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Swiss Youth Hostels

Schaffhauserstrasse 14
P.O. Box
8042 Zurich / Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 360 14 14 / Fax: +41 44 360 14 60

General inquiries / Booking Center:

Booking center for youth hostels wordwide:


Bookings for groups from abroad: /

Head office business hours:

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Directory enquiries:

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm


By public transportBy tram 11 or 14 to  Zurich, Kronenstrasse stop

By carNo car parking spaces for visitors; please use the public car parking spaces in the vicinity.

Swiss Youth Hostels

Swiss Youth Hostels

The Swiss Youth Hostels have a network of 52 establishments ranging from romantic castles and stately manors, cosy rural hostels and vibrant city sites all the way to a place that adds a whole new dimension to hostelling: the wellnessHostel4000. The location is frequently outstanding, and many of the buildings are highly unusual, whether on account of their location, their history or their architecture.

Today, tightly-packed rows of beds in a dormitory have become the exception. Most youth hostels offer double and four-bedded rooms, provide duvets and bedside lighting enables guests to read in bed. Thanks to new key systems, the hostels are open around the clock for checked-in guests. And, by the way, there is no age limit at the Swiss Youth Hostels, and the compulsory chores for hostellers also belong to the past.

Our main aim is the maintenance of value-for-money services. Inspite of that, we wish to respond to increasing quality requirements. We wish to offer a demand-conscious, innovative programme of services for our guests which is attractive and offers real alternatives when compared to other forms of accommodation – in other words: to cultivate simplicity. We attach particular importance to transparent structures, personal management of our hostels and a pleasant atmosphere.

Our brand stands for our role as a lowcost provider that values quality and promotes socially responsible and green tourism. The brands «Jugendherberge», «Auberge de Jeunesse», «Albergo per la Gioventù» and «Youth Hostel» as well as the logo with the house and the pine tree are registered with the Swiss Institute for Intellectual Property, and are thus protected.

Swiss Youth Hostels has been a member of the hotelleriesuisse umbrella organisation since January 2013. 42 youth hostels are Swiss Lodge certified. The exceptions to this are three group hostels and six franchise hostels.

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