Have you ever considered holding a MICE event in a youth hostel?

Event Point’s International MICE Correspondent Ramy Salameh collaborated with, who provided him an Interrail ‘Global Pass’ ticket to explore Switzerland, Austria and Slovakia helping him to discover some of Europe’s hidden MICE gems. During his travels, he had the chance to visually showcase some amazing, quirky and inspiring venues/ incentives. Through our ‘Gallery section’ take a tour of the places and activities that you may not have been aware of, but with the help of ‘Event Point International’ may well plant the seeds of an idea that may take root for your next event. 

Switzerland’s Youth Hostels offer MICE options (

An alternative idea for budget conscious meeting spaces in the Swiss capital Bern and Zurich. Have you ever considered holding a MICE event in a youth hostel? Well in Switzerland you will find some cost effective spaces in some great city centre locations and quality facilities. In the Swiss capital Bern, the youth hostel is a modern, design-led property, just moments from the River Aare, below the Swiss Parliament and close to the city’s main attractions. Located in a leafy suburb, Zurich Youth Hostel has 4 meeting rooms and their strapline is “where the world meets” – go take a look at the images created by our International Correspondent – Ramy Salameh:

1. Bern Youth Hostel, is a modern, comfortable and well located property offering MICE facilities –

2. The spacious dining hall of Bern Youth Hostel is an ideal space for corporate and celebratory events –

3. Bern Youth Hostel's smaller meeting area has been set up for a yoga class –

4. Bern Youth Hostel sits below the majestic Swiss Parliament building and beside the River Aare –

5. Minimalist rooms have floor to ceiling windows, offering a zen-like atmosphere, fresh designs and a sound sleep at Bern Youth Hostel –

6. Some private rooms at Bern youth hostel have park and river views –

7. Zurich Youth Hostel's large lobby and lounge area has a statue of a lion for instagrammable selfies

8. Zurich Youth Hostel has several meeting spaces. Room 1 & Foyer has a combined space of 282sqm and up to 400 people cocktail style

9. Zurich Youth Hostel's MICE space 3 & 4 can accommodate up to 50 people

10. Room 2 is 35sqm, set-up in Boardroom style with a capacity of 20 people

11. Zurich Youth Hostel's statue of a lion is great for instagrammable selfies

Tags: Switzerland, Youth hostels, MICE