Presentation of the Dynamo Hostel
Dynamo exists as a youth hostel since 1937. As we are located at an altitude of 1100 metres, Dynamo is also a mountain refuge.
Dynamo has been in existence for almost 80 years thanks to a team of women and men caretakers working entirely on a voluntary basis. Our team maintains the house, takes care of the smal repairs, deal with the administration and makes sure that your stay is a as pleasant as possible.
We therefore please ask you to keep this operating mode in mind when you use our chalet: sort the waste and take it back with you, clean the kitchen and the dormitories after use, give us a hand if you feel like it.
Being isolated and out of the world is part of the charm of Dynamo (complete quiet and surrounded by nature), but this also creates particular constraints: the chalet must function in a very autonomous way: water catchment for drinking water, septic tank, solar panels for electricity production (light only) and firewood heating.
The difficult motorised access also means that any repair work and material transportation (including firewood) is more expensive than in the valley. Dynamo does not receive any running public subsidy, the cost of your stay therefore helps covering the running and repair costs (firewood, gas bottles etc.).
For these reasons, we are constantly looking for additional funds, in order to be able to undertake some of the repair work on the house (replacing doors and windows, renovation of the bathrooms etc.). Please do not hesitate to contact us to make any suggestions (or donation :) ) in this regards.
Last but not least, we are also always recruiting caretakers for the chalet, in order to strengthen our team. If you love our house and are ready to spend 2 or 3 weekends /year as a keeper (after a short training period to deal with some practical issues), please contact us!