The Matterhorn, mountain of all mountains and the star of the natural spectacle around Zermatt: right in the field of vision from the windows of the youth hostel.
The magic of the mountains surrounds you here. All activities take place in full view of the Matterhorn, known here as «Hore» or «Horu». Since it was first conquered more than 150 years ago, this symbol of Switzerland has attracted countless mountaineers and inspired admirers to create spectacular souvenir pictures. As this majestic 4000-metre peak has so many beautiful aspects, several cableways and magnificent hiking routes will take you to one of the numerous viewpoints, such as the Gornergrat, the Klein Matterhorn (Glacier Paradise) or the Sunnegga. Skiers and snowboarders will love the slopes, which have guaranteed snow all year round and offer a view of the Matterhorn, as well as the space available for winter sports equipment in our hostel.
|Opening dates||01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021||01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022|
|Check-in||16:00 - 20:00||16:00 - 20:00|
|Check-out||07:00 - 10:00||07:00 - 10:00|
|Mon to Fri:||
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
|Sat and Sun:||
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
|Breakfast||07:00 - 09:30||07:00 - 09:30|
|Dinner||18:00 - 19:30||18:00 - 19:30|
How to find us
Take the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway to Zermatt: the walk from the station to the youth hostel takes 15 minutes. Or board the village bus to «Winkelmatten», get off at «Luchre» from where it’s a 1-minute walk. An electrically powered taxi costs between CHF 25.– and CHF 35.– (depending on the number of persons and items of luggage).
No cars are allowed in Zermatt!
In Täsch, the last place on the way to Zermatt, a parking charge of at least CHF 14.50/day is made.
If you are arriving using the Lötschberg car transporter train, please take note of the information at www.bls.ch. BLS is replacing the tracks in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel between Kandersteg and Goppenstein. Construction work will take place during normal operations and will last until 2022. You can find all the information on the current departure times here: www.bls.ch/neue-fahrbahn
From Zermatt Railway Station, 1.1 km. Zermatt is car-free. A high-rise car park is located in Täsch, the last settlement before Zermatt, which can be used to park your car for a fee of CHF 14.50/day.
Take the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway to Zermatt. Then the local electric bus Red Line «Winkelmatten» to the stop «Luchre» (10 min). From the bus stop, the path to the Youth Hostel is relatively steep (10–15% incline), before a level footpath leads to the asphalted forecourt of the Youth Hostel (30 m).
Number of beds
Spaces for bicycles
Bed linen included
Dogs on request
At the water
Prices (in CHF) and availability
Breakfast buffet incl. Lunch on request CHF 18.50 Dinner CHF 18.50 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 8.50
Further price information
- All prices per person/night, incl. VAT, exclusive of visitor's tax CHF 3.–, (Children aged 9-16: CHF 1.50 / Kids under 9 years: no visitor's tax)
- 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
- Car park per night CHF 7.–
- Voluntary CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
- Rates are subject to change, all rates in CHF
Three of the rooms in Zermatt Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access.
The Youth Hostel consists of three different buildings. Two annexes with bedrooms, and the main building in which the reception, the dining room and the recreation room are located. The (conditionally) disability-friendly rooms are located in one of the annexes.
The dining room is located on the first storey of the main building, and this can be reached by wheelchair users with assistance (stairway).
Room Barrier-free beds per room 1 double room with shower/WC 1 bed 1 4-bed room 2 beds 1 6-bed room 3 beds
The ramps have a slope of 10%.
Unfortunately, none of these buildings is equipped with an elevator, meaning that wheelchair users can only reach the ground floors of the various buildings.
The room door width is 80 cm.
The double room with shower/WC is available as a private room. The barrier-free bathroom can also be made accessible as a further option for groups staying on the same corridor. Early booking is strongly recommended for both options. For this reason, the mentioned 4-bed and 6-bed rooms are available only in combination with the double room incl. shower/WC. Also here, early reservation is recommended.
The bathroom dimensions are:
- Width of bathroom door: 80 cm
- WC seat height: 43 cm
- The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 71 cm
- Shower seat
- Shower handle
By train / by foot
Travel to Zermatt on the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn. From there, take the local electric bus, Red Line/Rote Linie in the «Winkelmatten» direction. Get off at the «Luchre» stop. At present, one of the three electric buses is wheelchair accessible, from autumn 2015, all three. You can check the times of the barrier-free buses by calling the Zermatt Electric Bus Company on +41 (0)27 967 45 68.
From the bus stop, the path to the youth hostel has a steep gradient (10–15%) after which a level path leads to the asphalted forecourt of the youth hostel (30 m). Swiss Trac/electric drive is advisable due to the steep terrain. An electric taxi costs between CHF 25.– and 35.– (depending on number of passengers and items of baggage).
Zermatt is car-free. A high-rise car park is located in Täsch, the last settlement before Zermatt, which can be used to park your car for a fee of CHF 14.50/day.
Links for public transport
- Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Barrier-free public transport (website only in German and French)
- Swiss Railways (SBB)
- Elektro Taxi Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz, 3920 Zermatt
Phone: +41 27 967 15 15
An Elektro Taxi costs between CHF 25.– and CHF 30.– (depending upon the number of passengers and luggage).
Taxitransport from Täsch to Zermatt
- Schaller Taxi Täsch
Phone: +41 27 967 19 50
- Christoph Taxi Täsch
Phone: +41 27 967 35 81
- Apotheke Testa Grigia
Phone: +41 27 966 49 49
- Internationale Apotheke
Phone: +41 27 966 27 27
- Vital Apotheke
Beim Bahnhof 21
Phone: +41 27 967 67 77
- Furi-Weg, route no. 256
- Zermatt Tourism: Wheelchair users & mobility impaired people
- Tourism inclusive
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.
Arrival by Lötschberg car transporter train
BLS is replacing the tracks in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel between Kandersteg and Goppenstein, ensuring that the Swiss Plateau will remain connected to Valais in future. Construction work will take place during normal operations and will last until 2022. The goal is to make travellers aware of the situation in good time in order to avoid longer waiting times. Due to the less regular timetable and reduced capacity, however, some longer waiting times cannot be completely avoided.
From Easter 2019 to Christmas 2022, every weekend from Friday afternoon through to Sunday evening, waiting times are expected for the Lötschberg car transporter train.
You can find all the information on the current departure times here: www.bls.ch/neue-fahrbahn