Because the Canton of Ticino is located almost at sea level (at an altitude of 205 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, the music school and a press agency for young people. There's always something going on in this stately old house, once a boarding school for young ladies.
The Palagiovani is also suitable for congresses, thanks to its various seminar rooms. Some family rooms are even equipped with a kitchenette.
Locarno is the starting point for a wide range of activities: whether sailing on Lake Maggiore - for example from Ascona to the Brissago islands - or energetic mountain bike excursions in the valleys of the Sopraceneri.
The valleys of Ticino offer several hundred kilometres of hiking paths, there are 700 km of these in the Vallemaggia alone. For the adventurous, there is action such as bungee jumping or canyoning. Or how about a visit to the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio?
37 double rooms with 2 beds and washbasin*
8 double rooms with queen-size bed, shower/WC and balcony
14 double rooms with shower/WC, some with balcony
8 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin*
6 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC, some with balcony*
4 rooms with 6 beds and shower/WC
* extra beds available
A total of 198 beds.
Showers and WC on the floor.
1 hall (concert seating up to 100 people)
1 conference room with flip charts and overhead projector (video projector on request)
Children’s play area
Garden in front of the building and inner courtyard
Outdoor table tennis
Various games available
Rent a Bike: Bike rental at reasonable prices
Apr-Oct: 3 - 10 pm
Mar/Nov: 5 - 9.30 pm
Open weekends until 27 Feb 2015 / 20 Nov - 20 Dec 2015: 5 - 8 pm
Check-out: 8 - 10 am
*PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra charge for Non-YHA-Members of CHF 6.00 per person/night, payable on arrival**
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.
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Instalaciones & Políticas de Albergue
- Restricciones de edad
- Alquiler de bicicletas
- Estacionamiento de bicicletas
- Desayuno incluido
- Televisión por cable
- Tarjetas telefónicas
- Se aceptan niños
- Sala común
- Se aceptan tarjetas de crédito
- Mapas de la ciudad gratis
- Acceso gratuito a Internet
- Wifi gratuito
- Sala de juegos
- Secadores de pelo
- Secadores de pelo para alquilar
- Duchas de agua caliente
- Acceso a Internet
- Acceso mediante tarjeta llave
- Incluye ropa de cama
- Comidas disponibles
- Sala de reuniones
- No fumadores
- Terraza al aire libre
- Mesa de billar
- Servicio postal
- Alquiler de toallas
- Máquinas expendedoras
- Accesible en silla de ruedas
Política de cancelaciónEsta propiedad cuenta con una política de cancelación de 1 días. Si no se realiza la cancelación dentro de ese plazo se aplicará un recargo de anulación igual a la primera noche de tu estancia.
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By public transport: From Locarno station it’s a 20-minute walk to the youth hostel. Alternatively, take bus No. 1/7 in the direction of Ascona/Losone as far as the “Cinque Vie” stop, or take the Centovalli Railway as far as the “St. Antonio” stop.
By car: Take the Locarno exit and from the “giant roundabout” follow the “Palagiovani” signs. Public car parking close by (chargeable).
The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of an official blue disabled person’s parking permit.