This place is on top of a hill and the way up to the hostel is very steep. If you are carrying a lot of luggage, you may want to consider taking a bus or taxi. From the train station to the hostel, there is only 1 sign “Jugendherberge“ in the town that tells you the way. It took me 30mins to find and reach the hostel.
From the train station, walk up the street to your right once you leave the train. There is a “bucherer watch shop” not far on your right if you are on the right track. Continue your journey up until you see a church. Turn left and walk in front of the church until you see an old Zermatt restaurant on your left side. Walk past it and you will see the 1 and only sign to the hostel. Turn right, follow the road and walk all the way up to a steep slope and you will see the hostel up on your left hand side. Do take note that this hostel does not have any lifts.
The reception counter only opens at 4pm. There are lockers in the public area for you to lock your luggage in between the closing time.
I stayed in the 4 female dorm for 3 nights and the room view was awesome. The window is directly facing the matterhorn. The room is clean and spacious. There are big lockers in the room and it uses a 2 francs coin to lock. It is refundable. The toilets and showers are really clean as well. The hostel does frequent checks and maintenance as I saw the guys going around checking the windows and doors twice during my stay. Breakfast and dinner is included in the price. Please remember to clear your own plates. For the price, it is value for money.
To go to the matterhorn cable car, go down the road staldenstrasse where the bus stop is. Walk past the residential houses. Reach a small junction,turn left to Luchernstrasse. Reach the end of the road,you should see another hostel call matterhorn hostel or Sparky bar. Turn left then go straight up the road, you will reach the matterhorn cable car station. Don’t take a detour by going down the stairs where you come up from the train station because you will have to walk all the way up the same road from the bottom and pass the sparky bar/matterhorn hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world-famous Matterhorn, lovingly called "Horu" by locals, can be seen directly from Zermatt Youth Hostel. Every day of the year, the Youth Hostel offers a charming alternative for all those guests for whom a luxurious hotel room is not necessary to enjoy the Zermatt mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Youthhostel Zermatt Hotel Zermatt