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Brienzstrasse 24, Interlaken 3800 , Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As an Aussie, when I camp I expect a tent and bush. Here you get a fullly equipped kitchen, a living room with TV and in the reception area you can buy convenient food (e.g. milk). The location is great, only minutes away from the Interlaken Ost train station, supermarket and the main drag. You are located right on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

RiverLodge is in a beautiful location. Whenever you walk to the train station from here you can go to the gate by the river and turn right, and it leads you on a nice walk along the river and to the bridge where you cross to get to the other side of Interlaken. That's the only positive about this place.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the River Lodge for 2 nights on a recent trip to Switzerland and were incredibly disappointed with our stay. Having read other reviews on Trip Advisor we were expecting it to be basic, but the reality is so much worse than that. The "rooms" are really just boxes made of plywood; there is no privacy, no insulation... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was glad that I could do my laundry. Everything was great, from facilities to location to staff, the only negative thing was probably the cleanliness of the showers and toilets. I guess you couldn't really blame them, since it's really more like a campsite rather than a hostel, and with all the people staying there, it tends to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

sorry for the late review. i've been there in last april 2012. it was a great experience staying here. it is just 10 minutes walking distance from the interlaken ost station. ( we have to go around the lake, and cross with the bridge situated about 2km from the station even though river lodge just behind the station. if there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

From the pictures, we had already expected the rooms to be small. Location was about 15 minutes by foot from the Interlaken Ost station. Happy to have a shared kitchen as food is expensive in Switzerland and we were able to prepare our own food. There were laundry facilities as well. But we could have better prepared ourselves if we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

10min walk from train station and very easy to find. Staff were friendly. We stayed in a 4-bed room, but we were the only two in there for our stay Room was clean, but there wasn't much to clean. 2 bunk beds and a small wooden shelving unit separating them. Had small wooden lockers as well. Not a very spacious... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

I just spent two months backpacking and ran into very few bad experiences. Except for at the river lodge. The price per night was incorrectly converted into euro so i ended up paying alot more then i was supposed to. the women was helpful as long as whatever you needed didnt interfere with her daily routine. but since this is... More 

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RiverLodgeHolidays, Receptionist at RiverLodge, responded to this review

Good Day Kay We are very sorry you had such a sad experience in the Bernese Oberland! Since the Euro has been getting weaker and weaker by the week we were too slow to adapt the Exchange rate on our Website. we were not aware that our Guests were counting so much on the Price in Euros, since we are... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2007

River Lodge was a fairly inexpensive campground/hostel in Interlaken. The rooms were small, humid, and noisy. We could hear the guy in the next room snoring. The location is pretty good - it's right on the river, which is very nice if you feel like stepping outside for a picnic. The woman who was running the place was a machine... More 

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