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Balmer's Herberge

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Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten, Interlaken CH-3800, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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hong kong
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56 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a nice & lovely place for backpacker, the area is big & facilities also not too bad but bathroom is so close with private room & so trouble on water supply. needs to paste button for water supply every times. so tired & trouble. but breakfast & the rest of place also good. staff is friendly & helpful.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall hostel had a nice vibe and d only bar / club for late night. But the room we were given - top floor - very small half d room was already covered by attic cross beams .. Dusty everywhere. No bedsheets. Not sure if some people like this setting.. Usually I love the ' everything wooden' feel but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in hostels all over Europe and this has to be one of the best. The hostel is designed like a typical Swiss cottage. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are free water dispensers outside with really good mountain water. Breakfast is nice and the hostel is very clean. I would stay here again!

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BalmersHerberge, Manager at Balmer's Herberge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We hope to welcome you back in summer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had no regrets at all. We stayed in the private room, but expect it to be really small, but we had no problem with that. Front desk people are so friendly and is always there to help you. We check-in just about time the front desk is about to close, but she re-opens her counter just to let us check-in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were very excited for our 3 nights stay at Balmers as had read allot about this place. Switzerland's oldest hostel and among Europe's top 10 hostels are definitely huge credentials. We loved the overall ambience of the place, how tastefully its done and how immaculately they have restored the old world charm. Pros: Experience the Swiss style stay experience,... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This hostel is wonderfully made and rooms have attic. There is a living room, piano, pool, foosball, TT table, living room with books and novels, free and fast wifi, amazing kitchen, laundry and luggage store. I might still be missing something. Morning breakfast is amazing, and the view outside the hostel in the morning is worthy! Centrally located and very... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Balmers is a very unique hostel, also hosting the only night life available in Interlaken. All dorms have bunk beds, great wifi, and a sink. Bathrooms are separate from the rooms, showers were VERY cold. No locks for your personal items, so trust is a big thing. But if someone can afford to be in Interlaken, they're not going to... More 

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BalmersHerberge, Manager at Balmer's Herberge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review!! We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back! More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Overall this hostel was good in terms of hygiene, cost, location. Atmosphere was fantastic! The staff really went out of their way to make everyone's time an enjoyable one! They have their own cool nightclub downstairs which was very convenient.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to stay! First and most important: staff was super friendly and helpful. There were several common areas and the whole house had lots of character and there was a cozy atmosphere, and for me this place was one place to remember, as I am a person who becomes fond of places more likely than of people. Rooms were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The hostel was great and had all the features of an amazing hostel but we didn't stay during peak period so there was only one other guest in the whole hostel. This was good in terms of meaning me and my two friends had a 10 share room to ourselves but it meant the hostel had no atmosphere whatsoever. The... More 

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