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Countless spa guests can't be wrong: for around 150 years, people have been enjoying the fresh air, cool mountain lakes and incredible Alpine panoramas in Davos.

Outside view Davos Youth Hostel trees parking

Davos

Grisons

Situated in a renovated sanatorium, Youth Palace Davos welcomes you in style with its antique recliners, sunny location and an incredible view across the village and summits of the Grisons mountains. With the Parsenn funicular railway close by, there's a new adventure every day for families and solo travellers, and many are free or heavily discounted with the guest card. In summer, you can meet up at or on Lake Davos, and the mountains promise both adrenaline hits for bikers and active experiences for hikers. In winter, you can whiz past numerous snow-capped peaks, such as the Weissfluhjoch or the Jakobshorn, in one of the winter sport arena's six skiing areas.

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  • Davos Youthpalace
    Horlaubenstrasse 27
    7260 Davos
    Switzerland
  • Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00 Check-out: 08:00 - 10:00
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Opening times

Types Summer 2024 Winter 2024/25 Summer 2025 Winter 2025/2026
Opening dates        
Opening dates 17.05.2024 - 27.10.2024 22.11.2024 - 21.04.2025 16.05.2025 - 19.10.2025 14.11.2025 - 19.04.2026
Check In/Out        
Check-in 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00
Check-out 08:00 - 10:00 08:00 - 10:00 08:00 - 10:00 08:00 - 10:00
Reception times        
Mon to Fri: 08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Sat and Sun: 08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Meal times        
Breakfast buffet 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

With the Rhätische Railway from Landquart to Davos Dorf, then with the local bus as far as the «Schiabach» stop.

By car:

From Landquart to Davos. When you reach the Hotel Dischma, about 1 km after entering the resort, turn right into Horlaubenstrasse. The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended.

Barrier-free journey:

(From Davos Dorf Railway Station, 900 m, approx. 15 Swiss Trac minutes) Swiss Trac is recommended, as the path to the Youth Hostel is very steep.

From Landquart Railway Station take the Rhätischen Bahn to «Davos Dorf Station». Take the local bus line 1, 2, 3, 4 or 7 to the stop «Schiabach». Now go back some 100 m along the «Promenade», and turn left into «Horlaubenstrasse». Continue along the road uphill for approx. 400 m.

The Youth Hostel is located at the first sharp left-hand curve (sizeable Kurhaus Building). Pass the main entrance in order to access the rear (south-western) side of the building. Level access is available here. Please call the reception in order to enable the doors to be opened.

Room categories

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

Infrastructure

Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   incl.
    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
    Dinner  
    Monday - Sunday 6 - 7.30 pm
    Dinner on the day of arrival Register by 10.00 am

    Yoummi – the catering option from Swiss Youth Hostels 

    • All prices exclude of taxes CHF 4.– per person/night including VAT (all year round) for people older than 12 years old.
    • 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
    • Accommodation of dogs on request CHF 15.- per dog and night, without food
    • Car park per night CHF 10.–
    • Voluntary climate protection contribution CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • The main entrance can only be reached via a flight of steps. However, there is a side entrance at ground level located at the rear narrow side of the building. Please call the reception upon arrival.

    Barrier-free accommodation

    36 rooms of the Youthpalace Davos have barrier-free access.

    Room Barrier-free beds per room
    21 double rooms with shower/WC 1 bed
    13 family rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
    2 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds

    All rooms have a small threshold of 2.5 cm.

    All rooms (except roof terrace) are wheelchair accessible, and can be reached using the elevator, which connects all 7 storeys.

    • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 250 cm.
    • The width of the elevator door is 79 cm.
    • Elevator width: 90 cm
    • Elevator depth: 116 cm

    The width of the doors to the rooms is 78 cm.

    Barrier-free bathrooms

    A barrier-free shower/WC is located on the 3rd storey.

    The wet cell dimensions are:

    • Width of wet cell door: 80 cm
    • WC seat height: 46 cm
    • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 83 cm
    • Shower seat
    • Shower handle

    Barrier-free journey

    By train / by foot

    From Davos Dorf Railway Station, 900m, approx. 15 Swiss Trac minutes. Swiss Trac is recommended, as the path to the Youth Hostel is very steep.

    From Landquart Railway Station take the Rhätischen Bahn to «Davos Dorf Station». Take the local bus line 1, 2, 3, 4 or 7 to the stop «Schiabach». Now go back some 100 m along the «Promenade», and turn left into «Horlaubenstrasse». Continue along the road uphill for approx. 400 m.

    By car

    From Lanquart to Davos. The Youth Hostel is located at the first sharp left-hand curve (sizeable Kurhaus Building). Pass the main entrance in order to access the rear (south-western) side of the building. Level access is available here. Please call the reception in order to enable the doors to be opened. The youth hostel has only normal, chargeable parking spaces. Please ensure you make an advance reservation. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of the official blue disabled person’s parking permit.

    Useful information

    Links for public transport

    Taxi

    • Angelos Taxiunternehmen, Phone: +41 81 416 73 73
    • Gotschnataxi: Tel.: +41 81 420 20 20

    Closest pharmacy

    approx. 15 min

    • Amavita Apotheke Flüela
      GaleniCare AG
      Bahnhofstrasse 1
      7260 Davos
      Phone: +41 58 851 32 25

    Offers

    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 Davos Youth Hostel

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

  • A touch of Magic Mountain

    Davos stands for a world of sanatoriums, which at the beginning of the 20th century was not only synonymous with ill health. Patients’ minds and spirits were stimulated in the mountain world which was a totally incomparable experience for many of them. In the alpine community of people sharing the same destiny, far away from everyday life and duties, a rather special form of living flourished.

    Tuberculosis

    The history of Davos spa tourism can be traced back to the winter of 1865/66 during which two sick guests stayed in Davos whose health rapidly improved in the high-altitude climate. This led Dr. Alexander Spengler, the local doctor, together with partners in Davos, to organise the construction of a spa house, which later became the Hotel Europe. Fifteen years later, there followed a home for the seriously ill, the subsequent Alexanderhaus. Jan Wilem Holsboer also decided to move there from Holland due to his wife’s ill-health and acted as the Director of the Kurhaus for many years. He succeeded in making Davos ever-more well-known and arranged for the spa resort to be connected to the Rhaetian Railway network at a very early date.

    In the meantime, the tuberculosis bacterium was discovered and its long-suspected infection risk confirmed. Working in his own sanatorium, Dr. Karl Turban was the first to improve what had been poor hygienic conditions up to that time and introduced a recumbent therapy with strict periods of rest. He had his own specially designed reclining chairs produced for this purpose which still characterise the image of the sanatorium word to this day.

    Whereas the first sanatorium buildings were still constructed in the urban manner with historicising style elements, the arrival of the 20th century brought with it an increasingly characteristic construction type. Large halls for recumbent patients in the form of graceful external balcony constructions defined the main facades of the buildings.

    The avant-garde era

    One year after the opening of the newly constructed Waldsanatorium, the wife of writer Thomas Mann stayed there for therapy in 1912. It is to be assumed that he absorbed the essential impressions of the seclusion of this Davos patient community that forms the central issue of his novel «The Magic Mountain» in the course of his visits.

    Davos, however, did not enjoy its heyday until the inter-war years. An intelligentsia consisting of writers, painters and architects popularised the modern Davos. Flat roofs became compulsory for new buildings. Even the gable roof of the town hall was demolished during this period and replaced with a flat roof. The architectural highlight was probably reached with the Klinik Clavadel by Rudolf Gabarel in 1932. Nowadays it is regarded as an important representative of the classical modernity in Switzerland.

    Sanatorium Beau-Site

    It was a similar story with the present youth hostel in Davos-Dorf, the former «Beau-Site» sanatorium erected in 1913. From a slightly elevated position, it overlooks Davos-Dorf, pointing down the valley towards the sun with its spacious resting hall level. Following a first refurbishment in the classic-expressionist style in 1927, it was renamed the Sanatorium Albula. In 1957, the steep gable roof was replaced with a flat roof.

    During its most recent refurbishment, the building underwent conversion by Swiss Youth Hostels in 2000–2001 to become the first Swiss «Youthpalace».

    • Check the detailed map for directions, parking and footpaths.

      Directions (PDF)

  • Pre-order HCD tickets at the youth hostel

    As a guest of the Davos Youth Hostel you can reserve your tickets for the home games of Davos HC up to 12:00 noon on the day before at the Reception or by email. 

    The prices for guests for the qualifying rounds for the Swiss 2023/24 Championship are:
     

    Seats Price CHF
    South rink side S12/S14/ 1. Row 89.–
    South rink side S12/S14/ 2. Row 77.–
    South / Middle S13     67.–
    South / Side S12/S14 62.–
    West / Sectors W17/W21     52.–
    West 2nd tier/sectors W18/W20 49.–
    East / Sectors O6/O8/O9/O11 52.–
    East 2nd tier/sectors O7/O10 49.–

    You will find the programme on the Hockey Club Davos website (in German only).

Current experiences

Benefits in the area

  • Numerous discounts with the Davos Klosters Card
  • CHF 12 voucher for the Bernina Expresse
  • 20% discount on tickets for HC Davos home games (excluding Spenglercup)
  • 15% discount on rental equipment at Andrist Intersport Davos

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