• Hostel With A View In The Swiss Alps – Swiss Youth Hostels

    Graubünden Hiking Switzerland Tiina Kivelä

    Springy skiing and summer hiking adventures in Switzerland ahead but not much money? Well, if you’re looking for a budget accommodation alternative and hostel with a view in the Swiss Alps look no further than Swiss Youth Hostels.

    Found from 51 destinations – from Zermatt to Davos and even St. Moritz – Swiss Youth Hostels offer very good value for your money, sustainable practices and these views.

    The exact service offering and quality of each establishment varies, but in every case you may expect towels and sheets and more than good enough breakfast and location. And in almost every hostel you find both dorms and double rooms, ski room and lunch and dinner service.

    From Saas Fee, you even find their wellness-hostel with everything wellness from sauna to gym and swimming pool. And the snowy picture below is from their Davos establishment’s balcony.

    Not a bad deal to consider.

    Tiina Kivelä

    She Zermatt Switzerland 2018

    Tiina Kivelä

    Davos Your Hostel Switzerland


    Where: Pontresina, Zermatt & Davos, Switzerland

  • Well-Staying in Hotel St. George Helsinki

    Tiina Kivelä Creative

    During my recent bleisure (= a bit of business + a lot of self care) trip to Helsinki, I stayed a night in Hotel St. George. And now I may also say it’s the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in Finland.

    Of my stay, I have to highlight few things especially. First of all, the excellent bread in breakfast (also available in the St. George Bakery, in where you find also Nordic’s first Monocle shop). Then, the enchanting spa experience with Finnish and Turkish sauna, a pool and ice bath (the sauna is very needed after a stroll out in the almost brutal arctic winter & windchill, see the outfit of the day).

    Third, I enjoyed the decor and art all over the place (also the architecture is worth noting) and the excellent beds and bathroom essentials (definitely new luxury). And the day of travel, business and spa ended well in Wintergarden with their signature zero-waste (!) cocktails. In there, I chose the smoky one for a little cold I managed to get on my way. And because it contained salt, which I really needed after sweating my worries away in the sauna.

    Last but not least, the holistic well-being  concept by Hintsa Performance was exactly of what I think every quality hotel of today should have. It’s not fifty shades of grey, but fifty shades of taking care of your body mind & soul, for optimal quality of life and performance.

    St. George says to be #forbetterstay and I have to say I really stayed well.  The stay provided me all the solutions I needed for my problems at the moment, and the ultimate self-care and relaxation.

    Exactly the kind of enchanting experience I’m looking for this year and more than a good example for others concept designers.

    May I already go back?

    Tiina Kivelä Hotel St. George

    Tiina Kivelä Hotel St. George Helsinki

    Tiina Kivelä Hotel St. George

    Tiina Kivelä Hotel St. George

    Tiina Kivelä Hotel St. George

    Tiina Kivelä Creative


    Where: Hotel St. George, Helsinki, Finland