The little elevator is pretty cool and fits only 4 people. Breakfast was tasty and they had many choices! Their wifi in the lobby worked well! I found this hostel to be a little expensive for a dorm bed. There are 4 sinks and 6 cubbies in the rooms which makes things noisy as people are doing more than sleeping in the rooms.
Bellinzona is worth visiting for the castles but I didn't find much else to do! For the backpacker, I would say 1 night here is enough.
See the review of LeChat_EnVacances for directions. It is not the easiest place to get to from the train station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Bellinzona the youth hostel welcomes you to the heart of Ticino. The hostel lies at the foot of the Montebello Castle, part of the UNESCO world heritage, only 10 minutes away from the railway-station, in the historic center. It is an ideal departure point for excursions and also a stopover for those travelling across the Alps. ... more less