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Torquay, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at the youth hostel in Zurich. The lake views were incredible. The rooms were very minimal, a mirror and more power points would have been nice but we got by. Free breakfast in the morning is a bonus. Location is out of central Zurich but the train station is is very close to the hostel so...

Thank Sophie C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This hostel is really good, clean, efficient and locoated on the lake. Great for motorcycling with secure parking available but we parked outside as it felt really safe. Rooms are typical for a hostel, bunk beds and lockable storage, ask for a room with a view of the lake. The interior, showers and facilities are good. breakfast is a good...

Thank p l
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a weekend stay here in 2014. The room was clean, the views beautiful and the breakfast provided was delicious. The coffee shop provided a great place to read and hang out. The hostel is on the lake side trail which makes for easy walks or run. In addition it is on the train line in...

1Thank Marc13510
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Really great place with an amazing location (right next to the lake and close to the train station). Everything was clean, stuff very very helpful (and also friendly), breakfast included in the price. I would say Youth Hostel in Richterswil fulfills hotel standards.

3Thank prettyspontaneously
Padua, Italy
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The hostel has to be a simple accommodation offering basic services at reasonable low cost. This hostel is expensive, but does not give any extra service, so its high price is not justified. The rooms are not so comfortable, bathrooms are shared. The personnel was not particularly friendly, quite rigid in the mood and in the way of managing the...

2Thank mauribear
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The youth hostel is in the outskirts of Zurich - a 20 minute car ride or 20 minutes by the train. The train stop is really close to the hostel for an easy ride into the city. We went to Zurich in April for the long Easter weekend. And were looking for a quiet spot close to nature and away...

3Thank A R
Leeds UK
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A lovely pace to stay and very friendly staff. Very quiet at night and brilliant location right next to railway station and lake. No guest kitchen but very accommodating to allow use of their kitchen sinks to prepare food and a microwave, plates, glasses and a kettle are provided. No problem with eating own food in their dining area including...

1Thank J P
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Location is excellent, not only that it is right by the lake. I was getting off the Glacier Express at Chur and was trying to pack a bus trip to see Liechtenstein that afternoon and position myself to see Zurich the next morning. Richterswil was perfectly located for me to arrive still in daylight and a short ride to Zurich...

2Thank CSKMa
Reviewed 28 September 2012 via mobile

Fairly far out of the city but has a beautiful location right off the lake. You can rent a boat and there are lockers inside the room that you can use for free. Very spacious and clean. Not a party zone. More of a party family friendly zone. Quiet at night and beautiful. Transit can be expensive to go into...

1Thank lkrasa
Reviewed 13 September 2008

Stayed here for 3 nights. Booked single occupancy and got a room to myself. Bathrooms down the hallway. Comfortable and welcoming reception area with large area with couches, tables, magazines, books to read and internet terminal. Elevators to get up to rooms. I felt very secure. Lockers in rooms. My room overlooked the lake (it was lovely opening the shutters...

3Thank Avanti_SG

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There are perhaps only a few people in the whole world who have heard of Richterswil. But anyone discovering the little town on Lake Zurich will doubtless have fond memories of their stay in the youth hostel. The recently converted building is situated right on the lake, in a beautiful and extensive park. This former silk factory is a perfect place for sports holidays, conferences and events of all kinds. What's more, the S-Bahn link to Richterswil is ideal for people who want to get to know Zurich but would rather live in the country than the busy city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Richterswil Youth Hostel

Address: Hornstrasse 5 | 8805 Richterswil, Richterswil 8805, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Richterswil
Price Range: $56 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Richterswil Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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“View of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 976pl, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from school parties. Lake view very pleasant.”
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