La Batise Hostel is situated in Bionaz, a small village in Valpelline, one of the most attractive and probably wildest valleys in the Aosta Valley region. Here there are no ski lifts for skiers, and this has helped keep the soul of the place: you will be captivated by its people’s simplicity and warmth, and willing to go deep into its rural tradition , which still now exists in its worth visiting mountain diary farms and cowsheds.
In the summer time, those who just want to relax in this peaceful environment will find the mountains in the area ideal for hiking along old paths in the woods, and experts or high mountain lovers will be able to undertake more daring activities, and have a break at one of the several alpine refuges, either to spend the night or just to enjoy a good lunch.
During the winter, it is possible to walk with snow shoes in any of the various especially marked trails, do Nordic skiing in the ski trails around Lexert Lake or follow any of the cross-country skiing circuits in the area.
Our hostel is the nearest to the city of Aosta, perfect for either a visit to this ancient Roman city or for an alpine skiing day in Pila trails. Within walking distance from our hostel – just 50 metres-, you can take a bus, and after a 45 minute-ride, you will reach Aosta bus station. Ski lifts are a few metres away.
The hostel building was originally built in 1795 and fully remodelled in 2000 for the Jubilee. It offers rooms with 2 and 4 beds for couples and families, and dormitories with 6 and 12 beds for groups. It has a spacious living room, a library corner and a cosy sitting room.
If you choose the half-board option, you will enjoy the lavish dishes especially prepared by our chef mainly with local farmer products (full-board only after reserving)
Different activities organized by the hostel staff or Bionaz municipality are held in the multi-purpose hall downstairs. This hall can also be rented for special events.
A warm welcome is awaiting you at our place!
DISTANCES TO MAIN ATTRACTIONS
Aosta (and cable car/ ski lift): 25 km, SVAP bus two minutes away from the hostel
Place Moulin artificial lake: 9Km
Lexert Lake and Nordic skiing trails: 2 km
Refuge Crete Seche 2410 m
Refuge Prarayer 2010 m
Refuge Aosta 2788 m
Refuge Nacamuli-Colon 2828 m