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St. Moritz Youth Hostel
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Excelent quality/price relation: good food, clean, excelent location, friendly recepcionists and cheap (for St. Moritz standards).
Also, If you stay two or more nights they give you a free transport pass for all chairlifts, cableways and lifts of the zone.
It is a very good option for a family with children.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for one night before I took the Glacier Express. It was my only night to stay in one of the hostels in the “Youth Hostel” group (www.youthhostel.ch/en). I wasn’t a member so I paid 6 CHF extra. It’s their rule and I have nothing to complain about. But be aware of this before you go there.

Since it’s in the “Youth Hostel” group, it’s much better in many ways compared to the independent hostels. The rooms are much better (at least for the 4-bed room I stayed in). The common area is cosy and there is a canteen. The downside is, it didn’t have the charm. The staff were not so welcoming, but nevertheless they were ok. There was no kitchen or refrigerator provided. The dinner was 16 or 18 CHF and it was pathetic. I had to eat it because when I got there all the shops, including the supermarkets outside was closed. The breakfast was just so so too.

Wifi was available in the common area but the signal wasn’t very stable.

The hostel was a bit far from the town center of the train station. However, frequent buses went nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank freddyfu
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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

I booked the hostel mainly for the inclusion of the ski pass for the local area. You also get a good breakfast included where you can eat as little or as much as you like. Dinner is extra if not booked in advance, it was good overall but you get want you pay for given the price of it compared to eating out in St.Moritz. They sell snacks and drinks at the reception. The staff were good and so were the rooms which were cleaned daily and had a locker for each guess. Showers were good and clean. There is a big lounge area with fire which was good for relaxing in evenings. If your used to hostels with lots of backpackers and young travellers then this is far from that. During my stay there were many mature couples and familes so don't expect your typical hostel atmosphere. Overall I had a good stay but I would consider another area like Potressina or Celerina for my next stay as both have hostels in the hope of a younger, fun crowd.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank LifeAsABackpacker
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great hostel, impeccably clean and maintained, great facilities incl. parking, coin operated laundry, ski room and even ski waxing room and very family friendly, super location.

The whole things however is ruined by the lack of facilities to make your own food. This becomes an issue considering that the hostel serves expensive German inspired fast food of very low quality (tried twice).

The management does not want people bringing their own food to sit in the common dinning room. Made us and others we talked to feel like we were being pressed to buy their junk, and this does not fit with their efforts to be ecological or fair trade.

Buy your own food at he local Coop. everything else is expensive and the quality generally poor, and makes no sense when you Coop is stocked with excellent quality food.

The hostel has a bar which is probably good for a drink and socializing after a hard day, but I think we were there during a dead period so there was no social life.

Beautiful nature all around you for all fitness levels.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

It was quite a distance from the town centre. During peak period, the bus 3/9 goes all the way to the youth hostel entrance. You can find the bus station just next to the train station. there is a panel that tells you what time the bus is coming. If you use a swiss /flexi pass on the train for that day, you can use it on the buses.The hostel is right at the end of a road near the forest. This makes the place a very nice, peaceful and quiet place to stay in. The place is more like catering to swiss famillies' weekend getaways. There do not seem to have a lot of backpackers staying there like me.

I stayed in a 4 female room all to myself for 3 nights.In the room. There are individual wardrobe plus lockers to use. it uses a 2francs coin to lock and it is refundable. Rooms, toilets and public areas are really clean. Breakfast and dinner included. There have good varieties. Please keep your own plates after meals. Bicycle rental available.

If you stay 2 nights and more, you are given a free unlimited engadin st moritz cable ride card to use. You have to put a refundable deposit for this card. At the cable car station, you do not need to purchase tickets. Just go straight to the gantry and Scan the card on the yellow portion at the cable car gantry entrance for every segment.

For free wifi, you need to get a code on the notice board to login, then you just need to enter your mobile number with your country code to get a verification code that will be sent to this mobile number. use this second code to login the website and you are good to go (for my country, any incoming sms is free, outgoing is chargeable, not sure about your country but check the roaming policy before you leave your country).

If you explore a little, you can find a shortcut through the apartments and walk to st moritz lake in just 5mins. you can save a lot of walkings up or down the slope instead of passing through hotel sonne to walk to the town centre which is the long way. Very friendly and helpful staff. This is one of the best hostels i ever stayed after backpacking to many places.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

St. Moritz overall is extremely expensive, so we were thrilled to find this option rather than spending two or three times as much for a standard hotel room. We booked a 4-bed room for our family of 3 and also ate dinner and breakfast at the hostel. The hostel is very modern and clean and the meals are an enormous buffet so you definitely won't go hungry. As others have commented, the food is fairly institutional and one of the kitchen staff also chastised us for taking vegetarian food "without telling the desk that we were vegetarians." But the people at the desk are very friendly, multilingual and energetic and can get you whatever you need (towels, shampoo, etc). Definitely the best option if you're in St. Moritz and don't have an unlimited budget!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The room are well layed out. In the 4-bed-rooms, there is a basin.
The toilets and shower are quite old. There is nothing to put the stuff in the bathroom (and if anybody has already had its shower, there is a lot of water on the floor....).
The modern part of the hostel is the lounge: big and comfortable sofas.
The drinks are expensive: 5 CHF for 1.5L of water !
The location is not very central.
The breakfast is various.
It's the first hostel where the staff required my id-number

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Segorock
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Address: Via Surpunt 60 | 7500 St. Moritz-Bad, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > St. Moritz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in St. Moritz
Price Range: $101 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — St. Moritz Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A top modern youth hostel with a dazzling location: a holiday paradise for summer and winter. Breathtaking panoramas, a valley of seemingly endless vistas, fascinating contrasts and unique skies. St. Moritz is a world-famous, glamorous centre of attraction amidst the ancient, harsh natural environment of Upper Engadine. And at its centre the Youth Hostel. The building, positioned on the edge of the forest in St. Moritz, has an open and uncomplicated atmosphere. ... more   less 
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