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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)

Book more than 14 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 9.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jul 2020
    The hostel is well suited in Interlaken and centralized ,easy to reach everywhere by foot or bus. You have access to lots of faculties(Swimming pool,tennis,table tennis,etc). Stuff is really freindly and profesional.Very Easy and smooth check-in and at anytime. Secure and super clean and have and amazing views. I would love to come again.
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jul 2020
    I had a fantastic stay! It was my first time traveling all by myself and this place was great! Great location! There are lockers to store your things in the room during the day, a pass for public transport around Interlaken, access to swimming pools and breakfast in the morning as well as coffee tokens. I had many questions about things to see in Interlaken and the surrounding area and the staff (Melanie/Vivienne) provided me with all kinds of materials on boat tours and museums in the area.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Jun 2020
    I had a really good stay at Backpacker's Villa. The whole place is very clean and well equipped. Also it's located perfectly in the center of Interlaken with everything you need in walking distance. But the best was definitely their staff. They are all passionate about that beautiful region and can give you some very good advices on activites and how to best discover the surroundings.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jun 2020
    This hostel is definitely worthy of its high rating. Perfect location in the centre of the city, close to both stations. Very clean with great, well thought common spaces. Stunning views. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
    Cyprus, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 May 2020
    The hostel is great, the location is very convenient, everything super clean and organized. Now that Switzerland is open again, Interlaken was a perfect place to go, the hostel made us feel safe, every door needs the room card, they have sanitizer at the entrance, and a very spacious place to eat, to sit and read, they have table-tennis and pool table. You can make your own food, they have everything, a large shared kitchen, 2(or 3?) fridges, a couple of microwaves, tosters, etc.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    Had an great stay at Backpackers Villa! Staff was friendly and helpful and the room was clean with a gorgeous view of the mountains! I appreciated the kitchen space provided where we made our own dinner. The space was clean and spacious with everything we needed to cook. Due to a delay in our paragliding trip, we had to stay an extra night. Booking at the front desk was simple and convenient. A must stay in Interlaken, especially for traveling students!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    Can I give them more than 5 stars??
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Mar 2020
    Everything was just perfect! During our stay there were not many guests around, so we had a dorm room for ourselves. The facilities were super clean, beds were comfortable and the rooms are really nice and bright. I especially liked the chill out room and the lobby area. The kitchen is also very big! Small breakfast and towels are included in the prize, and you can ask for a lot of more things that are free, for example borrow winter boots, soap, washing machine, use lockers for free etc.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof. The staff was amazingly friendly and helped me out with hiking advices. Also, it was very clean and there was free coffee in the morning (what is always great!). The kitchen was also well equiped eventhough I didn't use it much. What I noticed very positively is that they apparently adapted the bookings to Corona, because i had the dormitory to myself, what I found very pleasant in this situation. All in all: very great hostel!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jun 2020
    A cheap stay with easy instructions for late check-in, very nice staff, good breakfast, and great value for money with free access to busses and public transport.
    USA, Female, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2020

    9th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 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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