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Overview of Youth Hostel Richterswil

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On the beach
Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Youth Hostel Richterswil

2 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTicino Theater3 min drive
    Popular LocationSwiss Casinos Pfaeffikon-Zurichsee13 min drive
    Popular LocationAlpamare Water Park14 min drive
    AirportZurich (ZRH)43 min drive

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About this area


Youth Hostel Richterswil is located on the beach and in an area with good airport proximity. Ticino Theater and Kaepfnach Mine are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Alpamare Water Park and Enea Tree Museum. Knies Kinderzoo and Grueningen Botanical Garden are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ticino Theater - 3 min drive
  • Johanna Spyri Museum - 12 min drive
  • Swiss Casinos Pfaeffikon-Zurichsee - 13 min drive
  • Alpamare Water Park - 14 min drive
  • Lake Luetzelsee - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Wädenswil Station - 4 min drive
  • Einsiedeln S-Bahn - 17 min drive
  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 42 min drive


  • Seebeizli — 1 min walk
  • Restaurant Namaste Schiffli - 5 min walk
  • Drei Könige - 5 min walk
  • Spanische Weinhalle - 6 min walk
  • Raben - 7 min walk

About this property

Youth Hostel Richterswil

Beachfront hostel for sun and fun
Guests at this beach hostel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and a picnic area. All 27 rooms offer free WiFi, showers and desks.
Youth Hostel Richterswil offers 27 forms of accommodation. This Richterswil hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Self parking on site (CHF 7.00 per night)
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Desk



Check-in from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (7 AM - 10 AM) and Monday - Sunday (5 PM - 10 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: CHF 7.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note that the total price includes a Youth Hostel Membership per day.
Children younger than age 7 may not stay in dormitories. Children age 2 and younger are included in private room rates when using existing bedding.

Property is also known as

Youth Richterswil
Youth Hostel Richterswil Richterswil
Youth Hostel Richterswil Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was fine. Good location near train station.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice Location
Nice for an overnight stay near Lucerne

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This hostel is a real gem. Very inexpensive, an easy train ride into Zurich city center and airport, right next to the train station, right on the lake, with a beautiful lakeside park just out the door. Staff are very friendly and helpful, even though I only spoke english. Everything was extremely clean, including rooms, bathrooms, showers, and common areas. The included breakfast was extremely good. This place is just as good as fancy hotels that cost five times more.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Typical youth hostel next to S-bahn station

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019