23 Best Ski Hostels in Europe – Snow at Your Doorstep

23 Best Ski Hostels in Europe

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Welcome to the snow-covered wonderland of Europe, where the only thing chillier than the slopes is your bank account after buying all that winter gear. 

But fear not, budget-conscious ski lovers, because we’ve scoured every ski-able white-covered mountain, from Austria to the Alps and Pyrenees, and every other ‘ees’, to bring you the lowdown on the best ski hostels in Europe.

Strap on your skis (or snowboards), zip up your onesie (or don’t), and carve your way through the slopes. 

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Good to know: If you’re hopping around Europe quite a bit, we have other guides that could come in useful like the one on the Best hostels in Europe (and dedicated ones to the best beach, co-working, and female hostels in Europe). We also have tips on how to travel in Europe cheaply.

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Overview: Best Ski Hostels in Europe by Traveler Type

🇫🇷Ski and Eat in Chamonix:RockyPop Hotel
🇫🇷Ski and Apres-ski in Châtel:1861 Châtel Hostel
🇨🇭Ski and Swim in El Tarter:Mountain Hostel Tarter
🇵🇱Ski and Chalet life in Zakopane: Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane
🇳🇴Ski and Sports Activities in Voss:Voss Hostel
🇮🇹Ski and Socialize in Solda: Basecamp Nives
🇨🇭Ski and panoramic Terrace in Motta Naluns:Scuol Youth Hostel
🇫🇷Ski and Views in Les Deux Alpes: The People Hostel – Les 2 Alpes
🇨🇭Ski Paradise in Zermatt:Youth Hostel Zermatt

Ski Hostels in Austria

The ski season in Austria runs from December until April.

Helpful if you’re going to Austria:

Roomie Alps Design Hostel, Kitzbühel

Roomie Alps Hostel provides the ultimate spot for connecting with good-vibes enthusiasts seeking skiing adventures and mountain hikes.

It brilliantly merges Tyrolean Austrian charm with modernity, featuring a lively bar, open kitchen, laundry amenities, and essential ski/bike storage.

Travelers rave about their exceptional cleanliness, remarkable staff, and superb location – perfect for couples seeking thrilling Alpine escapes.

From ski-ready mornings with buffet breakfasts to memorable après-ski atmospheres filled with laughter and new friends, this is a great pick for anyone looking for a social ski-friendly atmosphere.

Location: Situated in the city center of Kitzbühel. Nearby Ski Lifts: Hahnenkammbahn (350m), Rasmusleiten (400m), Ganslern (450m), Hornbahn I (550m)

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Bar, open kitchen, shared lounge, laundry room, and ski/bike storage
  • Tour desk 
  • Karaoke
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Activities include hiking, skiing, and cycling
Book Roomie Alps Hostel here

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Roomie Alps Design Hostel
Roomie Alps Design Hostel
Roomie Alps Design Hostel Dorms
Roomie Alps Design Hostel Dorms
Roomie Alps Design Hostel Lounge
Roomie Alps Design Hostel Lounge

Backyard Mountain Hostel, Mayrhofen

Backyard Mountain Hostel boasts a cozy garden, inviting lounge, scenic terrace, and free WiFi.

With personalized concierge services catered to skiing, a BBQ grill, lively evening entertainment, and a communal kitchen, it’s a haven for adventure-seekers. Rooms include handy appliances and essentials, while some offer stunning mountain views and balconies.

Travelers can bond over games in the lounge or explore the picturesque hiking and skiing spots nearby. 

Location: A 3-minute walk away from Floiten Ski Lift.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Garden, shared lounge, terrace
  • BBQ
  • Evening entertainment and shared kitchen
  • Ski-related services, including arranged ski lessons and weekend trips
Book Backyard Mountain Hostel here

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Backyard Mountain Hostel Dorms
Backyard Mountain Hostel Dorms
Backyard Mountain Hostel
Backyard Mountain Hostel
Backyard Mountain Hostel Outdoor
Backyard Mountain Hostel Outdoor

Marmota Hostel, Innsbruck

Hostel Marmota has a very peaceful location, close to Ambras Castle. With free WiFi and a lovely garden terrace for barbecues, it’s perfect for socializing, skiing, and laying back.

Their reception operates limited hours, but late check-ins (after 10 pm) are made possible thanks to the tablet by the main door.

From budget-friendly dorms to private ensuite rooms, Marmota offers a range of accommodations to suit different tastes and group sizes. 

Location: Located in a quiet neighborhood, 10 minutes by tram from the Railway Station. The nearest ski lift is around 30 minutes away from walking.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Garden, terrace, and barbecue facilities.
  • Ski and snowboard storage is available.
  • Public parking on site (extra charge from 09:00 to 19:00; free on weekends and holidays).
Book Hostel Marmota here

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Hostel Marmota Dorms
Hostel Marmota Dorms
Hostel Marmota Lounge
Hostel Marmota Lounge
Hostel Marmota
Hostel Marmota

MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum, Innsbruck

MEININGER Hotel Zentrum is a skier’s paradise boasting an alpine charm.

With easy access to iconic attractions like Goldenes Dachl, Triumphpforte, and Bergisel Skisprungschanze, as well as efficient public transport options right outside, the hotel offers a prime location.

They offer a very cozy space with fun ski-themed decor, 24-hour helpful staff, and a lively atmosphere making it an appealing choice. An added bonus? The secure storage for ski and biking gear and the free apples to fuel your adventures.

Location: Good accessibility to public transportation with bus and tram lines stopping in front of the hotel. The nearest ski lift is around a 16-minute walk away.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception, free wifi, continental breakfast
  • Packed lunch option
  • Storage facilities for bikes and skis.
  • Free services include bedding, towels, maps, guest kitchen use, hotel bar, and daily housekeeping.
  • Shared lounge, a bar on-site, and a shared kitchen
Book MEININGER Hotel Zentrum here

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MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum Lounge
MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum Lounge
MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum Dorm
MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum Dorm
MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum
MEININGER Innsbruck Zentrum

SnowBunnys, Kitzbühel

SnowBunnys Backpackers Hostel caters to budget-conscious skiers who love to après-ski.

Their accommodation options range from dorms to cozy double rooms.

The laid-back atmosphere encourages mingling and chill evenings while offering free breakfast, all-day coffee and tea, Wi-Fi, and BBQ facilities for social events.

Ski enthusiasts will appreciate gear storage and the nearby nightlife après-ski events.

Location: A 5-minute walk from the Hahnenkamm Ski Elevator. Many restaurants, pubs, and shops in the vicinity.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Free breakfast and complimentary coffee/tea all day and drinks machine with beer
  • BBQ facilities, garden
  • storage for bikes, skis, and snowboards.
  • Communal kitchen and a comfortable common room.
Book SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel here

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SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel
SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel
SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel Dorms
SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel Dorms
SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel Balcony
SnowBunnys BackPackers Hostel Balcony

Ski Hostels in France

The ski season in France runs from December until April.

Helpful if you’re going to France:

Chamonix Lodge, Chamonix

Chamonix Lodge boasts wood-clad walls, exposed beams, and stunning mountain views, earning its reputation as one of Europe’s best ski hostels.

Travelers can enjoy complimentary services like Wi-Fi, ski storage, and a delicious breakfast alongside fantastic amenities such as a sauna and cozy communal spaces perfect for mingling.

This hostel offers exceptional access to the breathtaking Mont Blanc Massif. It’s also relatively cheap compared to other ski hostels in Europe – this is definitely a budget accommodation.

Location: Located in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, 10 minutes walk to the center of town. Nearby ski lifts: Aiguille Midi 1 (1.1 km), Chamonix – Planpraz Ski Lift (1.4 km). About 10 mins walk from the bus stop to the ski area.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Free ski/luggage storage
  • Sauna on-site
  • Large terrace and garden with views of the Mont Blanc Massif
  • Gas BBQ available, communal kitchen and lounge
  • Storage space for ski equipment
  • Free breakfast, Free tea, coffee, and Wi-Fi
Book Chamonix Lodge here

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Chamonix Lodge Lounge
Chamonix Lodge Lounge
Chamonix Lodge Dorms
Chamonix Lodge Dorms
Chamonix Lodge
Chamonix Lodge

RockyPop Hotel, Chamonix

RockyPop Hotel boasts an innovative concept, emphasizing ski adventures and lively social experiences.

Within a 4-minute drive from Chamonix, this 3-star hotel features 148 cozy rooms, affordable rates, and their own Rocky Shuttles ready to whisk guests to Chamonix’s snowy slopes.

From this hostel, you can embrace epic Mont Blanc views, and savor the inviting atmosphere with a diverse restaurant, cocktail bar, live events, and arcade games—perfect for connecting with friends and family in nature’s playground.

Location: In the picturesque village of Les Houches. A 4-minute drive from Chamonix. Nearby ski lifts: TK du Tourchet (1.2 km), TK Ecole du Tourchet (1.3 km) – Approximately 5 minutes from both Chamonix and Les Houches ski areas.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Ski pass, ski lessons, and ski shop sale point
  • Free shuttle service to Chamonix ski slopes
  • Ski storage space and ski equipment hire
  • Sun terraces and food court 
  • Live music events, game room, Dj at the on-site bar
Book RockyPop Hotel here

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RockyPop Chamonix - Les Houches Dorms
RockyPop Chamonix - Les Houches Dorms
RockyPop Chamonix - Les Houches Lounge
RockyPop Chamonix - Les Houches Lounge
RockyPop Chamonix - Les Houches Restaurant
RockyPop Chamonix - Les Houches Restaurant

1861 Châtel Hostel, Châtel

1861 Châtel Hostel boasts a terrace with stunning waterfall views and prime ski pass access.

Renowned for its warm atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to have a good time here.

Unlimited fun awaits, from skiing and cycling to savoring burgers in their on-site bar.

With superbly helpful staff, a shared kitchen, and ample free parking, you’ll feel right at home in this passionately run and well-equipped gem. 

Location: Nearby Ski Lifts include: Linga Ski Lift (950 m), L’Echo Alpin Ski Lift (950 m), and La Leiche Ski Lift (1.1 km). Free ski bus every 10 minutes both ways for convenient transportation. Plenty of free parking is available nearby.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Terrace with views of the Châtel waterfall.
  • Ski pass sales point on-site, a tour desk for assistance with planning activities.
  • Shared kitchen, lounge, on-site bar, terrace
  • Ski storage space is provided.
Book 1861 Châtel Hostel here

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1861 Châtel Hostel Bar
1861 Châtel Hostel Bar
1861 Châtel Hostel Dorm
1861 Châtel Hostel Dorm
1861 Châtel Hostel
1861 Châtel Hostel

The People Hostel, Les Deux Alpes

The People Hostel – Les 2 Alpes provides 362 cozy beds, both dorms and private rooms and combines comfort and social atmosphere perfectly – although it’s pretty huge.

Their chill-out room features deep couches, a mini cinema, and a guest kitchen. 

They offer amazing food and drinks to recharge after a day of skiing. This isn’t a cozy hotel due to its size, but it’s very energetic and you’ll be able to mingle or stay alone depending on your preference.

Location: A 10-minute walk to Les Deux Alpes Ski School. Some Nearby Ski Lifts include Vallee Blanche Ski Lift (150 m), Champame Ski Lift (200 m), Bosquets Ski Lift (300 m), Petit Bosquet (300 m), Belle Etoile Ski Lift (350 m).

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Common lounge, kitchen, restaurant, and mini cinema
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk service
Book The People Hostel – Les 2 Alpes here

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The People - Les 2 Alpes Lounge
The People - Les 2 Alpes Lounge
The People - Les 2 Alpes Terrace
The People - Les 2 Alpes Terrace
The People - Les 2 Alpes View
The People - Les 2 Alpes View

Moontain Hostel, Oz-en-Oisans

Moontain Hostel boasts ski-to-door access, a lively atmosphere, and stunning mountain views.

This cozy and welcoming gem offers more than just comfy beds; picture tasty meals at their on-site restaurant, refreshments at the bar, and friendly socializing among diverse guests.

With awesome nearby ski slopes, serene hiking trails, and cycling routes only steps away from your room, Moontain Hostel is perfect for nature lovers craving genuine connections and unforgettable experiences.

Location: Proximity to Poutran Cable Car (10-minute walk) and Clos du Pré Ski Elevator (2-minute walk). Easy access to ski lifts and pistes from the hostel. Nearby Ski Lifts include Clos du Pre Ski Lift (40 m), Poutran Ski Lift (200 m), and L’Alpette Ski Lift (300 m).

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Ski-to-door access, providing direct access to skiing.
  • Sun terrace, restaurant, and bar on-site.
  • Ski equipment and bike hire are available.
Book Moontain Hostel here

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Moontain Hostel Dorms
Moontain Hostel Dorms
Moontain Hostel Lodge
Moontain Hostel Lodge
Moontain Hostel Lounge
Moontain Hostel Lounge

Ho36 Les Ménuires, Les Ménuires

Imagine a super cozy hostel nestled right at the foot of the slopes, that’s Ho36 Les Ménuires!

They opened in December 2017, welcoming everyone from families to business groups. You’ll love their beautifully designed rooms, lively 2 bars, and delicious restaurant. Plus, they offer room types for all kinds of travelers.

The ultimate perk? Ski-in and ski-out directly from their doorstep. 

Location: Located at the foot of the slopes in Les Ménuires. In the 3 valleys area, a few meters from the Croisette. Close to Menuires Ski Lift (150 m), Roc des 3 Marches 1 Ski Lift (150 m), and other lifts. The hostel is next to a free bus stop available for easy access to other ski areas.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Ski-to-door access
  • 2 bars, a restaurant, a shared lounge
  • Ski storage
  • Continental breakfast
  • Skiing, snowboarding, mountain sleds, skating rink, sports center, etc., available
Book Ho36 Les Ménuires here

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ho36 Les Menuires Lounge
ho36 Les Menuires Lounge
ho36 Les Menuires Bar
ho36 Les Menuires Bar
ho36 Les Menuires Dorms
ho36 Les Menuires Dorms

Ski Hostels in Switzerland

The ski season in Switzerland runs from November until April.

Helpful if you’re going to Switzerland:

Valley Hostel, Lauterbrunnen

Valley Hostel is surrounded by 72 waterfalls and snow-capped mountains and has everything you need, from cozy rooms to shops and restaurants, within a 50-meter radius.

Boasting breathtaking views, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and ski storage, this hostel is perfect for ski enthusiasts. It makes it so that you can easily connect with fellow travelers over a BBQ on the terrace or plan your next excursion together.

Location: Nearby ski lifts include Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp, Innerwengen, and Mürrenbahn. Access to cable cars or trains for skiing in Wengen and Mürren.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • All rooms offer mountain and waterfall views; showers and toilets on every floor.
  • Three kitchens for guest use; BBQ available on the large terrace.
  • Garden with a view of waterfalls and snowcapped mountains.
  • Free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and ski storage 
  • Excursions and activities are available for booking directly at the hostel.
Book Valley Hostel here

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Valley Hostel Dorms
Valley Hostel Dorms
Valley Hostel Lounge
Valley Hostel Lounge
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel

Scuol Youth hostel, Motta Naluns

Imagine stepping out of Scuol-Tarasp station and within minutes, arriving at an awesome modern hostel, where bright wooden interiors and minimalist design invite you in.

That’s Scuol Youth Hostel for you! Not only is it steps away from skiing and hiking adventures at Motta Naluns, but it also offers a supportive social atmosphere with its panoramic terrace, elegant fireplace lounge, and fun-filled game room.

Picture unwinding after an exciting day on the slopes with some regional Alpine dairy cheese or savoring mineral water straight from the village fountain. 

Location: Two-minute walk from Scuol-Tarasp station, post buses, and cableway to the skiing and hiking area of Motta Naluns. The Ski elevator is located 328 feet away. Proximity to the Scuol Tarasp Train Station (492 feet) and free village bus during the winter season.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • panoramic terrace for dining and a lounge with a fireplace.
  • Free Wi-Fi is provided.
  • Spacious lounge with views of the Grisons Mountains.
Book Scuol Youth Hostel here

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Interlaken Youth Hostel, Interlaken

Nestled in the Bernese Oberland’s heart, Interlaken Youth Hostel offers great affordable accommodation to people with various preferences.

 With public transport right outside, you can easily explore breathtaking sights around Lakes Brienz and Thun or marvel at the majestic Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfraujoch peaks. But if you’re reading this the thing that interests you is probably skiing: this hostel is a short walk away from Interlaken Ost station, where you can access Interlaken’s unspoiled “ski region.” 

Location: Convenient access to public transport for easy exploration of Lakes Brienz and Thun, as well as the Bernese Alps.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfraujoch, and the Aletsch Glacier.
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Book Interlaken Youth Hostel here

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Balmers Hostel, Interlaken

Balmers, Switzerland’s oldest private hostel, oozes charm in its playful, cozy wooden chalets. Perfect for adventure-seekers aged 18+ exploring the magical Alps surrounding Interlaken.

Clean and stash your gear safely, cook up a storm in their well-equipped kitchen, and unwind in the free outdoor jacuzzi. Hang out by the fireplace, jam in their music-filled haven, or embrace serenity in the hammock/meditation/yoga room.

Get insider tips on thrilling ski lifts – Hohwald T-bar (4.4 km), Boden Platter (5 km), Habkern Sattelegg T-bar (6 km) – and adrenaline-pumping activities from their friendly staff!

Location: Situated in Interlaken, the adventure capital of Europe. Surrounded by the stunning Swiss Alps, including peaks like Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau.  Ski lifts in the vicinity, including Skilift Hohwald T-bar (4.4 km), Skilift Boden Platter (5 km), and Skilift Habkern Sattelegg T-bar (6 km).

Facilities & Amenities:

  • A courtyard, terrace, and garden
  • Guest kitchen, Lounge, music room
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Hammock/meditation/yoga room
  • Assistance with planning outdoor adventures and information on activities
Book Balmers Hostel here

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Balmers Hostel Lounge
Balmers Hostel Lounge
Balmers Hostel Dorms
Balmers Hostel Dorms
Balmers Hostel Garden
Balmers Hostel Garden

Youthhostel Zermatt, Zermatt

At Youth Hostel Zermatt, you’ll be enveloped by the captivating mountain magic while embracing the alluring sight of the Matterhorn, aka ‘Hore’ or ‘Horu’.

Ideal for ski lovers and adventure-seekers, this budget-friendly hostel offers breathtaking views—especially from the breakfast room—and plenty of winter sports amenities.

Expect a lively atmosphere with like-minded travelers, comfortable beds, and mouthwatering breakfast options.

Plus, the kind and helpful staff will make your stay even more memorable. With guaranteed snow, fantastic slopes, and a convenient location, this place is truly a skier’s paradise.

Note that this hostel is uphill, requiring visitors to be in good shape to carry ski equipment

Location: Ski lifts nearby, including Zermatt-Furi Ski Lift (450 m), Matterhorn Express Gondola (450 m), Matterhorn Express 1 (500 m), Zermatt-Sunnegga (750 m), and Eisfluh (1.2 km). 10-minute walk to ski lifts and Zermatt city center. Convenient location, situated right in the middle between the train station and the ski cable cars.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Large ski room storage with lockers
  • 3-course meals available on prior request
  • One of the cheapest ski hostels in Switzerland with breakfast included
Book Balmers Hostel here

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Zermatt Youth Hostel Lounge
Zermatt Youth Hostel Lounge
Zermatt Youth Hostel Dorms
Zermatt Youth Hostel Dorms
Zermatt Youth Hostel
Zermatt Youth Hostel

Mountain Hostel Tarter, El Tarter

Mountain Hostel Tarter, nestled in the heart of Andorra’s El Tarter village, blends the joys of skiing and mountain sports with a friendly atmosphere.

With over 200 km of Grandvalira slopes at your fingertips and snug modern facilities within a rustic 200-year-old house, it’s no wonder travelers rave about their solar-powered haven.

Winter activities and heated jacuzzi meet to give you the perfect balanced holiday. Soak up the Pyrenees views indoors or out, and discover why this eco-conscious gem is truly a skier’s paradise.

Location: Situated in the mountain village of El Tarter, a short walk away from El Tarter’s ski slopes. 5 minutes drive from Soldeu, part of Grand Valira Ski Resort.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Outdoor terrace bar/restaurant with heated whirlpool and solarium, offering panoramic mountain views
  • Dining room, communal kitchen, lounge with fireplace
  • Winter activities: skiing, snowboarding, telemark, freestyle, freeride, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, heliskiing
  • Free services for skiers and snowboarders: ski storage room with boot dryer
  • Assistance in organizing activities, booking, and recommendations for enjoying Andorra
Book Mountain Hostel Tarter here

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Mountain Hostel Tarter Dorms
Mountain Hostel Tarter Dorms
Mountain Hostel Tarter Lounge
Mountain Hostel Tarter Lounge
Mountain Hostel Tarter Pool
Mountain Hostel Tarter Pool

Ski Hostels in Germany

The ski season in Germany runs from October until April.

Helpful if you’re going to Germany:

Bavaria City Hostel-Design Hostel, Füssen

Nestled in Füssen’s charming pedestrian zone, Bavaria City Hostel boasts an enchanting atmosphere and rich history where even royalty once stayed.

Just a short walk away from the train station and bakeries, this lovingly renovated gem offers dorms, free WiFi, and unique rooms designed with contemporary wooden furniture.

Unwind at their lively TV lounge, mingle on their terrace, or share a dinner with strangers who become friends in their dining area. This hostel is surrounded by world-renowned castles and the Tegelberg ski elevators which you can use to.. well.. ski.

Location: Conveniently located directly in the pedestrian zone of Füssen. A short walk away from Füssen Train Station.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Common lounge, kitchen, dining area, terrace
  • Washer and dryer available
Book Bavaria City Hostel here

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Bavaria City Hostel - Design Hostel Lounge
Bavaria City Hostel - Design Hostel Lounge
Bavaria City Hostel - Design Hostel
Bavaria City Hostel - Design Hostel
Bavaria City Hostel - Design Hostel Dorms
Bavaria City Hostel - Design Hostel

Ski Hostels in Romania

The ski season in Romania runs from November until March.

Helpful if you’re going to Romania:

JugendStube Hostel, Brasov

JugendStube Hostel is located in the heart of medieval Brasov in Transylvania.

Here, you’ll find a cozy and welcoming atmosphere with small dorms and private rooms for that perfect blend of socializing and privacy.

Their 24-hour reception is always ready with a warm welcome for late-night travelers and ski aficionados who want to store their gear after a day of skiing at nearby Poiana slopes – which is a 40-minute bus ride away.

Location: The hostel is 500 meters away from a bus that can drop you at Poiana Brasov – the biggest mountain ski resort in Romania.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Shared kitchen, communal room 
  • Ski equipment storage
Book JugendStube Hostel here

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JugendStube Hostel Lounge
JugendStube Hostel Lounge
JugendStube Hostel Dorms
JugendStube Hostel Dorms
JugendStube Hostel
JugendStube Hostel

Ski Hostels in Poland

The ski season in Poland runs from December until April.

Helpful if you’re going to Poland:

Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane, Zakopane

Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane is THE spot for winter enthusiasts.

It’s located close to the National Park trails, a 10-minute walk to beginner ski slopes, and boasts an incredible après-ski scene.

With buses to popular ski slopes across the street and snowboard lessons offered at a friendly price, it’s perfect for experts and newbies alike.

Housed in a charming historic building, it features free Wi-Fi, a cozy common area with TV, and a delicious breakfast to fuel your snowy adventures. 

Location: Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane located one mile from the Nosal Ski Station. Nearby ski lifts include Zolwik Lift (900 m), Nosal Ski Lift (950 m), Krzeselkowy Lift 1 (950 m), and Nosal – Bystre Lift 1 (950 m). 10 minutes walking distance from beginner ski slopes.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Option to hire ski equipment at reception
  • Snowboard lessons are offered at a reasonable price 
  • Apres ski fun available in the hostel
  • Kitchenette, common living room, sun terrace
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 24/7
Book Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane here

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Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Dorms
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Dorms
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Lounge
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Lounge
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Common Room
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Common Room
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane
Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane

Ski Hostels in Norway

The ski season in Norway runs from October until May.

Helpful if you’re going to Norway:

Lillehammer Hostel, Lillehammer

The Lillehammer Stasjonen Hostel is situated in the heart of Lillehammer, within the train station, providing easy access to a range of winter activities like skiing and hiking.

This is a good ski hostel in Europe for those who have specific dietary preferences or needs as they cater to a wide variety and are able to accommodate them with different breakfast options.

They’re pretty fun too and organize waffle gatherings and activities planned by their volunteer staff which makes the overall atmosphere very social as well.

Location: Located at the bus and train station building in the city center of Lillehammer. Hafjell Alpine Centre, the closest ski center, is accessible from the hostel.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Bar, cafe, and restaurant serving
  • Shared kitchen for guests’ use.
  • Continental, vegetarian, or gluten-free breakfast options.
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the price.
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Lillehammer Hostel
Lillehammer Hostel
Lillehammer Hostel Kitchen
Lillehammer Hostel Kitchen
Lillehammer Hostel Dorm
Lillehammer Hostel Dorm

Voss Vandrarheim AS, Voss

Voss Hostel is the perfect place for visitors to soak up the picturesque beauty of Lake Vangsvatnet.

This cozy, family-owned hostel offers stunning lake and mountain views.

This hostel markets itself as an adventure hostel that will get your adrenaline pumping with sports like skiing, rafting, and parachuting. 

Location: Excellent base for alpine and cross-country skiing. Proximity to ski lifts, including Hangurstrekket (1.6 km), Tråstølheisen (3.4 km), and Slettafjellet I (3.4 km).

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Communal kitchen, Lounge, veranda with lake views, and a BBQ grill.
  • Ski storage is available.
  • Free public parking nearby.
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Voss Vandrarheim Hostel Room
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Ski Hostels in Italy

The ski season in Italy runs from December until April.

Helpful if you’re going to Italy:

Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives, Solda

Basecamp Nives is perched 6234 feet high in the heart of Solda.

Crafted with wooden accents and offering free WiFi, travelers at this hostel can enjoy the majestic mountain views from the sun terrace. Each room features two bunk beds and a private shower room, creating an uncrowded chill atmosphere.

It’s the perfect spot for social butterflies and ski fanatics alike, Nives offers an on-site bar, hearty breakfasts, a bar, and a free ski bus stop right outside the door, linking to nearby Langenstein slopes. 

Location: Free ski bus stopping in front, connecting to Langenstein ski slopes (300 m away). Side entrance directly to the ski room and Basecamp. Walkable distance to the ski lift of Langenstein (300 m) Kanzellift (650 m) and Sonnenlift (650 m).

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Free WiFi is available.
  • Sun terrace overlooking the mountains with a bar.
  • Equipped with a free ski depot in the hotel.
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Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives Dorms
Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives Dorms
Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives Lounge
Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives Lounge
Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives
Bed & Breakfast Hostel Nives

Getting around Europe

What is the best way to travel to European countries? Well, there are a few different transport options to consider, depending on your preferred travel style, budget, and any time constraints you may have.

Once you’re in mainland Europe, it’s pretty easy to move between countries. If you prefer to stay on the ground, there are buses and trains. Alternatively, many affordable flights can get you to your next destination in no time.

We’ve written up some handy guides with European transport in mind:

  • Flixbus – connecting European cities by bus
  • Skyscanner – a review of the powerful flight search engine
  • Omio.com – a search engine for trains, buses & flights

Personally, we prefer Flixbus when it comes to traveling around Europe.

In case you need proof of onward travel, make sure you check out Onward Ticket. We wrote a detailed guide and review of Onward Ticket and why you need it.

Once you’ve booked your destination and hostel, don’t forget to sort out your travel insurance. We recommend HeyMondo and Safetywing.

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Map of all the Best Ski Hostels in Europe 

Our Favorite Hostels in Europe put on a map + sights

If you’re planning a ski trip to Europe and looking for budget-friendly accommodation options, hostels are obviously a great way to go.

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FAQs

Here are a bunch of common questions that need some answers.

What is a ski hostel?

Ski hostels in Europe offer a combination of prime location near ski slopes, budget-friendly rates, and a social atmosphere. They also often offer ski storage, ski equipment rental and/or ski lessons.

Are ski hostels suitable for solo travelers or only for groups?

Ski hostels are fantastic for both solo adventurers and groups. They're designed for socializing, and solo travelers can easily connect with like-minded individuals during communal meals, group excursions, or evening events

How do I find a ski hostel that fits my skill level and preferences?

Read our guide! Alternatively, research hostels near your preferred ski resorts and check reviews for insights into the atmosphere and amenities. Some hostels cater to beginners with ski lessons, while others focus on experienced skiers seeking challenging slopes.

What après-ski experiences can I expect at ski hostels?

Ski hostels often provide amazing après-ski experiences. Look for places with bars, cozy fireplaces, and themed events.

Europe Ski Hostels: Our Summary

This was our answer to what are the best ski hostels in Europe. 

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