National Park Ski Haus Hostel Review

National Park Ski Haus Hostel Review

Ski Haus

$62.00 per night – single/private room (BBH Posted $60, but they charged me more)
BBH – Yes
Wifi – Yes (50 MB free / day)
Visa/Credit Machine – Yes
December 28 – 30, 2015 (2 nights)
BBH Official Link
Ski Haus Official Site

My first impression was not good.  I arrived at 3:05 pm, and there was no one there at the front desk.  A sign said, ring bell, but no bell.  I then noticed a small written note saying, be back at 3:30 pm.

A couple arrived 2 minutes after me and said the same thing, “What bell?”  I then pointed out the note.  A few minutes goes by, and a new couple arrive.  Same question, same answer.

We all ended up waiting outside because the the place has a very musty smell to it.

When the girl arrived, she was very friendly and tried to check us all in quickly.  Because of this, I didn’t get a tour of the place, but I am OK with that.

My room is clean, but outdated and my door rattles every few minutes.  It is a little annoying.   Same musty smell, even with the windows open.

Common room is nice and large, the kitchen is a good size but messy, and a bit dirty.  Appears to have many showers, all separate and same with the toilets.

The first impression was just that, by the end of my stay I had completely changed my mind.  The people working at the front desk were great, and very friendly.  Always willing to help.

Price:
4/10 – BBH lists it at $60, and I was charged $62.  I also think it is way over priced.

Internet:
5/10 – Hosted by my favorite company, Zenbu.net.  You get 50 MB free per day, and 200 MB is $2, 500 MB is $5, and 1000 MB is $7.  It is slow and always drops.  They only have a wireless G connection in a hostel this big is ridiculous.

Atmosphere:
7/10 – I felt comfortable here, and enjoyed my evenings chatting with other travellers in the common room.  The desk people are also very friendly.

Showers:
8/10 – Clean and just enough room to shower.  They are only missing hangers on the wall for your towel/clothes.

Toilets:
8/10 – Very clean and plenty of stalls.  I did find the stalls hard to get in and out of, as the doors opened to the toilet, so you had to stand sideways beside the toilet.

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Rooms:
7/10 – Lots of room, very clean, several plugins, but there is that musty smell.  The bed I had was comfortable and it was quit after 11 pm.

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Kitchen:
9/10 – Average size with good seating.  It had everything you really need.

Hostel Reviews Overall Rating:
8 / 10

Final thoughts:
Ski Haus is a nice hostel, but a little over priced. The location is perfect for buses and train travellers, and I had no problems hitchhiking to the Mountains. However, if you want internet this is not the place.

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