International Hostels

Travelling abroad?

Swiss Youth Hostels is a member of Hostelling International, a global network of Youth Hostel Associations.

Within the network, you will find a wide range of accommodations abroad that offer affordable overnight stays and unique quality. Whether with friends, family or alone, we enable you the special holiday you longed for.

Choose your destination:

With one membership around the world!

  • Become a member today and enjoy discounts all over the world and in all Swiss youth hostels
  • In addition to the 51 youth hostels in Switzerland, you will also have access to more than 4,000 accommodations worldwide
  • Included are countless offers and discounts for entertainment, museums, culture, shopping and much more

Hostelling International

Hostelling International is the brand name of more than 90 Youth Hostel Associations in 90 countries, operating over 4,000 hostels world-wide. What makes HI different from other hostel operators is a focus on quality over quantity: all member countries are required to meet HI's internationally-agreed Assured Standards for comfort, so you can rely on a consistent level of services and facilities wherever you stay. No other international hostel operator can offer the same assurances, so be sure to look out for the HI logo before you book an international hostel.

HI also prides itself on its variety of budget accommodation: within the network you will find a range of interesting places to stay, from medieval castles to modern eco hostels, log cabin ski lodges and there's even a hostel in a jumbo jet! Some are small and intimate with private rooms, others are vibrant, buzzing places.

Hostels around the globe!

Hostelling International offers more than 4000 youth hostels in 90 countries worldwide.

Our partner hostel Zanzibar

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