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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Brienz Youth Hostel

Book more than 15 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

You'll be in your element thanks to the exciting mix of leisure activities: bathing fun in the shimmering, turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, walks along the lakeside promenade or through Brunngasse ('most beautiful alleyway in Europe'), a view of the Alpine panorama from the oldest steam cogwheel railway in the world or from the summit of the Brienz Rothorn. How about a journey through the centuries at the Ballenberg Open-air Museum? Or would you rather watch a traditional wood carver at work? The family-friendly hostel in a great location on the lakeside is the ideal starting point for any number of excursions and also an extremely pleasant retreat with plenty of space for fun and games. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    16 May 2022
    Extremely friendly, and an amazing location! (And good breakfast)
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2022
    Very friendly staff, very good breakfast, sleeping is a bit rustic in the dorms but overall very good value
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2021
    The receptionist was very accommodating and friendly which was nice to experience after a long journey. The hostel is ideally located right on the lake too so you can see sunset from right there.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 May 2020
    I had to leave at 6am in the morning, long before the breakfast officially starts. However, the staff was really helpful and prepared the breakfast for me the night before, so I was able to set out on my trip with full stomach.
    Slovakia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2022
    The hostel is in the most beautiful location. It's really good value for money. I have to issues with this hostel. If you book 16 beds room, be aware that the doors of the room are always open. There is no key/card needed to open it. So everyone can enter the room. Also, there are only 4 electric sockets on 16 beds, so bring your power bank. Since everything is built of wood, so you can hear everything.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    11 Jul 2019
    This hostel seemed like it was oriented towards families with young children. There were a lot of kids running around during the day/evening. The hostel did not have anywhere to lock or store your things and the rooms didn't have locks on them. The bathroom was nice, and there is a small kitchen with a microwave. Breakfast is included in the price, which is a plus but the hostel was relatively expensive for what it was. The staff was friendly.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    26 Jul 2019
    This is not a youth hostel. I went as a solo traveller hoping to meet other travellers at the hostel however it was just filled with families. I was put in an 8 person room with an entire family which left me feeling awkward and lonely. The facilities are alright and a nice spot on the lake however this is not a place for young backpackers.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi