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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)

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9.6
Superb
5411 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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, fully equipped kitchen 24/7, linen (incl. dorms) and towel, lockers, use of local buses, entry to swimming pools, mini golf, taxes and a NEW coworking space! Parking available (CHF 5.-/night; if you want to charge your electric car: CHF 10.-/night incl. parking).

Stay at the only original Backpackers Villa!

We provide your perfect base if you are 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 and all taxes (VAT & local taxes).

Your clothes can get a nice wash in the laundromats while you enjoy a quiet moment in the time out room or catch up on some emails in our coworking space.The free movies from reception or on netflix help to recover from your excitements of the day.
Naturally, there is no lockout or curfew.

We are 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 7:30 am till 10 pm to help with information and free maps for hiking and loads of things to do.
We are 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 16 in shared dorm rooms. Please book a private room for your family.

Reviews & Ratings

9.6
Superb
5411 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.8
  • Atmosphere
    9
  • Cleanliness
    9.8
  • Value for Money
    9.5
  • Facilities
    9.6

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Dec 02, 2022
Lovely stay! Staff were kind and the amenities were great. Perfect location.
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Dec 01, 2022
This is my favorite hostel ever!!! The staff are the friendliest people and helped answer all my questions about the area. The building is so cool there’s even a terrace. I spent a lot of time using the foosball with a friend downstairs. There’s also ping pong and a bunch of games. The place is just a 15 minute walk to the train stations. I’ll definitely be coming back here! (The only thing I would like to see more or is more variety for the breakfast if anything! It was pretty much just toast and coffee
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Nov 26, 2022
Super friendly staff and a great location. 15 minute walk from Interlaken ost
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Internet café
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2020

9th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2020

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2019

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2018

9th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2018

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2017

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2016

7th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2015

6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2015

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2014

5th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2014

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2013

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2012

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2011

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

2010

1st, Country Winners Switzerland

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