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Become a member of Swiss Youth Hostels

Swiss Youth Hostels is a membership organisation. Becoming a member requires obtaining a Hostel Card, which provides access to a unique global network of youth hostels and numerous attractive benefits. You have the option of purchasing a Hostel Card Premium and benefit from cheaper accommodation prices in all Swiss youth Hostels.

Here you can learn all about your advantages as a member of the Swiss Youth Hostels and order a Hostel Card Premium.

Your 7 membership benefits

  • Enjoy a lot of international benefits

    Your membership offers many advantages abroad too with our various partners - you can benefit from discounts on trips and activities in many places. Thus you can discover the world on very little money.

  • Stay overnight at an attractive rate

    You save CHF 7.00 per person per night on every overnight stay. Abroad, you can benefit from a 10% discount.

  • Save money at our regional partners.

    As a member, you will receive discounted admission to museums and leisure facilities. Our hostels are as divers as Switzerland. Let's get inspired!

  • Collect Youth Hostel Points

    Collect a loyalty point every time you stay overnight. For your 10th stay overnight, you will receive a 50% discount. Loyalty always pays off.

  • Benefit from our partner offers

    Together with our partners, we have many great offers exclusively for our members.

  • Support us

    By taking out a membership, you are supporting Swiss Youth Hostels in the promotion of family-friendly, ecological and social tourism in Switzerland.

  • Receive the Youth Hostel Post

    Our OVERNIGHT (available in German and French) provides the most important news, exclusive competitions and unbeatable offers to our members.

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Order a Hostel Premium Card

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Your partner benefits

Thanks to various collaborations with our partners, you can take advantage of attractive rates as a member of Swiss Youth Hostels.

You can find more local partner benefits on the relevant hostel pages, such as free use of public transport, reduced entry to sports facilities, and more. Simply click on the youth hostel you’re interested in and look at what’s available under ‘Your benefits in the area’.

We are constantly expanding our partner network and are happy to provide our members with a huge variety of offers alongside their trip.