We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lucerne Youth Hostel

Sedelstrasse 12 | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Lucerne Youth Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Lucerne Youth Hostel
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    5
    26
    9
    5
    2
See reviews for
6
8
5
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (47)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (6)
All months
Bangalore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly conjusted rooms and certainly one of the badly maintained hostels. YHI management needs to urgently look into this and revive the hostel. The bath rooms stink. Not having an elevator in any hostel is certainly not acceptable by Swiss standards.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late - around 10:30pm but had informed in advanced so no problem for reception. Rooms, showers were clean. Fresh bedsheets, pillow covers, duvets provided Had a ground floor room - just outside long window - had a beautiful garden Atmosphere was good and breakfast as well ...lounge area is good for hangout.. From Luzern Bahnof ( central rail... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The hostel was clean, warm and spacious, but had a couple of little annoyances. It's 15-20mins into the centre of town on foot, but the walk is really nice through the town and down to the lake. The breakfast provided is good with a selection of cereals, breads, spreads and warm drinks, however breakfast finishes at 9:30am sharp so if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

While the hostel may be a little far out of town, the warmth of the hospitality is well worth the distance. The chef serves some absolutely fantastic food, provides cold beers and interesting conversation - a real hero! The rooms are clean and warm. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
59 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The accommodation at this hostel is ok, but is a good 30min into town at least by foot. It is a lot easier walking into the town than it is walking back. Buses were relatively expensive, being Switzerland so we tried to walk as much as possible. There were a lot of large family groups staying at the hostel using... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Any kind of accommodation in Switzerland can be very expensive, so when we found out the price of this hostel we were expecting quality of the place to maybe be lacking. Not so - the hostel is in a good location just outside of the main town centre of Luzern (20 minute walk roughly) and is easy to drive to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As hotel name say, this hotel is OK for "young adult" to stay for couple of days, but definitely not a place for family with toddlers.The rooms is very narrow without any breathing space. There is no place to keep any of your stuff like luggage. Though there are lockers outside the room, it doesn't fit for your luggage. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers are raving about these Lucerne hotels

Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is a 15 minute bus ride from the lucern train station via bus 18. E rooms are a little tired but they still have plenty of space and you aren't sleeping on top of each other. The included breakfast is great and has all the necessities but is only cold food. I would stay here again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
surrey
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Lucerne Youth Hostel is located about 20 minutes walk from the city centre, but with a variety of bus links in the vicinity if you don't fancy the stroll. The reception area is good, with tourist information, wifi and some seating, a small TV area and a kids room. We stayed for a few nights in one of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Switzerland as a country is simply awesome and staying in this hostel just adds to the great experience I had in there. The room is clean and good.The shower and toilet room even though shared is surprisingly well maintained and clean. Location is quite far from the city center but the transportation system in Lucerne is good so it is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay