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

  Prices for member Prices for non-member
Children from birth to age 1 free of charge free of charge
Children ages 2 to 5 CHF 15.– including breakfast CHF 22.– including breakfast
Children ages 6 to 12 CHF 25.– including breakfast CHF 32.– including breakfast
Teenagers aged 13 - 17 years CHF 35.– including breakfast CHF 42.– including breakfast
Seelisberg special: children ages 2 to 5 CHF 12.– without breakfast CHF 19.– without breakfast
Seelisberg special: children ages 6 to 12 CHF 20.– without breakfast CHF 27.– without breakfast
Seelisberg special: children ages 13 to 30 CHF 30.– without breakfast CHF 37.– without breakfast
Burgdorf Castle Youth Hostel special: children ages 6 to 12 CHF 27.– including breakfast & museum admission CHF 34.– including breakfast & museum admission
wellnessHostels Laax and Saas-Fee special: children ages 6 to 12 CHF 28.– including breakfast & swimming pool admission CHF 35.– including breakfast & swimming pool admission


  • 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


  • Children's rates do not apply to double rooms, however, exceptions Single parents with 1 child.
  • Children's prices do not apply to exclusive rentals.
  • Discounts on children’s rates are not possible.
  • In the youth hostels in Bellinzona, Lugano, Romanshorn, Saignelégier, Scudellate, St-Luc and Trin, the prices for children and young people cannot be guaranteed for the time being.


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

Become a Member

  • A 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.