The youthhostel is located in the unique youthpalace (Palagiovani). Right behind the youthhostel is the historic centre of locarno and the centre or the Lago Maggiore are reachable within walking distance. Locarno is famous for its bland climate and for the international film festival. The youthhostel provides space for 198 people. Some of the modern 2- and 4-bed rooms offer a balcony. With the various seminar rooms the Palagiovani is ideal for meetings, seminars and occasions of all kinds.