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Youthhostel Locarno

Via B. Varenna 18, Palagiovani, Locarno, Switzerland

81%Rating

  • 73%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

Property Information:

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 until 27 Feb 2015 / 20 Nov - 20 Dec 2015: 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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  • Latest Review

    Considering the considerable price for a bed in a dorm room you might expect that your bed be made for you or that the wifi would at least reach up to the bedrooms. Hardly any power sockets in the room and none close to the beds. But a nice walk through the old town to get there and great breakfast, especially on Easter Sunday!
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      Anonymous, New Zealand, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking


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, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

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





Youthhostel Locarno Located at Via B. Varenna 18, Palagiovani, Locarno.
Youthhostel Locarno
Switzerland
Locarno Ticino 6600 Via B. Varenna 18, Palagiovani
81% 69
46.1677650 8.7879681
Youthhostel Locarno
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