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Avenches Youth Hostel

Rue du Lavoir 5, Avenches, 1580, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 80%

The town is located between the vineyards of the Vully and the Broye valley, connecting Lake Murten and Lake Neuenburg.


Avenches Hostel

Hostel Avenches

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The youth hostel Avenches is a 15-minute walk from the Avenches train station. It features a large garden with barbecue facilities and table tennis and pétanque options. A common lounge with a TV, board games and a library is at guests´ disposal. Free WiFi in the common rooms is provided as well.
All rooms and dormitories are functionally furnished and come with shared bathroom facilities on each floor. All units are fitted with a washbasin. There is a new pavilion in the garden containing two guest rooms that satisfy all standards of barrier-free traveling. A buffet breakfast is available every day. Dinner and packed lunches are as well available on request.
Guests can explore Avenches’ medieval Old Town and Roman remains. The Lake Murten, where swimming and boat trips are possible, is 4 km away, and the town of Murten is 9 km from the youth hostel Avenches.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 05 Apr to 27 Oct

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 26 675 26 66

Fax. +41 26 675 27 17

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Nationalgestüt (1 to 2km)
  • Le Vully (1 to 2km)
  • SVS-Naturschutzzentrum La Sauge (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel also has a pay parking wheelchair accessible. Please absolutely book in advance.
2km, approximately 15 min. walk
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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