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.
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.
Being up to date is (virtually) everything in Montreux, the most chic spot, full of tradition, on Lake Geneva. And the youthhostel is up to date. This is a must visit! The dining room jazzy, the seating corner classic, the foyer rustic, the lounge busy. French esprit combined with sophisticated flair, makes many hearts beat faster in Montreux. Just like the leisure possibilities on the "Waadtländer Riviera" - oh-là-là! The house is ideal for: families, groups, single travellers and schools
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.
A beautiful house in a beautiful holiday region - that goes together. Valbella-Lenzerheide has a lot to offer. Snow sports in winter, biking and hiking in summer. The youthhostel is ideal for families, teenagers and groups of all kinds. It has an attractive minimalist design and functional room layout. The reception area is open-plan. Comfortable chairs invite guests to linger, and the expansive windows provide plenty of light.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that the youthhostel St. Gallen is only 11 km resp. 15 min by train away from Lake Constance? The historic centre and the exhibition centre are reachable within a few minutes walking distance. Surrounded by a quiet green belt the youthhostel offers a fascinating view of the city's roofs because of its hillside situation. There are various hiking- and walking trails nearby and one of the nicest natural swimming pools throughout Switzerland, the nature garden baths "Dreilinden".
The youthhostel Luzern is quite international. You can feel the worldwide force of attraction of this city which is a must visit for many travellers in Europe. The house with 206 beds and cheap possibilities for accommodations and catering is perfect. The functional rooms with mostly two to six beds are one reason. More important are the meeting points in the youthhostel. The modern, spacious entrance hall on the ground floor lives off the guests' international atmosphere.
In a former tavern and storehouse from 1537. Nature lovers adore the close-by national park in summer and the ideal starting point for snow tours in winter. The journey into the Münstertal alone is an adventure. You will already be able to see chamois, capricorns and bearded vultures during the ride over the Ofenpass. At the summit, you can see the Münstertal framed by tall mountains covered in snow. The most striking is the nearly four thousand meters tall "Ortler".
"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.
The youthhostel is located in the unique youthpalace (Palagiovani). Right behind the youthhostel is the historic centre of locarno and the centre or the Lago Maggiore are reachable within walking distance. Locarno is famous for its bland climate and for the international film festival. The youthhostel provides space for 198 people. Some of the modern 2- and 4-bed rooms offer a balcony. With the various seminar rooms the Palagiovani is ideal for meetings, seminars and occasions of all kinds.
Thanks to its central location, the youthhostel is suited perfectly for metropolis adventurers, who are looking for the attractive mix of culture, politics, media and entertainment for their recreational activities. You can reach the pulsating centres of the city-life of Düsseldorf in a few minutes. Our guests can look forward to a modern and comfortable furnishing in the house. Enjoy the innovative architecture and the high comfort rooms. All rooms are equipped with a shower and a WC. Ideal for city strollers, school trips, congress guests, families, etc.
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.
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.
The modern youtthostel Scuol is situated near the train station, directly at the ski lift, the rafting and bike station as well as the "Bogn Engiadina" in 10 min distance. The youthhostel offers a spacious dining room, an elegant foyer with lounge, bar and open chimney. Furthermore there is a play room and a comfortable Swiss pine wood Stüva with an amazing view of the Grisons mountains at your disposal. The kitchen offers a comprehensive breakfast buffet, as well as a three course dinner and a lunch on request.
There are perhaps only a few people in the whole world who have heard of Richterswil. But anyone discovering the little town at Lake Zurich will doubtless have fond memories of their stay in the youth hostel. The recently converted building is situated right next to the lake, in a beautiful and extensive park. This former silk factory is a perfect place for sports holidays, conferences and events of all kinds. Regardless of whether you want to stay just one night or several days, you will find a little holiday paradise at the Horn. Water babies can go swimming, rowing, windsurfing and diving virtually outside the door. Bon viveurs can take a cruise on the boats of Lake Zurich. Globetrotters will value its proximity to the lively metropolis of Zurich.
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.
Everybody knows that the air up here is pure and invigorating. And lying on one of the terraces, you have got nothing but a canopy of big blue sky above you. What was formerly a sanatorium is today the Youthpalace. Even the place itself at 1,600 metres above sea level is inspiration for organising your own World Leisure-Time Forum. So, what are you waiting for? Come to Davos for that ultimate holiday feeling.
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.