Chalet Martin En Suite
Hosted by Merlin
Merlin is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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This chalet is nestled in the Swiss Alps, near a ski resort and surrounded by mountain trails. If you're looking for a chalet with a community and a gateway to the outdoors Chalet Martin is the place for you. Meet people, enjoy your free time away from the cities but close enough to be a convenient weekend trip. The ambiance of the chalet is like a home, with communal areas to relax or meet people. This place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and big groups.

The space

The chalet is in an amazing location above the village of Gryon. We are a bit off the beaten path (although this is a path to our front door!) and we have stunning views to prove it. The chalet is an old building with a lot of charm and a few modern features. We do share the chalet with our guests so it has quite a family community.

Guest access

There are many communal areas to meet people or just relax on your own. Some room have a balcony, while others have stunning mountain or hillside views from the windows.

Within the chalet you'll find a large lounge/living room with comfortable seating space and plenty of room to relax with old or new friends. We also have multiple dining areas, giving you the option to eat in large groups or in more intimate settings. Our kitchen boasts multiple stoves, a plethora of cookware and ovens for your use.

Outside the chalet we have a large terrace with picnic tables, lounge chairs, a pingpong table and a BBQ (available to guests upon request). There is also a fire pit with seating space, surrounded by a grassy lawn and stunning mountain views.

Interaction with guests

Our family lives in the chalet with our guests so we are normally around to help and recommend places to visit for shopping, meals, hiking or other exploring. We are also avid skiers, hikers and rock climbers so we're happy to share tips for exploring the areas nearby!

Other things to note

The chalet operates as a hostel with shared and private rooms. This means you will be sharing the communal areas with other people. We are excited to help you get into the nearby mountains by opening our home to you; however, please do not expect hotel service as we are not a full service hotel.

We are friendly and helpful people but we are also raising a family alongside the hostel operations so we are sometimes pressed for time. It is always best to communicate any in-depth questions or requests well in advance so we can be sure to allot the appropriate time to help you enjoy your stay.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Heating

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $16
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 2PM

We live in the hostel alongside our guests. We cook in the same kitchen and often share meals with guests. All we expect is that people behave like they would in any family home. We don't allow pets or smoking inside the chalet.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The only way to access the chalet is up a gravel path, with a flight of stairs at either end. Many of our rooms are also on the second floor.
No parking on property - We do not have parking onsite. However, there is ample free parking in the village, a 5 minute walk away from the chalet.
Some spaces are shared - Many common areas are shared among guests, but there is a lot of space for relaxing or dining to share!

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Brittany User Profile
October 2017
Very nice travelers' hostel. There's a fantastic restaurant with amazing fondue just around the corner! Nice, quiet place to stay and a great value for the money. It's easiest to arrive by train as the roads can be a bit treacherous but if you have driver confident on winding roads, you'll be just fine! Thanks for a great stay!!

Ilene User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful historic, well loved building within walking distance of everything in Gryon and with spectacular mountain views. You couldn't have a more friendly or energetic host than Merlin. He is outgoing, knowledgeable, and works hard to meet every need of his guests. We enjoyed interacting with other visitors in the common areas especially the kitchen and outside decks.

Deb User Profile
September 2017
A really unique place in the middle of the beautiful Swiss Alps. The other guests were so enjoyable! My room was very comfy and the kitchen and living space areas were always so clean. Thank you for sharing such an awesome place with the rest of the world!

Alex User Profile
August 2017
I had a great 3 nights at the Chalet and wouldn't change a thing. The property is perfect for a nice get away and Merlin was a terrific host. I hope I have the opportunity to make it back sometime.

Hayley User Profile
July 2017
This is a wonderful place and we enjoyed our time so much! Highly recommend Chalet Martin, we can't wait to come back!

Josh User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful Chalet/Hostel

현기 User Profile
October 2016
My stay at Merlins was just absolutely amazing. Great place and view and friendly staffs. Everything was just like it was described, even better

Gryon, SwitzerlandJoined in December 2014
Merlin User Profile

My wife and I first met in Switzerland doing a Ski season. We fell in love with the area and have been lucky enough to have made a life here. We enjoy sharing the space we have with our guests and watching them enjoy the environment where we live. The Alps is a wonderful place. We Climb, Hike, Ski and spend most of our time outdoors. We love it and I'm sure you will too!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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