For families

Holidays and short trips with the family

Are you looking for family-friendly and affordable accommodation for your family holiday or weekend outing? Our hostels offer an ideal combination of privacy and a relaxed atmosphere with many new encounters.

Enjoy fantastic holidays and make exciting discoveries with your family. There is a whole lot to experience with your children when hiking or skiing, in town or in the countryside. When the day trips are over, you can have a fun evening in the hostel and make new friends.

Your children will love it, as will you!

Our youth hostels

Our hostels are 100% child-friendly, with games and playgrounds, and in most cases feature large family rooms.

You have a wide range to choose from – stay overnight in a historic castle, an urban design hostel, a romantic castle, a stately villa or an idyllic country house.

All important information about our famiy hostels can be found on the pages giving details for the respective hostel. When booking, simply add a remark if you have special requests for your family stay.

Our family prices

Overnight stay in parents’ room:

  • Children 0–1 years: free of charge
  • Children 2–5 years: CHF 15.– including breakfast
  • Children 6–12 years: from CHF 25.– including breakfast


  • Children 2–5 years: 3-course meal for CHF 8.50; 3-course meal including 500 ml drink for CHF 10.–
  • Children 6–12 years: 3-course meal for CHF 14.50; 3-course meal including 500 ml drink for CHF 16.–


  • Children’s rates do not apply for double rooms
  • Discounts on children’s rates are not possible
  • Prices do not apply in the youth hostel Fiesch

Family advantages

As well as top quality and reasonably priced offers for families, the majority of our youth hostels feature:

  • Family rooms
  • Free cots
  • Additional beds
  • Baby changing table
  • High chair
  • Baby bottle station
  • Playzones and/or playgrounds
  • Games
  • Washing and drying facilities

Family membership

  • For just CHF 44.00, a Family membership of Swiss Youth Hostels gives you more than just a comfortable bed at an attractive price.
  • In addition to the 51 youth hostels in Switzerland, you gain access to over 4,000 hostels worldwide.
  • You and your family benefit from leisure and travel discounts – both in Switzerland and all around the globe.

Offers for families

«Waldhüsli» Grindelwald – for romantics

Adventure and romance are guaranteed.


Bella Lui support fund

Fair and socially sustainable tourism!

Glacier Express

The world’s slowest express train from Engadine to the Matterhorn.