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Balmers Hostel

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9.0
Superb
6982 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Come to Balmers and stay in the oldest private hostel in Switzerland! Our hostel is situated in three traditional Swiss wooden chalets that surround a courtyard, terras and garden. The look and feel of our accommodation can best be described as playful, comfy and unique.

We cater to active travellers that come to Interlaken to explore the Alps. After a day in the mountains, come home to our hostel where you can clean the equipment and store it away safely. In the guest kitchen, you’ll find all the amenities needed to cook yourself a nutritious meal. No need to plan your meals ahead, as the supermarket is just 2min walk away and open 365days a year.

After food, it's time to relax! Treat your sore muscles in our outside jacuzzi that's free for guests to use. You can stream your favourite movie in our cosy TV room or get comfortable in front of the fireplace. Other popular spots in the hostel are the music room, equipped with two pianos and a guitar, and the hammock/meditation/yoga room.

Known as the adventure capital of Europe, Interlaken is the perfect destination for enthusiasts of the outdoors. Prepare to be awed when you start to explore the stunning Swiss Alps that rise up behind Interlaken. Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau are among the most well-known peaks in the area, all summits around 4000m. Surrounding these peaks lies a rugged landscape with alpine tundra, glaciers, canyons, forest, waterfalls and glacial lakes.

Our reception staff know all the great hikes, bike trails and sightseeing spots in the region. Talk to them if you want help with planning next day’s adventure or if you want more info on the activities such as paragliding, skydiving, rafting and canyoning.

Please note this Hostel is not a family-friendly hostel.

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
6982 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    9.4
  • Atmosphere
    9.3
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8.7

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Nov 17, 2022
This is by far the best hostel I have stayed in. The facilities are amazing. The kitchen is well stocked and there are so many lounge areas. It’s right next to a bus stop so it makes getting around very easy. The views are incredible! The only negative is that the mattresses aren’t super comfortable. I came right before the hostel closed for off season so there weren’t many other guests, but the staff was incredible and made me feel very welcome. I will definitely be coming back!
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Nov 14, 2022
Fantastic place and fantastic location. The bedrooms are very nice and comfortable
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Nov 11, 2022
One of the best hostels I've stayed at in Europe. It had a very cozy/cabin feel to it in Interlaken. Awesome cooking appliances & utilities for people looking to cook and not spend an absurd amount of cash on dinners (Switzerland is pricier compared to other European countries). The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They have a downstairs club & bar that I hear is very active in Summer.
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

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