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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 2023 Winter 2023/24 Summer 2024 Winter 2024/25
Opening dates        
Opening dates 02.06.2023 - 22.10.2023 02.12.2023 - 01.04.2024 07.06.2024 - 20.10.2024 05.12.2024 - 20.04.2025
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 buffet 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 19:30 18:00 - 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
  • Double rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Shared rooms
  • Barrier-free rooms


Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   incl.
    Lunch (on request, in summer) CHF 19.50
    Dinner CHF 19.50
    Dinner for children ages 2 to 5 years CHF 8.50
    Dinner for children ages 6 to 12 years CHF 14.50
    Packed lunch on request CHF 10.00

    Yoummi – the catering option from Swiss Youth Hostels 

    • 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.–)
    • Find our children's prices on the family page
    • Group rates for children ages 2 to 5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from ages 6 to 12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
    • Accommodation of dogs on request CHF 15. – per dog and night, without food
    • Mountain railway in summer and public transport included starting from 2 nights stay
    • Car park per night CHF 10.–
    • Voluntary CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • 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 bathroom

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

    The bathroom dimensions are:

    • Width of bathroom 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


    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.

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Member benefits in the area

  • Public transport and mountain railways included: For stays of more than one night, you will receive tickets for public transport and mountain railways on arrival. Valid throughout the upper Engadine from arrival to departure.



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