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Lucerne Youth Hostel

Am Rotsee Sedelstrasse 12, Luzern, 6004, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 80%

From 12 Reviews

Hostel rating (12)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 72%
Security 84%
Service 77%
Comfort 72%
Green rating 74%

The hostel Lucerne with a beautiful location on the Rotsee, in the middle of the Central Swiss mountains.

  • Dorm
    From $33.82
  • Private
    From $113.76
10 or more people?

Luzern Hostel

Hostel Luzern

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Stroll down the lakeside promenade, admire the splendid guild-houses in the fabulous old town, conquer the surrounding mountain peaks, meet people from all over the world and pop back to the youth hostel now and again for a rest. Lucerne has retained a great deal of the quality of life which makes its guests feel at home. Not for nothing do people go into raptures about its gorgeous location on the lake in the middle of the mountains of central Switzerland!

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.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 1.90 CHF is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 7 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of CHF 7 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Deposit Required
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 41 420 88 00

Fax. +41 41 420 56 16

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Vierwaldstättersee (1 to 2km)
  • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (1 to 2km)
  • Kapellbrücke (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



It was so good that the transport pass was email to me for downloading well beforehand. I could save a bit of money and it was convenient.


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Wed 29 May 2019

It was so good that the transport pass was email to me for downloading well beforehand. I could save a bit of money and it was convenient.


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Wed 29 May 2019

L'accueil s'est bien passé, malgré mon anglais restreint et le fait que la personne ne parlait pas du tout français. Nous sommes très satisfaits de la nourriture (petit déjeuner et repas le soir)


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Sun 05 May 2019

The front desk gent. from Austria and lady probably from Brazil / sorry did not ask for their names. / were great help! really made the stay friendly and were both super helpful!


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Fri 22 Feb 2019

The beds were to thin and to short and the bathrooms them selfs where to small and dangerous. The showers had a very big lip to Climb over witch made it very difficult. And slippery


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Sun 10 Feb 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

68km Zurich-direct trains after Lucerne.
From Lucerne train station bus 18 or bus 19 ap AP hostel Rosenberg, then 5 minutes walk to hostel.
Alternate Transport
Parking for cars and buses - limited spaces, advance reservation is recommended.
2km Lucerne central station.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

Sustainability labels

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