Hostel in Kriens, Switzerland

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Get to know Kriens (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kriens. To help you make friends with Kriens before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 St Paul and Pilatus looming

Luzern-Kriens is located in the central-northern part of Switzerland, in the German-speaking canton of Luzern. It is located in a western suburb of Luzern and it lies at the foot of Mount Pilatus, making it a quiet and scenic yet central place to discover what Luzern and the neighbouring area have to offer. Your Luzern-Kriens hostel can be a great base to explore this area. The most significant attraction locally is the Schauensee Castle, built in the thirteenth century with its dramatic location right in front of some beautiful Alpine cliff faces. Nowadays, the castle serves as a cultural centre, but it is still worth a visit to admire its architecture and the surrounding nature.

However, most visitors choose Kriens because of its proximity to Luzern, a charming town that abounds with attractions and sights. The landmark of the town is the Reuss River with all its marvelous bridges. The most famous one is called Chapel Bridge, a wooden covered bridge from the fourteenth century, which is in fact the oldest covered bridge in Europe. The bridge is adjacent to the Water Tower, a fortification from around the same time, that houses a collection of paintings depicting the history of Luzern.

Once here, seeing the Old Town of Luzern is a must. Just north of Reuss, the walls of Luzern emerge on a hill above Luzern, complete with eight watchtowers, a gated tower, and a series of half-timbered houses with painted frescoes.

Those more into nature have to put Lake Luzern on their list too, with its long waterside promenade that offers romantic strolls and the chance to feed swans and befriend ducks. For the best views, take a cable car up to Mount Rigi to enjoy the sunset above the lake as well as the traditional Swiss Alpine huts that serve excellent Swiss specialties.

Written by local enthusiast for Kriens hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kriens hostels JudyM

FAQ about Kriens Hostels

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Your Packing List for Kriens

Your Packing List for Kriens

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Kriens Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kriens, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$38 Average dorm price
8 Average rating of all hostels

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