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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

If breath-taking natural beauty is something that tickles your fancy, Backpacker's Villa is the perfect place for you. Gone are the days when low-budget meant second rate, at this traveller's haven you can enjoy the adrenalin kick of the Swiss Alps (sky diving, paragliding, you name it) and countless other amazing facilities without a hefty price tag. Reviewers have called it 'the best hostel ever', saying that the luxurious atmosphere leaves you feeling like you're staying in an upmarket hotel.

Property Description

Welcome to travellers’ delight!

We've got FREE: WIFI everywhere, breakfast, linen (incl. dorms) and towel, lockers, use of local buses, entry to swimming pools, mini golf, parking, taxes and a NEW coworking space!

Stay at the only original Backpackers Villa!

We provide your perfect base if you’re looking for the comfort and convenience of a centrally located hostel with a green garden in the rear and a large park at the front that offers just that little bit extra including a coworking space to stay in touch with your business and online presence if you like.
Interlaken has developed over the years into a centre for travellers looking for the ultimate adrenaline kick surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty.

With accommodation ranging from dorms to double rooms, both with shared showers/toilets or ensuite facilities, we offer everything to make your stay really enjoyable.
We feature top accommodation with friendly and clean rooms (with 2 to 7 beds ensuite or shared) and a large garden to chill out in. You can cook and chat in our self-catering kitchen and stay in touch via free Wi-Fi in the whole building or internet stations in the lounge.

Rates include our all-you-can-eat continental breakfast, linen, made up beds with comfortable duvet, a towel, personal lockers, free entry to public swimming pools and mini-golf, free parking facilities and all taxes (VAT & local taxes).

Your clothes can get a nice wash in the laundromats while you enjoy the meditation or music room or one of the free movies from reception to recover from your excitements of the day.
Naturally, there’s no lockout or curfew.

We’re 100% climate neutral (myclimate.org).

Our all local and multilingual staff are happy to tell you their personal best ideas of what to do and how to best spend your days. Reception is open 7am till 11pm to help with information and free maps for hiking and loads of things to do.
We’re your ticket office for adventure activities such as rafting, canyoning, paragliding, hang gliding, skydiving, bungee jumping and more.

During winter season (from December to April) you can get lift passes and discount voucher for ski/snowboard rentals at reception.

Please note that we don't accept children under 15 in shared dorm rooms. Please book a private room for your family. View House Rules

Overview

At Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken), we make travel in Switzerland affordable! Free breakfast? Check. Free Wi-Fi and city tours, plus passes for fare-free travel on local buses? Check! After a day on the mountain trails, chill on our outdoor terrace with a beer and the view. In winter, the common room becomes our social hub – grab a hot drink for yourself and your dorm buddies. When you get hungry, head to the kitchen to whip up some hearty food (mountain air gets our appetite going!).

Location

We're an easy 15-minute walk from Interlaken Ost train station (or a 5-minute ride on the number 102 bus). From both Geneva and Zürich airports, you'll need to take the IC train and change in Bern. Once you're settled in, get your bearings with a stroll through town – the centre is a 7-minute walk away. Here you can tuck into fresh pastries and coffee to fuel a day of activities. Alternatively, catch the number 103 bus to Strandbad Bönigen, where you can swim in the lake – don't forget to pack a picnic!

Rooms and Dorms

Book yourself a bed in one of our mixed or single-sex dorms if you'd like to make adventurous new friends. Travelling with your partner or as a group? Our bright and spacious private rooms are a great option – they range from twins to doubles. Whichever you choose, we'll give you free bedding and a towel (more room in your bag for spare socks!), as well as a large locker that's big enough for a backpack.

Extras and activities

Our hostel is an ideal base for exploring the Swiss Alps, and our multilingual team can help you plan – ask for a free hiking map! During your stay you'll get free entry to the local swimming pools and mini-golf if you want to take it easy in town. Brought your own laptop? You can store it in a free security locker. If you haven't, we've got public computers in the lounge.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    Great location, clean facilities and also quiet. Not a party hostel. Which is what I was looking for. Next to a bus stop and also in the middle of the town. Lovely.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    Great place!! Clean, safe and in the perfect location. The staff was super helpful and had great recommendations for daily activities. Also they off making discount tickets for day trips as well as free buss passes. An awesome deal
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    The backpackers is an amazing place to stay and I just loved it
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    One of the best places you can stay in Interlaken, short walk to all the main sites, and provide free bus access if you dont want to walk far to get anywhere in the area, they give tokens which allows you to do laundry for free, give toast, cereal and yogurt for breakfast (only suggestion wouldve liked some eggs and fruit), decent coffee, hot chocolate and tea available, free access to the public pool which is great and short walk, all around great place to stay as you go enjoy Switzerland
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Jun 2019
    This place is excellent except a few rude guests. You can recognize them at the laundry room. They open the machine door, still being operating. Some put other's wet clothes out of dry machine and put their's in. One rotten apple spoils the barrel!!! But, next time also will stay this place again.
    South Korea, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jun 2019
    The best backpackers I've stayed in by FAR. Free public transport card upon arrival, free laundry service, free breakfast, free lockers, free wifi, game tables, coffee machines... This place has it all. My only complaint would be that night time was very hot and there were no fans or aircon but I also understand I stayed here during an unusual heatwave.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Nice stay, helpful staff and very nice facilities. Extended stay to stay in very nice area. Thanks had a great stay.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Great location and amazing staff! They were so helpful with planning day trips and hikes and adventures. There were so many places to cook and store food, and they cleaned everything so thoroughly every day! Beds were comfy. Not a super social atmosphere, and not full of many young people, but I was able to meet people in my room! Breakfast was just carbs, but I guess that’s not terrible for a day of hiking?
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    Hotel quality facilities. Lots of free stuff included, including buss cards. The facilities feel very well thought through with little smart features like personal lockers lockable with your room card card. Staff was helpful and have us a better room than we had payed for - twice (we booked an extra night in another room). Big kitchens where approximately ten different parties can cook simultaneously.
    Sweden, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 Jun 2019
    Clean place! Very good location. Would recommend staying here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2018

    9th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2016

    7th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2015

    6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2014

    5th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken) says

If breath-taking natural beauty is something that tickles your fancy, Backpacker's Villa is the perfect place for you. Gone are the days when low-budget meant second rate, at this traveller's haven you can enjoy the adrenalin kick of the Swiss Alps (sky diving, paragliding, you name it) and countless other amazing facilities without a hefty price tag. Reviewers have called it 'the best hostel ever', saying that the luxurious atmosphere leaves you feeling like you're staying in an upmarket hotel.

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