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In the Brienz region, you're guaranteed relaxation from the stress of daily life. And even more so in the local youth hostel with its beach and sun terrace!

Exterior view of Brienz Youth Hostel



You'll be in your element thanks to the exciting mix of leisure activities: bathing fun in the shimmering, turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, walks along the lakeside promenade or through Brunngasse («most beautiful alleyway in Europe»), a view of the Alpine panorama from the oldest steam cogwheel railway in the world or from the summit of the Brienz Rothorn. How about a journey through the centuries at the Ballenberg Open-air Museum? Or would you rather watch a traditional wood carver at work? The family-friendly hostel in a great location on the lakeside is the ideal starting point for any number of excursions and also an extremely pleasant retreat with plenty of space for fun and games.

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  • Brienz Youth Hostel
    Strandweg 10
    Am See
    3855 Brienz
  • Check-in: 17:00 - 21:00 Check-out: 08:00 - 10:00

Opening times

Types 2024 2025
Opening dates    
Opening dates 13.03.2024 - 20.10.2024 14.03.2025 - 19.10.2025
Check In/Out    
Check-in 17:00 - 21:00 17:00 - 21:00
Check-out 08:00 - 10:00 08:00 - 10:00
Reception times    
Mon to Fri: 08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat and Sun: 08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
Meal times    
Breakfast buffet 07:30 - 09:00 07:30 - 09:00
Dinner 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

A 1½ hour train ride from Berne via Interlaken and Lucerne via Meiringen, then a 15 minute walk along the lake to the youth hostel. It's next to the lido.

By car:

Take the Brienz exit on the motorway, then follow the main road and turn left just outside the village in the direction of Axalp (signpost). The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended


Room categories

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


Prices (in CHF) and availability

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

    Yoummi – the catering option from Swiss Youth Hostels

    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 2.– per person/night
    • 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 aged 2 to 5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from 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
  • Brienz Youth Hostel features a barrier-free double room in the Hüsli extension and two dormitories in the main building. The restaurant can be accessed stair-free. Guests can cross the lawn to get to the play area and the lake.


    Barrier-free beds per room

    One double room with barrier-free shower/WC

    One bed
    100 cm clearance in double occupancy rooms with separate beds

    Two dormitories with bunk beds and a shower/WC

    One bed in the six-bed room + two beds in the eight-bed room

    The main building does not have a lift.

    The door width in the rooms is:
    80 cm in double rooms
    76 cm in dormitories

    Barrier-free wash room

    There is a barrier-free wash room on the ground floor of the main building, enabling full use of the restaurant too. The Hüsli annex has a wash room fully equipped for guests with disabilities.

    The dimensions of the wash rooms are:

    • Width of door to wash room: 80 cm
    • Toilet seat height: 44 cm
    • Height-adjustable washbasin: 71 cm
    • Shower seat available
    • L-shaped grab bars available

    Barrier-free travel

    Arriving by train/on foot

    There is a wheelchair-accessible route to the youth hostel from Brienz railway station. The route along the lakeside path takes around 15 mins (900 m). 

    By bus: take PostBus no. 151 to «Lammbach». Please note, not all buses are wheelchair-accessible. (For more information, call: tel. +41 58 / 448 20 08). From Lammbach bus stop, walk down Seestrasse. After 150 m, use the (accessible) subway to turn right onto Strandweg, which will take you straight to the youth hostel.

    By car

    The youth hostel has a wheelchair-accessible parking space. Charges apply. Please ensure that you book in advance. We are happy to provide the accessible parking space free of charge to blue badge holders.

    Links for public transport


    Brienzer Taxi +41 79 467 21 00

    Nearest pharmacy

    Take bus no. 151 to the stop «Gärbi»:

    Rothorn Apotheke, Jürg Sempf
    Hauptstrasse 105
    3855 Brienz
    +41 33 951 15 29


    Supporting the OK:GO initiative

    Swiss Youth Hostels is part of the OK:GO initiative. This initiative aims to ensure that every tourism provider in Switzerland offers information about the accessibility of its services to the public. Learn more about the initiative here.

    ginto profile of Brienz Youth Hostel

    Visit our ginto page for Brienz Youth Hostel now and find out all about barrier-free accommodation at this hostel.

Benefits in the area

  • 10% discount on admission to the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum
  • Up to 20% discount on a trip with the Brienz-Rothorn railway
  • With the Brienz guest card, you benefit from numerous discounts and activities from the guest program (e.g. discounts on Rothornbahn and Giessbach funicular, discounted tours and museum)



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