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Lugano Youth Hostel
28 rooms of Lugano-Savosa Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access. 63 of the total of 130 beds are disability-friendly.
|Room||Barrier-free beds per room|
|7 double rooms with shower/WC||2 beds|
|8 double rooms||2 beds|
|8 rooms with four beds and shower/WC||2 beds|
|1 room with six beds and shower/WC||3 beds|
|2 rooms with six beds||3 beds|
|1 room with seven beds and shower/WC||4 beds|
|1 room with eight beds and shower/WC||4 beds|
There is no ramp. The pool has stairs with wide steps.
All rooms offer wheelchair access, and can be reached with ease using the elevator.
- The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 180 cm.
- The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
- Elevator width: 101 cm
- Elevator depth: 127 cm
The width of the doors to the rooms is 90 cm.
Barrier-free wet cell
All rooms have washbasins. Disability-friendly showers/WCs are located on every storey.
The wet cell dimensions are:
- Width of wet cell door: 90 cm
- WC seat height: 48 cm
- The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 75 cm
- Shower seat
- Shower handle
By train / by foot
From the direction of Lugano Railway Station, continue in your wheelchair approx. 300m to the left, as far as the bus stop ‘Genzana’. Take the No. 5 bus (direction of Vezia, every 12 minutes), and alight at the bus stop ‘Crocifisso’ (approx. 5 minutes). From bus stop approx. 250m uphill to the hostels (partly fairly steep).
Swiss Trac/electronic drive advisable due to the steep nature of the grounds.
The youth hostel is around 20 mins. on foot from the town centre.
Important notice: The youth hostel is not situated behind the station, but to the north of Lugano, 3 km from the town centre.
Autobahn exit Lugano-Nord, at the first junction in the direction of Savosa (approx. 2 min.). A spacious parking area is provided. The youth hostel has only normal, chargeable parking spaces. Please ensure you make an advance reservation. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of the official blue disabled person’s parking permit.
Links for public transport
Information about public transport for people in wheelchairs (only in German, French and Italian)
- Ditta Taxi Willimann, Phone: +41 91 966 22 22
- Altair, Phone: +41 91 994 50 50 or +41 79 223 98 89
Farmacia del Crocifisso
Via San Gottardo 154
Phone: +41 91 966 31 04