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Pension Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald CH-3826, Switzerland
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hostel has spectacular view of nature. The cable car is very close. The hostel offers breakfast and dinner for reasonable price. The dormitory condition might be changed. In my opinion, 6 beds with normal bed instead of lying on the floor could be better. By the way, 1 toilet and 1 bathroom is not enough, so decreasing of the... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Phil, Alex, John, Gary and Jodi (all English) run a great little place here and are super friendly to boot. See pictures. Originally a 500 year old farm building converted into B&B with 13 rooms (sleeping 2 or 3) and 6 dorm beds. Shared baths down the hall, but very clean and did not have any conflict with use. Can't... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very short walk from the tram station. It is a backpacker style old wooden structure hotel that is run by an English man - hence, they all speak English fluently! It was a cozy place to stay. The ceilings are low, so I guess if you are over 6 feet... you may have problems. Shared bath and toilet. This place... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Gimmelwald is such a cute little town and the Pension was a great place to stay. We wish we were still there. How often do you have to take a cable car to get to your hotel?! Fill your water bottle at the water trough, get some local cheese from around the corner and soak in the views. The rooms... More

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Richfield, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

What a great little hotel in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. My husband and I visited after our trip to Zurich for the Zurich Ironman. It was so peaceful. It is so beautiful and everyone at the hotel is great, especially the Manager, Phil. He did everything and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. I usually don't like to stay at a place... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay at the Pension, but did walk from Mürren in order to have dinner there. They have a great "Backpacker's Special," which gets you a great meal for only 10 francs (unheard of for Switzerland!). They have a great beer and dessert selection, with an amazing view of the mountains and the valley. Definitely worth checking out. We... More

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This review is for the food only. We availed ourselves of the lovely outdoor patio, where you can drink beer and take refreshment after a hike and stare in continued disbelief at the gorgeousness around you. We returned later in the early evening for dinner, and ordered some traditional swiss fare - pork steak and rosti; schnitzel and fried potatoes.... More

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32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I liked this place. I think it's good to know what to expect though - this is not a city hostel. This is a quaint, old, creaky house. The beds in the dorm are on the floor (and not very comfortable) and the dorm has a slanted room making certain areas less accessible. I can't say as though I slept... More

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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband, daughter and I hiked up to Gimmelwald (about 3 very intensive hours, straight up) and chose to eat dinner here. The feeling is like Big Sur in California, if anyone has been there. Very laid back, easy going, and friendly staff with good music. Our waiter, Tristan took excellent care of us and our dog. It was easy... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I and three kids (7,9,11) stayed here in early August and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were friendly and laid-back, but attentive. Atmosphere was relaxed, backpack style. Loved the Paradise radio 'soundtrack' in the background. The pension is older and a bit creaky, and as others have mentioned the walls seem thin. Didn't bother us. Shared bathroom... More

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Pension Gimmelwald Hotel
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Address: Gimmelwald CH-3826, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Gimmelwald
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gimmelwald
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