Welcome to our Bed'n'Backyard! Right in the middle of Malles, in the heart of the Upper Venosta valley, the FinanzKaserne has stood for 50 years, visible from afar and yet hidden behind bars and walls. After years of vacancy, it now reopens its doors as the FinKa hostel and becomes a worldly, inviting place and space for hospitality! Responsible use of resources and preservation of historical significance meets feelgood atmosphere and honest hospitality - and delicious pizza.

Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the FinKa offers opportunities for individual, unlimited fulfillment. Base camp for the fabulous mountain ranges and all kinds of sporting highlights? Starting point and guide to the rich history of the valley? Cozy retreat for rest and relaxation? This and much more can be discovered, by guests and locals alike - always framed by the famous Venostan hospitality.

Venture out and discover cultural and leisure activities just a stone's throw away. Retreat and enjoy the soothing tranquility of the idyllic backyard and terrace. Whatever you feel like: at the FinKa everything is possible, nothing is a must.
By the way: Of course, a safe holiday in South Tyrol is possible at the FinKa, despite the current situation. We are happy to comply with current safety regulations and offer enough space to guarantee the necessary distance at all times.

The rooms of your dreams

Cuddling into the soft beds after an action-packed day or simply sleeping in without a schedule. Our 18 lovingly furnished rooms will become a true vacation home for everyone!
Check In: 2 p.m. / Check Out: 10 a.m.
6 bed family-room

Online booking

Have you already found the perfect room in the FinKa for you? Here, you can book it quickly and easily online and your vacation planning can begin! We are happy to answer questions and special requests in the enquiry module further below.


The listed prices are per person, per night, including breakfast and all services if not otherwise specified. Half board and group rates on request.

Furnishings & ambience

Every detail of our FinKa is handpicked with care, to give you everything you'll ever need in our Bed'n'Backyard. In every corner you can unwind and leave your cares behind. The heart of our FinKa is without a doubt the Spaccio on the 1st floor, whose dining and lounge areas are filled with life day and night. What would you like today? Hours of conversation and a huge treasure trove of books in the reading room? "Hoangorten" in the backyard idyll with outdoor kitchen? Chilling out in the courtyard with fire bowl, and, thanks to sight and sound protection, party once in a while? Playing and laughing on the adventure playground with sand, water and many surprises? All this and  much more is waiting for you! In addition, the FinKa also offers many more amenities, such as:
  • Washing machine & dryer
  • Ski depot with waxing corner and ski boot warmer
  • Bicycle parking with washing area and repair corner
  • Info material, tour tips & more

Food & drink

The dining area in the Spaccio, with wood-burning stove and Viennese coffee house furniture from the 60s, is our pride and joy. From the first coffee to the nightcap at the bar you can indulge here to your heart's content in cheerful company. Whether the varied, healthy breakfast buffet, a delicious pizza in the evening or the changing daily special. At lunchtime, we will gladly recommend insider tips from the surrounding gastronomy or prepare a healthy bag lunch for you! All of this, of course, from high-quality, regional ingredients.

But that's not all: in our Open Kitchen you can give free rein to your own cooking skills. In the FinKa, even the kitchen becomes an experience, and who knows – maybe our chef can be convinced to go shopping with you and conjure up something tasty in the evening, together?

Surroundings & location

Visible from afar, the elevator shaft designed by Esther Stocker rises up in a playfully geometrical manner as a guidepost and lighthouse. Around it, there is much to discover; the village center, for example, only 100m away. Or the famous hiking and skiing areas of the Upper Venosta valley, Watles, St. Valentin and Reschen, easily accessible in 15 minutes by bus. Even further, directly from the nearby train station, to Merano, Bolzano, Austria or Switzerland! Whether in the fascinating cultural and natural landscape of our unique valley or beyond, a vacation in our Bed'n'Backyard will delight everybody! We are happy to assist with advice and recommendations - or to organize a pleasant evening on site.
All highlights of our holiday region at a glance!
Sights, activities, guided tours, events, weather, timetables and much more.

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FinKa Basecamp

The Basecamp offers the ideal setting for accommodation of groups in the Finka who are looking for the great adventure. Among others, the Finka already works with the Caramba Kitesurf School, Südtirolbike and the organizers of the Snowcross World Championship. At the same time we are partners when groups plan activities and events in Vinschgau which we support locally in terms of organization. Take a look at our specials


Basecamp Kite, eat, sleep & repeat

from 285 €
For three days, everything at Camp Surf'n'Sleep revolves around your next kite goals. We support you with our know-how and film you kiting for an evening video analysis. It doesn't matter if you are a kite beginner or advanced - in a group you can learn a lot from each other.
If there is no wind, we will go stand up paddling or go on a guided herbal hike in the surrounding area. If the weather is bad, we can choose between swimming and bowling. So even the no wind days are enriched by small but nice experiences.
You will stay and eat at the Hostel Finka in Mals, about 20 minutes away from the kitespot. In the morning a rich breakfast buffet awaits you to strengthen you for the active days. Dinner will be rounded off with joint video analyses, discussions and social get-togethers.
Camp 1: Tuesday, 14.06.2022 until Thursday 16.06.2022 Camp 2: Tuesday, 12.07.2022 until Thursday 14.07.2022 Camp 3: Tuesday, 16.08.2022 until Thursday 18.08.2022 Camp 4: Tuesday, 13.09.2022 until Thursday 15.09.2022
How much?
The price of 285,00 € includes two nights including breakfast and dinner at Hostel Finka and six kite or SUP lessons with us.
If we organize additional lessons or activities, we will let you know on site and you can decide if you want to participate in them for an extra charge.
How to register?
For questions, more info and your registration write us at or at
Finka x Caramba


Do you have any questions, special requests, or simply can't decide which of our rooms might be just right for your needs? Simply fill out our enquiry module and we will be happy to assist you!