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.
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.
The youth hostel is located at the edge of the town, in a former quarry. The River Birs flows nearby, the forest and the nature reserve are close at hand.