• Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Mountain Hostels


Have you ever felt the need to escape the city and everyone in it and just climb a mountain and stay there for a few days instead? You have? Good, because so have we!

That’s why we have decided to make your escape to mountainous surrounds a lot easier and comfier. Across the world in some of the most magnificent mountain ranges, both little and large, you can find many mountain hostels. These mountain hostels offer cheap accommodation in tranquil and beautiful surrounds. Your mountain escape can give you all the benefits of idyllic life and getting close to nature, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up a comfy bed! So if you are in need of some fresh air, long mountain hikes and breathtaking views then keep reading as we have put together a list of some of the best mountain hostels available.

Maison des Quatre Balcons (Ski Hostel)

Maison des Quatre Balcons (Ski Hostel)
Staying in France, this cosy and friendly mountain hostel lies at the heart of the Les Arcs/La Plagne (Paradiski) ski area. It’s because of the Maison des Quatre Balcons location that it is no surprise that it is often frequented by skiers, snowboarders and those seeking mountain bike thrills. Maison des Quatre Balcons is located in a charming and unspoilt little alpine village called Nancroix that is an ideal location for both winter and summer sport lovers. This mountain escape is open all year round and they provide basic self catering accommodation. The village of Nancroix is a quiet little mountain village with no bars, but if you do feel like a tipple or two then you can enjoy the nightlife in the main resort that is about a 20 minute walk away. So if you are looking for somewhere to stay on your mountain vacation in France then check out this popular mountain hostel.

Youthpalace Davos

Youthpalace Davos
If you want to experience the air at 1,600 metres above sea level then a stay at the Youthpalace Davos is for you. This mountain hostel is one of the most exclusive Swiss youth hostels around and is located only a few minutes on foot from the Parsennbahn funicular which gives you access to vast skiing and hiking areas. This area is also directly in front of the ski runs and high-altitude hiking trail making it an ideal location for those looking for some mountain adventures. The Youthpalace Davos also boasts some great outdoor terraces and recommend you lie out on one where you will see nothing but a canopy of big blue sky above you. This mountain hostel is surrounded by vistas of Davos, Lake Davos and mountain landscapes which open up from each of the hostel's sun terraces and offer breathtaking views. And you can have all this stunning nature along with comfort during your mountain escape as all the rooms are equipped with shower/WC and most of them have a large balcony. So if you want a mountain escape at its best then book your cheap accommodation here at the Youthpalace Davos.

Youthhostel Zermatt

Youthhostel Zermatt
Not only is the Youth Hostel Zermatt a first-class hostel, but it is also in a unique location. When you stay in this exclusively modern mountain hostel you will wake up to the world-famous Matterhorn, or 'Horu', directly outside your room window. This mountain escape is located just at the edge of Zermatt village and the hostel is among the most modern of its kind in the world. The Youth Hostel Zermatt caters for travellers of all ages and tastes and boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. This cheap accommodation looks anything but as it offers a daring architectural mix of traditional and modern approaches in its design. And then to add to this, it has one of the world’s most spectacular mountains on its doorstep. This mountain hostel offers you a unique mountain escape in a tranquil and pleasant location and a stay at the Youth Hostel Zermatt is not to be missed.

Southside Lodge

Southside Lodge
Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It is a year-round destination and is only two hours from Vancouver. Whistler has all you could possibly need for your mountain vacation with its main feature being its two majestic mountains that offer epic skiing and snowboarding conditions. The area also boasts four championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. The Southside Lodge is the perfect place to stay for your mountain escape to Whistler. It’s located only 200 metres from the Whistler Creek Gondola, which offers some of the best snow conditions and free riding terrain in the country. The Southside Lodge also boasts a great location close to the lifts.


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