Re: Accommodation along the Swiss Path
Try looking for 'b and b's' instead of youth hostels. They are more likely to have single rooms and a host on-site.
Personally, I would not go walking in the alps solo. A friend of ours did some hiking last summer solo and she was amazed by how many locals tried to talk her out of going into the mountains alone.
Switzerland loses several tourists a year, as well as locals, in the mountains, and the most risky thing you can do is to go into the mountains alone and poorly equipped. Having been caught in the mountains in mid-summer in a hailstorm, the temperature went from 25 degrees to below 5 degrees in 15 minutes....it's not a very forgiving place.