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Baracca Backpacker

Maggia Valley, Ticino, Aurigeno, Switzerland


  • 100%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Facilities

Property Information:

Open from: 6th April to 31st October

Baracca Backpacker Aurigeno is a tiny hostel with only 13 beds but unlimited access to the peaceful outdoors.

Our cosy hostel has a home-like atmosphere and is situated off the beaten track, hidden among chestnut trees in the beautiful Maggia Valley in southern Switzerland (Ticino), just 13km north of Lake Maggiore, Locarno and Ascona.

Come here to take a vacation from your vacation! Enjoy yourself in our unique lush garden, featuring our waterfall, wooden sculptures and wonderful views of historic churches and mountains. Cook fresh meals in our full-equipped kitchen, using free herbs fresh from our garden!

Our common room has a huge information board with the best map in the area and tons of information on local hiking, biking and swimming activities. From here you can reach the incredible bathing spots at Maggia River, ranging from small gorges and and waterfalls to deep, emerald-green still pools and sandy beaches.

- Nice and restful garden with BBQ
- Waterfall behind the hostel
- Craftsman shop in-house
- Bikes for rent
- Sleeping bag required - renting is possible
- Lockers
- Games, table tennis, fresh herbs for cooking
- 700km of hiking trails
- 10 minutes' walk to a refreshing waterfall with crystal clear water
- Next to Locarno and Ascona (13km)
- Day-trips available by boat (Lago Maggiore) to the Brissago Islands and Italy

We are a member of Swiss Backpacker's Association!

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  • Latest Review

    I stayed two nights, was in bunk room on my own first night. Nice room, good kitchen facilities for cooking. Good outdoor area for sitting and relaxing. Staff, owners Monica and Reto lovely couple, spoke Enlish, very friendly, welcoming and helpful with advice about the area. Buses take you to various areas for some great walks and scenery. great waterfall at Foroglia! Baracca is in small, old village of Aurigena, friendly people, nice cafe/trattoria.
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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Parking
  • Towels for hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 72 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Baracca Backpacker Located at Maggia Valley, Ticino, Aurigeno.
Baracca Backpacker
Aurigeno Ticino/Maggia Valley Aurigeno 6677 Maggia Valley, Ticino
97% 7
46.2286295 8.7145185
Baracca Backpacker
    Rooms available     Basic 7 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom
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