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Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



3.9 / 5Good
102 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lucerne Town Hall
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Saint Peters Church
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Jesuit Church
    5 min walk
  • Airport
    Zurich (ZRH)
    50 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Large Twin Beds
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  • Triple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Standard Quadruple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
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About this area


Located in Lucerne, Barabas is in the city center and near the boardwalk. Swiss Transportation Museum and KKL Lucerne are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Chapel Bridge and Loewenplatz. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lucerne Town Hall - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Saint Peters Church - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Chapel Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Jesuit Church - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mt. Rigi - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Lucerne Station - 8 min walk
  • Zurich (ZRH) - 50 min drive

About this property


A restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area. All 60 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus fans and showers.



Check-in between 3 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CHF 10 per pet, per night
  • 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.00 per person, per night for adults; CHF 4.00 per night for guests aged 12-18 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 4 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CHF 9.50 for adults and CHF 5.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CHF 10 per pet, 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 are 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Property is also known as

  • Barabas Hostel Lucerne
  • Barabas Hostel
  • Barabas Lucerne
  • Barabas Lucerne
  • Barabas Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Barabas Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lucerne

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: CHF 9.50 for adults and CHF 5.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (heating)
  • Fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


A terrific location close to old town and a really friendly staff! The breakfast was completely uninspiring, though. Perhaps because this venue skews toward a younger crowd, there was A LOT OF NOISE in the halls at night. Doors slamming, people talking LOUDLY on phones (in their rooms, and in the halls). The room was a comfortable size and very clean with a comfy bed. The shower door leaked a LOT of water onto the floor.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

If there is at least one washing machine will be better

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Nice affordable place in a great location. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


Room was really different. Clean. Excellent staff. Great shower. Ideal central location, but just too noisy to get a good night's sleep.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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