"welcome to the the castle hostel"


Since 1848, the Youthhostel building  was transformed by Officer Carlo Bonzanigo in a sumptuous private villa. Before that moment, anything is known about the structure. In 1884, for the following 100 years the villa became  the headquarters of aprivate school run by the Sisters of Santa Croce of Menzingen. Countless young women were studying in the mandatory school, in domestic economy or to become teachers. At its peak period, the school counted 400 students, many of whom lived in boarding school. Today the building still houses a private school as well as a catering service company. Finally, in 2001 the youth hostel opened its doors!


about our reception

Best price

value for money guaranteed

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Free Wifi

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Central location

we are located in the heart of Ticino

How to reach us

Guests between 16 and 17 years old, travelling alone, need a parent's consent to stay in our Hostel.

Teenagers under 16 can overnight only together with adults and a parent's authorization.

(Form on request)

Hostel Opening

20.03.– 31.03.2018 - Low season*

01.04.-31.10.2018 – Peak season

01.11.-30.11.2018 - Low season*

* upon request at least 24h before arrival, check in and check out time limited and price without breakfast

Reception opening hours

Low season: 8 am - 10 am / 2 pm – 4 pm

Peak season: 8 am - 10 am / 3 pm – 8 pm


from 3 pm to 7 pm


until 10 am


Youth Hostel membership card

In order to take advantage of the Hostelling international special rates is required a membership card. You can obtain the membership card by asking directly in any Youth Hostel or at the Head Office of each country.

Following the different cards categories:


  • Junior - up to 18 years CHF 22.-
  • Adult (student) - from 18 years CHF 22.-
  • Adult - from 18 years CHF 33.-
  • Senior - from 64/65 years CHF 22.-
  • Family CHF 44.-
  • Group - from 10 people for private person CHF 55.-
  • Group - from 10 people for CH companies CHF 99.-


(valid on the day of issue)

  • Junior - Adult - Senior CHF 7.-
  • Family CHF 14.-

The family membership cards are issued to fathers and mothers with at least one child under 18 years old.

The group membership cards are intended to the group leader of at least 18 years, and are for groups of at least 10 people.



Group Welcome 2017

Up to 10% price reduction for groups of more than 10 people

All year round, subject to availability
May not be used in conjunction with other offer

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