Guests tend to spend much of their time outside the hostel. For example, on the sun terrace with views across the crystal clear lake and private beach, the mountain landscape and the village skyline.
The youth hostel is located at the edge of the town, in a former quarry. The River Birs flows nearby, the forest and the nature reserve are close at hand.
The youth hostel is housed in a wing of the venerable building dating from the 17th century, while the other sections serve as city offices.