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Become a member

It’s worth becoming a member of the Swiss Youth Hostels. Buy your Membercard now and enjoy numerous benefits in Switzerland and abroad. 

As a member, you can stay at one of our 50 or so hostels in Switzerland for less. But that’s not all: Worldwide adventurers receive a 10% discount on overnight stays in accommodation that is part of the Hostelling International network. Pretty cool, don’t you think? Purchase your membership now! 

Ideal membership options for all

  • Membercard

    Your personal membership with the Swiss Youth Hostels.

  • Membercard Group personal

    Your personal membership for your trips alone or with your group of 10 or more people.

  • Membercard Group non personal

    Transferable membership for associations, companies, organisations. Free of charge for schools!

NEW: Buy an additional card

You are a member and people who live in the same household as you would like to travel to the youth hostel alone? No problem! You can now order an additional member card for your flatmates. For only CHF 15.

Member benefits

  • Lower-priced accommodation: CHF 7 discount per person per night
  • You are supporting our association, which is committed to providing travel options for budget-conscious and environmentally-conscious travellers
  • Discount on admission to museums and leisure facilities in Switzerland
  • Free participation in community events
  • Around 10% discount on overnight stays with Hostelling International
  • Discounts on travel and activities abroad

Discover our partner benefits throughout Switzerland and benefit from attractive leisure activities soon.

Benefit for a lifetime

Become a lifetime member

We have a very special offer for our most loyal youth hostel fans. Apply for the Lifetime Member Card now and enjoy the benefits of membership with Swiss Youth Hostels for a lifetime.

Doing good by becoming a member

By becoming a member, you enable us to continue actively promoting social interaction, group activities and experiences, especially for young people, school classes, families and people with disabilities. We firmly believe in the contribution we make towards supporting a society built on the principles of solidarity, responsibility and joyful living.  

Questions and answers

  • Membership is valid for one year from the date of issue. 

  • Shortly before your membership expires, you will receive a reminder letter from us and your membership will be automatically renewed. You can always stop it from being renewed automatically in the guest portal.

  • Personal memberships are issued to one person and can only be used by that person. The non-personal School and Group Membercards are transferable and can be used by different people within an organisation.

  • Yes, membership of the Swiss Youth Hostels is also accepted in the hostels in the Hostelling International network around the world. 

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