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Brienz Youth Hostel

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58 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

58 Total Reviews
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Oct 16, 2022
Absolutely amazing location! Only a 10-15 minute walk from the train station, and what a walk it is! The staff were friendly, and very helpful. The room was old, but clean. The bed was comfortable, yet disconcertingly creaky. Secure lockers are available in the foyer, and can be used with a 2 Franc coin. The guest kitchen is downstairs, missing an oven but it has a kettle, fridge and microwave. Snacks, drinks and ice-cream are also available. Swiss plug adapters can be borrowed from reception.
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Male, 18-24
Jul 15, 2022
Most horrible Staffs,. I came around 10.30 because of train delay.I was knocking the door for 10 minutes when some guest in the lounge came and opened the door. I came to know that staff left around 9.00PM from the reception desk.I called him and he was on the floor above it seemed.I requested him as politely as possible to check me in(I paid the full amount in advance).But after arguing with me for 30 minutes over phone(By which time he could have come and helped me),he cut the call abruptly.
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Male, 18-24
Very Good
Jun 10, 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.
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Male, 31-40


  • 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