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Balmer's Herberge

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Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten bei Interlaken, 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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hostel for a young crowd looking to meet people and have a good time. Lots of fun activities in the hostel such as chess, ping pong, fooseball, ect. The amenities are all very basic, but the hostel is clean. There is a bar located underground here which can get quite loud at night depending on what... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm glad that I only stayed at Balmers for one night and not longer. The amenities were pretty basic by hostel standards, the common areas were quite unclean, the reception staff were not very friendly. Perhaps if you're there purely to party, and have no care for where you sleep or clean yourself, you'd enjoy it more.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just so much fun. It was my first hostel experience, and as a solo female traveler it could not have been better. Balmer's is well kept, safe, and the staff is really friendly. There are planned activities in the evenings, so it's easy to meet people. Everyone is there for a good time, and the crowd tended... More 

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Parikia, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room we ended up with was really nice, quite secluded with pretty much it's own bathroom and kitchenette. The first room we were given was a lot more amongst the crowds of people. There were mostly contiki/top deck/busabout groups staying at balmers and we realised that it was mainly an American/Canadian hostel (not a bad thing, just the majority)... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel had a super cool vibe. There is definitely a camp-like feel to it. This helps the atmosphere a lot even though I felt like people were quite distant during my stay here. I hear a lot of complaints about the lack of toilets and showers but I think there are enough. For one, the hostel is HUGE, with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like party, it would be fine. The rooms are old and too noisy at night so that I can't sleep well. Breakfast is not so good compare to Youth hostel which I stayed afterwards. The place is a little cheaper than Youth one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a 6 bed dorm. The rooms and the building itself were really nice, and the facilities such as the games room and bar were really good. Only down side was there seemed to be a severe lack of toilet/bathrooms. there were 2 x 6 bed rooms in our section, and only ONE toilet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Though we had stayed for jus a day,Our room was well organized,We had kitchen for our self and views from the rooms were excellent,It had the rustic look from outside and had a lot amenities to play around. Its a bit far from the interlaken main station but you have a direct bus to the hostel.Highly recommendable for a comfort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We loved Balmers!! We weren't ready to leave. Amazing staff and atmosphere. Rooms were clean and spacious. Maddie at the front desk was so helpful during our stay! Would definitely recommend to other travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Balmer's had such a comfortable hostel feel! The staff were so friendly, and when we had a bit of a booking snafu, Maddie, who works at the front desk, was so helpful and caring. The enthusiastic staff make the hostel feel welcoming. It was clean, homey, and a great place to meet other travelers. Highly recommend!

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