The Best Hostels in Zermatt for Skiing and Hiking near the Matterhorn
Zermatt, at the base of the Matterhorn, is a world-famous destination because of its beautiful views and year-round activities. In the summer, visitors can hike through the mountains and take in the awe-inspiring views. In the winter, ski season brings skiers and snowboarders to the slopes for the type of downhill action that only the Swiss Alps can provide.
The hostels and hotels below are all close to the mountain in the town of Zermatt, Switzerland. Each place is a little bit different in terms of the atmosphere, the amenities offered, and the price. So, check them out before you make your reservation and then have a great trip!
How much do hostels in Zermatt cost?
|Average Dorm Price
$35 ($32 to $38)
|Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel)
$108 ($88 to $140)
A large hostel for couples, families, and groups
Dorm Bed: $37.79
This large hostel with private rooms and dorms of varying sizes offers an amazing view of the Matterhorn. The Youthhostel Zermatt is modern and comfortable, with amenities that any traveler would want or need.
Most rooms have sinks, and some private rooms also have ensuite bathrooms, making this establishment more like a bed and breakfast for those who wish to stay in style. For the dorms, all-female and all-male dorm options are available in addition to mixed dorms. The atmosphere is quiet but social, as multiple common rooms, a game room, and the dining hall allow for socializing with other guests. The hostel is family-friendly and welcomes larger groups, too. In the winter, the ski room and ski storage area is great for those who arrive with gear.
Free breakfast is included with every room type, and other meals can be purchased as well. (Unfortunately, this hostel does not have a kitchen available for guests). Free Wi-Fi is also available, as are linens. Towel rental, laundry, luggage storage, and other amenities are also available for guests.
The hostel is a 15-minute walk from the train station, or faster if you take the cable car and an electric bus.
Guest reviews give this hostel high marks for pretty much everything, especially the views. Many guests note that a fairly large number of families stay at this hostel.
Staldenweg 5 ,
A social hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $32.31
This conveniently located hostel is smaller and cozy, and has a nice social vibe. The log-cabin style building has dorms and private rooms, all with shared bathrooms. Despite the rustic appearance of the hostel, the interior is modern, comfortable, warm, and has every convenience a budget traveler could need.
The onsite restaurant and bar serves up meals and drinks in the evening, and the convenient location makes it easy to wander through town at your own pace (with no curfew). Wi-Fi throughout the hostel also lets you surf the web from your bed.
Lockers, luggage storage, bike parking, and ski equipment storage are also available.
Reviews of this hostel are mixed. Many guests claim that the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, while others say they are not. Also, cleanliness seems to be inconsistent. But many guests give positive reviews for the atmosphere and the comfortable facilities.
Schluhmattstrasse 32 ,
A relaxing and affordable hotel
This budget-minded hotel offers free breakfast and comfortable private rooms both with and without ensuite bathrooms. (Sorry, no dorms.) An onsite restaurant and bar serves up food, and the sister hotel next door provides a spa, pool, and other nice amenities. Wi-Fi is available throughout, and they also have laundry facilities, TVs, and most other conveniences that guests would expect from a hotel.
The location is very good, right near the central area of town.
Guest reviews are consistently very good, highlighting the friendly staff, great location, clean facilities, all of the amenities, and more.
If you're willing to raise your budget a bit, this hotel is highly recommended!
Obere Mattenstrasse 18 ,
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