Good proximity to the lifts and the ski bus stop is right across the road with a 5 minute trip to the Laax resort base. The hostel staff are very helpful but are also happy for you to do your own thing. A nice, bright breakfast room with adequate breakfast of bread, cereal and fruit but I would have killed for a boiled egg or porridge to set us up for the day! There is also a vegetarian dinner with a different menu nightly which brings guests together and causes a nice buzz in the room. We however usually walked to Laax for food, after a long day on the slopes we deserved a bigger dinner! Our room (for two) however was the big let down to an otherwise nice, cheap stay. I understand they use low energy lighting at the hostel but ours was so low energy we couldn't read or look in our bags after the sun went down and was quite depressing. We also had to fix one of the lights ourselves with a spare cable tie we happened to have, otherwise the lighting would have been even worse! We had a bunk bed room, although the beds perpendicular to eachother which made the room alot smaller and space is at a premium in a small hostel room. The orange and lime green bedding and pillows also need updating. Our bathroom was in the hall and we seemed to be the only users at the time which was good. The bathroom was clean and functional but the shower water pressure was non-existent, so disappointing considering the pressure in the sink and bath was great. Not something you want to have to deal with after a sweaty day skiing - surely a good hot shower is a basic.
There is a stand alone ski room outside the hostel building which doesn't have heating as it's basically a garden shed so boots need to be brought inside overnight if you don't want freezing toes in the morning. Don't forget to bring your own boot warmers if you have them!
I would recommend this hostel as a cheap, convenient place to stay but I can't help thinking that with a little tlc it would be a real gem rather than just ok.
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