Oct 23, 2017 - 9:06 AM
in reply to jmurr
>> I looked briefly at the hostels as thought the boys might like to mix with other over billiards but the prices seemed quite high so I left my search a bit dejected!
Yes, Switzerland is expensive compared with neighbouring European countries, but for Australians it's pretty much on a par with what we pay here for accommodation, and food is often a bit cheaper in Switzerland. I don't know how NZ compares.
I have stayed in youth hostels in Saas-Fee, Locarno, St Moritz and Scuol. The one in Saas-Fee was outstanding, those in St Moritz and Scuol were excellent, and the one in Locarno was not bad. The common facilities are excellent. The bedrooms are basically furnished (as you would expect in a hostel), but comfortable, clean and well-maintained. If you have your meals there, they are a bargain (cafeteria standard, 3 courses, usually a choice of 2-3 mains including a vegetarian option), but that means being back in the hostel by about 6pm of an evening, and you have to pre-book your meal by a certain time in the afternoon at the latest. Breakfast buffets are substantial and included in the overnight tariff.
If you are interested, I have posted pictures of the hostels in Saas-Fee and Scuol in previous messages:
Scuol Youth Hostel - my post of Jul 11, 2017 - 2:31 AM on the following page:
Saas-Fee Youth Hostel - my post of Oct 5, 2017 - 2:13 AM on the following page:
There are also photos of St Moritz Youth Hostel attached below.
I assume you have already found the youth hostel site:
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