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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Locarno Youth Hostel

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163 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

163 Total Reviews
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  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Oct 06, 2023
Loved this place!! So cute!! Clean and for only 2 beds per room, great value. Since this is kind not a very hot spot in fall/winter I got put into a room by myself and I loved it. Nice showers and bathrooms. EXCELLENT free breakfast. And the staff were so lovely and helpful, I wish I stayed more than 1 night bc it’s my favorite place I’ve stayed this whole trip. I felt very safe and calm.
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Male, 18-24
Sep 09, 2023
Friendly staff, nice rooms, comfy beds, bathrooms as ways clean. 2 min flat walk from St Antonio train station was amazing, and only 10 mins to the main piazza. Felt a bit more like a hotel than a hostel - there was a few family’s around and small kids running around downstairs.
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Oct 14, 2022
Staff is really nice and helpful. It's a good place to stay just for a couple nights. About the restaurant (specially for breakfast) if you compared it to others Youth Hostels in Switzerland, here they offer just th basic.
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Female, 31-40


  • 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
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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