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Barabas, Lucerne

3-star hostel with restaurant, near Chapel Bridge

  • Free WiFi
$116 CAD

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  • Superior Twin Room - Living Area
  • Superior Twin Room - Living Area
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm - Bathroom
  • Superior Twin Room - Bathroom
  • Superior Twin Room - Living Area
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8.0.Very Good.
  • Well located and like 5 blocks from train station. Clean and friendly people.

    Sep. 1, 2020

  • Very clean, great location and the staff were friendly and informative.

    Aug. 21, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 60 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In Old Town Lucerne
  • Chapel Bridge - 4 min walk
  • KKL Lucerne - 9 min walk
  • Lion Monument - 11 min walk
  • Swiss Transportation Museum - 32 min walk
  • Lucerne Town Hall - 2 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Standard Quadruple Room
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only


  • In Old Town Lucerne
  • Chapel Bridge - 4 min walk
  • KKL Lucerne - 9 min walk

What’s around


  • In Old Town Lucerne
  • Chapel Bridge - 4 min walk
  • KKL Lucerne - 9 min walk
  • Lion Monument - 11 min walk
  • Swiss Transportation Museum - 32 min walk
  • Lucerne Town Hall - 2 min walk
  • Mill Bridge - 2 min walk
  • Hertensteinstrasse - 2 min walk
  • Rosengart Collection - 2 min walk
  • Saint Peters Church - 4 min walk
  • Jesuit Church - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 45 min drive
  • Lucerne Station - 8 min walk
  • Lucerne (QLJ-Lucerne Train Station) - 8 min walk
  • Risch Rotkreuz Station - 14 min drive

At a glance


  • 60 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Izakaya Nozomi - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 9.50 for adults and CHF 5.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 10 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees


Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out 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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.90 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

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


  • Yes, Barabas does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Barabas.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of CHF 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Izakaya Nozomi offers Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Song Pi Nong - Thai Take Away (3-min walk), Mr. Pickwick's Pub (4-min walk), and Opus (4-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Lucerne (12-min walk) is nearby.
  • During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like skiing and return when the snow melts for hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
8.0.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly, helpful staff. Fun atmosphere. Quiet prison cells. Mattresses were comfortable. Great location.

    1 night family trip, Jul. 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location, very clean, good showers, and staff are nice. The bar has some good beers at a reasonable price, and the guy who was working there was really chill. Now for the cons: Wifi network is garbage except on the ground floor, the room was too warm and there is no fan or AC. Also, the "no locked doors" set up is very worrying. There are lockers but they are not big enough to fit a large backpack or luggage.

    Trevor, 2 night trip, Jul. 4, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    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.

    Florian, 1 night family trip, May 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location to old town and metro.

    Elizabeth, 2 night trip with friends, Oct. 15, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    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.

    MCM, 2 night family trip, Oct. 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    If there is at least one washing machine will be better

    Guest, 1 night trip, Oct. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

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

    1 night romance trip, Oct. 4, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

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

    2 night romance trip, Sep. 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff very helpful and location is excellent. Rooms very small but I was aware that would be the case.

    4 night romance trip, Aug. 27, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Absolutely basic.

    Absolutely basic. Cots, not beds. Felt like an inmate.

    james, 1 night trip, Aug. 21, 2019

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