Tucked away on a winding street of Morzine in the French Alps, you’ll find a traditional wooden building which has more to it than meets the eye
Hideout Hostel welcomes travellers on a budget and gives skiers and snowboarders direct access to 650km of slopes around the Portes du Soleil including Avoriaz, Chatel and Morzine. Previously Rude Lodge, the hostel now sees hundreds of guests pass through during the summer and winter seasons, providing a friendly and practical home from home. The Ski Cub team were lucky enough to be hosted during a stop on their race and freestyle tour back in December.
Hideout hostel is laid out over two levels, with an open-plan bar and dining area downstairs and bedrooms on the top floor. At the entrance, you are welcomed by a crackling fireplace which provides heat to both sides of the room. The space has a relaxed feel with hand-drawn mountain art on the walls and a circle of sofas arranged around the fireplace on the dining side, perfect for gathering round to catch up after a long day on the slopes or bike trails. The dining area looks out towards the mountains through an entirely glass wall and you can enjoy the views from the warmth of the fireside or step out onto the spacious deck overlooking a bubbling river.