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 Hospental. To help you make friends with Hospental before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located at almost one thousand five hundred metres above sea level, the very small municipality of Hospental, Switzerland, is a perfect spot for Alpine tourism in the Canton of Uri. Only about one hundred ninety people permanently live in and around Hospental in Central Switzerland. It is a very authentic and cosy village at the food of the Gotthard Pass, surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges.
The easiest way to get there is by car. The main roads Two and Nineteen pass by this small municipality. Nearby there are three Alpine passes, the famous St. Gotthard Pass, the Oberalp Pass, and the Furka Pass. These passes link the central region to all other major cities in Switzerland. Moreover, there is a regional train service from Andermatt to Brig, which also stops in Hospental.
Particularly in winter, the canton of Uri is well known for its guarantee of snow, and therefore it is very popular with outdoor sport lovers. If you want to go skiing or snowboarding, the ski resorts of Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun are the place to go. The four linked ski arenas Nästchen, Realp, Sedrun, and Gemstock have more than one hundred twenty-five kilometres of pistes. The ski resorts are very suitable for families with children as well as for free riders. If you prefer some more quiet, activities such as winter hiking are also available to enjoy the unique alpine landscape.
In summer, the mountainous region is very suitable for biking and hiking. Do not miss the cross-country track Urserental, which leads along the River Reuss through the scenic nature landscape from Andermatt over Hospental. The track passes by Realp and leads back to Andermatt.
Since Hospental is highly situated, the average temperatures are quite low in summer. The daily mean temperatures only range from eleven to thirteen degrees Celsius. In winter, maximum temperatures from three to five degrees Celsius are common.
If you decide to stay in Hospental, you can chose from several hotels or guesthouses; your options for a Hospental, Switzerland hostel are limited. Generally, the prices for accommodations are reasonable and regarding your Hospental, Switzerland hostel, the guests are happy with the quality of the facilities and the atmosphere. Keep in mind that during the winter a Hospental, Switzerland hostel can be booked out quickly, especially during the winter holiday period and Christmas. Booking ahead helps to avoid disappointments.
Written by local enthusiast for Hospental hostelsFlo