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The Tent Village Reviews

Gsteigstrasse 80, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland

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83%

Rating
506 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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97%

Lovely place in a great location


89%

Great value for the price. Andy, the day receptionist, was one of the coolest and most helpful receptionists I've come across. Bus stop (free bus pass) and grocery store (cheap) next to tent village. Had a wonderful 4 nights here hiking and canyoning. If you don't like the atmosphere at the tent village, walk to the Balmers hostel and hang out there. The tent village has my recommendation.


74%

This was a fun place to stay for a night, really beautiful location and very comfortable for a tent. Didn't feel hugely secure but there are lockers for valuables which was helpful.


100%

Good value for money


89%

If you come thinking that it's more like camping, you'll be pleasantly surprised. The place is really clean considering it's a tent village. Also the staff is amazing! They were all so helpful/kind. The atmosphere of the entire village is really nice. Bring your own lock for the free lockers though, because the tents don't lock from the inside so you should definitely lock up all valuables in the main area (or sleep with it). Also it was really cold at night when I stayed, be aware of weather!


77%

Hostel was great value and had plently to do, the free BBQ was really good and the atmosphere was very friendly; but security is awful, its impossible to properly lock the tent door at night so the thief they warned us about on arrival woke us up as he tried to climb through it to steal our stuff, thankfully he ran off. If you are going to stay there try and lock the top half of your door from the outside then crawl back in the bottom, use the lockers and know who you're staying with if sharing

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The Tent Village is a perfect place if you are young and you don't want to pay a lot of money for sleep the staff was very good

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Cleanliness is as good as it'll get essentially living outside. The atmosphere here was the best I've seen on my trip. Lots of interesting and social people hanging out and just having a good time at the hostel. It's true, you have to do your fair share to secure your stuff, and the big lockers cost money, but you can't beat how cheap this place is and how close it is to every major hiking trail via train/bus.


100%

Great time at the tent village. Awesome people and vibes!

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Excellent stay! We loved the tent village! Very nice and helpful staff who was able to recommend great hiking spots. We would definitely stay there again without a doubt! :)


89%

Overall I was impressed with the cleanliness of the hostel, considering it is all fairly open air. The staff was friendly, helpful, and kept everything clean and running well. Other guests were loud and rowdy at night, but that does not reflect poorly on the staff; it's kind of just how hostels are. Overall a good experience and a fun way to start out a day of hiking in the valley looking up at the mountains. The bus system was easy to figure out and a market is across the street.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

It was a very hot in the tents during the day, but that's something the hostel could not control. Sleeping during the night in the tents, but okay for temperature. However, at night there is no one to enforce the "quiet rule" after 10Pm, so it would always get very loud. If you are wanting to experience a camping in the mountains trip without camping in the actual mountains, I would suggest staying at the tent village.


91%

We stayed there this summer as a family, unfortunately we couldn't get allocated into a 6 bed tent together, however the staff were helpful in other ways instead. May be worth emailing and requesting if you do want to secure 6 beds together. Great atmoshpere though and very friendly staff!

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Just awesome!

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

Sleeping in the tent was very uncomfortable. We had multiple insects flying around, and a rat running around on the ground. It smelled like BO. Our tent-mates came back into the tent late at night both nights (2am and 3am), were very loud and woke up the entire tent. They provided a concert on one of the nights, that was extremely loud and it was hard to get to bed a bit early (9:30pm). They promoted a quiet hours after 10pm, but many groups had loud conversations going well into the night.


100%

This place is awesome. It's super cheap, loaded with entertainment. You're nestled in the mountains. They have a bbq and hot tub as well as ping pong and a cool staff. This place was my favorite stay yet


51%

I'm pretty sure the locals in the area know this place as an easy target to rob people. The tents don't lock from the inside and the 1st night we were there someone came in while we were sleeping and stole my phone + cash. Could easily be remedied with simple re-vamp of how you lock the tents. When I told the receptionist the next day she said that this has happened on multiple occasions and they've still done nothing to fix the problem. It stinks because other than this it would be great place.


86%

Had a wonderful time in the tent village! Met some great travelers staying at the site, enjoyed cooking at the grill, and woke up to the most beautiful views. There is happy hour from 5-6pm and you have access to the Balmer's hostel just up the road where there is a night club. Short walk to the train station which takes you up the mountains. Highly recommend! You have to buy linens for 3€ but they do provide a heavy blanket free of charge if you decide not to buy sheets.


71%

Toilets need to be cleaned more regularly as its a shared facility. Please also allow some ventilation in toilets

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

This was the best place we could have possibly stayed in Interlaken. Loved the atmosphere, there was always something to do- BBQ, hot tub, soccer, ping pong.... We were so fortunate to stay at such an enjoyable place. Definitely great value for the money. Staff was amazing, thank you Petr for all your help!


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