VIVA Hostel Chur

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Overview of VIVA Hostel Chur

VIVA Hostel Chur

2.0 star property
Mountain Chur hostel with 1 bars, connected to a shopping center

6,2/10 Good

50 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
Welschdörfli 19, Chur, 7000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Lockers available
  • Bike rental
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Chur
  • Chur-Brambuesch Gondola - 1 min drive
  • St. Martins Church - 1 min drive
  • Arosa Lenzerheide Ski Resort - 12 min drive
  • Lake Cresta - 16 min drive
  • Landquart Designer Outlet Mall - 11 min drive
  • Arosa Ski Resort - 45 min drive
  • Ruinaulta - 21 min drive
  • Laax Ski Area - 20 min drive
  • Flims Ski Resort - 22 min drive
  • Tamina Thermal Baths - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 84 min drive
  • Reichenau-Tamins Station - 7 min drive
  • Chur Station - 10 min walk
  • Chur (ZDT-Chur Train Station) - 10 min walk

About this property

VIVA Hostel Chur

When you stay at VIVA Hostel Chur, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Tamina Thermal Baths. Also, this hostel is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Arosa Lenzerheide Ski Resort.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Ski lifts nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Bicycle rentals

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 1.80 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 30.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

VIVA Hostel Chur
VIVA Hostel
VIVA Hostel Chur Chur
VIVA Hostel Chur Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
VIVA Hostel Chur Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chur

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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Digant, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Hostel was clean and facilities are good. Only downside was the noise from the club downstairs.
Maria, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

The hostel bar downstairs plays loud music until early morning. I'm not like some 70 year old lady filing a noise complaint beacuse the neighbors cat sneezed. The sound level in the room two floors up was as loud as the dancefloor itself and the base was shaking massively in the room. Wifi was absolutely horrible but worked every now and then when I went to the top floor, where I ended up staying until early in the morning beacuse sleeping would have been impossible in the room. I tried calling the the hostel emergency number to complain but they didn't even pick up. I'm not a difficult person that makes a habit of complaining about small issues and I've travelled a lot and out of the maybe 200 different accommodations I've been in, this is the single worst experience that I've had. It was way way worse than inadvertently booking accommodation on a busy street during some festivities in Spain. I heard from the other two people in my dorm that the guy in the bunk bed under me had left a day earlier because he couldn't take another night, so I'm not exaggerating. Luckily I only had to endure this for one night as it was only a short transfer to my final destination but had I booked more nights I might have started smashing up the place in desperation. I'm usually too lazy to write reviews but this place really angered me. Also there were no hangers for clothes etc in the room.
Isak, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The property was clean and very basic. Impressed by the space.A lot to be desired with fixtures and fittings especially bed and bedding. Bedding sheet had holes and thin, no matress protector. Quilt covers washed out colour with stains. Truly awful. There was a sofa which l slept on fully clothed. Inexpensive problems to fix. Such as replacing furniture with upgrades,rather than the flimsy clothing rail and wooden slatted boxes serving as bed side tables. Minor shower repair needed too. Could be a great place with these changes.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location close to the old town ...........................
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Convenient and basic.
Near the town, near the station, good price, no staff but a decent interactive response time.
Steven, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Viva Chur
Viva Chur was a low cost stay. It is opposite night clubs and a busy road, but that was not a problem on the night we stayed. However, women may feel a little intimidated by the area. The bedding was not comfortable. The sheets had a hole in them and the pillows were very poor. There was no catering and the tea/coffee room was locked in the evening and morning, so no chance of anything other than tap water. It was near the old town, which was good and a 10 minute walk from the railway and bus station. The room was OK, the bathroom warm and clean. Other than the low cost the Hostel has little appeal
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Spacious & clean hostel in central Chur
The hostel was in a good location - walkable to the train station. Reception was closed when we arrived but we were able to call and obtain the code to enter. It had been emailed to us but was automatically sent to spam. The room was spacious and clean as well as the bathroom. The kitchen facilities are poor - there's no sink. It seems to also function as a night club but wasn't open during our stay (Monday night in February) - noise cancelling headphones are provided for each bed. During our stay, the hostel and neighborhood were very quiet.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

i should have read the reviews properly
walkable from train station like 10 mins. not really easy to spot i would say. it’s actually a hostel and a club. oh goodness it was noisy at night. i was awaken by it. they did provide 2 nos of headphones which i do not know if i should compliment. cos honestly why would i sleep with one. there’s a few more bars/clubs nearby. not my kinda place. won’t recommend for those with family.
sisuah, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review