Youth hostels, youth accommodations and boyscout camps usually provide a sufficient amount of beds for large groups. However, they put more and more emphasis on 4-bed rooms and double rooms to be on par with rising expectations of quality and comfort. Sleeping bags are starting to be replaced by duvets, modern locking systems allow checked-in guests of Swiss youth hostels to plan their arrival with more flexibility than ever before. Still, reasonably priced offers are first priority and that will remain unchanged. Boyscout camps are not exclusive to scouts or schools. They offer quick access to nature and sports facilities, a lot of autonomy and a few extras. For example, there are boyscout camps which have been designed handicapped accessible or provide their own campground. Whoever is looking for good value for money and a true holiday atmosphere is at the right place.
This new youthhostel in the middle of one of the most attractive hiking-, bike- and skiing areas of Switzerland pleases families as well as single travellers. Nearly all of the rooms offer a view of the Swiss Alps. The terrace on sunny days, the warm and cosy stove bench on cool evenings or the comfortable reading corner and the included breakfast buffet each morning. In the evening, you can stay in the spacious dining room - the heart of the youthhostel - after a 3 course meal with local dishes and meet up with others.
Enjoy silence and romance in the youthhostel Seelisberg. The 1991 renovated "Gadenhaus" is one of the oldest buildings with this architecture in whole canton Uri. It is ideal for groups and families, who prepare their meals in the small and modern self-catering kitchen. In the living room, cockle stove and chimney create a special atmosphere. The house is surrounded by woods and meadows and provides a spectacular view of Lake Uri. A tarn with lido is reachable by foot. Or what about a 30 min walk to the Rütli, where the Swiss Confederation was grounded?
The hostel, which was partially renovated in 2014, leaves nothing to be desired. Outside is a large Terrace with a view of the Rhine, ideal for sunbathing and relaxing, while a spacious garden with playing field and playground awaits the kids. Be it volleyball, football, swings or table tennis – when it comes to entertainment, you’re definitely taken care of. Moreover, the Stein am Rhein open-air swimming pool is located right next door. Inside the hostel, you can convene in the modern and bright living- and dining room, enjoy a delicious breakfast or evening meal, or play a board game with friends and family. The rooms on the first floor – multi-bed, family- or double room – are all easily accessible by lift.
The youthhostel Fällanden is situated outside the village Fällanden at the nature protection waterfront at the Greifensee. The nearby Zurich Oberland as well as the Forch and the Pfannenstiel are ideal for hiking and biking. The location directly at the lake is perfect for water athletes: A raft, a boat and a big lawn with volleyball net, ping-pong table and fire place are also at your disposal. In the dining room of the youthhostel there is a piano and there is a leisure room in the basement.
The youthhostel is situated in a former quarry at the outskirts of Delémont. Directly vis-à-vis runs the Birs, the forest and the hills of Jura set in. Guests from all over the world, families, classes, cyclists and hikers are welcome in a friendly atmosphere. Countless discovery tours start right at the house, be it by bike, by foot, by canoe, by kayak or by horse.
A top modern youth hostel with a dazzling location: a holiday paradise for summer and winter. Breathtaking panoramas, a valley of seemingly endless vistas, fascinating contrasts and unique skies. St. Moritz is a world-famous, glamorous centre of attraction amidst the ancient, harsh natural environment of Upper Engadine. And at its centre the Youth Hostel. The building, positioned on the edge of the forest in St. Moritz, has an open and uncomplicated atmosphere. The Youth Hostel is an ideal starting point for varied activities at any time of the year. Skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, cycling, everything is just a few minutes away.
The world-famous Matterhorn, called "Horu" by the locals is situated in the field of view of the youthhostel. 365 days a year, it offers all guests an alternative who don't need a luxury hotel room to enjoy the mountains of Zermatt. Once arrived in Zermatt, it isn't long to the youthhostel. It is situated between the city center and the station of the Klein-Matterhorn-Bahnen. The youthhostel is reachable within 15 min walking distance from the train station. The more comfortable arrival by electronic bus or taxi is also possible. There are no cars in Zermatt.
You sleep at the feet of mighty fourthousanders, in the valley of the 13 stars, where wine and mediterranean fruits grow and where the Valaisian people meet for a glas of wine. Custom, or simply Sion in French, is the capital of the Valais which likes seeing itself as the center of the world. Or at least of the alps. And the modern, centrally located youthhostel provides all requirements to serve as a sports- and leisure-station for exploring the Valais. In summer, the lovely roof and garden terrace far from noise and stress and the lawn offer space for smalltalk and play with guests from all over the world.
The youthhostel is situated in the center of the village Le Bémont and it is surrounded by a big playing lawn. It is ideal for families with kids. The house and the surrounding area also offer much for bikers, hikers, riders and nature lovers.
A castle like one out of a storybook. Tower chamber, battlement parapet, inner ward, and knights' hall create a romantic, medieval atmosphere. It is being visited mostly by school classes and groups. The atmosphere is in proper style: 150 steps lead up to the tower chamber where Napoleon's beloved once waited for him. A knight's hall with open fire place where the noblemen once dined and also the area leaves nothing to be desired.
Central and embedded between Gotthard, Furka and Oberalppass, the hostel is a suitable base camp for hike and mountain tours or pass trips in summer. In winter, you can reach the skiing areas at Gemsstock, Oberalppass and Winterhorn fast and easily. Ski hikers, cross-country skiers and snow shoe hikers have a huge area at their disposal.
Whoever wants to swing down in this youthhostel won't forget their stay! And swinging down is meant literally: The Aare-bike-hike-trail leads right past the youthhostel. The discovery of the modern steel-glas-construction in the historic tollhouse is worth a visit. There are a lot of comfortable pubs in the old town right around the corner and there is a huge supply of culture and leisure time activities. Well equipped seminar rooms and a good, versatile kitchen literally invite you to host meetings, conferences, advanced educations and school projects.
Rustic-style Baden Youth Hostel – a former stable dating back to the last century – has lost nothing of its charm and is ideally suited for exploring the spa resort and its 18 thermal springs. The hostel lies a short distance from the town centre next to the "Aue" sports complex, on the banks of the River Limmat. In other words, the perfect base for sportspeople and sports enthusiasts, as well as for solo and group travellers.
"Beautiful light" does Bella Lui mean in the old Valais dialect - and it could not be more appropriate. The former sanatorium is located on a sunny alpine plateau, which offers a breathtaking view on the Valais Alps. You can choose between three sun decks to relax and enjoy the sun. The house is ideal for: nature lovers, bikers, hikers, skiers, water and mountain enthusiasts.
A magnificently decked-out, striking small castle, with large meadows, romantic bench seats under mighty plane trees, narrow and winding stairs to plush rooms and an extensive, well-tended park. According to the song by Dieter Wiesmann Schaffhausen is just a small town. But what a town! Between Munot, Rhine Falls, Randen and Klettgau lies a medieval little place with an irresistible attraction. And, ten minutes away, a youth hostel in a small castle. At one time the meeting point for writers and painters, today it is open to all connoisseurs of the art of living.
This youth hostel is a showpiece. New features are combined with existing aspects in Basel. The youth hostel is available for guests from all over the world. The new building offers 234 beds in different room categories (double room to a room for 6 persons). The entrance lobby has an impressive look due to its transparency. The reception area, lounge and dining area have been refurnished and form together one single room. The combination of old and new features can be seen from the outside and perceived inside – everything is based on high architectural standards. The rooms are smaller, but still comfortably appointed. The house is perfect for families, groups, individual travellers and schools.
Open day and night so you can explore the small cosmopolitan city Zurich. A spacious foyer and courtyard offer a meeting point for international globetrotter, diversified kitchen, bright, comfortable rooms, a quiet location in the city, not far from the lake: The youthhostel Zurich, as one of the most modern in the world, has quality. You can talk about your previous Asia or America trip in the grand foyer, get infos and tipps for the leisure activities in Zurich, watch international news together on the big-screen-TV with a snack or play billiards. And all that at any time, night or day.
Brienz lies at the eastern end of the lake of Brienz surrounded by a lovely mountain landscape. The homelike village is a starting point for trips to the Bernese Oberland, the open air museum Ballenberg but also to Lucerne, Interlaken or to the alpine passes nearby. The chalets at the foot of the Rothorn are decorated with artistic carvings, the traffic-free promenade at the shore of the lake of Brienz and at the best location: the youthhostel. A lovely beach path leads from the trainstation to the house with terrace and a beautiful view.
Best of the Alps - have fun in the youthhostel Grindelwald, without doubt one of the most comfortable ones in the alpine region! The cordial comfort has stayed, new are the modern bedrooms and functional facilities for groups and families. More than ever is the youthhostel a meeting point for sport fans, young and old, who want to discover the impressive mountains of the Grindelwald.
A former summer residence of a Bernese industrial family, today a holiday oasis with stylish and comfortable rooms, most of them with view of the lake. The youthhostel Leissigen is situated in the village of Leissigen directly at the bank of the Thunersee. Big property and pebble beach offer a lot of playing space for the kids and relaxation for adults. The ideal place for family holidays. The house is ideal for: families, groups, single travellers and schools.