The world's most luxurious youth hostel opens
The Wellness Hostel 4000 is hidden away in the car-free glacier village of Saas Fee, Switzerland. The pioneering concept provides luxurious spa facilites at affordable rates and brings a whole new meaning to hostel stays.
The five-storey project opened last month and at 1800 mts in the Canton of Valais and is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks.
A backpackers dream, The Wellness Hostel 4000 combines the laid back luxury of a Swiss chalet with the modern elegance of a wellness and fitness spa.
Facilities include two saunas, a herbal bath steam and hydro massage showers complete with 'summer rain', 'freezing fog', 'mountain stream' and 'waterfall' settings. The 'hostel' provides a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, separate children's pool and water slide, a whirl pool and a generously equipped fitness centre with a plethora of massage programs to select from.
Housing 168 beds, guests can pick from a dorm of 6 sharing for 35 Euros a night, to a more private double room for 130 Euros per night.
Active visitors can make use of the hostels 45km of pistes and freestyle parks, which offer biking routes, hiking and Alpine tours. The Wellness Hostel 4000 also has a green element - and features an eco-friendly solar heating system and timber frame.
The Wellness 4000 Hostel is located in Saas-Fee in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland.