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The Lugano Youth Hostel in the most southern city of Switzerland. invites you to relax by its own pool and on a voyage of discovery.

Outside view and house with palm tree Lugano Youth Hostel



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: 15:00 - 21:00 Check-out: 07:00 - 10:00

Opening times

Types 2024 2025
Opening dates    
Opening dates 15.03.2024 - 03.11.2024 21.03.2025 - 02.11.2025
Check In/Out    
Check-in 15:00 - 21:00 15:00 - 21:00
Check-out 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00
Reception times    
Mon to Fri: 07:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 22:00
Sat and Sun: 07:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 22:00
Meal times    
Breakfast buffet 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30

How to find us

By train:

From the Lugano station turn left: to the «Stazione Nord» stop (50 m), PostBus 443. Get off at stop «Savosa Posta». To the «Genzana» stop (400 m), 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 20 min.

By car:

From the highway, exit at Lugano-Nord, 1 km 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 (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   incl.
    Barbecue CHF 7.–
    Packed lunch on request CHF 10.–
    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 2.30 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 aged 2–5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from 6 to 12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
    • Voluntary climate protection contribution CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF

    In the Canton of Ticino, the law prohibits the accommodation of people under the age of 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult. In the other cantons, people aged between 14 and 16 years require written consent from their parents when travelling alone.

  • 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.

    Useful information

    Links for public transport


    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 Lugano Youth Hostel

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

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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