Do I have to be a member to be able to stay in a youth hostel?
Yes. Swiss Youth Hostels is an association of which you must be a member in order to stay overnight.
We offer a Hostel Card Premium (annual membership) and Hostel Card Standard (daily membership) at CHF 7.00.
Is there a student discount?
Yes, we offer annual membership at a reduced rate of CHF 22.00 for students, instead of CHF 33.00.
Is the membership internationally valid?
How long is my membership valid for?
Annual membership is valid for one year from the month in which the membership card was issued.
Can grandparents obtain a Family card with their grandchildren?
Can couples or married couples without children also apply for Family membership?
No, Family membership is for couples/mothers/fathers with their own children under 18 years of age.
Is membership transferable?
No, membership is issued to one person and can only be used by this individual. Only the non-personal group membership is transferable.
Is the membership renewed automatically?
You will receive a reminder shortly before the end of the membership year. The membership will be renewed when the fee has been paid.