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Come face to face with the ibex! At an altitude of 1,800 metres, the mountain village of Pontresina is very close to the glaciers, the Alps and their animal inhabitants.

Exterior view Pontresina Youth Hostel



Situated at the foot of Piz Bernina, Pontresina Youth Hostel welcomes cross-country skiers, mountain bikers and all other sun worshippers! There is a cross-country skiing school next door to the hostel for our sporty guests, featuring a shop and rental service; in summer, it becomes a trendy bike shop with rental and repair service. What's more, we make the perfect starting point for alpine tours and glacier hikes. Families and travellers who prefer to relax can also have their fill of the mountains here, by boarding the Bernina Express for a panoramic journey, hiking to Alp Languard or Diavolezza, or strolling through the village past the typical Engadine houses with their sgraffito décor.

  • Pontresina Youth Hostel
    Via da la Staziun 46
    7504 Pontresina
  • Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00 Check-out: 07:30 - 10:00

Opening times

Types Summer 2019 Winter 2019/20 Summer 2020 Winter 2020/21
Opening dates        
Opening dates 07.06.2019 - 20.10.2019 06.12.2019 - 29.03.2020 05.06.2020 - 18.10.2020 04.12.2020 - 31.12.2020
Check In/Out        
Check-in 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00
Check-out 07:30 - 10:00 07:30 - 10:00 07:30 - 10:00 07:30 - 10:00
Reception times        
Mon to Fri: 07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Sat and Sun: 07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Meal times        
Breakfast 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner 18:30 - 19:30 18:30 - 19:30 18:30 - 19:30 18:30 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

On the Rhaetian Railway, from the north via the Albula or Vereina tunnels, and from the south over the Bernina Pass (UNESCO world cultural heritage site) to Pontresina. The youth hostel lies alongside the station and the bus station.

By car:

From Samedan or St. Moritz in the direction of the Bernina Pass. Turn off in the direction of the station as you enter the village. The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended.

Barrier-free journey:

(Youth Hostel is located directly opposite Pontresina Railway Station, 30 m)
Cross the forecourt, wheel down the ramp, and you’ve arrived!

Room categories

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


Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   incl.
    Lunch on request CHF 18.50
    Dinner CHF 18.50
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years CHF 8.50
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years CHF 14.50
    Packed lunch on request CHF 8.50

    Our menu card

    In winter, homemade delicacies are on the menu. In summer we offer breakfast and fine evening menus.

    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 3.35 (May – Nov) / CHF 3.50 (Dec – Apr) 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
    • Mountain railway in summer and public transport included starting from 2 nights stay
    • Car park per night CHF 7.–
    • Voluntary CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
    • Accommodation of dogs on request
  • Barrier-free stay

    All recreation areas (entrance floor, sun terrace) can be reached with ease by wheelchair users.

    Barrier-free accommodation

    3 rooms of Pontresina Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access.

    Room Barrier-free beds per room
    2 family rooms with washbasin 3 beds
    1 family room with washbasin 2 beds

    There is no ramp.

    There is no lift.

    The width of the doors to the rooms is 80cm.

    Barrier-free wet cell

    A disability-friendly shower/WC is located on the room storey.

    The wet cell dimensions are:

    • Width of wet cell door: 78 cm
    • WC seat height: 47 cm
    • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 79 cm
    • Shower seat
    • Shower handle

    Barrier-free journey

    By train / by foot

    On the Rhaetian Railway from the north through the Albula or Vereina tunnels and from the south over the Bernina Pass (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site) to Pontresina. The Youth Hostel is located directly opposite Pontresina Railway Station, 30m. Cross the Bahnhofsvorplatz, wheel down the ramp, and you’ve arrived!

    By car

    From Samedan or St. Moritz in the direction of the Bernina Pass. At the entrance to the village, turn off to the right towards the railway station. 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


    • Taxi Erich, St. Moritz, Phone: +41 81 833 35 55

    Closest pharmacy

    approx. 1.1km:

    • Roseg Apotheke Dr. B. Schellenberg
      Via Maistra, 7504 Pontresina
      Phone: +41 81 842 82 06


  • Book more than one night and get a mountain railway ticket for free!

    Enjoy your holiday with the «mountain railway included» offer. You don’t get better value than this: guests staying for more than one night get a mountain railway ticket valid on the 13 mountain railways in Engadin St. Moritz for free!
    Validity: May to October (without use of the slopes), when you stay a second night in the same hotel. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. We reserve the right to make changes.

  • Early bird deals

    – Buy your ski pass at least 15 days before you ski and save up to 30% – even in peak season.
    – Prices for day and multi-day passes vary depending on the demand on the particular day of validity.
    – We recommend the Snow Deal for children and young people who want to book single ski days. Otherwise the «Sleep + Ski» deal might be a better option (see below).

Current specials

Sleep + Ski in Pontresina and St. Moritz

  • Ski pass included for CHF 45 – per person, per day
  • This offer can only be used for the entire duration of your stay when you book from 19 October 2019 until the end of the season.
  • Travel on public transport within the Upper Engadin area is included.
  • P.S. We recommend the Snow Deal for children and young people or if you would like to book single ski days during your stay (see above) – it pays to book ahead.



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