Locarno
Tessin

Locarno

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In Locarno, the sun actually shines for almost 2,300 hours a year, which promises Mediterranean moments on the lake or on the famous Piazza Grande.

Locarno

Tessin

The old town of Locarno begins just behind our hostel in the Palagiovani (Youth Palace). At its centre is the Piazza Grande, where events such as Moon&Stars and the Film Festival conjure up an enchanting evening atmosphere against a backdrop of ancient façades in the summertime. During the day, Lake Maggiore and the turquoise waters in the romantic river valleys of the hinterlands attract visitors. If you prefer to see all of the sights from above, head on up to the Madonna del Sasso pilgrimage church in Orselina and then begin the ascent up to the summit of Cardada, Locarno's local mountain. Here, you can enjoy a view of both the highest and lowest points of Switzerland at once – just like the birds of prey at the local falconry.

  • Locarno Youth Hostel
    Palagiovani
    Via B. Varenna 18
    6600 Locarno
    Switzerland
  • Check-in: 17:00 - 20:00 Clock Check-out: 08:00 - 10:00 Clock
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By train:

From Locarno station it’s a 20-minute walk to the youth hostel. Alternatively, take bus No. 1/7 in the direction of Ascona/Losone as far as the "Cinque Vie" stop, or take the Centovalli Railway as far as the "St. Antonio" stop.

By car:

Take the Locarno exit and from the "giant roundabout" follow the "Palagiovani" signs.

Barrier-free journey:

From Locarno Railway Station approx. 1.5km, around 20 wheelchair minutes.

From Locarno Railway Station, take the No. 1 bus in the direction of Ascona Posta or the No 7 bus in the direction of Losone Caserma until the stop "Cinque Vie" (both buses are low-floor buses).

Cross Via Rinaldo Simen, continue along Via Barolomeo Varenna in a westerly direction (around 100m). The Youth Hostel is located on the right-hand side.

Entrance path to the Youth Hostel: cobblestone.

The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of an official blue disabled person’s parking permit.

Room categories

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

Infrastructure

Prices & availability

  • Breakfast buffet incl.
    Lunch on request 17.50 CHF
    Dinner 17.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years 8.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years 14.50 CHF
    Packed lunch on request 8.50 CHF
    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 2.10 per person/night, including VAT.
    • Non-members pay a daily sur-charge: CHF 7.–, families CHF 14.–, Groups: CHF 55.– / CHF 99.–
    • Children aged 2 to 5 stay for just CHF 15 and children aged 6 to 12 for just CHF 25 per night in the parents’ or grandparents’ room, including breakfast. Babies aged from 0 to 1 stay in a cot, where available, free of charge. Children’s prices do not apply to double rooms.
    • Group rates for children aged 2–5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from 6–12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
    • Car park per night CHF 7.–
    • Voluntary CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • Details and Prices

    Standard equipment in seminar room

    • 1 overhead projector
    • 1 flipchart

    Catering

    • Coffee/tea CHF 3.-
    • Croissants CHF 1.50
    • Mineral water (0.5-litre bottles) in the seminar room: CHF 3.50
    • Light 3-course lunch including ½ l soft drink (excluding coffee) CHF 20.-
    • Dinner possible from CHF 17.50 (barbeque, pasta buffet/Mexican/raclette, etc.)

    Room hire charges

    • Room 1/100 m2: CHF 200.- per day
    • Room 2/40 m2: CHF 110.- per day

    Other room possibilities: hall, bistro, games room, dining room, veranda, inner courtyard

    Additional information/prices

    Technical accessories

    • LCD beamer incl. screen: CHF 50.- per day
    • Music system/radio, CD, cassettes: CHF 20.- per day
    • Internet access, wireless: free in all halls and on the ground floor

    Miscellaneous

    • Slide copy: CHF 1.-
    • Photocopy: CHF 0.30
    • Fax: CHF 4.-
    • Transportation of people and luggage: Prices on request

    Accomodation

    Member prices per person including breakfast buffet, bed linen and taxes (rates are subject to change)

    • Single room with washbasin from CHF 72.10
    • Single room with shower/WC from CHF 102.10
    • Room with 2 beds and washbasin from CHF 46.10
    • Room with 2 beds and shower/WC from CHF 63.10
    • Room with 4 beds and shower/WC from CHF 53.60
    • Room with 6 beds and shower/WC from CHF 43.60

    Valid

    The whole year round excluding public holidays (Easter/Whitsun/Ascension Day) and from Saturday to Sunday night.

  • Barrier-free stay

    Barrier-free accommodation

    Room Barrier-free beds per room
    2 double rooms shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds
    29 2-bed rooms with washbasin 1 bed
    8 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds

    Access from the covered outside area, alongside the entrance to the Youth Hostel, is obstructed by a low sill (1 - 3 cm).

    All of the rooms offer wheelchair access, and the upper storeys can be reached with ease using one of the two elevators.

    Elevator of the 2nd floor:

    • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 115 cm.
    • The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
    • Elevator width: 96 cm
    • Elevator depth: 118 cm

    Elevator of the 4th floor:

    • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 223 cm.
    • The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
    • Elevator width: 98 cm
    • Elevator depth: 130 cm

    The width of the doors leading to the rooms is 85 cm.

    Barrier-free wet cell

    All rooms have a washbasin. A disability-friendly shower/WC is located on every floor. Two double rooms have their own fully disabled-friendly wet cell.

    The wet cell dimensions are:

    • Width of wet cell door: 78 cm
    • WC seat height: 40 cm
    • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 68 cm
    • Shower seat
    • Shower handle

    Barrier-free journey

    By train / by foot

    From Locarno Railway Station approx. 1.5km, around 20 wheelchair minutes.

    From Locarno Railway Station, take the No. 1 bus in the direction of Ascona Posta or the No 7 bus in the direction of Losone Caserma until the stop "Cinque Vie" (both buses are low-floor buses).

    Cross Via Rinaldo Simen, continue along Via Barolomeo Varenna in a westerly direction (around 100m). The Youth Hostel is located on the right-hand side. Entrance path to the Youth Hostel: cobblestone.

    By car

    The youth hostel has a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space. Please reserve the parking space in advance. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of an official blue disabled person’s parking permit.

    Useful information

    Links for public transport

    Taxi

    • Rete Due-Uno Servizi Trasporti
      Reservation: Mon-Fri 8 am - 12 noon
      Service: Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm
      Phone: +41 91 751 21 21

    Closest pharmacy

    both approx. 400m, about 5min:

    • Farmacia Lafranchi
      Via San Francesco 6
      6600 Locarno
      Phone: +41 91 751 25 37
    • Farmacia Losa
      Via San Francesco 2
      6600 Locarno
      Phone: +41 91 751 16 67

    Offers

Current specials

Your benefits in the area

  • Free travel with the Ticino Ticket – valid throughout Ticino
  • Especially for our members: discount at the go-kart track in Locarno-Magadino and the Gordola high-wire adventure park
  • Especially for our members: 10% off Swiss River Adventures canyoning trips and many other activities (details available from reception)

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