Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   inkl.
    Lunch on request CHF 19.50
    Dinner CHF 19.50
    Dinner for children ages 2 to 5 years CHF 8.50
    Dinner for children ages 6 to 12 years CHF 14.50
    Packed lunch on request CHF 10.00

    Yoummi – the catering option from Swiss Youth Hostels 

    • No taxes
    • You have the option to purchase a Membercard, which enables you to benefit from lower accommodation rates. Become a member now!
    • Find our children's prices on the family page
    • Group rates for children ages 2 to 5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from ages 6 to 12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
    • Car park per night CHF 10.–
    • Voluntary climate protection contribution 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

  • KANUzyt

    «KANUzyt»,run by the company «Zytfänster Näf» based in Obergösgen, gives our guests the opportunity to enjoy guided canoe tours on Lake Hallwil for families, school groups, clubs and groups.

Current experiences

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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