Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Locarno Youth Hostel

Book more than 15 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The old town of Locarno begins just behind our hostel in the Palagiovani (Youth Palace). At its centre is the Piazza Grande, where events such as Moon&Stars and the Film Festival conjure up an enchanting evening atmosphere against a backdrop of ancient façades in the summertime. During the day, Lake Maggiore and the turquoise waters in the romantic river valleys of the hinterlands attract visitors. If you prefer to see all of the sights from above, head on up to the Madonna del Sasso pilgrimage church in Orselina and then begin the ascent up to the summit of Cardada, Locarno's local mountain. Here, you can enjoy a view of both the highest and lowest points of Switzerland at once – just like the birds of prey at the local falconry. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    01 May 2021
    Top notch facilities with a wonderful lobby and fantastic breakfast. Very short walk to the center and friendly, helpful staff. You can not go wrong!
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2022
    Pretty great. Clean rooms with comfy beds and great water pressure; decent internet speeds, breakfast included, nice neighborhood right across the street from Lidl, the bus stops, and many restaurants. Fun atmosphere. The staff was excellent-super friendly and very helpful. Only complaint was there’s no fan in the rooms, and it was HOT. (Also, take the train or the 7 bus from the station. The 1 bus drops you off a ten minute uphill walk to the hostel). I’d totally stay here again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    04 Apr 2022
    Excellent support from reception staff who was extremely helpful and imaginative in arranging access in spite of arrival late after midnight🙏😀. Including free parking in price would be great🤞!
    Romania, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    18 May 2021
    Very good hostel, more for families than for individuals. During my Locarno-Florence it was one of those where I find difficult to meet people, and I've the feeling it's not only the covid.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2020
    Good hostel with really nice owners, could speak multiple languages which facilitate the communication
    France, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2020
    When booking a private room all the pictures on website show queen-sized beds. However, we got a room for two with bunk-beds instead. So be careful when booking the cheaper options. Also there is much confusion with single and double rooms, because you can accidentally book a „single“ room while having selected two persons on website. Besides that the hostel is very basic but clean and safe. Rooms can get very hot in summer as there is no a/c or fan. Breakfast is good.
    Switzerland, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi