Nangijala is a 17-room, 42-bed hostel, bar and restaurant that punches way above its weight among budget accommodations in the Swiss Alps. Since opening for business in 2008, its combination of cool Nordic style, friendly atmosphere and first-rate service has established it as a popular hub in the region’s thriving mountain tourism scene. Situated on the busy tourist route between Zurich, Andermatt and Tessin, close to national rail connections, Disentis Bergbahnen and scenic mountain trails, Nangijala is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, climbers and campers during spring and summer. In the colder months it comes into its own as a lively base for skiers and snowboarders visiting Disentis3000 ski area.
Hostel & Guest House
Nangijala hostel is fully equipped for today’s active Alpine tourist market. Facilities include a ski room, bike garage with cleaning area, universal Wi-Fi, off-street parking, steam sauna suite and comfortable common areas with full self-catering. Guests can choose between cosy rooms in the main restaurant building, or for an extra level of comfort book into the modern (2012) eco-designed Nangijala Guest House, designed by renowned local architect Stefan Coray.
Nangijala’s restaurant is a stand-alone success story in its own right, and not only because of its famous homemade burgers. The kitchen specialises in artisan foods prepared using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients (a refreshing alternative to the tired ‘fondue and salad buffet’ offered by many hotels in the region). The cellar is lovingly stocked with a broad range of local and international wines and selected craft beers, and a spacious sun terrace
adjoining the restaurant makes it a popular lunch spot in warmer months.
Nangijala is one of the most popular apres-ski spots in Disentis, and the centre of the booming freeride scene for which Disentis is famous. From Thursday to Saturday in winter Nangijala is a buzzing live music venue, with upcoming bands and DJs from Switzerland and beyond keeping the joint jumping into the small hours. For those wanting a break from the dance floor there’s a separate wine bar, which can be hired for private events and doubles as a coffee shop and
reception area during the daytime. Being located just outside of local residential zones, Nangijala is permitted under local law to stay open until 3am at weekends.