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 Gryon. To help you make friends with Gryon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Gryon, Switzerland, is a municipality in the southwest of Switzerland. Around one thousand four hundred people permanently live in Gryon, which belongs to the canton of Vaud (in German, Waadt). The official language is French. The municipality is at high altitude, approximately one thousand one hundred metres above sea level. In former centuries, agriculture was a big economic factor for the municipality. However, this situation has been changed, and nowadays, tourism is the driving power for Gryon. The nature, the impressive mountain ranges, and the numerous outdoor activities are the main reasons for tourists to visit the region. If you travel from abroad and you have to take a plane, check out the flights to Genève (in German, Genf). It is the nearest international airport served by many low-cost airlines. From Genf, you can take one of the frequent train services and the travel time is around two hours.
Gryon is popular in summer and winter. However, it is less touristy than expected. You can find some guesthouses and holiday apartments in the municipality. The supply is rather limited. If you like backpacking and you want to save up some money, check out the hostels in Gryon, Switzerland. Your hostel in Gryon, Switzerland, offers clean, traditional, and modern facilities. It is an excellent starting point for a day on the slopes and to discover the nature of the region.
The ski resort Villars/Gryon/Les Diablerets is literally around the corner. Around eighty-four kilometres of slopes and twenty-five lifts are available to make your stay really pleasant. The season starts in the beginning of December and ends in the middle of April. If you do not like skiing or snowboarding, you can also go hiking, biking, and climbing. A stroll in the village of Gryon is very recommendable, as well; it is designated as a Swiss Heritage Site. Lausanne is only around sixty kilometres away, and is a worthwhile destination for a day trip.
Written by local enthusiast for Gryon hostelsFlo