If you don’t want to check into a luxury hotel to treat yourself to a wellness experience, this is the place for you. The following youth hostels make relaxed wellness holidays possible: Because they offer you feel-good deals that won’t knock your socks off budget-wise.
In-house wellness at wellnessHostel3000 and 4000
For two newer generation youth hostels, wellness has been part of the programme from the very beginning. Both wellnessHostel3000 in Laax and wellnessHostel4000 in Saas-Fee offer a wide range of wellness facilities in the same building. Both pioneering buildings focus on energy-conscious relaxation with a great deal of respect for the environment.
Laax: wellnessHostel3000 & Aua Grava
Indulge all your senses: The new relaxation oasis Aua Grava combines a trendy renovated indoor pool with top-class wellness and a fitness area. The wellness area directly above the pool landscape offers 850 m2 of space for relaxation.
Not only are all the areas connected. You can also easily book the integrated wellness offer of the youth hostel (with indoor pool and fitness) with the option Erlebnis3000plus. As access to the wellness and fitness area is valid from the age of 14, families with children can also take advantage of the Erlebnis3000 option (free entry to the indoor pool).
You can find out more about the wellness offer, soothing massages and other treatments in the blog post by Jesca Li «Laax Youth Hostel – my new favourite wellness hostel».
Saas-Fee: wellnessHostel4000 & Aqua Allalin
With this panoramic view, relaxing is twice as easy! Thanks to the high window fronts of Saas-Fee Youth Hostel, you not only feel warm and cosy at the spa, but also in the middle of nature.
For Aqua Allalin, too, it’s best to book your extra bit of relaxation together with your overnight stay. The additional option Experience4000plus includes the gym, wellness and indoor pool. You can enter the indoor swimming pool for free with the Experience4000 option. Access to the wellness and fitness areas is available to all guests over the age of 14.
On top of that, Saas-Fee offers a special wellness package for 3 or 5 nights. Click here for the «Saas-Fee wellness package».«Wellnesspackage Saas-Fee».
Wellness plus: attractive discounts for off-site pools and spas
However, relaxed wellness holidays are also possible without an in-house wellness and bathing area. For example, if the wellness spa is close to the hostel. And if it ideally offers a discount.
Bern: Check in and immerse yourself in the Hammam & Spa Oktogon
Bern Youth Hostel gifts you a piece of Bernese comfort with its wellness package deal. Right next door, the Hammam & Spa Oktogon whisks you away to the delights of oriental bathing culture.
Included in the package are 2 nights, plus breakfast buffet and a dinner on the day of arrival. It also includes admission to the hammam (admission from 16 years) and a mobility ticket. Find more details about the «Check in and take the plunge in Bern» package.Package «Einchecken und Eintauchen in Bern».
Scuol: 10% discount at Bogn Engiadina
Bathing in pure mineral water? This can easily be arranged in the wellness destination of Scuol. If you’d like to explore the bathing area and the Roman-Irish bath at Bogn Engiadina at a discounted price, please contact Scuol Youth Hostel reception. As a member, they will give you a 10% discount voucher.
On the thermal bath website, you will find the current number of visitors. This helps you be sure that you won’t miss out on the atmospheric highlight of the facility: the warm saltwater pool.
Valbella: Vouchers for the H2Lai
As a member, you can get reduced admission to the H2Lai wellness pool at the reception of Valbella-Lenzerheide Youth Hostel. In addition to the indoor pools, you’ll find the following: a heated outdoor spa, a wellness area (from 17 years) and a children’s pool. Vouchers: CHF 2 off indoor pool admission, CHF 4 off wellness admission.
Locarno: save at Termali Salini & Spa
You shouldn’t miss out on the Mediterranean flair of the natural brine bath Termali Salini & Spa directly at the Lido di Locarno. The spectacular mountain panorama will inspire you just as much as the many architectural refinements, which transport you straight to the atmosphere of the Ticino river valleys.
Thanks to the Ticino Ticket, you benefit from a 20% discount on the daily admission. Just ask at the Locarno Youth Hostel.
Baden: Finally a spa town again!
The newly opened thermal bath Fortyseven makes Baden a real spa town again. Guests of the Baden Youth Hostel enjoy discounts at the spa designed by star architect Mario Botta. And float in the cosmos of the wellness spa to the sounds of Boris Blank (artist of the musical duo «Yello»).
Our extra tips
We don’t want to deprive you of these recommendations. The baths and spas are definitely worth a visit, even if they don’t offer any specific discounts.
Zurich: Relaxation in the Hürlimannbad & Spa
Close to the Zurich Youth Hostel, a warm rooftop bath beckons with an exceptional view of the city. That’s right – the Hürlimannbad & Spa in the former Hürlimann brewery.
You won’t be bathing in beer, but in the pure mineral water of the Aqui spring. A traditional Roman-Irish bath is also part of the offer.
St. Moritz: Allegra at the OVAVERVA!
The indoor pool & spa OVAVERVA near St. Moritz Youth Hostel has a remarkably beautiful name. It comes from the Rhaeto-Romanic language and means “living, bubbling water”.
The chances are great that the spa in the outdoor pool will leave just that impression on you. Especially when you relax under the sun and squint directly at the Grisons mountain peaks.