Blue Mountain Hotel, Villach, Austria. Photo credit: HostelBookers.com
Tara Sena-Becker wrote this post and works as a travel writer for HostelBookers.com specializing in budget travel solutions. HostelBookers.com is an online booking service offering youth hostels and cheap hotels across 3,500 destinations worldwide.
With summer sun giving way to autumn chill, there’s no better time for a mountain holiday escape.
Think burning fireplaces, panoramic views, hot chocolate, hiking, skiing and more.
To whet your appetite for a mountain escape, here are HostelBookers’ Top 3 Mountain Hostels:
Mountain SKIt Hostel, Sochi, Russia: Located in the centre of Krasnaya Polyana village, site of the 2014 Olympic Games, Mountain SKIt is a picturesque mountain villa perfect for autumn/winter escapes. Krasnaya Polyana offers a range of outdoor activities including skiing; snowboarding; rafting; rock climbing; gliding; fishing; mountain cycling and horse riding.
Youthpalace Davos, Davos, Switzerland: Situated 1,600 metres above sea level, Youthpalace Davos combines magnificent views with invigorating air. The hostel is located near the longest downhill run in the Alps. Don’t miss the enchanting horse-drawn sleigh running from Youthpalace Davos.
Blue Mountain Hotel, Villach, Austria: The Blue Mountain Hotel is a luxury, family-run business situated on Verditz mountain in southern Austria. Ski-in, ski-out to the doors of this panoramic hotel. Other popular activities include ice parties; husky rides; hot air ballooning; mountain biking; windsurfing and paragliding.