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.
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The most important questions
Do I have to be a member to be able to stay in a youth hostel?
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.
Is there a student discount?
Yes, we offer annual membership at a reduced rate of CHF 22.00 for students, instead of CHF 33.00.
Is the membership internationally valid?
Yes, membership of Swiss Youth Hostels is also accepted worldwide at all youth hostels belonging to the federation.
How long is my membership valid for?
Annual membership is valid for one year from the day in which the membership card was issued.
Can grandparents obtain a Family card with their grandchildren?
No, grandparents need an individual membership. However, with Senior membership, grandparents can include their grandchildren at the reduced member price.
Can couples or married couples without children also apply for Family membership?
No, Family membership is for couples/mothers/fathers with their own children under 18 years of age.
Is membership transferable?
No, membership is issued to one person and can only be used by this individual. Only the non-personal group membership is transferable.
Is the membership renewed automatically?
You will receive a reminder shortly before the end of the membership year. The membership will be renewed when the fee has been paid.