This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Les Arcs. To help you make friends with Les Arcs before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Les Arcs is a popular and very large ski resort village in the Tarentaise Valley of Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the French Alps. There are many ski runs at the resort, including access to lots of off-piste skiing. Skiing is the biggest activity in the area, however during summer, mountain bike riding and hiking are also very popular activities. The region is beautiful, and whether you are there to hike or ski, you will experience beautiful vistas of mountains and the valley.
Accommodation, including hostels in Les Arcs, is usually very expensive, especially in the ski season. Sometimes last minute deals can be found, particularly if there has been a bad snowfall. There are some cheaper Les Arcs hostel and guesthouses available, however they can also be quite pricey in comparison to other hostels in Europe. There are some small markets and expensive restaurants in Les Arcs, however if you are traveling on a budget, it’s worth bringing your own food.
Accommodation is modern, with French design, and very clean with all your usual amenities. Accommodation, including Les Arcs hostels, will usually provide tourist information, including information on ski rentals. Summer is definitely a cheaper and less busy time to visit the area. Hot water showers, Wi-Fi, linen, and towels are almost always included in the price. Laundry is available, and sometimes a washing machine is provided. Most people stay in chalets or lodges during their stay -- these can be quite expensive, unless you are traveling in a large group, as you pay per lodge or chalet, not per person. The option to have your catering included is almost always available.
Written by local enthusiast for Les Arcs hostelsKelly Sheldrick