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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We arrived at Interlaken west station and took bus 105 to reach this place. With the luggage it's a bit too much to walk. Bus will drop you right in front of the hostel (stop name Hotel Sonne). Hostel has 24 hrs check-in counter which is the best part although we arrived at 7PM at the main reception. Couple of...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I personally enjoyed this place because, at the time, I was single. It's a great way to make new friends since you'll be bunking with quite a few others. Good place to save money since the area is very expensive. I haven't been there for a while, but I do miss it. Maybe I'll go back to reminisce.

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Reims, France
Reviewed 29 August 2014

First of all there was a terrible Asian lady questioning you about which room you are in as if you were not staying there! The noise at night with people talking in loud voices into the night in the corridors was hopeless. You will not get any sleep on a bad night there. If you complain they say it is...

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights and the hostel was great. It has everything you might need including a laundry. We had two beds in a dorm which was right next to toilets and showers. The bar had 'happy hour' cutting the cost of expensive alcohol in Interlaken! The breakfast was satisfactory for an included breakfast! There's lots of stuff to...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a terrible place to stay if, like me, you simply need somewhere economical and simple to stay. Unless you are interested in meeting young single american girls, it is not suitable. There is loud thumping music ALL night, bad wifi, too crowded and not cheap. Here I have written a review about my time in Interlaken, an amazing...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We just stayed one night in a private double room while heading to the Alps. The staff was very helpful and room was quaint but surprisingly comfy. The Bathrooms were right outside our door which wasn't a big deal not having our own. The happy hour in the Biergarten was an added bonus! I recommend this place for a cheap...

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Thank JustinWoj
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The decor of this hostel is very cool (old/rustic) and the ambiance is nice. There's a couple of rooms were you can hang out and have food/drinks. The staff there is super friendly and always ready to help you. There are also a bunch of activities to try around there (canyoning, 4 wheelers, paragliding, hiking, etc), so you won't get...

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Chennai, india
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Classic place, feels good. Among a lot of hostel this was certainly worth a mention. Had our private room in one small corner. Peaceful. Come back down and you are surrounded by like minded sportive people. Plan, listen, join, be a part of it. Nice breakfast too. And finally it's Swiss, the best place to experience all around by staying...

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I stayed at Balmers this weekend for the Swiss National holidays, and it was the most fun I have had in a while. They offer so many activities like bungy jumping, paragliding, canyoning. Everyone speaks English. Most peole staying in other hostels end up coming to Balmers at night because its where its at!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed here as a couple in a private room during our backpaking trip. It was the best hostel we stayed in. We really liked the friendly relaxed atmosphere, and it was a great place to meet other travellers. Our room was clean and just contained a bed, table and sink. It had a nice chalet feel with the wooden...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Balmer's Hostel. We are the first established private hostel in Switzerland, providing a comfortable and friendly location from which to explore the adventure capital of Europe. The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (Swiss Alps) at our doorstep and two big glacier fed lakes are just a stones throw away. We have dormitories, private rooms, apartments and tents. Rated Top 10 hostels of Europe, a product of over 60 years of experience.We are the heart of all hostels. We strive to bring fun and memorable experiences to our guests so come push your boundaries and party in our Club with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmer's Hostel

Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
Price Range: RM252 - RM590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Balmer's Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
Balmer's Hostel Matten Bei Interlaken, Interlaken
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