Gstaad Saanenland

Gstaad Saanenland

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Stroll through the chalet villages of Saanen and Gstaad, enjoy warm hospitality with a panoramic view of the Alps, plus countless hiking routes and winter sports.

Outside view and house Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel

Gstaad Saanenland


The holiday region of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland is a top international destination. Cosy chalets and breathtaking landscapes in the wonderful mountain valley invite guests to lean back and relax. Numerous mountain cableways and events are available all year round. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains from the ultra-modern Gstaad Saanenland hostel, which is also a certified bike hotel, and the multitude of skiing regions are within easy reach on the ski bus. If you're looking for adventure, don't miss Glacier 3000! You'll find tradition very much alive on the Fondue Walk or in the Gstaad Cheese Cave, and a natural idyll at the Lake Lauenen energy hotspot. Can also be booked for wedding parties.

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  • Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel
    Spitzhornweg 25
    3792 Saanen
  • Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00 Check-out: 07:00 - 10:00

Opening times

Types Summer 2024 Winter 2024/25 Summer 2025
Opening dates      
Opening dates 08.05.2024 - 27.10.2024 20.12.2024 - 30.03.2025 16.05.2025 - 19.10.2025
Check In/Out      
Check-in 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00
Check-out 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00
Reception times      
Mon to Fri: 07:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Sat and Sun: 07:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Meal times      
Breakfast buffet 07:30 - 09:30 07:30 - 09:30 07:30 - 09:30
Dinner 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

By the Montreux-Oberland Railway (MOB) from Bern via Spiez-Zweisimmen, reaching Saanen in 2 hrs. or from Montreux to Saanen in 1 hr. 10 minutes by foot from the station to the hostel (direction hospital).

By car:

The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended. Some car parking spaces in an underground garage on payment of a charge. 1 turning place (getting in/getting out) for busses.

Room categories

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


Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   incl.
    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 

    • All prices exclusive of taxes. Adults CHF 4.40, children (12-26 years) CHF 2.20 per person/night, including VAT.
    • 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 (outdoor/indoor) per night CHF 10.– / 15.–
    • Voluntary climate protection contribution CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • Barrier-free stay

    The Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel was opening on 4 June 2014. All 42 rooms have unobstructed access and the single beds and lower bunk beds are designed to fit the needs of the disabled.

    In the basement is an underground car park with a disabled-friendly parking space. Another disabled-friendly parking space is available 20 m from the main entrance.

    The day rooms, games room and restaurant also have threshold-free access via the lift.

    Barrier-free accommodation

    Rooms Barrier-free beds per room
    2 double rooms with shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds
    1 family room with shower/WC barrier-free 3 beds
    8 double rooms with shower/WC 1 bed
    9 family rooms with shower/WC 3 beds
    8 4-bed rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
    8 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds
    6 6-bed rooms with washbasin 3 beds

    In front of the house is a ramp with a 6% incline. The external area on the ground floor is accessible via a threshold-free door. The playing field is also within easy reach for wheelchair users.

    The entire premises are wheelchair accessible and you can get to the rooms easily with the passenger lift.

    • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 150 cm.
    • The width of the elevator door is 90 cm.
    • Elevator width: 120 cm
    • Elevator depth: 140 cm

    The room door width is 84 cm.

    Barrier-free bathroom

    A disabled-friendly toilet and shower is located on each floor. Four double rooms and one family room have their own fully disabled-friendly bathroom.

    The bathroom dimensions are:

    • Width of bathroom door: 83 cm
    • WC seat height: 52 cm
    • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 70 cm
    • Shower seat
    • Shower handle

    Barrier-free access

    By train / by foot

    Saanen station is just 800 m from the youth hostel. The paths within the station grounds are asphalt-covered, the ramps are made of concrete. The youth hostel is situated in a residential and hotel district that is easily accessible on foot. It can be safely reached via asphalted streets although some of them have no pavement and a gradient of around 6%. Mobility assistants are available to provide help on public transport. The youth hostel has a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space, for which advance reservation is essential.

    By car

    In the basement is an underground car park with a disabled-friendly parking space. Another disabled-friendly parking space is available 20 m from the main entrance. 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 to public transport


    • Aar Taxi Schranz
      Dorfstrasse 1
      CH-3792 Saanen
      Tel: +41 33 744 33 33

    Nearest pharmacy

    2,5 km away in the centre of Gstaad village:

    • TopPharm
      Promenade 44
      CH-3780 Gstaad
      Tel: +41 33 748 86 26, +41 748 86 20


    The youth hostel lies 500 m from Saanen village centre, which offers essential shopping facilities: bakery, clothes shops, bank with cash dispenser, drugstore, grocer. Saanen village centre is around 500 m away and Gstaad village centre 2.5 km.

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