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Lucerne Youth Hostel

Am Rotsee Sedelstrasse 12, Luzern, 6004, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 79%

The hostel Lucerne with a beautiful location on the Rotsee, in the middle of the Central Swiss mountains.


Luzern Hostel

Hostel Luzern

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Our hostel in Lucerne – the gateway to Central Switzerland – is a popular choice for groups looking to explore this delightful city.

The small but remarkably preserved old town which has a maze of streets, passages and squares can be reached in just 15 minutes from the hostel front door. Once here there are a number of guided walking tours on offer. Or if you prefer to rent a bike from the hostel, then you can cover more ground.

Don’t miss The Chapel Bridge, a landmark of Lucerne, which is said to be the oldest wood bridge of Europe. And a trip up Mount Pilatus overlooking the city is also a must-do. Get to the top by using the world's steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad (not operating in wintertime) or cable cars in the summer. Once at the summit, you will have stunning views of the ‘real’ Alps. And if you are up for a challenge, you can also walk to the top on foot, which takes about 4 hours from Kriens.

The hostel staff have managed to negotiate a number of local discounts for groups – many of the various museums in the city are included within these offers as is the indoor swimming pool and the Lucerne Theatre.

So with history, sports, shopping and culture all to be found in the fascinating city of Lucerne, there really is no excuse for your group not to visit!

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
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • 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
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Deposit Required
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 41 420 88 00

Fax. +41 41 420 56 16

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Vierwaldstättersee (1 to 2km)
  • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (1 to 2km)
  • Kapellbrücke (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

68km Zurich-direct trains after Lucerne.
From Lucerne train station bus 18 or bus 19 ap AP hostel Rosenberg, then 5 minutes walk to hostel.
Alternate Transport
Parking for cars and buses - limited spaces, advance reservation is recommended.
2km Lucerne central station.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • 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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