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.– exclusive breakfast
  • Seelisberg-Special: Children ages 6 to 12: from CHF 20.- exclusive 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, Lugano (youth prices valid from 2024), 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.

Offers for families

Lake Constance tour

A unique tour brings you to 3 youth hostels during 7 days.