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“Nowhere better to enjoy Grindelwald” 5 of 5 stars
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Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland   |  
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“Nowhere better to enjoy Grindelwald”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This hostel might well be the only soultion to fully enjoy the Swiss Alps at a reasonable price. Located just next to the Männlichen lift, it is warm and cozy, and offers accommodation for every occasion: 6-people hostel rooms for lone travellers or friends, double or quadruple rooms for couples and families. The toilets and showers are shared, but clean and well functioning, and that's normal for this class of accommodation. The common room has vending machines for hot and cold beverages and snacks, plus a pool and a foosball table, couches and TV.

Towels and bed sheets are not included in the price, so BYO or pay a little extra; breakfast and wifi, however, are.

When booking, check or ask for offers: usually you can have the skipass and ski rental together with the accommodation for a reduced price.

Definitely THE place to stay for skiers and hikers in the Grindelwald region.

Room Tip: For more privacy, try to get a room between 41 and 44. They are located in a separate part of the bu...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Free wifi! Lovely communal area. Clean linen and comfortable beds ( we were in a quad). The showers do this water saving thing and switch off every few minutes, and the lights too. But the hostel is close to the train station so going to jangfrau is easy. The bus to town is free. The breakfast was just ok.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great hostel, great view, great services, clean, refrigerator, grill, microwave etc for guests. Very helpful staff, good breakfasts. However, could be very noisy at night, though stopped by about 11 pm. Also, quite expensive for a hostel - however, I think that may be switzerland rather than the hostel itself - and definitely great service on every count - couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I have stayed here twice before and I can't fault it. Its perfectly situated beside the train station or the local bus gets you into town in 5mins. Hotels in the area are very pricey so it was great to come across this hostel as the prices make Grindelwald an affordable short break, I've just booked my third trip there. Staff are so friendly and welcoming and the breakfast is ideal with the windows of the dining room looking onto the North Face of the Eiger....Awesome!

Room Tip: There were no doubles left but both times we've paid the extra to get the 4 bed room to ourselve...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Staff were extremely helpful throughout the planning and the visit allowing us to fit the group into rooms with a degree of flexibility. As a hostel it worked extremely well, breakfast was sufficient and we took a group evening meal which was excellent quality and quantity and served efficiently. Location next to Grund station is a big plus.

Room Tip: Multiple rooms of up to 6 people but in top and bottom bunks.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

Mountain hostel is a budget accommodation in lovely Grindelwald. 5-min walk from train station, from our 6-bed (3 bunker) room we can see snow-capped mountain. The only bummer is we only had sink inside the room as the shared bathroom is down the hall. Room is really basic, bed, closet, sink. Buffet continental breakfast was served, muesli, cornflakes, breads, milk, tea, coffee and juice. You'll find that these food will taste heavenly overlooking the river nearby the hostel. Receptionist were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again when I return to Switzerland!

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vail, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for only one night, although we wished we had stayed longer.The location is a bit far from the city center, but you cannot complain of the beautiful hike down to the valley where the hostel is located.A free bus pass comes with the room which was probably the cleanest hostel we stayed in our entire four week trip.There is ample storage for packs, great breakfast, and amazing views.Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mountain Hostel Grindelwald

Address: Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain Hostel Grindelwald 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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