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Downtown Lodge

Dorfstrasse 152, Grindelwald 3818, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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11 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Downtown lodge has a nice location, helpful staff and decent free breakfast. The rooms are dorm style and a little worn, but clean. The bathrooms appear clean as well. There are decent facilities to use as well: kitchen, gameroom, bikes (free for an hour). I thought I was getting a good deal until you get here and see the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I really liked this place on my trip. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The place is huge with loads of dorms, they all appear clean and comfortable. Great Budget option in the middle of Grindelwald.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed for a weekend as a group of 30 hikers. It was easy to organize thanks to the staff, who was very communicative before arrival. The rooms are nice, but as we were there in November with -10°C outside, it got quite cold inside the rooms. The heating is not very powerful for so low temperatures which are common... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in May 2013. The staff was very friendly. It has everything that you need for a short stay. There is a restaurant, bar, and a room to watch movies.(U have to pay to rent a movie though) We stayed in a quad room as there were 4 of us and the room was clean.... More 

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Address: Dorfstrasse 152, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 77
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