The hostel is worth visiting just to look within the historic customs house. In the evening, the old town just round the corner draws you into cosy pubs.
In summer, the hostel is the starting point for Alpine walks. In winter, cross-country ski trails and winter hiking trails pass by the door; the ski slopes and toboggan runs are close at hand.
Sleep at the foot of the mighty Viertausend and the modern, centrally-located youth hostel is an ideal sports and leisure post from which to discover the whole of the Valais.