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Membership with us is worthwhile!

The Hostel Card Standard is included in the accommodation price and is valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure in the youth hostel where you are staying.

You can buy a Hostel Card Premium valid for one year here and benefit from discounted accommodation prices, support us as an organisation and get access to the unique global network of youth hostels.


8 good reasons to become a member

  • CHF 7 discount per person and night (except children's rates)
  • Around 10% price savings per overnight stay with the HI network abroad
  • Travel and activities discounts abroad
  • Discounts on admission to museums and leisure facilities in Switzerland
  • Global partner offers
  • Take part in our community events
  • Your membership counts – support the promotion of family-friendly and ecological social tourism
  • Be part of our large community

Find the right membership for you

  • CHF 33.–

    For people aged 27 and over up to retirement age.

  • CHF 44.–

    For families with children under the age of 18

  • CHF 25.–

    For young travellers from the age of 18 to 26

  • CHF 55.–

    For groups of 10 or more

    Personal and not transferable to more than one person

    Free of charge: Adult, family or senior membership

  • CHF 99.–

    For groups of 10 or more

    Is transferable and therefore ideal for schools/clubs/institutions.

  • CHF 22.–

    For travellers of retirement age

    Grandchildren up to the age of 18 can be taken along.

  • CHF 22.–

    For our teenagers up to the age of 18

  • CHF 22.–

    For pupils, students and trainees

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The most important questions

  • No. Everyone can stay with us.

    The Hostel Card Standard is included in the price of the overnight stay. In order to benefit from the reduced accommodation prices (CHF 7.- reduction per adult and per night), it is possible to purchase a Hostel Card Premium on site or online. Information and advantages of the Hostel Card Premium.
    With the Hostel Card of another national association, you can also benefit from the reduced accommodation prices.

  • Yes, we offer annual membership at a reduced rate of CHF 22.00 for students, instead of CHF 33.00.

  • Yes, membership of Swiss Youth Hostels is also accepted worldwide at all youth hostels belonging to the federation.

  • Annual membership is valid for one year from the day in which the membership card was issued.

  • No, grandparents need an individual membership. However, with Senior membership, grandparents can include their grandchildren at the reduced member price.

  • No, Family membership is for couples/mothers/fathers with their own children under 18 years of age.

  • No, membership is issued to one person and can only be used by this individual. Only the non-personal group membership is transferable.

  • You will receive a reminder shortly before the end of the membership year. The membership will be renewed when the fee has been paid.

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