Baracca Backpacker

Maggia Valley, Aurigeno

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Baracca Backpacker


Overview of Hostel

Open from: 25th march to 31th october

Baracca Backpacker Aurigeno is a tiny hostel with only 13 beds but unlimited access to the peaceful outdoors.

Our cosy hostel has a home-like atmosphere and is situated off the beaten track, hidden among chestnut trees in the beautiful Maggia Valley in sou

From Nights People


By Train :
If you arrive from northern Switzerland or Germany,you can reach
Locarno every hour (during day time):
- From Zurich and Lucerne in 3 hrs
- From Basel and Berne in 4 hrs

From southern Switzerland and Italy there are trains every 30 min. to Locarno (during day time):
-From Lugano in 1 hr and from Milano (Italy) in 2 hrs

At the train station Locarno, catch bus no.315 (dir.Vallemaggia). drive up the valley approx. 25 min.and get off the bus at the 'Ronchini' bus stop.

Cross the main road and walk up the road approx. 50m,then turn left and follow the signposts for 'Backpacker' into the forest and cross the suspension bridge. It takes about 15 minutes to reach Baracca Backpacker above the church of Aurigeno.

By car:
From the highway no.2 (dir. Germany or Italy), take exit:'Bellinzona sud' (Lago Maggiore/Locarno), drive to Locarno (through the tunnel), take the 'Vallemaggia/Centovalli' exit and keep on driving approx. 15 min, then turn left 'Aurigeno/Moghegno'. Follow the signpost for 'Backpacker'. You can find us above the church of Aurigeno..

Located near

Near to Locarno and Ascona (13 km.)

Conditions & Policy

Child Friendly

Our office hours are 9am to 11am and from 5pm to 8pm. Check-in: between 2pm and 8pm. Please give us a call beforehand if you plan to arrive later than 8pm. Check-Out: 10.30am. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards! No animals allowed!