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 St. Moritz.
St. Moritz is one of the most famous winter sports resorts and winter spots in the Alps. Despite its population of only about five thousand permanent residents, St. Moritz looks like a cosmopolitan Alpine city. The town hosted the Winter Olympic Games on two occasions in the twentieth century and also hosted the Alpine Skiing World Championships three times in the past hundred years. The town has the Alpine Ski World Cup and they have significant media coverage. Other sports that are popular are bobsleighing and skeleton as the first races were organized in the late nineteenth century. Recently, the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships were held in St. Moritz. Needless to say, the facilities for sports are outstanding and only a few winter resorts in the world can compete with this little Swiss town.
St. Moritz has also very beautiful nature, with stunning panorama views from the tops of the Alps. And unlike other winter resorts, it has great weather as the sun shines on average more than three hundred days a year. You can also visit the Leaning Tower of the broken Mauritius Church, built around the sixteenth century, and the Segantini Museum with a large collection of works by the artist Giovanni Segantini.
Like in many other Swiss cities, St. Moritz hostels are not cheap and they can be above the regular budget for many backpackers. It is a small town and the number of St. Moritz hostels is not big but you have several options. Most hostels in St. Moritz have very good conditions and since the town is quite small, do not be afraid even if your St. Moritz hostel is not located in the very center of the city. For weekends with international ski competitions, prices can be very high, so book your ticket well in advance.
Written by local enthusiast for St. Moritz hostelsGeorge Traveller