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.

PROMOTION: New fixed rates for teenagers

From now until the end of June 2022, children between the ages of 13 and 16 can stay in their parents’ room at a new fixed rate of CHF 35 to 38 including breakfast. Contact the youth hostel or our booking centre directly and benefit from these great conditions.

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
  • NEW until end of June 2022: Children from 13 to 16: CHF 35 – including breakfast
    • Burgdorf Castle Youth Hostel: CHF 37 – including museum admission & breakfast
    • Wellness Hostels in Laax and Saas-Fee CHF 38 – including admission to indoor pool & breakfast
    • Pontresina and St. Moritz Youth Hostels CHF 38.- including hotel ski pass (winter), mountain railways & public transport (summer) & 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 do apply for occupancy by 1 adult with 1 child.
  • Discounts on children’s rates are not possible 


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.

Offers for families

Adventure Pass Schaan-Vaduz

Discover Liechtenstein with the Adventure Pass.


Family fun in Alpamare

Fun for all the family in the largest water park in Switzerland.

Cycling Holidays by SJH & Eurotrek

Through Switzerland by bike.