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HostelBookers Teams up with Top Interlaken Hostel to Offer Free Accommodation and Ski Package


The latest survey by HostelBookers revealed a large number of customers like to ‘learn a new skill’ while traveling. In partnership with HostelBookers, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof  are currently offering one of the best ski deals around. One customer has the chance to win a free skiing lesson and free accommodation for themselves and a friend.

Skiing can be an expensive sport and the idea of paying for ski hire and lift passes, on top of all the standard travel expenses, can be a daunting prospect especially for travelers on a low budget. Opting to stay in a hostel is a fantastic way to make ski destinations, such as Interlaken in Switzerland, more affordable and allows travelers to book themselves a cheap ski holiday.  Interlaken hostels offer great opportunities to socialize in the après ski hours. Guests can relax in the lounge areas and watch TV, borrow DVDs, use the internet or prepare meals in well-equipped kitchens.

HostelBookers has joined forces with Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof not just because it is a top-rated and award-winning hostel but because the town of Interlaken has so much to offer travellers looking for a learn to ski holiday. The town is a popular Swiss holiday destination all year round: skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding in winter and hiking, paragliding and rafting in the summer months. It is home to Europe’s highest railway station, the world’s first revolving restaurant and a parade of shops and eateries in the town centre.

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof offers some great complimentary extras. Included in a night’s stay is a free ‘all you can eat’ breakfast, access to public swimming pools, use of public Interlaken buses, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, minigolf and private lockers. Guests are free to use the kitchen facilities to prepare meals 24 hours a day. Additional items such as adapters, hairdryers, binoculars, games, DVDs, even a fondue set, can be rented from reception at no extra cost.

To enter the competition travelers must make a booking for two people at Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof and send their booking ID to competitions@hostelbookers.com. The winner and a friend will get 3 free nights’ accommodation in a private ‘comfort double’ room with en suite, as well as a One Day Beginner Special Ski or Snowboard package, which includes equipment (skis, boots and helmet), lift pass, a ski or snowboarding lesson and transport. Bookings must be made between 11 February and 21 February 2010 for travel until 21 April 2010.

Viewers can watch this video for a look around Interlaken and Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof.