The hostel lies on the edge of the forest and is a splendid base from which to engage in sporting activities of every kind. The lake, sports centre and indoor swimming pool are close at hand.
Surrounded by a peaceful green belt, the youth hostel offers a fascinating view over the roofs of the town thanks to its hillside location.
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.