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Matterhorn Hostel

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Schluhmattstr. 32, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a poor accommodation even considering the hostel standards. This is a old house somehow converted into a pub and a hostel. Our twin private basement room was tiny and almost all the space was occupied by the twin beds and the drawers. There was no space or equipment to hang clothes. You need to dump them in the... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear HimadriGo, Thank you for your good comment. I remember telling you that we do not like to give out that room, due to the mentioned conditions. But we were fully booked. So it helps us really to see your point of view and we promise to working on improvements in all points you mentioned. With kind regards Michael More

Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling as a family of four, two adults, two teenagers. Dont mind hostels, have stayed in lots, but this one was very poor. Our shared room was in the attic - beds crammed in, hardly room to move. Was concerned about fire hazards as the last flight of stairs was steep and the access partially blocked by lockers.... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear KM G, thank you for your good comment. Actually we have to use all the space to maintain the most affordable place in Zermatt and we are at the limit. Please also keep in mind that we give the guests from all over the world the chance to visit the Matterhorn in low season and high season for the... More

17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

don't understand how this kind of sleeping reseller can have tripadvisor recognition???? We cancelled 1 week in advance a room get confirmation of the cancellation arriving at the lobby answer is NO we can't!!! getting mad after 20 mn discussion lost. What about the currency exchange? Guess what 1 euro is equal to 1 CHF!! why not. Common this is... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your comment. We appreciate your review, but in my point of view it is not fair. Our cancellation policy is based on years of experience and in a regular Zermatt shape. There are traveler insurances to payback money in the case of you get injured etc. But there is no insurance paying us money in... More

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The hostel was nice and clean, with enough toilets & shower rooms to serve the people (though the lights in some shower rooms needed to be fixed). I had a bit of a problem (from being picky) and the staff was very kind enough to help me sort it out. will definitely buy him some good local dishes and drinks... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear OmBKK, thank you for staying with us. We like to offer the most affordable accommodation most close to lift stations. It is great to get appreciated for what we do with this little budget. The lights were repaired immediately after you mentioned and we got some new curtains, floors and shower screens, too. So we are looking forward to... More

Paris, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Zermatt is a beautiful place, and I think, you can get a better place if you book in advance, This hostel was the most uncomfortable one I have been in, ever! The beds were hard, blanket itchy. The toilet was shared, and showers two floors down. Now given that we booked a twin bed room, we were given a 6-bed... More

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ZPApartments, Manager at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Harsha, As I think you came with Naveen who wrote the other comment please read the explanations about the private room and dormitory situation. In addition I like to say that it is also possible to make a twin bed out of the bunk beds. So we thought to do you a favour in giving you a bigger room.... More

Paris, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed just for one night as we could not get reservation in any other hotel. The hostel is very compact. We had booked double private room but were given a dorm, though it was empty and we did not have any other guest. The hosts did not appear very welcoming. The only good thing was that we arrived very... More

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ZPApartments, Manager at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Naveen, Thank you for your comment. It is not uncommon to get no room for one night in a Hotel in Zermatt. Most have a minimum stay of a few days especially in the high season. We are one of the few places you can get a bed to sleep for one or two nights. If we got a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

People!!! Don't try this hostel, is the worst place you can choose, for a small difference of price you get a nice private room in the same area, we didn't like the place after one night we said that we want to move, but we had to pay all the amount of stay....we pay it and we left, I don't... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ioan, Thank you for your comment. Our beds are coming with a fresh mattress and pillow cover, as written in the reservation confirmation and a woolen cover. A sheet or towel is optional to get at the reception for the washing cost only. Most our guests are coming with own sleeping back. We gave you a bigger room for... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We booked a room for 3, but ended up in a dormitory to ourselves. No curtains, only one scratchy blanket, but the sheets and pillowcases were very clean. The showers were in the basement, and had no real space to hang anything, but they worked. I did expect a higher standard, being in Switzerland, and glad we were only there... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Jean for your comment to help us to improve the service. We always try to give the most spacious available to the guest, so they can feel well. The blanket we provide is made of woolen and we suggest for own comfort to bring a linen or sleeping back. Whereby we provide linen and towels for a laundry... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

First of all, don't arrive between 10-4 otherwise you'll be waiting to check in with quite possibly the most hostile and unforgiving Swiss I've ever met. You know how children's tree houses are all cute and rustic with odd material everywhere, looking all eclectic? Yeah, we'll not so cute when your hostel has been made in the same fashion. Good... More

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ZPApartments, Host at Matterhorn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Larakave, First, thank you for your honest comment. Our check-in period is from 4pm onwards. As our guests you are able to deposit luggage before check-in time. The same after check-out time. Further on we are offering a public rest room with seating and dining area, a fridge, hot water heater, cutleries etc… If you want us to heat... More

Basel, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Half the reports here are written by idiots. This place has cheaply done dormitory rooms and unisex bathing facilities with troughs as wash basins and showers in small closed cabinets. It's basic and the staff are friendly. You're close to all the skiing and you're in one of the nost exculsive resorts for less than 40 Francs a night. The... More

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Address: Schluhmattstr. 32, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Valais > Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Matterhorn Hostel 1*
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The Matterhorn Hostel provides the perfect accommodation in winter and summer for low budget travelers. We are well located in Zermatt which is not only a picturesque village but also one of the top-ranked ski resorts in Europe. The great location gives our guests great access to the mountains. The ski slopes, hiking and biking trails are only a hundred meters away.Our rooms are clean, cozy and comfortable. Toilets and showers are shared.We also have a bar and a restaurant (closed in off season; see Sparky's Bar for opening times) as well as Wi-Fi and free Guest Computer.You will find a pleasant and warm atmosphere in our rustic timber house (built in the 1960s). Our friendly and helpful staff will try and make your stay as comfortable as possible. There is no curfew so you can explore the resort at your own pace. ... more   less 
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