Swiss Hostels Group joins forces with STAY WYSE

The independent Swiss hostel association and STAY WYSE have teamed up to provide all members of Swiss Hostels, membership of STAY WYSE. The 34 members of Swiss Hostels will receive access to all STAY WYSE member benefits such as research, publications, discounts and benchmarking.

9742fbee89f57598e9ee9e935eb23a27The purpose of the Swiss Hostels Association is to increase the visibility of Swiss Hostels, cooperate with relevant tourist and political organizations; implementing common concerns through strong lobbying, promotion of youth and low-budget tourism in Switzerland and abroad and providing the strongest booking platform for Switzerland and for Swiss.

STAY (Safe Travel Accommodation for Youth) WYSE Association is the only global forum and trade association for organisations involved in youth travel accommodation. By bringing together the diverse segments of this significant $34 billion/year industry, STAY WYSE provides much needed support and representation for one of the travel industry’s fastest growing niche markets.

Nathan Güntensperger president of Swiss Hostels said “we are delighted to be teaming up with STAY WYSE, together we will be able to increase research on the Swiss sector and enhance the representation of our hostels.”

STAY WYSE and Swiss Hostels will work together to collect consumer and business data on the Swiss sector; to provide the Swiss Hostels’ members with business intelligence and support with lobbying their national and city governments.

The following Swiss Hostels will now be STAY WYSE associate members:

Organisation Name Place
Mountain Lodge Arosa Arosa
Baracca Backpacker Aurigeno
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke Bern
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel Braunwald
Berggasthaus Wasenalp Brig/Rothwald
Le Petit Baroudeur Backpacker Champéry
JBN Just be Nice Hostel Chur
Basis Hostel Churwalden
City Hostel Geneva Geneva
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald
Downtown Lodge Grindelwald
Mountain Hostel Grindelwald Grindelwald
Chalet Martin Gryon
Herberge Hospental Hospental
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof Interlaken (Full Member)
Happy Inn Lodge Interlaken
River Lodge Interlaken
Balmer’s Herberge Interlaken – Matten
The lazy Falken Backpacker Hotel Interlaken – Unterseen
Backpacker Deluxe Hotel Capricorn Laax-Cons
Emme Lodge Langnau i.E.
Lausanne GuestHouse & Backpacker Lausanne
Valley Hostel Lauterbrunnen
Backpacker’s Lucerne Luzern
Lion Lodge Luzern Luzern 6
Lago Lodge Nidau b. Biel
Hostel Tabakhuesli Rheinfelden
hirschen backpackers. hotel. pub Schwyz
Randolins Backpackers St. Moritz
Säntis Lodge Unterwasser / Toggenburg
Vevey Hotel & Guesthouse Vevey
Gotthardbackpacker Wassen
Depot 195 Winterthur
City Backpacker – Hotel Biber Zürich

For more information please contact:

STAY WYSE Swiss Hostels
Laura Daly
Association ManagerKeizersgracht 174
1016 DW Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 421 2800


Roswitha Inauen
Project ManagerAlpenstr. 16
CH-3800 Interlaken
+41 79 174 30 73

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