Chalet Chardons Hostel – Shared accommodation for longstay skiers and snowboarders
- Exceptional value for money accommodation, located in Tignes Les Brévières
- Shared dormitory style rooms for seasonnaires
- Friendly and homely environment with many like-minded snowsport enthusiasts
- Lift passes, discounted equipment hire and airport transfers arranged for you
- Breakfast, including a selection of continental choices and a hot option, served each morning
- Lunch available for all guests everyday
- 2-course evening meal on 6 nights, including complimentary wine
- Lounge and hostel bar helps provide unparalleled friendly atmosphere
- We have been providing affordable accommodation for Ski and Snowboard enthusiasts since 1998
Chalet Chardons is a simple yet comfortably furnished hostel in Tignes Les Brévières. The Chardons is primarily aimed at budget-minded skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts looking for an affordable ski or snowboard holiday. The chalet is ranked Number 1 on Tripadvisor in the whole of Tignes. We would like to think that this is down to excellent food, good company, great access to the lifts and the best possible value for money in the Espace Killy. We are very proud of our reputation as we are in competition with many far more luxury and expensive chalets.
The chalet is excellently located in the heart of Tignes Les Brévières with no more than a two-minute walk to any of the bars or restaurants, ski-lifts, nursery slopes or other amenities. In addition to this the children’s play area and lake are just at the back of the hotel as well as the cross-country ski/walking area. There is a supermarket just opposite the front door and free parking is available at both ends of the village, no more than 250 metres away, if the spaces right next to the hotel are full.
The hostel has a 3 ensuite shared bunkrooms, which are primarily aimed at guests wanting to stay for a prolonged period. Towels can be supplied for a nominal deposit if you do not want to bring your own (fully refundable on return of the towel). There is also one small private room for solo travellers; this room has a shared bathroom. All rooms have a wardrobe or chest of drawers and storage space. Hot water is plentiful and all rooms are fitted with modern power showers. Hair dryers are not supplied within the rooms but can be borrowed from the office if needed. All bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily by the chalet staff, as well as all communal areas.
In the hotel is an alpine style residents bar with comfortable seating serving a selection of local and imported beers, wines and spirits. There is a dining area with a tea and coffee station, where hot drinks are available throughout the day, and a large balcony overlooking the picturesque Les Brévières lake. On the ground floor is a ski and boot storage room.
In spite of being a budget hostel we pride ourselves on the quality of cuisine we offer in Chalet Chardons.
A hearty breakfast consists of a choice of cereals, fruit, preserves, yoghurts, selection of French pastries, freshly baked baguette and a different daily hot option. A baguette and piece of fruit are also available for lunch each day.
The evening meal is a friendly, communal affair, with guests and staff eating together. The offering includes a 2-course meal or banquet-style meal and is served with complimentary French wine. All our food is home-made by our carefully selected professional head-chef and kitchen team. We take pride in the quality of our food and aim to provide plentiful portions as we know that skiing and snowboarding works up a good appetite! We endeavour to never let customers leave the table feeling hungry!
The hotel residents bar is open each day from 6pm when the day’s skiing or snowboarding is finished. As well as serving the usual selection of drinks, the bar plays music and shows skiing and snowboarding videos. Our team put on various events throughout the week to promote the sociable culture, including quiz nights, games nights and movies.
Food & Drink
- Professionally designed, well balanced menus
- Hearty buffet style breakfast with continental and cooked hot options each day
- Lunch including a baguette and piece of fruit available daily
- Plentiful, quality banquet style and 2-course evening meals
- Complimentary French white and red wine is served with dinner
- Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available throughout the day
- A resident’s bar is situated in the dining room offering a full drinks menu at reasonable resort prices from 6pm till 11pm each day
- Locally sourced seasonal produce and wine
- Experienced, professional Head Chef and kitchen team
The images on this page are all photos taken within the Chardons hotel and represents food actually produced by our highly trained staff at the Chalet Chardons hotel.
Chalet Chardons food is one of the highlights of your holiday. We believe that skiing and snowboarding should be about getting fresh air, exercise, thrills and spills… and then coming back and completely spoiling yourself! Chalet Chardons hotel offers a simpler menu than the smaller chalets consisting of classic dishes designed for hungry skiers and snowboarders who’ve done a hard day’s sport.
At Chardons restaurant quality breakfast and evening meals, with complimentary wine, are offered in the dining area in a communal setting.
Breakfast consists of a selection of pastries, freshly-baked baguette, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, choice of cereals, English and herbal teas, freshly-brewed coffee, juices, and a different hot option daily
Lunch is offered daily which included a homemade baguette and a piece of fruit. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day.
Dinner is served in the dining room of the hostel in a sociable setting with our guests and staff eating together – a 2-course or banquet style meal is served ,with plentiful portions ensuring you will be well fed and nobody will leave the table feeling hungry.
Vegetarians, vegans and all special diets can be catered for. Just let us know at the time of booking and the menu can be discussed further with your chalet manager and hosts on arrival. If you have specific requirements (vegan, allergies, celiac) we would ask that you let us know sometime in advance so we can prepare and consider bringing any specific foods with you as many of them can be very hard to source in the Alps.
Chef’s night off is normally on a Tuesday when the hotel staff have some well deserved time off. Our staff will be happy to recommend some of the many excellent restaurants in the village.
19-20 Availability & Prices
Please contact our Reservations team for further details and for availability. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so feel free to get in touch on email via firstname.lastname@example.org or on our UK landline number +44 (0)1600 800300.
We believe that Chardons offer the best value accommodation in the Espace Killy, especially for our guests wanting to stay for longer periods. Therefore we have designed a simple pricing structure for everyone visting our hostel during the Winter season:
– Stays of 4 weeks or longer: €250 euros per person, per week
– Stays of 2-4 weeks: €300 euros per person, per week
– Stays of 1-2 weeks: €350 euros per person, per week
*Please note if your stay crosses over a peak week (Christmas, New Year, UK Half Term, or Easter) then an additional €100 euros per person, per week will be chargeable
We price all our accommodation in Euros (as most of our costs are in Euros) to avoid having to pay high fees to fix currency rates for the year. This allows us to pass these savings on to you. Today’s exchange rate is (EUR 1=£0.914254).