A Mountain hut (also known as alpine hut, mountain shelter, and mountain hostel) is a building located in the mountains intended to provide food and shelter to mountaineers, climbers and hikers. Most mountain huts are tended to by personnel (hut-keeper) throughout the mountaineering season, who prepare meals and drinks for mountaineers, similar to a restaurant, but usually with a limited selection, as it is not always easy to transport the food to the hut. Furthermore, mountain huts provide simple sleeping berths with sleeping sheets, blankets and pillows. Some huts in more remote areas have no personnel, but mountaineers are allowed to access them. Some of the huts work year-round.