This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Free Breakfast

Brienz Youth Hostel

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76 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

76 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 23, 2023
We had a brilliant say here for 3 nights in September, amazing view, helpful and friendly owner and an overall great feel to the place. When we come back to Switzerland we will definitely be staying here again.
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Male, 18-24
Jul 15, 2023
I couldn’t rate this place more! The staff were incredibly friendly and greeted me by name throughout my stay. When I went down for dinner one evening, they had run out of the veggie option, so the chef rustled some amazing pasta for me with no hesitation. The location was fantastic, right on the lake’s edge and a short walk from town and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. I would definitely stay again next time I’m in the area!
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Female, 31-40
Jul 10, 2023
I loved the place and the people working there! They really made it feel like home. I had a great time, met a ton of cool people. will be staying there again. I ended up getting the bed that has you sleeping close to a random person but even with that there was plenty of space so it was never uncomfortable or weird. Cant wait to stay here again!
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Adaptors
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi