For schools

Extra-curricular studies

We offer comfortable accommodations and many interesting options for school trips and class camps. No matter what you would like your excursion to entail, we have the right hostel for you at an unbeatable price-performance ratio.

Be inspired by our fringe programs around our more than 50 youth hostels and create an individual, educational and interactive school camp. Whether the focus is on nature, Swiss history or politics, each of our hostels offers ideal excursion opportunities for school classes. We will be pleased to assist you in setting up the program and organizing the details.

Planning aids for teachers

School camps and Corona?

Is it even possible to travel? Where and how can you organize a trip and should you go anywhere at all? Our small guide provides active support during the planning phase, as well as detailed information on the topic of school camps, while assisting teachers and parents alike to relieve them from worries.

Excursions for school classes

Are you planning a class camp and searching for inspiration? Our excursion ideas will help you find the right fringe program and perfect youth hostel as a starting point for extra-curricular learning.

Flexible cancellation policy until October 2021

Should a school camp have to cancel due to official measures or rules regarding COVID-19, (implemented by either the school or host site), a cancellation is possible free of charge until 4 weeks prior to the arrival date. In addition, school camps may be rescheduled for a new date free of charge until 14 days prior to arrival (also with a new class or with another teacher from the same school). The organization of your school camp could not be easier!

Unforgettable school camps

  • No cleaning

    No matter if you book a youth hostel for a class or a regular room, we will do the final cleaning.
  • No cooking

    Thanks to varied menus and unbeatable prices, your school class and you will gain more time for experiencing and learning.
  • No planning

    We will advise you on all aspects, from the choice of excursion possibilities to snacks and catering while on the way. Contact us!

Good reasons for a school camp in a Swiss youth hostel

  • Accompanying persons are free of charge
    In over 40 Swiss Youth Hostels, teachers* and accompanying persons stay for free during the class camp. For groups of 10 or more students*, we offer one teacher or accompanying person a free stay in a double or single room, including meals. For every additional 10 students*, one additional accompanying person is free of charge. This offer is only valid for direct bookings.

  • Breakfast included

  • Half-/Full board
    Half board (3- and/or 4-course menu/buffet) is available from CHF 17.50 per person (except group houses, which offer self-catering).

  • Variety of leisure activities
    Find lots of ideas and activities near youth hostels as inspiration for your class camp.

  • Fun and games
    Fun and games are guaranteed in our hostels: from outdoor games to board games, we are well equipped.

  • Group rooms
    Many places offer separate group rooms, playrooms and dining rooms to be used as needed.

  • Trial overnight stay
    Come and visit the hostel on a site-inspection so you can get a detailed idea of our hostels.

  • Membership
    Benefit from many regional and national advantages with our membership card​​​​​​​. Did you know that when buying a transferable group membership card, the entire school profits?

Attractive packages for your class in selected youth hostels

Request for schools

You already know the details of your school trip? Then let us know your desired hostel or region, number of persons and your travel date(s) and send us a non-binding inquiry in just a few clicks. Organizing your school camp could not be easier.

Swiss Youth Hostels