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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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Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau region, the Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is simply love at first sight. Buzzing with travelers from around the world, it is quite common to come here for a day and stay for weeks.

With perfect access to the many hiking trails from our front door, we also make a great base for outdoor activities such as paragliding, rafting, via ferrata, and more. The hostel seems to attract a certain type of traveller – social, fun, respectful and adventurous with a love for the natural beauty that the Alps provide. A photographers dream, Gimmelwald is a place you really have to see to believe.

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The easygoing and fun environment at the hostel leads to memories and friends that last a lifetime. In the evenings you will find travellers playing cards and games, guitar and piano, or sharing tales from that days hike. It’s amazing to see familiar faces that come back every year sitting side by side with new travellers in awe of the view, having a beer on the deck as the sun sets on the mountains.

The Mountain Hostel will be the highlight of your trip and an unforgettable experience. See you soon!

Check in from 11.00 until 12.00 and 16.30 until 22.00
Check out before 09.30
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit or debit cards
Great breakfast buffet included
Taxes included View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 May 2019
    Incredible! The Mountain Hostel is a must if you are staying in the Jungfrau Region. Staff was very friendly, and the environment was second to none. Can't beat waking up in the mountains after a comfortable nights sleep. I'd be hard pressed to find another hostel with such an amazing location .
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Dec 2018
    Out of our entire 3 week trip, this was the most gorgeous place we stayed. The hostel has a massive kitchen which I cooked in a few times. The showers were nice and the beds were so comfy! The people we stayed with were amazing too. But the honestly Roman, the host, was amazing, he is very funny and will know anything that you might have questions about. He also made breakfast every morning. This hostel comes equipped with stunning views and a cat named shadow. 10/10 would stay again.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Oct 2018
    For some people, hostels are generally chosen over hotels for their price and atmosphere. The ability to meet new people and become immersed in a small community, even if for only a day, is what makes the hostel experience worth it. At Mountain Hostel, this community experience was unlike anything I’ve seen in any other hostel. I felt like I was simply joining in on a group of friends who were all just passing time together.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Sep 2018
    Heaven on earth!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Sep 2018
    I had SUCH an amazing time at this hostel, the views you get even just from your window is incredible. Easily accessible by cable car, from Lauterbrunnen. There aren't any lockers here but I felt safe about leaving my belongings. Murren is a short cable car away so there's a supermarket nearby, it's really convenient! The staff are also top notch, and my only regret is not staying longer. One night was definitely not enough. I would definitely recommend this hostel and would stay here again!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Oct 2018
    Absolutely loved it here! My mum stayed here 20 years ago and so I had to stay as well. I met so many amazing people, would stay again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Oct 2018
    This hostel was the last hostel we stayed at during our month long trip. It was, by far, the best value and location of any hostel we stayed at. The facilities may not have been as nice as others in crowded cities, but I understand the reason. Just a few tips, make sure to have coins for the showers and get your groceries while your out during the day. The staff is very friendly and more than willing to offer advice. Overall, I would love to visit again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Oct 2018
    Pros: mountain views, breakfast/coffee included, access to kitchen, social atmosphere (good for solo travellers) Cons: far from grocery store, mattress was rly thin, check-in times were wrong on info sheet which was a bit annoying, showers were 1 Swiss franc for 8 mins of water although mine only ran for about 5 before timing out and leaving me soapy. Good thing I has one Swiss franc left in my bag otherwise I’d be wiping the soap away with my towel! If I went back, I’d stay in Mürren.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    20 Oct 2018
    I loved my stay here, but I was slightly disappointed. My stay was during the last few days of their summer opening period (they close at the end of summer to have a break before the winter/ski season, was not mentioned during booking) so there were very few people staying at the hostel, and nobody under 25. The amazing, unforgettable social atmosphere that everyone raves about was something I missed out on unfortunately, and paying regular summer prices I expected more than what I got.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Oct 2018
    Gimmelwald exceeded all of my expectations! This hostel is in prime real estate, the beds were cozy, the breakfast was delicious and overall it was tidy. I did however have a few critiques. Firstly, the hours are sporadic and random for the bar. The first night my friends and I were ordering beers all night until 11 and the next night they had the bar area closed at 9 for a staff dinner. One of the gentlemen also didn’t know how to use the card machine. Overall the staff weren’t great.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

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