Hostels in Lake Maggiore Hostels in Lake Maggiore

You are looking for hostels in Lake Maggiore? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Lake Maggiore hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Lake Maggiore.

All Cities in Lake Maggiore

We list every single hostel in Lake Maggiore and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Lake Maggiore for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Lake Maggiore hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Lake Maggiore. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Lake Maggiore

Pristine blue Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, also known as Lago Maggiore, is one of the world's most popular destinations. Tourists, primarily from Northern Europe and Italy, are drawn to the mesmerizing view of the Alps and alpine gardens bordering the North of this silently shimmering lake. Known as southern Switzerland's largest lake, it stretches across northern Italy, covering 64 kilometers. The towns of Stresa and Locarno are within relatively convenient distance from the lake and also provide hostels on Lake Maggiore, Switzerland.

In Stresa, the cable car ride from Lido offers a glittering view of the waters of Lake Maggiore, where the three beautiful Borromean Islands of Bella, Madre and Dei Pescatori are seen standing proudly. Daydream about skiing on the Swiss Alps or just spending some quiet time enjoying nature at its best while taking a ride up on the cable cars. The Swiss side of Lake Maggiore is quieter and more pleasant than the bustling side facing Italy. There are boats from Lugano on which you can explore the length and breadth of the lake or simply relax and float along the shimmering waters. Be sure to stop at the local Italian markets such as the Luino market that is set up each Wednesday and where cheese, meat and cheap handbags are sold.

On a visit to Lake Maggiore in the month of August, you can enjoy the International Film Festival that attracts many tourists and visitorld in lush greenery and beautiful flowers that make the countryside picturesque. Revel in the visual beauty of this region, and enjoy to the fullest the gastronomical delights of Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, at one of its lake view restaurants and sky bars.

Catering to the needs of travelers are several hostels in Lake Maggiore. Situated in quiet, cozy neighborhoods, most of these hostels have dormitory facilities that comfortably accommodate fifteen guests or more while some even offer camping options. Be sure to book your hostel in advance so that you can get great prices, comfortable accommodations and everything you need to enjoy your vacation in this divinely beautiful region.

expert for Lake Maggiore hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Lake Maggiore hostels Joy Barboza

Travel Tips for Lake Maggiore - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Lake Maggiore. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lake Maggiore. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Lake Maggiore

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Lake Maggiore?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Lake Maggiore here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Lake Maggiore safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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