We planned a short holiday in Laax and needed a cheap and cheerfull place to stay. As for usual, spending more money, doesn't automatically mean the quality of the place will improve at the same rate. Hence the fact we went for the cheapest option, Capricorn Hostel!
Excellent location, it's "around the corner" from the skilift and there is a track you can use to ski back to the hostel (don't go to far otherwise you'll end up on the tarmac). There is some parking space next to the hostel, otherwise there is a parking lot across the road. For the non-drivers, there is a busstop right opposite the hotel.
Don't expect anything fancy, modern and trendy. You get what you pay for, but I do think it gives the hostel that little bit of charm and a easy going feel to it. There is a breakfast/dining area and a bar. The breakfast is basic, but no different from what I would eat at home. We didn't try the dinner option, but it's a vegetarian style dinner. The bar is a great place to hang out in the evening, there's a beamer that shows extreme sports dvd's, so that's right on the money for the people who stay at the Capricorn Hostel.
We had 2 rooms, one with seperate beds and one with a bunkbed. The beds and duvets were, despite our initial expectation, surprisingly comfortable. The rooms aren't big, but how much time will you spend there anyway? Again, don't expect anything fancy, modern and trendy, the rooms are basic and that's it. The bathroom was basic as well, but with a great shower! (which comensates tenfold for anything else you might miss!) ;-)
The owner is a friendly and helpfull guy, who was more than willing to answer all our questions and help us with what we needed. (Despite some other reviews, we had no(!) problems what so ever!)
There is a shed outside that is locked where you can store your snowboard/skis, I wouldn't want to take 'm in your room as there isn't that much space.
All in all, we had a great stay and based on what we paid, we had good value for money. If you want luxury and fancy stuff, up your budget (a lot) and find something else, if you need a cheap place to stay which has all the basic necessities, then Capricorn Hostel is a great option!
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