Lucerne
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Living city history, lake, mountains, music, culture and zest for life – a stay in Lucerne is more than just a holiday!

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Lucerne

Lucerne

The unique interplay between glinting waves, impressive massifs and architectural gems makes Lucerne an extremely popular tourist destination. At the point where the River Reuss flows out of Lake Lucerne and past the world-famous Chapel Bridge, you can make yourself comfortable on the shore or feel a sense of history in front of frescoed houses. Highlights include the Musegg Wall, the Lion Monument, the Swiss Museum of Transport and a visit to the KKL Culture and Convention Centre. Or why not take a Pilatus round trip? Our youth hostel has an international atmosphere and is open all year round so you can sample all of the aspects of this festival and carnival city.

  • Lucerne Youth Hostel
    Am Rotsee
    Sedelstrasse 12
    6004 Luzern
    Switzerland
  • Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00 Check-out: 07:00 - 10:00
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Opening times

Types 2018 2019
Opening dates    
Opening dates 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
Check In/Out    
Check-in 15:00 - 22:00 15:00 - 22:00
Check-out 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00
Reception times    
Mon to Fri: 07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 22:00
Sat and Sun: 07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 22:00
Meal times    
Breakfast 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner 18:30 - 19:30 18:30 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

From the station with bus no 18 to the ‘Jugendherberge’ stop or with bus no 19 to the 'Gopplismoosweg’ stop, then it's 5 minutes' walk to the youth hostel. Or by bus no 1 to the 'Schlossberg’ stop and 10 minutes' walk to the youth hostel.

By car:

Take exit 'Emmen Süd', travel in the direction of Rotsee/Spital. The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces.

Barrier-free journey:

Variant I, around 200m: From Lucerne Railway Station, take the No. 18 bus (journey time around 11 minutes). Alight at the bus stop ‘Jugendherberge’. Following the signs, it is possible to reach the Youth Hostel without passing any steps. However, the inclines are over 10%. The Youth Hostel can be reached by a slightly flatter route if one follows the road.

Variant II, around 400m: From Lucerne Railway Station, take the No. 18 or No. 19 bus (journey time around 11 minutes). Alight at the bus stop ‘Gopplismoosweg’. Barrier-free, although steep footpath via Spital (route indicated with yellow signs), with little traffic. Fahrstrasse needs to be crossed twice, once at traffic lights without a signal, and once at traffic lights with a signal.

The No. 18 and 19 buses are all low-floor buses. In the case of electric wheelchairs, please phone the Lucerne public transport company ‘Verkehrsbetrieben Luzern’ at least 1 hour in advance. Phone: +41 41 369 65 65.

The youth hostel has one chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space. 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 (in CHF) and 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 1.90 per person/night, including VAT.
    • 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.–)
    • 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
  • Barrier-free stay

    After checking in at the reception, the rooms can be accessed independently. By means of an electronic access system (card), the rear rooms of the hostel can be reached. From there, via a corridor, following the signs, guests will reach a staff elevator. Following this, the rooms and sanitary facilities can be reached via a stair-lift over four steps. The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 150cm, the width of the elevator door is 100cm, elevator width 100cm and elevator depth 120cm.

    Barrier-free accommodation

    4 rooms of Lucerne Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access, and 7 beds are disability-friendly.

    Room Barrier-free beds per room
    3 double rooms with washbasin 1 bed
    1 room with six beds with washbasin 4 beds

    There is no ramp.

    All day rooms and the dining room are accessible by passenger lift and stair lift. Once checked in at the reception, you can come and go as you please. An electronic access system (card) gains you access to the rear of the premises and from there, via a corridor, to the passenger lift. The rooms and sanitary facilities are than accessible via stair lift.

    • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 150 cm
    • The width of the elevator door is 100 cm
    • Elevator width: 100 cm
    • Elevator depth: 120 cm

    The width of the doors to the rooms is 77 cm.

    Barrier-free wet cell

    All rooms have washbasins. Disability-friendly showers/WCs are located on every story.

    The wet cell dimensions are:

    • Width of wet cell door: 77 cm
    • WC seat height: 45 cm
    • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 76 cm
    • Shower seat
    • Shower handle

    Barrier-free journey

    By train / by foot

    2,4 km distance from Lucerne Station

    Variant I, around 200m: From Lucerne Railway Station, take the No. 18 bus (journey time around 11 minutes). Alight at the bus stop ‘Jugendherberge’. Following the signs, it is possible to reach the Youth Hostel without passing any steps. However, the inclines are over 10%. The Youth Hostel can be reached by a slightly flatter route if one follows the road.

    Variant II, around 400m: From Lucerne Railway Station, take the No. 18 or No. 19 bus (journey time around 11 minutes). Alight at the bus stop ‘Gopplismoosweg’. Barrier-free, although steep footpath via Spital (route indicated with yellow signs), with little traffic. Fahrstrasse needs to be crossed twice, once at traffic lights without a signal, and once at traffic lights with a signal.

    The No. 18 and 19 buses are all low-floor buses. In the case of electric wheelchairs, please phone the Lucerne public transport company ‘Verkehrsbetrieben Luzern’ at least 1 hour in advance. Phone: +41 41 369 65 65.

    By car

    From the "Emmen Süd" motorway exit, take the Rotsee/Spital direction. The youth hostel has one chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space. 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

    Closest pharmacy

    1km, about 15min.

    • Apotheke Dr. Fasel
      Maihofstrasse 30
      6004 Luzern
      Phone: +41 41 429 69 19

    Offers

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Your benefits in the area

  • Public transport ticket included: benefit from a free public transport pass for Zone 10 valid for your entire stay
  • Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region Visitor Card: benefit from numerous discounts, such as a 20% discount on the Rigi railways and on the CabriO-Stanserhorn railway
  • Especially for our members: CHF 6 discount on the normal tariff for the Panorama-Yacht

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