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Chalet Ski Station is located right across the street from the Brevent ski lift. It is about a five-minute walk to the town centre and ten-minute walk back to the hostel. The walk back to the hostel from the city centre is pretty steep but there is a bus available until around 6:30. It is just over an hour from Geneva and the least expensive transfer service is alpybus.

The atmosphere of the hostel could be best compared to going back to camp. You walk into the social area which is always accompanied by some people. They are usually playing cards, reading, have some drinks, or just engaging in some eclectic conversations. The rooms are pretty cozy with between five to eight beds in a room. There are no lockers available but its is a pretty trustworthy atmosphere with iPods and cell phones being left around with no worries. The bathrooms are simple with about five stalls in the men's room and five in the women's room. Showers are available for a small fee. There is also a kitchen available to anyone that wants to cook. You can rent linens and blankets for a few euros. The rooms get a little chilly at night so it is a good idea to bring some extra layers to keep you warm while sleeping.

The hostel is run by a very nice French lady. She stays out of the way but it always available to help if you need anything. She let us charge our iPod in her room because we didn't want to leave it out when we were sleeping. There is no curfew, although after midnight you need a code to get in since the front door gets locked. This hostel is perfect for anyone who is looking to ski on a budget, since a lot of the other local accommodations can be expensive. It is also a great place to find friends, ski groups, or climbing groups if anyone is traveling on his own.

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February 2007

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
1   Health and Safety Issue I slipped on ice at the back door of ski station, banged my head and badly bruised my back. I think I suffered from mild concussion. There is also a stench of cooked food in the kitchen. The shower cubicles virtually don't provide any privacy as the curtains are practically non-existent. Some nights can also be very cold and you may have to put extra blankets on. The hostel manager also mopped the floor without putting a "wet floor caution" sign up so watch out for that as well. However the hostel manager was a lovely lady.  , United Kingdom ()
5   Good stuff This is the place to go if you're on a budget. Paid 16 euros a night for like 5 nights. Had a great time. Big kitchen to cook/hang out in, the owner lady is super chill, and theres lots of people to meet from all over the world. Definitely recommend this place. The only downside is that you have to walk up a huge hill from the town center, but its worth it!  , USA ()
5   Great place for a season I stayed here nearly 4 months in winter 1998-1999, biggest winter for years, Ski Station was perfect, but like a barracks -- simple yet clean. It was really cheap and friendly, get free shower tokens if you're a long stayer! Lots of returning ski bums who know the mountains really well that you can hook up with. It was a fantastic time that I'm so glad I did, probably the best time of my life. Save money before you go so you don't need to work, just ski! Col de Plan and Enver du Plan off the Auiguille, couloir rectiligne, ENSA couloir -- epic descents. If you are doing an Alpine season you need Chamonix for the lift accessed off piste. Other resorts whilst great in many ways will bore you after a month. Ski station photos look the same now as it was then!  , Scotland ()
4   Relaxed Stayed here only one night and what stroke me most was the relaxedness of the lovely landlady in the first place and the visitors, from all over the world, in the 2e place. It felt like meeting friends, although I only just met the people for the first time.  , Netherlands ()
3   Superb Location Ski Station, is located, not one minutes walk from the gondola to Brevent. The hostel is great value for money,at approc 10 euro's pernight winter 2008-9. I have stayed here 5 times, taking my 10 son on on occasions. Nice friendly atmosphere, with plenty of people to sit and share experiances with. If I could give one constructive critiscm, it would be that the facilitie's could be improved for a fairly low cost and encourage more people to stay. But still if you are looking for a very low budget break, this is the place to stay  , English ()
5   fanf...ingtastic I stayed in Ski Station for 3 months it was the best time of my life i met all kinds of people from all over the world and made some great friends the partys were crazy and the place was always clean its close to a ski lift so you dont have to catch the bus all the time. if you are social this is for you.  , zimbabwe ()
5   Great I've stayed in this hostel twice in the last couple years and enjoyed my stays immensely. The atmosphere is great everyone is very friendly especially Veronique (the landlady), who will help you out with anything you need with a big smile at all times. Also the price is right! You cant go wrong!  , English ()

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