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“Perfect for Families” 5 of 5 stars
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Lugano Youth Hostel
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Lugano
Cavite City, Philippines
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Perfect for Families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Warm welcome, good room, nice amenities (kitchen, pool), wonderful surroundings and a nice location on the outskirts of Lugano. The Bus takes you to the city centre in about 10 minutes. Breakfast is good and nearby is a good pizzeria. We stayed as a small family with a baby and a baby-bed was provided in a studio bedroom with shower. There is also a playground and grill-area and a nice garden in the back. Security was good, we had our own card-keys for the room and communal kitchen. Curfew is at 10pm but a key can be requested for a main gate when you know that you will stay out longer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank MMicar
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We stayed in the Youth Hostel lugano-Savosa during eastern 2012. The hostel is nicely located on the sunny side of a hill, with a large enclosed garden containing comfortable seats, a small swimming pool and lots of (small) attractions for children. It is a quiet place (at least when we visited) because it's not in the city centre and this allows you to really relax. The rooms are simply but complete (our room had its own bathroom, but this is optional), cooking can be done in a seperate kitchen which is very well equipped. Of note though, the prices are counted per person and not per room, so in the end we (2 persons) still had to pay a little over 100 CHF per night, which, in light of the simple rooms, may be a bit too much. You can easily reach the hostel by car or by taking bus nr 5 from the train station, get out at Crocifisso. All in all I can certainly recommend this location for a weekend.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SM_Botter
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Singapore
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31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We checked-in into one of their comfort rooms (4 bunk beds with kitchenette facilities) for 5 nights and we were pleased with the stay there. Certainly, it exceeded our expectation of a youth hostel as it is nothing like any of the usual youth hostels that we've been to. The 3-storey modern building requires card access to their doors and lift, overlooking a rather large swimming pool and lawn. The beds and bathroom are spotlessly clean. Breakfast is served in another building so making it there in the summer rain can be rather discomforting. Being a family-run establishment, every guest is expected to chip in with the housework including washing/drying plates after breakfast and bringing the bedsheets down to the reception when checking-out. Guests traveling on public transports with many/heavy luggage should be prepared with a short steep hill climb when making their way here..which is a norm with Lugano being in the hilly part of the Swiss country.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank brotherbill
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Sydney
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

This was the first time my friends and I stayed at a hostel- and it was surprisingly good.
We paid roughly 26 CHF for a 4 bed dorm excluding the 10 chf breakfast (though I heard that there was a lot of food) and 2CHF extra for a towel.You could pay a deposit for a key if you will be returning later than10:30 at night- because that's when they close the gates. But overall- it was a cheap- yet good- deal.

The room was clean with cupboards for bag storage with a lock, beds, shelves, some chairs and sink. Because we booked a dorm, we had to share a bathroom with the rest of the people on our level. The bathroom was alright, there was a hairdryer, 5 sinks, 2 toilets and 2 shower stalls. Luckily the rest of the people on our floor were girls, because one would have to either change outside the stall ( but in the bathroom still) or open the stall doors to grab your clothes ( as there was not place to put them inside the stalls).

The location was not in the town centre, but there is a bus stop close by- just a few streets away- that can take you directly to the town centre. There is a migros and denner ( supermarket) close by as well. As a previous reviewer said- the hostel is uphill, so just beware if you are bringing heavy luggages with you. We stayed for only 1 night so heavy luggage was not a problem.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank clei
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

Very clean but there was no hot water for showers for a couple of days. All the sockets in the room were blocked up so we couldnt charge our phones, laptops etc. Very picturesque location but it is difficult enough to find and is up a hill (hard with a lot of luggage). Its a very nice place but I wouldnt reccommend it for the price.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank DublinTravelalot
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Auckland
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61 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

This hostel is excellent for those wanting to watch their budget. Although they are not located directly in the city of Lugano they are just close enough to walk.(about 15minutes) There is also a bus stop not far from the hostel where you can catch the bus into the city.

The hostel is located off the main road so it's nice and quiet at night!I went with a group of girlfriends and we stayed in the 4bed dormitory. We had great fun! There is even a pool in the back and a nice picnic area.

Breakfast is excellent and the staff are very friendly! Will definatly be staying here when i go to Lugano again!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank dkia
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Naarden, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2007

This is the best hostel I have ever been!

The hostel is situated in the lovely place Lugano.

The hostel offers nice and clean rooms. You can book a room for 2 persons, a family or you just sleep in a dormitory.

The hostel has a great garden with a swimmingpool. You can relax while laying in the garden under a palmtree!

The personel is very friendly and helpfull, the breakfast is good.

Just go there and have a great holiday!

  • Liked — the beautiful garden with swimmingpool
  • Disliked — there is nothing i didn't like
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank afolkertsma
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Property: Lugano Youth Hostel
Address: via Cantonale 13 | Savosa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lugano Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostel is located just 3 km outside of Lugano, the southern, most international city of Switzerland. Lugano boasts an enchanting landscape and takes pride in its beautiful golf which is framed by the hills and mountain ranges of San Salvatore and Bre. The Hostel is situated at a perfect departure point for numerous cultural and scenic excursions that our lake region has to offer. Each year the city of Lugano offers a full calendar of cultural and recreational activities-- The Modern Art Museum, numerous athletic tournaments, Long Lake Festival and the Jazz Festival, just to mention a few. Night owls also benefit from a diverse array of attractions. The premises are easily accessible by public transport. The Hostel is situated in a vast subtropical park surrounded by marvelous vegetation. Our premises is outfitted with a swimming pool with slide, etc… and open grill area which allows our guests to enjoy their meals under our brand new outdoor canopy! The rooms and apartments of the Hostel were newly renovated in 2015 and offer plenty of comfort, so that you can enjoy relaxing holidays. The breakfast buffet is rich with local organic products. ... more   less 
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Youth Hostel Lugano-Savosa Ti Hotel Lugano

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