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 Chur.
Chur, a small, pretty city in Switzerland's northeast, is the capital of the lovely Graubünden region. Set in a lush, green valley surrounded by mountains with a lovely, clear blue river flowing through it, Chur is a great city with more of a "big town" vibe to it. Chur is an excellent place to base yourself when exploring the Graubünden region and is well connected to everywhere in the region by train and bus as well to rest of Switzerland.
Hostels in Chur are all located within easy walking distance of the train and bus station plus close to many great restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs plus plenty of supermarkets and retail shops. Chur hostels offer shared dorm rooms plus private rooms and usually Wi-Fi plus some also have pubs attached to add to the social atmosphere.
Chur is a university town with students from all over Switzerland and abroad coming here to study so it's got a lively nightlife scene (particularly on Thursday nights) and a young population who are always happy to meet travelers and have a drop of the great local beer!
The town has many pretty buildings and small squares with fountains as well as lovely cobbled streets in the old town area. There are also many great hiking opportunities around Chur and a cable car that leads from close to the centre of town to the hills above offering an amazing view of Chur and the surrounding areas.
If you're into skiing and winter sports, Chur and Graubünden are the places for you! Lots of smaller ski resorts are very close to Chur and can be easily accessed in a day trip by car, bus, or train; even if you're not into winter sports the surrounding villages and mountains are beautiful destinations in their own right.
Written by local enthusiast for Chur hostelsmichael cowgill