The hotel has a loft which 17 dorm beds for CHF30 each. The accommodation is spartan and a little expensive for what you get, even in Switzerland, but if the Matterhorn Hostel is full and you don't want to pay CHF56/night then this is a reasonable option. The German for dormitory is "matratzenlager" or literally mattress camp - and having been here I now know why. The loft itself is fine if there are few people staying however if it is full, on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night, then it can be quite noisy and difficult to get a good nights sleep – but this is the same with all dorms this size.
There is a well maintained kitchen which can be used, however if hostel and hotel guests wish to use it at the same time, it can be a little small. It is a much better option than eating out each night – and good quality food can be bought from the nearby Migros and Coop supermarkets.
As its name implies, it is right next to the main Zermatt railway station (to Brig). It is also across the road from the Gornergratbahn station with its cablecars up to Gornergrat. It is a considerable walk (especially if you are carrying skis or snowboards) to the other station in Zermatt, the Matterhornexpress gondola lifts towards the Kleine Matterhorn. Nevertheless, Zermatt is a small town and everything is reachable by walking.
by David Halliday
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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