Sustainability Level 1
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Free Breakfast

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)

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5838 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 (

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.

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5838 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

Jun 07, 2024
The property was great! Weird groups of tours and antisocial people but I found a wonderful group to hang out with luckily—it’s not very social. The sheets were horrible but the bed was comfy, bathrooms were VERY clean, and the room I was in was nice. Happened to get a 6 bedroom when I bought a 10 so that was nice! The staff was lovely but were weird about the quiet room when I told them I had meetings at midnight, which was weird since it said open 24/7 online.
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Female, 25-30
Jun 06, 2024
The best hostel ever! Staff was friendly and kind. Nice people and belongings were safe even in a bunk room with 8! Definitely recommend!
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Mixed Group, 41+
Jun 04, 2024
We had a wonderful stay here. Loved the location, beds were comfy, and room was very clean.
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Female, 41+


  • 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
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Internet café
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi



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