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Become a member of Swiss Youth Hostels

Swiss Youth Hostels is a membership organisation. The Hostel Card Standard is included in the price of accommodation and is valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure in the youth hostel in which you are staying. You have the option of purchasing a Hostel Card Premium for a year to benefit from cheaper accommodation prices in all Swiss Youth Hostels and get access to a unique global network of youth hostels and numerous attractive benefits.

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


You’re under 26? Then benefit from a free membership* with the promo code “YoungTraveller” and stay overnight up to 20% cheaper for one year, incl. breakfast.

*subject to a processing fee of CHF 1.50.

Your membership benefits

As a member of Swiss Youth Hostels, you get access to numerous regional and international benefits and discounts. As well as a CHF 7.– discount on accommodation, you also pay less for a wide range of fun activities for adults and children.

Then order your Hostel Card Premium now or find out more about the benefits and discounts you’ll get as an annual member.

Your benefits as a member

  • Save CHF 7.– per adult per night on every overnight stay (does not apply to children’s prices)
  • Discounted admission to museums and leisure facilities in Switzerland
  • Benefit from our national partner offers
  • Support us in the promotion of family-friendly, ecological and social tourism in Switzerland
  • Benefit from a approx. 10% discount on overnight stays abroad
  • Benefit from discounts on trips and activities in many places worldwide

Categories annual membership

  • App «Swiss Youth Hostel»

    The Swiss Youth Hostels app is your digital travel companion and your digital membership. And on top you can collect fancy badges and points.

  • CHF 22.–


    Membership for persons up to their 18th birthday. 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 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).

Our app – your travel companion

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