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Balmer's Herberge

Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten, Interlaken CH-3800, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel location is far from city center but easily reach by the bus from both train station. 6beds dorm room was good , comfortable bunk bed. The shower room just outside the bedroom but too small and weird setting . Kitchen and common room was large and comfort. Breakfast was better than expectation. Please note that the local bus... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved staying at Balmer's! The hostel was super social and the staff were very friendly. Accommodations were basic, but the place was clean and safe. Interlaken is a must if you're looking for adventure and natural beauty. Definitely stay at Balmer's--one of my favorite hostels in Europe!

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College Station, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balmers has free wifi, a kitchen, a laundry room, free breakfast (a little subpar but acceptable), and typical hostel accommodations. The real reason to stay here is for the atmosphere! It is a very social hostel. After a day of outdoor activities, guests typically end up on the porch. There is a grill which has delicious burgers and is likely... More

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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are what makes this hostel so good. You can tell that they are all passionate travellers themselves and genuinely enjoy meeting and hanging out with other travellers. The hostel/hotel is really quaint, lots of winding staircases and has a real homely feel to it. The town itself is beautiful, lots to do and some really good bars. Will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the coolest hostels I've stayed at. Really nice facilities, the beds and rooms are average when compared to other hostels... But a really great environment. Not super cheap, but nothing is in Switzerland. Good food too. On a hot summer day hang out at the pool in the tent village.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Clean and safe place to crash between outdoor adventures. Two happy hours where you can catch up with your guides from earlier in the day and have a hefty beer or two... The beds aren't too comfortable but you're too tired from rafting, canyoning, and happy hour to care

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Flemington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend in the guest house and had a great time. Cecile, at the front desk, was wonderful. She helped us with everything we needed with directions and gave us great recommendations for things to do. The place needs a little updating but what do you expect for the price. Free access to pool table and... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The accommodations were decent at this hostel but what really stood out was the club underneath. It was incredibly convenient to be able to walk out of your room and down two flights of stairs to an incredible party.

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cape town
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Clean rooms and comfortable beds. Decent bathrooms. Great staff and service! Awesome bar downstairs. Breakfast was great as well! Not too far from town for skiing and boarding. Some rooms have basins in them as well which appeals to me when you get in late can't find the bathroom but want to brush your teeth :) They have a nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I just happened to be staying here on Canada day back in July, had a great night at the tent party and ended up being sick in a bush with a south Korean... strange that I look back on this fondly haha would defiantly stay again

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Also Known As:
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel
Balmer's Herberge Interlaken/Matten
Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten, Interlaken CH-3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Matten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Balmer's Herberge. 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, Mönch 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. Come visit us! ... more   less 
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