Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald Reviews
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What can I say! Gimmelwald is the most INCREDIBLE location I have ever seen!!!! The mountain hostel was amazing!!!
The best hostel I've been to, simply amazing
The Mountain Hostel was in a great location but you are paying mostly for the view. The hostel is covered in horse flys. Nothing is done about the flys and they are very annoying. I did not like that we had to pay for showers. If you are paying $50 a night I would think showers would be included. I rather not pay for showers then having free breakfast. Although the breakfasts were really good. I loved how most things they set out were homemade.
This hostel is worth the view! And you can walk to a ton of hikes from it. There is a grocery store in Mürren, about a 30 minute (beautiful) walk away and an honesty shop around the corner, but cheaper groceries can be bought in Interlaken before the trek up. Yes, the flies are bad, but the smaller ones don't bite. The free breakfast is OK. Only major complaint is the not free showers - 1 CHF for 3 minutes. Sweaty hikers need showers!
I only stayed here one night, and I would stay here again in a heartbeat! The location is the best part about this place, followed by the atmosphere and friendliness of the people who stay here. It is truly a unique hostel experience. The downside is the price and cleanliness of the hostel. It's expensive ($50) - expect to stay here just a night to avoid breaking the bank, and there are flies everywhere. Also, it is quite small, but it forces you to socialize :-)
I fell in love with this place. The view when you wake up is breathtaking. The owners were lovely and the breakfast was delicious. They make the bread fresh so its hot when you get up and it was amazing. Eat the bread.
The views from this hostel, the location and the outside area are amazing. The beds are thin pads on hard wooden slats which are extremely uncomfortable. The clientele was 100% American college kids and the hostel encourages a 'party' vibe. The common area is all wooden stools and long tables. No real space for comfort indoors. Showers cost 1 CHF for about 15 seconds. They make you change your own sheets when you leave. Staff and owner were not friendly or helpful.
My favorite place on earth. Feels like a family den on top of the clouds. Highly recommend everyone to come here at least once in your life. This was my third time.