Reviews: Anonymous

Balmers Herberge

Interlaken, Switzerland

Walls are thinner than paper and you can hear anything and everything that is going on many rooms away. The showers don't drain nearly fast enough to keep up with the flow. You have to keep pressing a button to get 10 seconds of water which fluctuates in temperature the whole time. Breakfast is good: toast, cheese, and cereal.

Saint James Backpackers

London, England

Pros: Spacious room (3-person private). Clean bathrooms. Lots of outlets to charge your devices overnight. Safe location. Not too much night noise. Cons: They will warn you that they charge a 3% fee for any credit card transaction to discourage you from paying that way, but they won't tell you they markup the exchange rate by 3.5% for foreign debit transactions, so watch out for that. The "free" breakfast is literally just a bag of bread, a toaster, and some spreads (Nutella and jam).