Summer fun as far as the eye can see

Discover everything our hostels have to offer for a summer full of adventures

Mountains, cities, countryside – our hostels reflect Switzerland in all its diversity. Explore breathtaking hiking and cycling routes around the youth hostels and get inspired by our top tips on where to cool off with a refreshing dip. Plenty of reasons for an unforgettable summer!

Your summer activities


Whether you're into endurance cycling or downhill mountain biking, Switzerland has something for everyone.


An overview of the best hiking routes and regions. From scaling the summits to a casual city stroll.

The sky is the limit!

Experience a panoramic view of the Eiger north face and simultaneously enjoy a spectacular view of the starry skies while falling asleep in our beehive.

Book your personal adventure under the sparkling skies now.

Enjoy your leisure time with SBB RailAway

Let yourself be inspired by the varied possibilities and find the right leisure trip for you.

  • Richterswil Youth Hostel

  • Beinwil am See Youth Hostel

  • Jugendherberge Leissigen am Thunersee

  • Jugendherberge Brienz am Brienzersee

Cool off with a quick dip

Click through our waterfront youth hostels

East Switzerland guest card

Whether an exciting holiday with the whole family or a relaxing weekend with the treasure, whether storming summits or sea cruising: With the guest card you can travel from the Rhine Falls to the Säntis by public transport for free and benefit from over 80 holiday experiences. You can obtain the guest card from 2 overnight stays in Kreuzlingen, Romanshorn and St. Gallen Youth Hostels.

Summer benefits

  • Special prices for families

    Children 0–1 years: free of charge
    Children 2–5 years: CHF 15.– including breakfast
    Children 6–12 years: from CHF 25.– including breakfast

  • Free public transportation

    In many regions you receive free public transportation while staying at our youth hostels. Find more infos on each hostel site.

  • Traveling with a dog

    The wait is finally at an end – dogs can now be brought with you on request at 30 youth hostels. You just need to call the hostel in advance.

  • Bike & Co

    You can rent different bikes directly from our Youth Hostels

  • Membership benefits

    Membership of Swiss Youth Hostels gets you more than just a comfortable bed at a great price.


    Take advantage of the PROMO'SION combination deal for your stay in Sion.

    Book 1 night and at least 1 activity of your choice and benefit from inclusive offers!

Pop-up tip: sleep in a tipi in Grindelwald

From May to September, you can spend a night in a 10 m2 space in a natural landscape. There’s a tipi tent waiting for you in the garden of the Grindelwald youth hostel – with a stunning view of the Eiger north face! Includes breakfast and hot tub access.

Book early and save