Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui

Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui

Route du Zotzet 8, Crans-Montana 3963 Switzerland
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#1 of 4 hostels in Crans-Montana
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Crans-Montana is one of the prettiest places in Valais. So the Bella Lui building, converted into a youth hostel, really lives up to its name! Bella Lui means «beautiful light» in the old Valais dialect – and it couldn't be a more fitting name. The former sanatorium is situated on a sun-drenched plateau and rewards guests with a unique view of the Valais Alps. Here you can choose from three sun terraces and enjoy a lot of daylight thanks to the tall windows. The large glass doors open outwards, effectively extending the living area onto the balcony. Guests can use the restored original furniture and take the lift with its mirror and wooden bench. Every day, the variety of outdoor activities delights bikers, hikers, skiers, as well as water and mountain enthusiasts.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Indoor play area for children
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Ski school
Skiing
Table tennis
Ski In / Ski Out
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room features
Desk
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, German

Location

Route du Zotzet 8, Crans-Montana 3963 Switzerland
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Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Dagge1960 wrote a review Mar 2019
Malmö, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family came to visit the Bella Lui Jugendherberge in Crans Montana for a week of skiing together with another family.
The staff at the hotel was amazingly flexible and hospitable when we asked for alterations in our plans for the rooms several times.
Always friendly and doing their best to help us with our requests.

Both breakfast and dinner is served in the dining area with long oak wood tables, surrounded by large windows to let in the sunlight and beautiful mountain view.
We found most of the breakfast components that we had hoped for, except boiled eggs and dark rye bread. But I guess that is because we are from northern Europe

Dinner was usually well composed, tasty and good value for the money. The atmosphere is friendly but still serene due to the architecture and matching decor.

The house itself is worth a special mention. Simplicity is the first thing meeting the eye, but the first female architect of Switzerland had a good eye and the rooms, materials on walls, the original lounge chairs, window colors, warm oak tree furniture gives you a feeling of home after just a day. And then you find a ping-pong table and baby-foot game in the basement. Great evening fun! We can really recommend this place for anyone that want good service and a special experience without spending a fortune.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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jeanisbean wrote a review Dec 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is listed as an hostel for the youth but really I would call it an Amazingly priced accommodation better than most hotels. It’s Switzerland and even airbnbs are extremely pricey!! This place even has a Game Center with ping pong table, and other games etc. The rooms are clean and basic but with all the necessary essentials of towels and shampoo conditioner. It’s perfect for a Ski weekend in the Crans-Montagne. The hostel is located in between Crans and Montagne and is in the town center!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Helene wrote a review Oct 2018
Manteigas, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is our second time here in the fall. The youth hostel is very pleasant and completely family friendly. We like the 30s design very much. The lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a board game with the kids or a last drink in the evening. And the logias of the double rooms facing the lake of ycore offer a nice resting place in the sun. The staff (reception, kitchen) is very friendly and helpful.
The hostel is ideally located: 5’ walk from the center, 2’ from a bus stop. And for all those who love hiking/skiing, you’ll find one of the main cablecars only 10’ walk away.
A very nice address.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Diane L wrote a review Aug 2015
Barnsley, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 5 lovely days at the Bella Lui, Staff could not have been more helpful or more friendly, going the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The room was spotlessly clean witha superb view from the large balcony. Breakfast was typically continental with plenty of choice, again nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is in a beautiful location set on the hillside and short walk to both Crans and Montana. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a room with a balcony on a high floor..the views are spectacular.
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Susie123463 wrote a review Jul 2015
Torquay, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location and excellent service to match - extremely friendly hotel - breakfast was lovely with lots of choices- real swiss muelsi and even cappuccino available- views from the rooms stunning across the lake as raised up from the road - 5 minute walk into either montana or crans - loved the stay.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Response from BL1930, Manager at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui
Responded 1 Aug 2015
Dear Guest, many thanks for having taken the time to write about your experiences at our historic hotel in Crans-Montana. I am very pleased to read that you appreciated our friendlyness as much as the location and the breakfast buffet. We are always trying to improve our services and your comments are encourraging my staff and myselves. Hope to welcome you soon again, regards, R. Isenschmied, manager
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misinger wrote a review Jan 2013
Faringdon, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent a wonderful week at the Bella Lui. Staff could not have been more helpful or more friendly, room was very good with superb view, excellent breakfast and short walk to both Crans and Montana. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from BL1930, Gérant at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui
Responded 1 Feb 2013
Dear, We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderfull stay in our Swiss Historic Hotel in Crans-Montana. Many thanks, and hope to welcome you again!
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H0lmes wrote a review Mar 2011
Cardiff, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Hotel Bellalui for four days on a short skiing break. It is situated in a picturesque setting among the trees and between the villages of Crans and Montana. It takes about 5 minutes walk to either village. The hotel is one of the Historical Hotels of Switzerland and was a former sanitorium. It has been preserved in the style of the '50's with original furniture and light fittings I would think. The best rooms are south facingwith balconies that overlook the mountains. The views are spectacular. The rooms are furnished in a utilitarian rather than luxurious fashion but everything is very clean and the duvets are comfortable and of good quality. Breakfasts were good. The breads offered are amazing. We had croissants on the weekend with a good choice of the usual teas coffee and juice. The thing that makes this hotel stand out is the attitude of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was super friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel as a base for skiing - the sharp climb through the hotel gardens carrying skis is very good training for time on the slopes!
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Date of stay: February 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Youssef Tawk wrote a review Feb 2018
St. Gallen, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a weekend of skiing. We were a large group of 20 people. The hostel offered us 6/4/2 bedrooms. Rooms are clean and well equipped. Toilets and shower are new and clean. Breakfast is good. Overall, we had a pleasant experience in this hostel. The quality price ratio is super. If you are looking for a budget stay in Crans-Montana, then definitely this is a great choice.
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from BL1930, Manager at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui
Responded 24 Feb 2018
Dear Youssef Thank you for your great feedback we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities, I mean 5 stars says it all! We would be happy to welcome you back another time and just in case you like hiking or riding bikes Crans-Montana is the place for you. In mean time we wish you all the best. Regards, Stefanie
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FormerCaliBoy wrote a review Aug 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check-in was a breeze as we had pre-checked in before arrival via email. The staff was really awesome as we had sent a number of email inquiries before arrival and they replied quickly to all our questions.

The place certainly still has the old retirement home feel. There is an elevator, a sundeck off the reception area with lots of antique patio chairs, another deck on the rooftop with mountain and lake views, but with only about six general use loungers, and loungers on the grounds. The majority of rooms have a balcony that faces the lake and mountains except for a few rooms at the northern side that face directly to the hillside. The reception area is nice as it has a couple of rooms that offer a quiet space for reading, relaxing or working on your travel planning. There is wine, beer and a beer tap available at the front desk. Downstairs, there is a kids play room with toys, card games, table fussball, satellite TV lounge room, locker storage room, recycle bins, and a couple of restrooms.

Our room had a double bed, toilet, shower with combo body wash/shampoo liquid, sink, balcony with lounger and a small table, lots of shelf space in the room, several hangers for clothes/jackets, bedding and towels provided. Smoke detectors are located in rooms. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel; during our visit, the hostel offered a free gondola day pass transit card. We visited during the Swiss National Holiday weekend and were treated to a nice firework display over the lake and there was a horsing riding championship event in town.

We were not able to sample the dinner, but the breakfast consisted of sliced meats & cheese, yogurt, muesli, cereals, a nice selection of breads, jams, butter, milk (including soy and lactose-free), juices, whole fruit and fruit cocktail and it was a good offer to start the day.

A few areas of note:

-Parking is very limited, so reserve a spot before arrival, which we did and a spot was waiting for us at check-in.

-Check-in begins at 17.00, and we arrived shortly thereafter. We attempted to make dinner reservations during check-in at the Youth Hostel, but reception checked with the kitchen staff and we were told it was too late. To guarantee in-house dinner reservations, reserve ahead; otherwise, if you wait until check-in you may very well be out of luck, but there are many places nearby to eat.

-The balcony on the rooms only has one lounger for two people in a room. I don’t understand this concept. Exterior balcony paint is extremely weathered.
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Date of stay: July 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Most rooms face the lake and mountain
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Response from BL1930, Manager at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui
Responded 27 Aug 2017
Dear Guest We thank you for your detailled description of your recent stay, I am sure this is very helpful for our future guests. Furthermore we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel and in Crans-Montana throughoutly. We noted your feedback regarding the seating on the terrace and balcony and will have a chat with the owners. Hopefully we can welcome you back in winter we would love to have you. Take care and see you soon. Regards, Stefanie
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Sara S wrote a review Sept 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Crans Montana for a weekend. The hotel has an intimate atmosphere with personal and friendly service. The rooms were small and simple but still nice and clean. The breakfast was okay.

On the minus side was the location of the hotel. It´s a bit far bouth to the center and the slopes. On the other side the hotel offers shuttle service.
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Date of stay: March 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from BL1930
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Dear Jeri, Thank you for your interest in staying with us for your trip in September. The Cran-sur-Sierra golf course is reachable in 15-20 minutes walking distance. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. (cransmontana@youthhostel.ch) Kind Regards“
FormerCaliBoy wrote a tip Aug 2017
Zurich, Switzerland19,119 contributions1,242 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most rooms face the lake and mountain"
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Diane L wrote a tip Aug 2015
Barnsley, United Kingdom5 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a room with a balcony on a high floor..the views are spectacular."
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Jonathan D wrote a tip Jul 2015
Reading, United Kingdom88 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a rom with a balcony on the top floor on the south side of the hotel for a spectacular mountain view."
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Jean-Marc C wrote a tip Jan 2012
Hyeres, France12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"4th floor, south side (view, quiet)"
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RM 603 - RM 848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui
Which popular attractions are close to Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
Nearby attractions include LAKE GRENON (0.2 km), Cinecran (0.4 km), and Saegesser montres bijoux (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Piccolina, Le Thai, and L’Œnothèque Gourmande Ravet.
Is Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Crans-Montana.
Does Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui?
Many travellers enjoy visiting House of Supersaxo (12.2 km), Les Moulins de Saint-Luc (14.2 km), and Lavoir Et Roue À Aube (13.7 km).
Does Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Crans-Montana Youth Hostel Bella Lui accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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