Hostels in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Get to know Zermatt (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Zermatt. To help you make friends with Zermatt before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Located in the southern, German-speaking canton (state) of Valais is the picturesque town of Zermatt, Switzerland. Though the town itself only has a population of about six thousand, it can receive up to three times as many tourists at any given time. Zermatt is unashamedly a tourist destination, with plenty of all the usual tourist traps abound, but do not let that deter you from visiting this magical spot. It's touristy for a reason.

Towering nearly five thousand meters above sea level is Mount Matterhorn. The legendary mountain dominates the tiny town of Zermatt; thrill seekers and novices alike flock here in herds to experience some of Europe's finest snow fields and lodgings. Depending on what you are looking for, there are two seasons in which it is ideal to visit Zermatt. May until October is mild, ski lifts are open, and hiking treks are still accessible. December through April is prefect for hard-core thrill seekers, as the temperature is below zero and the snow is plentiful.

Spending time in Zermatt can be difficult on a budget, but if you exercise some diligence you can make it happen. Supermarkets offer good-quality, ready-made meals at affordable prices and there are a small number of youth hostels in Zermatt, Switzerland, located just outside of the town's centre. Book your Zermatt, Switzerland hostel in advance, especially during peak seasons, as affordable options fill up quickly and hotels are notoriously expensive. Be aware that many hostels in Zermatt, Switzerland, have strict rules regarding reception hours and check-in/check-out times. This means that many Zermatt, Switzerland hostels do not have twenty-four-hour reception, and failure to check in or out at specified times may result in you been charged additional fees for either not turning up when you where supposed to or for checking out too late.

Zermatt is a car-free town, so motorists must park their cars in nearby Täsch and take the train the remaining five kilometres into town. Zermatt is easily accessible from either Zurich or Geneva via SBB train, which itself is a beautifully scenic journey.

Written by local enthusiast for Zermatt hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Zermatt hostels Chloe

FAQ about Zermatt Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Zermatt. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Zermatt. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Zermatt costs on average $68 for a dorm. A hostel in Zermatt with private rooms costs on average $257.
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Your Packing List for Zermatt

Your Packing List for Zermatt

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Zermatt Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Zermatt, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$68 Average dorm price
$257 Average private room price
$67 Cheapest hostel in Zermatt
Zermatt Youth Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Zermatt
Morgenrot Bergbeiz is the best rated
Most Zermatt hostels are located in
Winkelmatten
6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Zermatt - from the Community

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