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.
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.
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
Prices & availability
Breakfast buffet incl. Lunch on request 17.50 CHF Dinner 17.50 CHF Dinner for children aged 2–5 years 8.50 CHF Dinner for children aged 6–12 years 14.50 CHF Packed lunch on request 8.50 CHF
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)
- Non-members pay a surcharge for the day membership of: 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
- 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.
Barrier-free wet cell
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 wet cell dimensions are:
- Width of wet cell 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 25.00 and 35.00 (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
- Information about public transport for people in wheelchairs (website only in German, French and Italian)
- 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 von Täsch nach 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