This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Adelboden.
Adelboden, Switzerland, is embedded in the middle of the Bernese Alps, in the west of the Bernese Highlands. This Swiss mountain village is a renowned holiday resort. It offers plenty of options to ski in winter and hike on trails in summer. Ski and snowboard lovers enjoy a piste network of more than two hundred kilometres. More than seventy transport facilities, such as gondolas and ski lifts, enable quick transport of sports enthusiasts. Cross-country ski trails, a freeride arena, and a snow park complete the offer. Check out the summit Schwandfeldspitz to enjoy an impressive panorama view. It is an excellent hiking area, but the summit can be reached by a cable car as well. In summer, more than three hundred kilometres of hiking trails await you. Choleren Gorge is an excellent destination for active tourists who like watermills, waterfalls, and smooth rocks. In addition to that, you can enjoy the growing number of wellness facilities and the unique atmosphere in the mountains, even if you are not a sport enthusiast.
Around three thousand four hundred people permanently live in the mountain village. The official language is German; most locals speak some sort of Berner Oberland dialect, a Swiss regional dialect. Besides tourism, agriculture and wood tourism are important for the local economy. The history of the village dates back to the fifteenth century, when Adelboden was mentioned for the first time.
The mountain village Adelboden is a popular tourist destination in winter and in summer. Therefore, you can choose from a great amount of hotels, most of which have three or four stars, but the price level is high. For this reason, it can be quite hard to find an affordable accommodation for a backpacker on a tight budget, but you can find a hostel in Adelboden, Switzerland, that is located in the centre of the town, so it is easy to get around and to get to the gondola if you feel like skiing or snowboarding. This accommodation is more like a combination of a guesthouse and a classic hostel in Adelboden, Switzerland.
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