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!
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.
|Opening dates||07.04.2023 - 22.10.2023||05.04.2024 - 20.10.2024|
|Check-in||17:00 - 21:00||17:00 - 21:00|
|Check-out||08:00 - 10:00||08:00 - 10:00|
|Mon to Fri:||
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
|Sat and Sun:||
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
|Breakfast||07:30 - 09:00||07:30 - 09:00|
|Dinner||18:30 - 19:30||18:30 - 19:30|
How to find us
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.
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
Number of beds
Shower towel CHF 3.-
Dogs allowed in private rooms
Bed linen included
Équipement bébé (lit bébé)
Barbecue or fireplace
Self-service kiosk (24-hour)
WLAN included (in public areas)
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
Further price information
- All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 2.– per person/night
- The Hostel Card Standard is included in the price of accommodation and is valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure.
- You have the option of purchasing a Hostel Card Premium and benefit from cheaper accommodation prices in all Swiss youth Hostels. More information about the Hostel Card Premium
- Groups (minimum of 10 people) are advised to buy a Hostel Card Premium (personal: CHF 55.– / non-personal: CHF 99.–)
- 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 CO2-Compensation 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
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
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.
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
- Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Barrier-free public transport (in German and French)
- Swiss Federal Railways (SBB): Travel with reduced mobility
Brienzer Taxi +41 79 467 21 00
Take bus no. 151 to the stop «Gärbi»:
Rothorn Apotheke, Jürg Sempf
+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.
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