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Balmers Hostel

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9.5
Superb
7351 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

-- Important Info: Please note this Hostel is not a family-friendly hostel and all guests have to be at least 18 years old.--

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.

Reviews & Ratings

9.5
Superb
7351 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.5
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    9.5
  • Atmosphere
    9.6
  • Cleanliness
    9.4
  • Value for Money
    9.5
  • Facilities
    9.4

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Feb 17, 2024
Balmers is without a doubt the most wonderful hostel I have ever stayed in. I have been to quite a few, but Balmers was uniquely cozy, welcoming, beautiful, and convenient! I made so many friends and had the best stay. It’s a true 10/10 experience.
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Male, 18-24
10
Superb
Feb 11, 2024
One of my favourite hostels, I really felt like it was my own home and the staff and owner are amazing people. Highly recommend over all other hostels in interlaken.
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Male, 25-30
6.3
Good
Feb 07, 2024
It’s a bad experience. I booked a room only for female but during the night I hear male’s sounds and many people came in and out. Me and my friend can’t sleep well. When I told the staff these things they said they can do nothing. So that’s what I do and I don’t recommend this hostel.
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Female, 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
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

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

    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

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

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