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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLucerne Town Hall2 min walk
    Popular LocationSaint Peters Church4 min walk
    Popular LocationJesuit Church5 min walk
    AirportZurich (ZRH)53 min drive

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  • Superior Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Large Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsStandard Quadruple Room
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Triple Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only

About this area


Located in Lucerne, Barabas is in the city centre and near the boardwalk. KKL Lucerne and Swiss Transportation Museum are cultural highlights, while Chapel Bridge is a notable landmark. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like mountain climbing, cave exploring and hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lucerne Town Hall - 2 min walk
  • Saint Peters Church - 4 min walk
  • Chapel Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Jesuit Church - 5 min walk
  • Musegg Wall - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Lucerne Station - 8 min walk
  • AirportZurich (ZRH) - 53 min drive


  • Izakaya Nozomi — 1 min walk
  • Song Pi Nong - Thai Take Away - 3 min walk
  • Mr. Pickwick's Pub - 4 min walk
  • Opus - 4 min walk
  • Pizzeria Einhorn - 4 min walk

About this property


3-star hostel, walk to Chapel Bridge
A restaurant, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. All 60 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus fans and showers.
Barabas offers 60 forms of accommodation with free toiletries and fans. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site 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

Things to do

  • Bike tour information


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • 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.
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Fan
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

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. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

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 the 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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
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
Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Barabas and receive a full refund?
Yes, Barabas offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Barabas cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Barabas pet-friendly?
Yes, this hostel allows pets (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of CHF 10 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Barabas?
This hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Barabas?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Barabas?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Barabas located?
Located in the heart of Lucerne, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Lucerne Town Hall and Chapel Bridge. KKL Lucerne and Lion Monument are also within 15 minutes. Lucerne Station is 8 minutes by foot and Werftestrasse Luzern Station is 14 minutes.
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well located and like 5 blocks from train station. Clean and friendly people.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
If you want to sleep don't go there!
We spend a night there. While the overall concept is really nice and well done our night end over as a nightmare. First of all we had to deal with the longer check in ever (we where the only one and we had pre book) despite this it took the lady 20 min to give me a key and to charge me for city tax and parking. Then she did not warned us about the overall surrending and therefore propose some alternative/solution. We could not sleep until 3 am because of the noise. Furthermore the room was so hot (because we could not open the window due to the noise) that we had a terrible night. Hotel was empty and I am sure a solution could have been found. Concept is funny (not for more than 1 night) but clearly don't go there in the summer to much noise from the street and too hot in the room.
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location to old town and metro.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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