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Balmer's Herberge

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Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten, Interlaken CH-3800, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Bern, Switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

stayed at balmers from thursday to sunday with two mates and we had a blast! first off, balmers is very easy to reach. get out at Interlaken Ost and take the bus outside of the Train Station to balmers. cant miss it! the hostel guys are all very friendly and helpful. we had all our snowboard gear with us and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have stayed in many hostels but this is one is special because of its history and heritage. Very good place to stay in interlaken if travelling as a group. Hostel itself is well maintained and has a bar/club downstairs. it is good place for meeting fellow travellers from around the world. Hostel has a good relaxation rooms with antique... More 

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Shelter Island, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was a great hostel to stay in. I had three friends with me and we loved it. They had a place to pay pool, for a minimal fee, and the kitchen was good. Had the hostel mostly to ourselves because it was winter but not yet ski season, but the staff were helpful and friendly. Even made a friend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The only thing that kept this hostel from getting one star was the fact that the rooms weren't terribly small and they seemed to be clean for the most part. HOWEVER, the rest of the hostel is a different story. The bathrooms smelled HORRIFIC, breakfast was supposedly included but in actuality it was just bread and butter and you had... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Absolutely loved this hostel...from waking up in the morning to the amazing view of the Swiss alps to the really friendly staff..I can't really complain about anything. The building itself is lovely and charming and the community feel was great...got to meet many other travelers while having breakfast or just chilling in the courtyard...highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My favorite hostel to date. The staff is super helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the architecture and atmosphere are so charming. Morning breakfast was simple, with coffee, toast, and cereal available. There is nightlife nearby and a slew of restaurants to choose from. TONS of outdoor activities around the area are available for free or... More 

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