Doug's Mountain Getaway
Photo by Caroline Eubanks
Tirolian Chalet for BackpackersDoug’s isn’t your typical hostel, as there are only 8 or so beds in the entire place, but it’s the best place to experience the Austrian Alps. Located a 30 minute tram ride away from Innsbruck in Fulpmes, this is as Alpine as it gets. Picture the terraced houses with flowers dripping down the sides and outdoor sports outfitters on every corner. Doug himself fell in love with the area and set up his own mountain chalet. Getting to know your fellow hostel mates is the best way to experience Doug’s, as there are nightly dinners, trips to the glacier and paragliding outings daily. Take advantage of the free wireless Internet, sauna, game room, equipment rental, movie nights, cheap beer and close proximity to the grocery store.