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 from birth to age 1: free of charge
  • Children ages 2 to 5: CHF 15.– including breakfast
  • Children ages 6 to 12: from CHF 25.– including breakfast
  • Teenagers aged 13 - 17 years: CHF 35 including breakfast*
  • Seelisberg-Special: Children ages 2 to 5: CHF 12.– (no breakfast)
  • Seelisberg-Special: Children ages 6 to 12: from CHF 20.- (no breakfast)


  • Children ages 2 to 5: 3-course meal for CHF 8.50
  • Children ages 6 to 12: 3-course meal for CHF 14.50
  • From the age of 13 onwards : 3-course meal for CHF 19.50


  • For children ages 6 to 12, different prices apply at Schloss Burgdorf Youth Hostel (CHF 27 incl. museum admission) and the wellnessHostels in Laax and Saas-Fee (CHF 28 incl. indoor swimming pool admission).
  • Children's rates do not apply to double rooms, however, exceptions Single parents with 1 child.
  • Discounts on children’s rates are not possible 


*Our youth prices

Overnight stay in parents’ room

  • Youths aged 13 to 17 receive the special price of CHF 35 per night including breakfast as a member.


  • Valid membership (Family, Senior or Junior)
  • Overnight stay in parents' or grandparents' room


  • Youth rates are not valid for double rooms, except for single parents with 1 child.
  • Reductions on youth prices are not possible
  • The following Youth Hostels are excluded: Bellinzona, Saignelegier, Scudellate and St. Luc

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 approximately 50 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.