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Balmers Herberge Reviews

Hauptstrasse 23-25, 3800 Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland

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83%

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3873 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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97%

It was walkable from the hostel to the station. Soooooo nice staffs. Kitchen was very useful. The bar that opens at night was so fun, I would like to go there again.

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Best hostel to stay in interlaken


100%

Brilliant place, lovely people.

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Personally I can't see why this hostel has such a high reputation. Terrible atmosphere while I was there, there were huge groups of Koreans effectively taking over the place. Aside from this though the staff were very friendly and the location was excellent. Wasn't able to have a hot shower during the entire duration of my stay though.


49%

Hotel price for average hostel. Check in hours stated online to be 9am-7pm, however when we arrived at 1530, there were no staff and a sign on the door stating they would return at 1700. Couldn't use game room because staff required to provide balls for fussball, etc. Loud party at the bar on new years day was unexpected. Could (should) have paid 30fr more for a nice hotel room closer to downtown.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

I have stayed in many hostels but this is one is special because of its history and heritage. Very good place to stay in interlaken if travelling as a group. Hostel itself is well maintained and has a bar/club downstairs. it is good place for meeting fellow travellers from around the world. Hostel has a good relaxation rooms with antique furniture and also has indoor sports room. stay in this hostel very helpful in giving directions and getting taxi etc. Breakfast is basic but wholesome.


80%

This hostel was pretty good. Rooms were really clean and nice, common areas good and great breakfast! The showers weren't good - one was really dark, another was cold, the third was okay but there was a space through to the next shower and the water only goes for a few seconds, you have to keep pressing a button to make it keep going. It was a bit weird that the toilets were at one end of the floor and you had to walk around and down the corridor to get to the basins! Kitchen a bit messy too.


74%

Cozy place to stay during Christmas time. I booked a 10 bed dorm room and ended up having 2 nights to myself and 3 nights with 2 other people. I could imagine it would be a tight squeeze if the room was filled... No lockers in the room; you can pay for some around the building which I didn't like. Breakfast included. The weather was cold and the rooms were appropriately heated. Showers have nozzle timers- I hate those. Not enough outlets and in awkward place in room. Overall, nice hostel.


74%

Good: staff were helpful, somewhat cheap for Switzerland, breakfast was pretty good, beds were comfy, all around clean, wifi in rooms Okay: showers, no lockers in room, bathroom was a bit old


86%

The hostel is good located not far away from the train stations. The staff's very friendly and willingly to suggest activities and places to go near Interlaken. The building is pretty old, so rooms don't look so well maintained and clean, shower facilities could be improved a lot. It also has a lot of other facilities for entertaining activities, but I think they're more useful during summer. Breakfast is very poor. It has a club that gets full of people from the town. Overrall I recommend it :)


63%

Not bad entirely but shower room was bad.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review, we have noted your dislike of the showers and are in the process of budgeting for new ones in the new year, we hope to welcome you back and show you the new ones!

91%

Very cute hostel! lovely common rooms, large clean kitchen. Staff were very helpful in recommending things to do around interlaken. The room was spacious and had a nice big window. Would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We look forward to welcoming you again too!

91%

It was very nice place!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your nice review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!

57%

Got to do something with shower room as there are connecting path to go to next booth....which doesnt feel secure to take shower at all. Room was ok. Cozy. Decent.


100%

Andy was excellent, great staff and beding


94%

The rooms were very nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful!

  • 23rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place to stay, by far the best staff I have experienced, to include a few 3-4 star hotels I have been to in Europe. The only downside was the restlessness I experienced trying to get to sleep with the loud music at the facility. It stayed on until 2AM. Probably the only reason I am scared to stay there again.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Wouldn't be keen to stay there when full with toilets in the corridors - staff fantastic and very knowledgeable - location not great BUT you get a free bus ticket - buses every 30 mins from outside hostel to Ost station - instructions from station not that clear - had to ask on the way - most people know this hostel


89%

Balmers was an amazing experience! The staff was for the most part extremely helpful and friendly! Unfortunately we went in the off season, which we did not know occured really. It was a little bit expensive, but the facilities were clean and it was apparent when the hostel was full it was an amazing experience for everyone who stayed!


100%

Balmers is a great hostel to stay at! The staff are so kind and amazing!!!

  • 14th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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