Le Ristolas is in the centre of a tiny village of the same name tucked away in the Queyras. It's peaceful and calm, the dormitory accommodation is very comfortable and the food is top quality. There's a large lounge area with wood-burner and the bunk rooms are spacious. Highly recommended if you are hiking or skiing in the area. Considering how good the food is it is exceptional value for money. The bar is well stocked with some good wines and interesting beers too. They also have hotel rooms if you'd prefer, I assume they cost a bit more.
Rooms are clean and comfortable, mountain atmosphere with lots of wood. Great location for hiking as trails are in walking distance or short distance by car. Located in a tiny peaceful village, very welcoming owners. Meals are prepared family style with quality ingredients and very tasteful. For lunch, traditional French picnics are available on request, very convenient since there is no store in this tiny village. Closest village with great stores is 10 minutes away by car.
The hike from near the Col d'Agnel is steep and long. Upon reaching the valley, you will be tempted to stay in the first refuge that you see. Continue another 4 km to the tiny village of Ristolas. Le Ristolas Gîte-Hôtel is owned and managed by a very pleasant and accommodating husband-wife team. Their meals are tasty and the atmosphere is convivial. At 9:00 AM you can catch a regional bus (navette) to travel to nearby villages with more amenities than you will find in Ristolas . . . or via a free transfer, to any village in the Queyras. Tell the driver, "J'ai besoin de faire de la corréspondance."