Good to have you here! On this page you have the opportunity to get to know our team better.
The city hopper
What best describes Katrina? The editorial team doesn’t quite agree. But the truth probably lies somewhere between a handball pro, gen Z rep, cooking enthusiast and crêpe connoisseur. She is an excellent complement to our editorial team and counter-attacks with humour not only in table football, but also when jokes are once again being made about her home Canton.
Linda is our Head of Marketing and is up for any kind of fun. When she’s not spinning, jogging or boxing, she’s laughing until her stomach hurts at a comedy show. Linda has lived everywhere and provides us with the best holiday tips. Besides, Linda loves skirts so much that it’s almost a bit strange when she wears trousers for once.
The hiking fan
Nina works for the Swiss Youth Hostels as a PR assistant. She’s always on the lookout for exciting stories, and not just at work – off the job, she’s constantly getting into new adventures to avoid boredom. When she’s not climbing mountains, partying at festivals or exploring Switzerland, she enjoys cuddling her two cats on the couch.
Our very own adventurer
Our digital marketing specialist is always keen to try out new experiences. She rarely keeps her feet still. You never know where you’ll find her from one day to the next – on the summit, by the water or in the city? When she plans her next tour of discovery, then she’s certain to look for a secluded spot, with good food and good company. Her sociable manner and creative ideas make her the perfect addition to our editorial team.
Katrin is our sporty head of the Booking Center department at the Swiss Youth Hostels. When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her at a youth hostel, travelling or on hiking trails.
Christina Ragettli is not only a huge winter fan, she also loves lacing up her hiking boots and going on discovery tours in summer. When she’s not exploring the mountains or testing a youth hostel, she spends lots of time with her family. The Swiss Youth Hostels ambassador is also a best-selling author, with her book «VON WEGEN». Besides her own story, she has also written her brother Andri Ragettli’s in «ATTACK YOUR DREAMS».
The sports fanatic
Sina Candrian is a professional snowboarder, Swiss Youth Hostels ambassador and is always up for fun! In her free time, she’s usually somewhere out in nature. In winter, you’ll find her on her board, and in summer she’s biking or climbing. Sina joined the Schtifti Foundation in 2020, committed to promoting the health of young people together with the team.
The versatile one
Natalie has been part of the Swiss Youth Hostels team for many years. She’s always on the lookout for new experiences and tips. When she’s not typing away, she gravitates towards exciting adventures with her son or plays music. In winter, Natalie is busy with her Carnival crew.
My name is Yvonne and my son, husband and I test out excursion tips, museums, playgrounds, family-friendly cafés and restaurants in Switzerland. The Swiss Youth Hostels are ideally situated for our discovery tours and we appreciate the warmth and simplicity of the hostels. You can also follow our experiences on our Instagram account @kleiner_abenteurer.
The youth hostel fan
At the beginning of 2020 he gave up his job and flat in preparation for a long-distance hike in the USA. However, he was unable to go due to the pandemic. Instead, he hiked the entire Swiss border, staying at youth hostels along the way.
Diana, Pascal & Levi
Discovering the world. Being free. Experiencing nature. Taking adventures and breaking out of their comfort zone time and again. This is Diana & Pascal and their son Levi, the youngest member on board Daytrippers. What began as a hobby has now become their lifestyle. After travelling South America for five months, they decided to share their impressions with the world. Today, they will show you how easy it is to discover Switzerland with a child.
Swiss Youth Hostels
Hello, we are the Swiss Youth Hostels team. We are on the road for you in our youth hostels and discover the most beautiful corners of Switzerland. We are happy to share our experiences and tips with you here on our blog.