Hostel in Richterswil, Switzerland

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Get to know Richterswil (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 Richterswil. To help you make friends with Richterswil before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

The small municipality of Richterswil, Switzerland, lies on Lake Zürich in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich. Around thirteen thousand people live in the area of Richterswill, which is predominantly used for agriculture. Getting there is easy, it has a connection to the A3 motorway and four railway station are available in the municipality. It takes around thirty minutes to get to the main station of Zürich. It is the biggest Swiss city and serves as a hub for roads, railways, and flight connections. Most tourists will arrive at Zürich first before they go to Richterswill.

Culture lovers can visit several well-maintained churches, the historical village centre with timber-frame houses, and the ruined castle Alt-Wädenswil nearby Richterswil. Apart from that, Lake Zürich, the scenic landscapes in the canton, and the nearby big city of Zürich are the major attractions for tourists. In summer, the maximum average daily temperature ranges from twenty to twenty-two degrees Celsius. Rainy days are quite common, too. Visitors can expect around twelve days with precipitation in the summer months.

There are several options for Richterswil, Switzerland hostels and holiday apartments to welcome tourists in the district of Horgen. A way bigger supply of hostels, hotels, and guesthouses can be found in the nearby bigger city of Zürich. The prices are higher in the urban area, though. Your Richterswil, Switzerland hostel will be situated in the municipality Richterswill by the lake. Transportation services operate frequently from the city of Zürich.

The ruined castle Alt-Wädenswil is the biggest of its kind in the canton of Zürich. Originally, it was constructed in the thirteenth century. Nowadays visitors can still see the remaining stone walls and parts of the complex. Parking and access are for free. Lake Zürich is a major attraction in the canton and invites guests to relax, to take a stroll along the shores or to explore the area by bike. The surface area of the lake is around eighty-nine square kilometres large. The water is also unexpectedly cold in summer, so be prepared when you decide to go for a swim in summer. Nevertheless, a completely frozen lake is a very rare event and it has happened only twice in the twentieth century. The nearby city of Zürich offers tourists many additional points of interests and cultural events such as the Old Town and the popular Zürich Pride Festival.

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FAQ about Richterswil Hostels

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Your Packing List for Richterswil

Your Packing List for Richterswil

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Richterswil 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 Richterswil, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$55 Average dorm price
9 Average rating of all hostels

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