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Balmers Herberge Reviews

Hauptstrasse 23-25, 3800 Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland

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82%

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3848 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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)


77%

Big place, no locker in my room though. I stayed on a Monday and Tuesday and was pretty empty, Would be lots of fun when busy


91%

Great hostel. Stayed in one of the attic rooms. Bit of a challenge with the skylight having no curtains and people from the higher floors being able to look in. Thankfully those rooms were unoccupied when we were there. Get some curtains. Other than that a great place to stay... very lively. It's better to get off at Interlaken West station rather than at Interlaken OST. Bit far from the stations to walk with luggage, but busses (205 from West and 204 from OST) every half hour.


97%

Nice place to go. They even have a "night club" underground. We were not disturbed at all by the nose from our room.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Showers and bathrooms were not the cleanest and freshest ones I have seen in my life but in general my hostel experience at Balmers was good. Another minus is the equipment in the rooms: no reading lamps, no wall plugs near the beds, only by the door and also the beds/floor were actually quite "noisy", but these issues can be easily fixed by a pair of earplugs. In addition, the "high-speed" wifi was at least during my stay very slow. Linens and breakfast included a big plus!

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice hostel, easy to find and the stuff are very friendly. Only thing is a little bit far from the train station and downtown centre.


94%

Extremely helpful and friendly staff. The room was large and clean. I did not expect to have breakfast included in the rate, neither the bus ticket (even though we did not use it). That was a nice surprise.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Stayed in a double room for couples, nice, clean and quiet while we were there. Staff excellent.


100%

Had a blast! It was amazing! Best hostel we stayed at in Europe!!

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this location. Doesn't matter if you are a college kid, a couple, single adult, etc.. You will have a great experience at Balmers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks you for the great review! We hope to welcome you back!

74%

shower facilities not good and not that clean. doesn't have bed sheets so travelers probably just pass on what's on their clothes once they sleep on the beds... lockers available, not free but they seem secure though. doesn't offer free luggage storage after check-out so have to rent the lockers instead. other parts are really good though. can't complain. love the music room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the reviews, we are in the process of updating our shower facilities with more modern ones. All our beds have fitted sheets and a douver, if you are not used to this style I can understand why you would think there was no sheet. Apart from the coin operated lockers we also have luggage racks where you can leave your belongings too. Very happy to hear you enjoyed the music room with our two pianos and guittares that guests can use :-)

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