Hotels, Hostels and other Accommodation Options

Luxury Ski HotelThere is a wide range of options for accommodation in the Alps for skiers, snowboarders and anyone else who enjoys the mountains in winter.

For many resorts at this site we have selected accommodation where we have personal experience or have received authoritative recommendations.

In brief, however, the type of places you can stay can be characterised as follows:

  • Hotel. The range of hotels available in the Alps is huge, from 5 star luxury through to somewhere with nothing more than a bed for the night. At the top end you can expect station pick up, entertainment, choice of meals and a whole range of other amenities. In the Alps even the most basic hotels will provide a ski room to store your kit and a basic breakfast or breakfast area for you to prepare your own breakfast. The price you get charged can vary hugely depending on how you go about booking your hotel, with package operators and online discounters offering better prices on the whole than the hotel does itself.

  • Family Hotel. The benefit of a family hotel is that, if you have kids, you don't need to worry about them running around or screaming and upsetting other guests. Everyone is in the same boat. Most family hotels also provide playrooms, play areas, childcare and so forth.

  • Hostel. Hostels at the top end overlap with well provisioned hotels, especially in Switzerland. In addition they also provide dormitory accommodation with shared mixed or same sex rooms that can contain anything from 1 to 20 beds. Many provide half-board and they always provide breakfast.

  • Mountain Hotel. These are usually similar to hostels, except they are normally at the top of a lift rather than the bottom, so you can ski in and ski out. However there are also a number of top end mountain hotels that compare favourably with the very best luxury hotels.

  • Bed and Breakfast. These tend to be similar to low-end hotels in terms of amenities but normally have the feel very much of staying in someone's home - which in many cases is what they are.

  • Chalet. As with hotels, the range of chalet accommodation available in the Alps is huge. The top end ones are fully staffed and you can enjoy being catered for and generally pampered. In some cases you need to book the chalet exclusively for your party, in other cases you share with other guests. It is usual to tip your chalet staff at the end of your stay.

  • Apartment. Apartments provide accommodation with bedding, self-catering facilities and TV. They are not always situated as close to the slopes as other accommodation options and are often found in nearby villages where they can provide a low cost option for groups of budget travelers. Check transit arrangements before booking, such as whether there is a frequent bus or rail link to the nearest ski area. Generally transport infrastructure is better in Switzerland and Austria than other Alpine countries.

Here is a list of places we can recommend (sortable by clicking on the column heads):

ResortHotelTelephone No.BudgetFamilySpa Ski-in/out
Adelboden  Parkhotel Bellevue & Spa+41 336738000$$$$
Adelboden  The Cambrian Hotel & Spa+41 336738383$$$
Adelboden  Adler Adelboden+41 336734141$$$
Airolo  Hotel Forni+41 918691270$$$
Andermatt  Hotel Aurora+41 418871661$$$
Andermatt  The River House Boutique Hotel+41 418870025$$$
Arosa  Tschuggen Grand Hotel+41 813789999$$$$$ Yes Yes
Arosa  Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa+41 813787272$$$$$ Yes
Arosa  Waldhotel National+41 813785555$$$$ Yes
Arosa  Hotel Streiff+41 813787171$$$
Arosa  Arosa Vetter Hotel+41 813787272$$$ Yes
Arosa  Hotel Astoria+41 813787272$$
Arosa  Chalet Runca+ 41 798333608$$
Braunwald  Märchenhotel Bellevue+41 556537171$$$$ Yes
Braunwald  Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel+41 793472905$
Celerina  Misani+41 818398989$$$
Celerina  Hotel Chesa Rosatsch+41 818370101$$$
Celerina  Hotel Zur Alten Brauerei+41 818321874$$$ Yes
Chamonix  Hameau Albert 1er+33 450530509$$$$$
Chamonix  Grand Hotel des Alpes+33 450553780$$$$
Chamonix  Les Aiglons Resort & Spa+33 450559093$$ Yes
Chamonix  Arve+33 450530231$$
Chamonix  Chamonix Mont-Blanc Youth Hostel+33 450531452$
Champéry  Backpacker Le Petit Baroudeur+41 244791407$
Champéry  Art.Boutique.Hotel Beau-Sejour+41 244795858$$$ Yes
Château-d'Oex  Hostellerie Bon Accueil+41 269246320$$$$
Château-d'Oex  Château-d'Oex Youth Hostel+41 269246404$
Crans-Montana/Crans  Hotel Guarda Golf+41 274862000$$$$ Yes
Crans-Montana  Le Crans Hotel & Spa+41 274866060$$$$$
Crans-Montana  Hotel Bella Lui+41 274813114$$$$
Crans-Montana  Helvetia Intergolf - Hotel & Apparthotel+41 274858888$$$
Davos  Waldhotel+41 274727600$$$$
Davos  Grischa - DAS Hotel+41 274727600$$$
Davos  Steigenberger Belvedere+41 814156000$$$
Davos  Sheraton Davos Hotel Waldhuus+41 814179333$$$ Yes
Davos  Kinderhotel Muchetta+41 814104100$$$ Yes
Davos  Hotel Schatzalp+41 814155151$$$ Yes
Davos  Sunstar Parkhotel+41 274727600$$$
Davos  Hotel Meierhof+41 814168285$$$ +41 27 486 2000
Davos  Hotel Edelweiss+41 814161033$$
Davos  Davos Youth Palace +41 814101920$
Disentis  Cucagna Hostel+41 819295555$
Engelberg  Edelweiss+41 416397878$$$$ Yes
Engelberg  Elenwäldli+41 416371949$$$
Engelberg  Spannort Hotel & Restaurant+41 416396020$$
Engelberg  Hotel Belle Vue+41 416396868$$
Engelberg  Engelberg Youth Hostel+41 416371292$
Feldberg/Feldbergerhof  Feldbergerhof+49 7676180$$$ Yes
Flims Laax Falera/Flims  Waldhaus Mountain Resort & Spa+41 819284848$$$$$ YesYes
Flims Laax Falera/Flims  Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof+41 819281010$$$$
Flims Laax Falera/Flims  Arena Lodge+41 819112400$$$
Flims Laax Falera/Laax  Backpacker Deluxe Hotel Capricorn+41 819212120$
Flims Laax Falera/Laax Murschetg  Riders Palace+41 819279700$
Flumserberg  Hotel Cafrida+41 817331193$$$ Yes
Grindelwald  Romantik-Hotel Schweizerhof+41 338545858$$$$
Grindelwald  Apartments & Hotel Kirchbühl+41 338544080$$$$ Yes
Grindelwald  Parkhotel Schönegg+41 338541818$$$
Grindelwald  Bodmi+41 338531220$$$
Grindelwald  Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel+41 338531220$$$
Grindelwald  Wellness Hotel Caprice+41 338531220$$$
Grindelwald  Hotel Gletschergarten+41 338531721$$$
Grindelwald  Hotel Eiger+41 338543131$$$
Grindelwald  Hotel Cabana+41 338545070$$$
Grindelwald  Hotel Kreuz & Post+41 338545492$$$
Grindelwald  Grindelwald Youth Hostel+41 338531009$
Grindelwald  Downtown Lodge+41 338287730$
Grindelwald/Grund  Mountain Hostel+41 338543838$
Gstaad  Grand Hotel Park+41 337484151$$$$$
Gstaad  Gstaad Palace+41 337485000$$$$$
Gstaad  Grand Hotel Bellevue+41 337480000$$$$$ Yes
Gstaad  Le Grand Chalet+41 337487676$$$$
Gstaad  Steigenberger Hotel+41 337486464$$$$ YesYes
Gstaad  Saanen-Gstaad Youth Hostel+41 337441343$
Gstaad/Saanen  Hotel Alpine Lodge+41 337484151$$$ Yes
Innsbruck  Innsbruck Youth Hostel+43 512346179$
Kitzbühel  A-ROSA+43 535665660992$$$ YesYes
Kitzbühel  Snowbunnys Backpackers Hostel+43 6767940233$
Klosters  Chesa Grischuna+41 814222222$$$$
Klosters  Vereina+41 814102727$$$$
Klosters  Hotel Walserhof+41 814222222$$$$
Klosters  Klosters Youth Hostel+41 814221316$
Lenk i. S.  Lenkerhof Alpine Resort+41 337363636$$$$$ Yes
Les Arcs/Bourg St-Maurice  Loft Mountain Hostel+33 646217161$
Les Diablerets  Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence+41 244922209 $$ Yes
Les Diablerets  Hotel Les Sources+41 244920100$$ Yes
Les Marécottes  Hôtel Aux Mille Etoiles+41 277611666$$$
Leysin  Hotel La Tour d'Ai+41 244932280$$
Mayrhofen  Sporthotel Strass and the Hotel Strass+43 52856705$$
Mayrhofen  Hotel Neuhaus + 43 52856703$$ YesYes
Meiringen  Park Hotel du Savage+41 339721880$$$
Meiringen  Hotel Victoria+41 339721040$$$
Mürren/Gimmelwald  Mountain Hostel+41 338551704$
Mürren  Hotel Eiger+41 338565454$$$$
Mürren  Hotel Bellevue+41 338551401$$$
Mürren  Hotel Blumental+41 338551826$$$
Mürren  Eiger Guesthouse+41 338565460$$
Mürren  Hotel Jungfrau+41 338566464$$
Mürren  Chalet Fontana+41 338565460$
Mürren  Pension Sonnenberg+41 338551221$
Pizol/Bad Ragaz  Grand Hotel+41 813033030$$$$ Yes
Pizol/Bad Ragaz  Esos Hotel Quelle+41 813026081$$
Pontresina  Grand Hotel Kronenhof+41 818303030$$$$ Yes
Pontresina  Walther+41 818393636$$$$
Pontresina  Sporthotel+41 818389400$$$
Pontresina  Pontresina Youth Hostel+41 818427223$
Saas-Fee  Ferienart Resort & Spa+41 279581900$$$$$ YesYes
Saas-Fee  Hohnegg Alpine Resort+41 279581070$$$
Saas-Fee  Hotel Bristol+41 279581212$$$
Saas-Fee  Schweizerhof Saas-Fee+41 279586060$$$
Saas-Fee  Best Western Metropol Grand Hotel+41 279586060$$$
Saas-Fee  Hotel Elite Saas-Fee+41 279586060$$
Saas-Fee  wellnessHostel4000: Saas-Fee Youth Hostel+41 279585050$ Yes
Scuol/Ardez  Schorta's Hotel Alvetern+41 818641421$$
Scuol/Ftan  Haus Paradies Hotel+41 818641421$$$$$
Scuol  Hotel Engiadina+41 818641421$$$
Scuol  Guardaval+41 818610909$$$
Scuol  Scuol Youth Hostel+41 818623131$
Scuol/Sent  Backpacker Hotel Swissroof+41 818641722$
Scuol/Tarasp  Schlosshotel Chaste+41 818613060$$$
St Moritz  Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains +41 818383838$$$$$
St Moritz  Badrutt's Palace+41 818371000$$$$$ Yes
St Moritz  Kulm+41 818368000$$$$$
St Moritz  The Carlton+41 818367000$$$$$
St Moritz  Suvretta House+41 818363636$$$$$
St Moritz  Crystal Hotel+41 818366000$$$$
St Moritz  Waldhaus am See+41 818366000$$$
St Moritz  Hotel Bären+41 818366000$$
St Moritz  St Moritz Bad Youth Hostel+41 818366111$
St Moritz  Randolins Backpackers+41 818308383$
Verbier  Chalet D'Adrien+41 277716200$$$$$
Villars/Gryon  Chalet Martin+41 797246374$
Villars  Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa+41 244959090$$$$$ Yes
Wengen  Schonegg Hotel+41 338553422$$$$
Wengen  Hotel Baeren+41 338551419$$$$
Wengen  Romantik Hotel Schönegg+41 338553422$$$ Yes
Wengen  Alpenrose+41 338553422$$$ Yes
Wengen  Beausite Park Hotel+41 338553422$$$
Wengen  Sunstar Hotel+41 338553422$$$
Zermatt  Ski Zermatt Apartments+44 2034682235$$-$$$ Yes
Zermatt  Cervo Zermatt+41 279681212$$$$$
Zermatt  The Omnia+41 279667171$$$$$
Zermatt  Mont Cervin Palace+41 279668888$$$$$
Zermatt  Riffelalp Resort+41 279660555$$$$$ Yes
Zermatt  Hotel Firefly+41 29677676$$$$$ Yes Yes
Zermatt  Alex+41 279667070$$$$
Zermatt  Alpenhof+41 279665555$$$$
Zermatt  Mirabeau Alpine Residence+41 279662660$$$$
Zermatt  Bella Vista+41 279662810$$$
Zermatt  Coeur des Alpes+41 279664080$$$
Zermatt  Cervo+41 279681212$$$ Yes
Zermatt  Unique Hotel Post+41 279662810$$$
Zermatt  Walliserhof Swiss Q Hotel+41 279662810$$$
Zermatt  Parkhotel Beau-Site+41 279662810$$$
Zermatt  Hotel Bahnhof+41 279672406$
Zermatt  Zermatt Youth Hostel+41 279672320$
Zweisimmen/Rinderberg  Hamilton Lodge and Spa+41 279232043$$$ Yes