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Lugano Youth Hostel

Via Cantonale 13
6942 Savosa (TI)

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Phone: +41 91 966 27 28
Fax: +41 91 968 23 63


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28 rooms of Lugano-Savosa Youth Hostel offer barrier-free access.

Barrier-free stay

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
5 double rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
5 double rooms with washbasin 2 beds
4 4-bed rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
3 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds
2 7-bed rooms with 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

Barrier-free journey

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.

By car

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.

Useful information

Links for public transport


  • Ditta Taxi Willimann, Phone: +41 91 966 22 22
  • Altair, Phone: +41 91 994 50 50 or +41 79 223 98 89

Closest pharmacy

  • Farmacia del Crocifisso
    Via San Gottardo 154
    6942 Savosa
    Phone: +41 91 966 31 04


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