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Locarno Youth Hostel

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Via B. Varenna 18
Locarno, Switzerland
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Because the Canton of Ticino is located almost at sea level (at an altitude of 192 metres), it is possible to enjoy a Mediterranean climate from springtime until the end of November. It also means that a large part of life at the "Palagiovani" is spent outdoors - for example at a "Grigliata" in the inner courtyard surrounded by the building's three wings. Naturally, nearly all the modern double and four-person rooms have a balcony. And it's also pleasant to get together on the veranda or under the pergola. Palagiovani - the first palace of youth In addition to the Youth Hostel, the unique "Palace of Youth" also houses Ticino's local radio station, a youth bureau and the music school. There's always something going on in this stately house. The Palagiovani is also suitable for congresses, thanks to its various seminar rooms. Some family rooms are even equipped with a kitchenette. Film festival, Piazza Grande etc. Just past the Youth Hostel begins the old city centre of Locarno. Its centre is the Piazza Grande where in summer there are festivals and events almost every week. The most famous festival is the film festival in august. But there is even more in Locarno: the big arcades along the Piazza Grande that invite you for shopping, and the magnificent view over Locarno and the Lago Maggiore from the pilgrimage church Madonna del Sasso. You can reach the church easily by funicular or by foot taking the Via Crucis. Accommodation: 20 double rooms with WC and shower 33 double rooms with bunk beds and wash basin 8 rooms for four persons with bunk beds, wash basin and balcony (WC&shower on the floor, also for handicap) 6 rooms for four persons, with bunk beds, WC and shower, partly with kitchenette and balcony 4 rooms for six persons with bunk beds, WC and shower Special features: -1 hall (concert seating for up to 100 persons), 2 meeting/ seminar rooms (including flip charts, slide projector), beamer upon request -Garden in front of the building and an interior courtyard -Washing machine for guests. -Outdoor table-tennis -small playground for children -Internet-corner -playing-room for children with various games Internet online reservation Credit cards accepted Access for checked-in guests 24h Suitable for wheelchairs Prices correspond to guests with membercard. Member card for one day CHF 6.- per pers./night or CHF 12.- per family/night. Taxes not included Remark: The law of the Ticino canton forbids to accommodate young people under 16 years old: they can only stay if there is an adult person with them.