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Property Description

Welcome to Switzerland's former 'toughest prison' which has now turned into a place of freedom, creativity, and social atmosphere, and above all into a place where travelers meet locals and experience a stay in a thriving community.

Welcome to Bogentrakt. We run a hostel to connect people of all ages, cultures, and different backgrounds. During your stay at Bogentrakt, you will experience Chur, the capital of the canton Graubünden, the way locals do every day. A down-to-earth, culturally vibrant community in a small town surrounded by mountains and plenty of nature to discover.

In the former Sennhof penitentiary in the capital of Graubunden, in addition to owner-occupied and cluster apartments, studios, art, small businesses, and an inviting range of restaurants, a modern hostel is also being built.

Our hostel offers added value for the people of Chur in the form of inexpensive guest rooms and various services for the future residents of the new Sennhof. From March 2023 we will be welcoming guests from all over the world and conveying the Chur lifestyle to them.

Bogentrakt Policy and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 21:00 .
Check out from 00:00 to 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included – City Tax 1.80 CHF per Person per night, Resort tax 0.55 CHF per Person per night, Service fee 1.00 CHF per Person per night.
Breakfast not included - 8 CHF per person per day.

Reception: from 09:00 to 21:00
No curfew.

Our front desk is open daily for check-ins until 9 pm. You can do a digital check-in and will be contacted by us with the instructions. Once the digital check-in is completed, you will receive your access code to do a self-check-in. In this case, late check-in is possible at any time and free of charge.

The 'resort tax' includes a guest card with access to free public transport and free entrance into museums and public pools. You can download your guest card digitally or ask for it at the front desk when you check in. We will send you the link to download your guest card in any case.

The 'service fee' is a co2-compensation that is used to offer you a co2-neutral stay with us. This ensures a more sustainable way of traveling and we will match all co2-compensations. Compensations go to the NGO my Climate program for sustainable tourism and will also be used for improvements in our hostel to make sure we work sustainably and responsibly. We are happy to tell you more about the program when you arrive. The service fee is voluntary and you can renounce it by letting us know in writing.

All bookings must agree to our terms and conditions and our house rules. Both are communicated on our website and upon check-in (digital or in person).

Reviews & Ratings

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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

Jun 13, 2024
Such a nice place! Everything felt super secure and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The atmosphere is not super social if you're looking for that, but everyone was nice and respectful. Perfect place if you're looking for a relaxing stay.
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Female, 25-30
May 27, 2024
Wonderful hostel. Well stocked kitchen and clean rooms. Love the curtains on the beds as well as the separate shower and toilet in the rooms and extras in the halls.
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Female, 25-30
May 16, 2024
Its a good hostel, and everything is clean. Bit pricy but in switzerland everything is.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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