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 Morzine. To help you make friends with Morzine before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Morzine, French Alps, France, is a beautiful alpine town found in the French Alps that is a nice place to visit during summer and winter. In winter, Morzine comes alive with skiers and snowboarders from around the world (mainly from the UK, though) who all come to enjoy the exciting skiing found throughout the Porte du Soleil ski area. Porte du Soleil includes twelve resorts, including some in Switzerland that are linked by chairlifts and buses. From Morzine, you have direct easy access to three of the resorts -- Avoriaz, Morzine, and Les Gets. The town of Morzine is also a great place to enjoy some Apres Ski in all of the great restaurants and bars. Morzine is a pretty big party town in the winter, so you can always find somewhere to have a good time.
In summer, it's a bit more relaxing with a great range of hiking and biking in all of the mountains surrounding Morzine. Because of the lift-accessed hiking, you can easily get high up into the mountains without having to hike all the way up from the bottom. There is also a few different lakes in which to cool off as well as the local swimming pool.
Morzine can be reached by public buses or private transfer companies that usually pick up from Geneva Airport. For getting around the village during winter and summer lift operating periods, you have free shuttle buses, which make it easy to get around.
Morzine, French Alps, France hostels are found in different locations around the town, so you have to figure out which one will suit you best. The hostels in Morzine, French Alps, France, that you find within the main Morzine centre give you the best access to everything, as you can easily access the resorts on both sides of the village as well as all of the town's facilities.
Other hostels in Morzine, French Alps, France, can be found up on the resort slopes or in nearby towns. If you choose a Morzine, French Alps, France hostel on the resort slope, then you get ski-in-ski-out access, so you don't need to worry about getting on a bus to get to the lifts. Staying on the slopes does limit you after the resort closes, though, as the only access is via the cable car. Hostels outside of town offer you a more relaxed atmosphere, but you don't have the same nearby access to restaurants and chairlifts as you have with the ones in town. Hostels in Morzine, French Alps, France, open seasonally so they aren't normally open all year round and you also often are fully catered for with all meals included.
Morzine is an outdoor lovers' paradise and is worth exploring at any time of year.
Written by local enthusiast for Morzine hostelsStraighty