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Lugano Youth Hostel extends great hospitality and attracts guests with its own pool, spacious grounds and playground equipment for all ages.



Lugano is an incredibly versatile place. It's a city of finance and business that manages to maintain its likeable flair, attaches importance to culture and zest for life, and offers its inhabitants green oases with fragrant flowers. Various festivals bring streets and squares to life, and after a stroll through the car-free old town, you really want to just soak up the sun in one of the pleasant restaurants. A comfortable bed with a breakfast buffet in a newly renovated youth hostel is waiting for you just a few kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. So you can start the next day feeling reinvigorated, and explore the region around Lake Lugano on a hike, by bike or by boat.

  • Lugano Youth Hostel
    Via Cantonale 13
    6942 Savosa
  • Check-in: 16:00 - 18:00 Check-out: 07:00 - 10:00

By train:

From the Lugano station turn left: to the “Stazione Nord” stop (50m), PostBus 443. Get off at stop “Savosa Posta”. To the "Genzana" stop (400m), Bus no 5 (direction “Lamone-Cadempino“). Get off at the stop "Crocifisso".

Important: The youth hostel is on the outskirts near the forest, on the north side of Lugano, 3 km from the town centre, not behind the train station. On foot you need about 20min.

By car:

From the highway, exit at Lugano-Nord , 1km direction Massagno and at the first cross follow direction Savosa (time 2 min.). Large parking area.

Room categories

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


Prices & availability

  • Breakfast buffet incl.
    Barbecue 7 CHF
    Packed lunch on request 10 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.–
    • Benefits of our annual membership
    • Groups (minimum of 10 people) are advised to buy an annual membership (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
    • Compensation CO2 volontaire CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • Barrier-free stay

    Barrier-free accommodation

    28 rooms of Lugano-Savosa Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access.

    Room Barrier-free beds per room
    5 double rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
    5 double rooms with washbasin 2 beds
    4 4-bed rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
    3 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds
    2 7-bed rooms with shower/WC 4 beds

    There is no ramp. The pool has stairs with wide steps.

    All rooms offer wheelchair access, and can be reached with ease using the elevator.

    • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 180 cm.
    • The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
    • Elevator width: 101 cm
    • Elevator depth: 127 cm

    The width of the doors to the rooms is 90 cm.

    Barrier-free wet cell

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

    The wet cell dimensions are:

    • Width of wet cell door: 90 cm
    • WC seat height: 48 cm
    • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 75 cm
    • Shower seat
    • Shower handle

    Barrier-free journey

    By train / by foot

    From the direction of Lugano Railway Station, continue in your wheelchair approx. 300m to the left, as far as the bus stop ‘Genzana’. Take the No. 5 bus (direction of Vezia, every 12 minutes), and alight at the bus stop ‘Crocifisso’ (approx. 5 minutes). From bus stop approx. 250m uphill to the hostels (partly fairly steep).

    Swiss Trac/electronic drive advisable due to the steep nature of the grounds.

    The youth hostel is around 20 mins. on foot from the town centre.

    Important notice: The youth hostel is not situated behind the station, but to the north of Lugano, 3 km from the town centre.

    By car

    Autobahn exit Lugano-Nord, at the first junction in the direction of Savosa (approx. 2 min.). A spacious parking area is provided. 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.

Current specials

Your benefits in the area

  • Free travel with the Ticino Ticket – valid throughout Ticino
  • Especially for our members: special prices in the restaurants La Ticinella, Tamé and Cappella Due Mani
  • Especially for our members: 50% reduction on trips with the Monte Brè funicular and many other activities (details available from reception)



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