After reading mixed reviews on trip advisor I was intrigued to see what Balmers was really like.
The receptionist was brilliant and I loved the free water bottles (and on my friend's 18th birthday she even gave us a shot glass!) The staff at the activity desk are also superb for helping you organise activities - however listen carefully to them if you are asking them for a walking/hiking route!
I was very impressed with the room - the gingham curtains and bedding did it for me! The shared bathrooms adjacent to the room were not brilliant but they did the job - however our neighbours were partial to a shower at 4/5am! The free breakfasts are absolutely foul and are to be avoided if possible!
It has to bed said that you come to Balmers to have a good good time! The beer garden is full of happy travellers at happy hour sharing their stories about the adrenaline pumping activities they enjoyed during the day - not to be missed out on! As the evening progresses most of them head down to the Metro Club - where happy hour continues (not 2 for one on spirits though!) and the barmen are brilliant - one of them in particular (Brody i think his name was?). Met some interesting people - mostly Americans and Aussies.
Overall it’s a brilliant place to be - just don't forget to pack your earplugs & laughter.
- Also Known As:
- Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
- Balmer`s Herberge Hotel
- Balmer's Herberge Interlaken/Matten
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Balmer's Herberge. We are the first established private hostel in Switzerland, providing a comfortable and friendly location from which to explore the adventure capital of Europe. The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (Swiss Alps) at our doorstep and two big glacier fed lakes are just a stones throw away. We have dormitories, private rooms, apartments and tents. Rated Top 10 hostels of Europe, a product of over 60 years of experience. Come visit us! ... more less
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