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Where to stay in Zermatt?

Postby Luciano136 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:28 am

What's a decent hotel that is not too far from the train station in Zermatt and has quick access to the Klein Matterhorn cable car? Won't have much time but thinking about taking the cable car and doing the quick hike to the summit of Breithorn; looks like a straightforward snow climb.

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Re: Where to stay in Zermatt?

Postby climbxclimb » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:12 am

There is a fantastic youth hostel, which looks and feels like an hotel (unfortunately also on the wallet).
It is at walking distance from the cable car, but I do not remember the name of it, I am sure you can find it on Google.
If you take the cable car up to the Plateau Rosa the Breithorn is a couple of hours walk, round trip....
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Re: Where to stay in Zermatt?

Postby Luciano136 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:06 am

climbxclimb wrote:There is a fantastic youth hostel, which looks and feels like an hotel (unfortunately also on the wallet).
It is at walking distance from the cable car, but I do not remember the name of it, I am sure you can find it on Google.
If you take the cable car up to the Plateau Rosa the Breithorn is a couple of hours walk, round trip....


Perfect! Thanks!! I assume it's best to rope up for crevasses? I got some mixed answers to that question.
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Re: Where to stay in Zermatt?

Postby Tom Fralich » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:33 pm

I agree on the hostel...probably the best I've ever stayed in. EVERYTHING in Zermatt is walking distance from the train station and the cable car. Probably don't need a rope on the Breithorn. There's a boot track highway to the summit and few crevasses. It is a glacier though. If you have time, I highly recommend the Half Traverse of the Breithorn. It takes about 6 hr round trip from the cable car.
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Re: Where to stay in Zermatt?

Postby hansw » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:04 pm

"But first, a night waited in the old rustic Hotel Mischabel. Peter welcomed me at the reception as he had always done."

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