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Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald Reviews

Nidrimatten, Chilchstatt, 3826 Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald, Switzerland

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50 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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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!


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.

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