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Youth Hostel Luzern

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Front of property
Standard Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

Overview of Youth Hostel Luzern

Youth Hostel Luzern

2.0 star property
No-frills Lucerne hostel with restaurant

7.4/10 Good

113 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
Sedelstrasse 12, Am Rotsee, Lucerne, 6004
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
  • Reception hall
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Burgenstock - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 55 min drive
  • Risch Rotkreuz Station - 12 min drive
  • Lucerne (QLJ-Lucerne Train Station) - 24 min walk
  • Lucerne Station - 24 min walk


  • Casa Tolone - 11 min walk
  • Restaurant Maihöfli - 12 min walk
  • Tassnim Orient Take-Away - 13 min walk
  • Geissmatt - 14 min walk
  • Caravelle - 16 min walk

About this property

Youth Hostel Luzern

Enjoy your visit to Lucerne with a stay at Youth Hostel Luzern. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM) and Monday - Sunday (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site self-parking (CHF 10 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge (reservations required)
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shower only


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 1.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 2.40 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Hosted evening meal costs CHF 19.50


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 15 per pet, per day


  • Self-parking costs CHF 10 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland) guidelines.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

The total amount of stay includes a Youth Hostel Membership per day.
Children younger than age 7 may not stay in dormitories. Children age 2 and younger are included in private rooms when using existing bedding.

Also known as

Youth Hostel Luzern Lucerne
Youth Luzern Lucerne
Youth Luzern
Youth Hostel Luzern Lucerne
Youth Hostel Luzern Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Youth Hostel Luzern Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lucerne

Frequently asked questions

Does Youth Hostel Luzern offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Youth Hostel Luzern does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Youth Hostel Luzern?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Youth Hostel Luzern?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of CHF 15 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Youth Hostel Luzern?
Yes. Self-parking costs CHF 10 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Youth Hostel Luzern?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Youth Hostel Luzern?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Lucerne (8-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Youth Hostel Luzern and nearby?
Youth Hostel Luzern has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Youth Hostel Luzern?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Casa Tolone (11-min walk), Restaurant Maihöfli (12-min walk) and Tassnim Orient Take-Away (13-min walk).
What's the area around Youth Hostel Luzern like?
Youth Hostel Luzern is a short 15-minute walk from Lion Monument and 15 minutes' walk from Glacier Garden.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Siddharth, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good stay with wholesome full breakfast . Very good service .
Ian, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Danwei, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Henry, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stayed in a private 2bd room so it seemed more like a regular hotel (compared to dorm room hostel) with shared bathroom facilities. It was clean and although it's called Youth Hostel, there were older people and families as well (I imagine because Switzerland is expensive this is a good way to save a few bucks). Stayed on a weekend and the noise levels were totally fine. Parking was super easy and cheap. The bus straight in to town is only about a 5 minute walk away and they give you a free bus pass as well.
AndreNutini, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Avoid if you value sleep
Dreadful place. Bare walls and floors, the absence of soft furnishings etc meant that it was noisy above my room, in the corridor and next door up to midnight and from 6am next day. Rooms are like clean and tidy cells with not one spare socket or seat other than a tiny stool. Staff were very helpful - not their fault that the place is not fit to be on a hotel website. Vastly overpriced for what's on offer. Like been in a playground.
john, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Easily accessible by bus and clean. Smaller rooms. Shared washrooms with others (2 per floor) made for busier mornings.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Raviteja, 1-night romance trip
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