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Downtown Lodge

Dorfstrasse 152, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited last weekend for a ski-weekend with friends. The accommodations are simply what you need with friendly and helpful staff. Compared to the pricier options around Downtown lodge is a great value. Breakfast was simple but perfect to get the day going. The dining area / bar & games are also nice for Apres-Ski but not opened too late.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After coming here since around 5 years, its still the same friendly staff. The lodge is very basic, dorm rooms, and especially in winter quite pricy. The rooms are small, the bed good, and the breakfast excellent. parking available :-) Good place to come, but not a cheap one

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've stayed there twice. The staff is really nice, the location si week centered and the price is appealing. Definitely recommending it for groups, maybe not for elderly group or families as it's quite noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed at the Lodge with a group of almost 40 high school students, and we had a fantastic time. The Lodge is perfectly equipped to receive groups like ours, everything the kids could wish for was there: WIFI, billiard, table Football, even video games and movies…… But most of all, I would like to point out the staff of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights after Christmas. The staff were really nice but this place has a big noise issue. Lots of groups of really drunk and inconsiderate people who partied on all night in bedroom areas with no regard for other residents who might want a little bit of sleep at some point of the night. Polite requests to... More 

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Franconia, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I felt like I was at an American YMCA camp, which is fine. The staff at the Downtown Lodge were extremely helpful. Everyone spoke flawless English. The breakfast was meek, but was something. I was here at the end of October 2014, the beginning of the low season, so the hostel was nice and quiet. For a charge, the receptionist... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Not much to complain but also not much to state as special. We stayed for two nights. Basically the prices are fair, the breakfast is good (except for the coffee) however they are not flexible with their times. Early hikers will have it difficult. The stuff we had were very friendly and helpful. I found the most drawback that, if... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Any complaints about this hotel is compensated by the amazing views of the mountains from the doorsteps of this hostel. Nonetheless, kitchen is nice, everything is clean, friendly service. It does have a summer camp feeling to it! Also, free breakfast is really good I was very satisfied. They have a lot of outdoor space too which is nice.

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Bali, Indonesia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I was staying with group using 5rooms. Room is good and warm although very cold outside. . and the most important for me is, wifi connection is good however to slow and lost conection to often in the morning... all of us were very happy during breakfast due a great service from a ladies staff, she so friendly and helpfull...... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights in a mixed dormitory. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Staff were very helpul and friendly. If you are a budget traveller - you will love this place. There were no hidden expences as in some other ho(s)tels I have stayed in Switzerland. They offer free wifi, free Internet access, free lockers, common kitchen, gameroom...I... More 

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