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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 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 group youth hostel in Château-d’Oex is imbedded in a wonderful natural landscape. A perfect base for school, cultural and sports camps. Groups enjoy the splendid location in the Pays-d’Enhaut and the atmosphere informed by local savoir-vivre and Oberland conviviality. The guests of the youthhostel can find various leisure activitites nearby. The Saane invites you to build stone men or to gaze at the waterfall after a relaxing hike. Viewpoints are reachable by foot or by aerial passenger line.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 art nouveau villa Hörnliberg is located in the middle of the Seepark, surrounded by tall trees, and in only 200 m distance from Lake Constance. The historical accommodation combined with modern technology will make your stay unforgettable. Be it in a canoe on the lake, on a bike or on the big terrace in the outdoor bar in the evening.
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
Where Romans and Habsburgs lived, you'll enjoy it too. The youthhostel Brugg, the "Schlössli Altenburg" is surrounded by history: the Roman legionary camp Vindonissa, castle of Habsburg or the minster are fast and easily reachable. You can find that historical mix in the youthhostel too. The "Schlössli Altenburg" was once a Roman fort and inhabited real Habsburgs later on. Today, you pull in your bike at the front door and enjoy the summer evening at the fire. The practically and simply furnished youthhostel with 50 beds is ideal for single travellers, families, clubs and school classes.
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.
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.
Meet the Prince and hike into "heaven". Discover museum worthy post stamps and observe hawks at a flight show. Scale ruins and visit the disco in a neighbouring country by bicycle. Within only 160 square km the Principality of Liechtenstein offers a variety of opportunities for leisure and sports. The youth hostel in the centre invites for discoveries. You eat with a magnificent view of fields and mountain panorama with flamy sunsets. In the evenings, depending on the weather, a BBQ is prepared. The big lawn in front of the house is ideal for football, ping pong and other equipment is available.
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.
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.