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Youthhostel Locarno

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  • Value For Money 6.0
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Staff 10.0
  • Atmosphere 10.0
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 8.0

Property Description

Because the Canton of Ticino is located almost at sea level (at an altitude of 205 metres), it is possible to enjoy a Mediterranean climate from springtime until the end of November. It also means that a large part of life at the 'Palagiovani' is spent outdoors, for example at a 'Grigliata' in the inner courtyard surrounded by the building's three wings. Naturally, nearly all the modern double and four-person rooms have a balcony. And it's also pleasant to get together on the veranda or under the pergola.

Palagiovani - the first palace of youth.
In addition to the Youth Hostel, the unique 'Palace of Youth' also houses Ticino's local radio station, a youth bureau, the music school and a press agency for young people. There's always something going on in this stately old house, once a boarding school for young ladies.

The Palagiovani is also suitable for congresses, thanks to its various seminar rooms. Some family rooms are even equipped with a kitchenette.
Locarno is the starting point for a wide range of activities: whether sailing on Lake Maggiore - for example from Ascona to the Brissago islands - or energetic mountain bike excursions in the valleys of the Sopraceneri.

The valleys of Ticino offer several hundred kilometres of hiking paths, there are 700 km of these in the Vallemaggia alone. For the adventurous, there is action such as bungee jumping or canyoning. Or how about a visit to the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio?

Accommodation:
37 double rooms with 2 beds and washbasin*
8 double rooms with queen-size bed, shower/WC and balcony
14 double rooms with shower/WC, some with balcony
8 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin*
6 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC, some with balcony*
4 rooms with 6 beds and shower/WC

* extra beds available

A total of 198 beds.
Showers and WC on the floor.

Infrastructure:
1 hall (concert seating up to 100 people)
1 conference room with flip charts and overhead projector (video projector on request)
Children’s play area
Garden in front of the building and inner courtyard
Outdoor table tennis
Various games available
Laundry service
Internet corner
Rent a Bike: Bike rental at reasonable prices
Free WiFi

Check-in:
Apr-Oct: 3 - 10 pm
Mar/Nov: 5 - 9.30 pm
Open weekends: 5 - 8 pm

Check-out: 8 - 10 am

**The published prices include the daily membership of Swiss Youth Hostels and Hostelling International.

Remark:
The law of the Ticino canton forbids to accommodate young people under 16 years old: they can only stay if there is an adult person with them.
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  • Value For Money 6.0
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Staff 10.0
  • Atmosphere 10.0
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 8.0
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Youthhostel Locarno Located at Via B. Varenna 18, Palagiovani, Locarno.
Youthhostel Locarno
Switzerland
Locarno Ticino 6600 Via B. Varenna 18, Palagiovani
86% 78
46.1677650 8.7879681
Youthhostel Locarno
    Rooms available Standard 6 Bed Private Ensuite 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Single Private Ensuite Twin Private Shared Bathroom 4 Bed Private Ensuite 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Twin Private Ensuite 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

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Wed 29 Jun 2016 - Sat 2 Jul 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" So I came to Locarno to go Bungy jumping in Verzasca dam. I didn't take into account the town's off season, but it seemed that no one comes to Locarno during that time. It was very quiet and as I was traveling alone I found it very hard to meet new people. Also, the age range for residents was quiet varied compared to other hostels I have previously stayed. Overall, there was one staff member, Christina, that was very helpful and I think she made my experience better overall. "

- tiffmnguyen
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Facilities

  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Wheelchair Friendly Security Lockers Key Card Access Common Room Elevator Bicycle Parking Meeting Rooms Adaptors Hot Showers Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Hair Dryers For Hire Hair Dryers Card Phones

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage Postal Service Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Meals Available Vending Machines Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Games Room Pool Table

Policies

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Age Restriction Child Friendly Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking

Things to Note

***The published prices include the daily membership of Swiss Youth Hostels and Hostelling International.

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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