The People Hostel in Les Deux Alpes is now in its first season of operation and has an impressive 362 beds to offer travellers looking for a sociable and seamless ski experience on a budget
So what is it like to stay there? Ski Club’s Sophie Mead went to see if bigger is actually better when it comes to ski hostels.
Previously a youth centre, the project was part of an €11 million investment by France Hostels, becoming the first ski venue to be launched following their first hostel in Lille. The décor is modern, minimal and highly functional, with some stylish touches throughout the building, such as backlit wooden snowboards on the walls and quirky filament bulb lighting. The entrance is spacious and fuss-free, designed to accommodate large numbers of people on changeover days. IPads are set up at the entrance so the guests can check straight in with a QR code on their phone and avoid queues. They then collect an electronic wristband designed to be worn for the duration of the stay which is also the automatic room key.