Luzern Youth Hostel, Lucerne

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Luzern Youth Hostel is great for larger groups and families. It is very family friendly and affordable for this part of Switzerland. There is a lack of comfortable common spaces, but the garden is a great place for people to enjoy being away from the busy city.

The Location

Luzern Youth Hostel is located approximately thirty minutes' walk from the main train station (this is a hilly walk, but provides a good idea of the city and its residential side). Alternatively, you can reach the hostel with two different buses, which are both very accessible from the city centre. These buses stop only a couple of minutes' walk from the hostel, which is ideal. Given its location, this hostel is surrounded by greenery and gives a calming feeling.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are quite spacious and have outdoor views and windows. There are bunks in each room and a locker per guest. The lockers lock when a coin is inserted, and are quite large in size with a hook inside them. The beds are comfortable, and linen and a pillow is provided for each guest. The guest must make his or her own bed and return the linen at the end of the stay. There are several dorms located on each level of the hostel and only one shower and one toilet per gender are provided. This is ok when the hostel is not fully booked, but it can cause issues when there are many people (including families) staying at the hostel.

Common Spaces

There are a few common spaces provided for guests at ground level and also level one (near the dining room). There is a small "kitchenette" provided for guests which has a small fridge, kettle, and microwave. There is no cooking allowed in the building -- this means no toaster at breakfast time either. Breakfast is included in the booking and is a decent spread of continental options. The dining space is well set up and large enough for a lot of people. It is cafeteria-style service.


This hostel provides guests with a Lucerne Visitor Card, which enables free transport around the city. This is great as it can save time and money and is suitable for the hostel’s location. Towels are also available for hire and there is Wi-Fi provided, but it does not work in all the dorm rooms.
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Published on Sep 24, 2019


The Lucerne youth hostel is a really international place. Here you will actually feel the global attraction of Lucerne, the «city of lights», simply a must for many people who travel in Europe. This makes the 206-bed hostel with its cheap options for bed and board just perfect! The functional bedrooms, most with two to six beds, are one thing. Almost more important are the meeting places in the hostel: the spacious entrance hall on the ground floor thrives on the international atmosphere of the guests. Furnished in a modern style, it provides an ideal meeting point. Guests who are just checking in hang around here, as do those who have just returned from conquering the city and want to rest for a while before sampling the nightlife. Right next door are the library with reading room. And if you fancy a snack between the generous breakfast and the evening meal, you can always get one.

03.00-11.59 pm

07.00-10.00 am

• 7 rooms with 2 beds
• 4 rooms with 2 beds and shower/WC
• 4 rooms with 3 beds
• 18 rooms with 4 beds
• 10 rooms with 6 beds
• 2 rooms with 20 beds
A total of 206 beds.
Showers/WC on the floor.

Location and Contact


• From the station with bus no 18 to the ‘Jugendherberge’ stop or with bus no 19 to the 'Gopplismoosweg’ stop, then it's 5 minutes' walk to the youth hostel. Or by bus no 1 to the 'Schlossberg’ stop and 10 minutes' walk to the youth hostel.
• Take exit 'Emmen Süd', travel in the direction of Rotsee/Spital. The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces.



Address: Am Rotsee Sedelstrasse 12, Lucerne (Luzern), Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland

Distance to city center: 1.31 km

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Website Luzern Youth Hostel Lucerne
Phone Number: +41 41 420 88 00
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby


Board Games

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table



Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup



Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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