Hostel Petit Velan

in Bourg St. Pierre
Our small hostel in Bourg St Pierre with 7 rooms and a total of 24 beds.


Two four-bed rooms & one 7-bed room
- Quadruple room with shared shower
- Quadruple room with private shower
- 7-bed room with shared shower
Two double rooms with connecting door and shared shower
Double room with private shower
Double room with private shower
About Bourg St Pierre

Bourg St Pierre - the last village before Italy, saw thousands of pilgrims and various armies pass by - including those of Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte. You'll also discover a few remnants of times long gone, including one of the oldest church towers in Switzerland (1000 years old),
Bourg-St-Pierre lies in the mountains at 1632 metres above sea level, in wild, snow-covered landscapes far from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

One of the variants of the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt passes Bourg-St-Pierre and continues from here towards the Matterhorn.
Us and the mountains.

Practical info

How to get there?

Bourg St. Pierre is the last village in the Val d'Entremont and lies at 1632 metres above sea level.
If you continue, you will enter Italy in the Vale d'Aosta. Either through the road tunnel or over the St. Bernhard Pass (2500 m.a.s.l.).
Bourg St. Pierre is connected to Martigny several times a day by public transport. Below you will find an overview:

The bus station is 100 metres from the hostel / coliving.


Bourg - St Pierre has four restaurants


There is a small kiosk in Bourg. There are grocery shops in Liddes. Coop and Migros in Sembrancher.

Indoor swimming pool

There is an indoor swimming pool in the village. The water is heated to 29 degrees Celsius. With the Pass St. Bernhard you can use the indoor swimming pool for free.


There is a small infrared sauna at the Petit Velan. At the Hotel Napoleon there is a larger sauna facility with sauna, Turkish bath and a beautifully designed relaxation area. The entrance fee is 20 francs.

SAC Huts

There are two SAC huts in the commune of Bourg St Pierre:
Caban Velan (2600 m.a.s.l.)
Caban Valsorey (3000 m.a.s.l.)


The "La Lorette" ski lift is located at the entrance to the village. It is ideal for the first 3 - 4 days of your skiing career.

Ski tours

There are countless ski touring options in the area around Bourg.