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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 approximately 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.

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!

Exclusive youth hostel rentals

Our hostels are as individual as your school class. We operate over 50 completely individual hostels and some locations can also be rented exclusively.

Good reasons for a school camp in a Swiss youth hostel

  • Planning made easy thanks to flat rates
    School children and accompanying adults stay for affordable fixed prices: from CHF 45.– per night incl. breakfast buffet and dinner.

    Category Simple  Classic  Top  
    Incl. breakfast CHF 35.– CHF 40.– CHF 45.–
    Incl. half-board CHF 45.– CHF 50.– CHF 55.–
    Incl. full-board CHF 55.– CHF 60.–  CHF 65.–

    The prices apply to members of Swiss Youth Hostel, subject to availability.
    At the Burgdorf Castle Youth Hostel, the wellnessHostel3000 Laax and the wellnessHostel4000 Saas-Fee additional costs may be incurred. Prices are subject to changes. 

  • Room category
    School children stay in shared rooms (4–8 beds), accompanying adults in a private room (double room for 2 people). Single rooms are available on request and subject to availability, but at the corresponding daily rate.
  • Catering 
    • Half-board: breakfast buffet and dinner without a drink
    • Full-board: breakfast buffet, dinner and packed lunch without a drink
  • 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?

  • Hire ski clothing at reasonable prices
    You can hire sports gear for your whole school group at special rates via our partner Outdoor Service:
    Ski jacket: CHF 5 per day
    Ski trousers: CHF 4 per day
    Gloves: CHF 2 per day
    Ski helmet: CHF 3 per day
    Ski goggles: CHF 2 per day
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GoSnow – Swiss Snow Sports Initiative

In cooperation with GoSnow, the mountain railways and local partners, schools can book heavily discounted packages for winter sports camps.

The GoSnow.ch platform provides schools and teachers with information and teaching aids, and especially offers ready-to-go winter sports camps and days at attractive prices.

School trip climate Trail and glacier hike in Pontresina

Glaciers, climate change and the national park peppered with hikes and adventurous outdoor activities. Ideal for school classes or groups who like to deal with the topic of climate.

Discover the Pintolino programme with your students.

Your pupils get creative and gain practical experience, as a supplement to school lessons, according to curriculum 21.

The children develop their own idea for a product or service and are then responsible for everything from start to finish. In one of our many great youth hostels, you will find everything you need for a successful project week, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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