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Summer fun as far as the eye can see

Discover the versatility of our hostels and experience a summer full of adventure

Whether mountains, city or countryside – our hostels are as diverse as Switzerland’s landscapes. Get to know the spectacular hiking and cycling tours around the youth hostels and be inspired by our personal swimming tips. We have plenty of reasons to make it an unforgettable summer!

Your summer fun in Switzerland


Throw yourself into an adventure and get to know the most beautiful side of Switzerland – from mountain and valley to city and countryside and much more. With our route and excursion tips, your effort is minimal and the experience unforgettable. Strand yourself in the most beautiful places and let yourself drift.

On 2 wheels

Bike fans and mountain bikers feel equally at home with us. Our hostels are located in the countryside, directly on the water or, of course, in the mountains. Get on your saddle and explore Switzerland at your own pace and on your preferred terrain

Water fun

Want to cool down? Then you’ve come to the right place! What could be better than spending the night right by the water during the hot months and being able to jump into the refreshing water or try out other water activities right on the spot – well then, off you go!


Breathtaking panoramas, spectacular routes and unique nature. Switzerland offers hiking trails for all needs. Whether for families, beginners or outdoor enthusiasts: our youth hostels are waiting to be discovered along the most popular Swiss hiking routes.

Montreux is more than just jazz

When you think of Montreux, the Jazz Festival is sure to come to mind. But the city on Lake Geneva has much more to offer. Katrina explored the Montreux Youth Hostel and its region – read her travel report here.

A breath of fresh mountain air?

Longing for fresh mountain air and relaxation in unspoilt nature? That’s exactly what awaits you in our 15 or so youth hostels in the mountains.

Our most beautiful hostels in the mountains

Up high!

David Hablützel tested the notorious Pinut via ferrata for us. The dizzying climbing tour through the Flimserstein actually did provide him with a thrill or two ;o-) - roll the film!

Would you like to relax in a charming small town?

Who says a short trip always has to be to the big cities in Switzerland? The many small towns are in no way less attractive than the big ones. On the contrary: small towns trump when it comes to charm and cosiness.

Our hostels in charming small towns

For you, summer is just an interlude between two winter seasons?

Snow is your element and in your humble opinion after winter ist before winter? Then have a look at our winter page right away and and plan your next winter adventures in and with the Swiss Youth Hostels.

More summer benefits

  • Family rates

    Children up to their 2nd birthday: free
    Children ages 2 to 6: CHF 15
    Children from 6 to 13: CHF 25

  • Public transport included

    Whether Ticino Ticket or Basel City Ticket, public transport is free at many of our hostels.

    Regional benefits
  • Travelling with a dog

    Take your four-legged travel companion with you! In almost all of our 50 or so youth hostels, dogs can be taken along on request. All it takes is a phone call.

  • Where community is a reality

    Experience Switzerland and its diversity with a Swiss Youth Hostels membership! Save CHF 7 per adult/night and benefit from additional discounts on museum admissions, leisure facilities and partner offers.

    To the membership
  • Davos Klosters: The free summer guest programme

    Experience Davos Klosters from a different perspective between June and October. As an overnight guest, you can participate in 70 free activities. A total of 800 experiences throughout the summer.

  • Barrier-free holidays

    25 of our youth hostels are barrier-free, 8 more are partly barrier-free. In addition to free, barrier-free parking spaces, we try to remove other hindrances. For example, guide dogs and therapy dogs are explicitly allowed and stay overnight free of charge.

For knights and princesses

Four of our youth hostels offer very special overnight experiences, for example in a historic castle or an old palace.

Our castles and palaces

Summer in the City!

Dancing at festivals in the city is just as great as spending relaxed evenings at an outdoor bar or dangling your feet in the cold water at a city pool. A summer in the city is not all that bad and offers not only an urban feeling but also a lot of variety.

Basel - the perfect youth hostel for an exciting city break

With versatile indoor options, city trips are particularly practical when the meteorologists are forecasting rather modest weather. They are also suitable for travelling by train, so CO2 saving; Basel is in no way inferior to this. Natalie, however, is particularly enthusiastic about the lively diversity and thinks you should plan your next city trip to the vibrant city on the Rhine. Read her blog post to find out why.

Our hotspots in the city

A casual summer weekend – Travelita visited Bern

A few free days are perfect for short city trips. Travelita concludes: «In no other Swiss city do summer weekends feel as casually relaxed as in Bern!» In her blog post, she has put together some sights and top tips for you.