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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.– per adult per night on every overnight stay (does not apply to children’s prices). Abroad, you can benefit from a approx. 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.

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.


  • App «Swiss Youth Hostel»

    Mit der neuen App der Schweizer Jugendherbergen kannst du einfach buchen und deine Mitgliedschaft verwalten.

  • CHF 22.–


    Membership for persons up to their 18th birthday. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 22.–

    Adult (Student)

    Membership for trainees, high school students and students completing an apprenticeship, secondary schooling or university studies. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 33.–


    Membership for persons from their 18th birthday up to the Swiss retirement age. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 44.–


    Family Hostel Cards Premium are for dads and/or mums with children up to the age of 18. Partners and children receive a free individual Hostel Card Premium to travel independently. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 55.–

    Group Membership (Personal)

    The Hostel Card Premium for groups is issued personally and cannot be transferred to other people. Personal Hostel Card Premium for groups are for leaders (at least 18 years old) of groups of 10 persons or more. Holders of personal Hostel Card Premium for groups can order for free an adult, senior or family Hostel Card Premium. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 99.–

    Group Membership (Non-personal)

    The Hostel Card Premium for groups can be transferred (group guide of a minimum age of 18). For schools/organisations/groups with 10 people minimum. In addition to main card ordering up to 3 additional cards is possible. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 35.–

    Combined card: ISIC and ADULT-STUDENT

    Membership for students. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

  • CHF 22.–


    Membership for women from age 64 and for men from age 65. Accompanying grandchildren up to 18 years of age do not have to become members. Price without posting and packing (CHF 1.50).

Order a Hostel Premium Card

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