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Locarno Youth Hostel

Palagiovani, Via B. Varenna 18, Locarno, 6600, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 80%

The Youth Hostel Locarno, with its Mediterranean Fair is located near the Lago Maggiore in one of the most popular cities of Ticino.


Locarno Hostel

Hostel Locarno

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Locarno is a year-round destination and has something to offer to all types of group travellers.

Our hostel in this Swiss town has been described by previous guests as more like a hotel. Previously used as a boarding school for young ladies, the stunning building is a real step back in time. With high ceilings, an inner courtyard and many rooms with balconies, this hostel is a real experience for groups staying here.

A particular draw for music groups, this hostel does more than meets the eye. In addition to the accommodation, the building is home Ticino's local radio station, a youth bureau and a music school.

And the friendly staff here are always happy to tailor make an itinerary to suit your groups requirements. With special offers for guests over the age of 55 as well as those who were born in the year 2003 (check with the hostel when making an enquiry for all current promotions) there really are some value breaks to be had.

Locarno is the starting point for a wide range of activities. Try sailing on Lake Maggiore or get on your bike for stunning trails in the valleys of the Sopraceneri. Prefer hiking? The valleys of Ticino offer several hundred kilometres of paths or for the adventurous there is bungee jumping or canyoning. And for culture vultures what about a visit to the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio?

So why not make the most of the Mediterranean like weather in this part of Switzerland and make an enquiry for your group now?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • 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
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 12 Nov to 16 Dec
Open from 06 Mar to 11 Nov

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41-91-7561500

Fax. +41-91-7561501

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Falconeria (2 to 3km)
  • Lido Locarno (2 to 3km)
  • Splash & Spa (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m to 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Lugano 44 km
100 min 1 in the direction of Ascona or 7 towards Losone Cinquevie stop
Centovalli railway station 300 m stop St Antonio
Public parking nearby (charges apply)
Central Station 1.5 km
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Motorsports
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights


  • 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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