A summer and winter sports paradise
There’s a good selection of hostels in Switzerland, so backpackers should find there is accommodation for them in most areas. Hostels in Switzerland that are members of the Swiss Backpackers Association comply with minimum standards such as self-catering kitchen and/or reasonably priced restaurant, 24-hour access and personal attention at reception. All offer dormitories as well as a choice of smaller rooms. No membership is required. Hostels of the Swiss Youth Hostel Association promote socially responsible and green tourism. Non HI members have to pay a surcharge from CHF 6 per night (families CHF 12 a night). The cheapest way to become a member is to register in your country before you depart.