Did I seriously make an account just to warn other travellers of my horrific experience at this so-called "hotel"? Yes. Yes I did.
When I first entered Funny Farm Hotel (more like hostel, will be explained later) with my mother and brother, I was intrigued because it actually looked pretty nice, and the lady at the front desk was quite friendly. However, that was just in the beginning.
As the representative English speaker of my family (my mother speaks only Korean and my brother didn't want to bother with it), I went down to the front desk to ask for laundry service. I waited in line, but was shocked at the way the man at the front desk was treating a customer. From what I could make of it, the receptionist wanted a deposit of any amount of money from the Japanese man in exchange for a world wide adaptor. However, the Japanese customer was clearly not fluent in English, and was frustrated as he tried to understand the receptionist's words. The male receptionists, irritation clear on his face, snatched the money from the Japanese man's hands and showed the movement of 'exchanging' as he showed, "You give me money, I give you adaptor. You give me adaptor, I give you money." Mockery was clear in his voice and I was very shocked at his approach, as it was incredibly inappropriate, and, without a doubt, racist! He was rolling his eyes, smirking and speaking purposefully with an accent. The Japanese man was clearly embarrassed! When a new customer approached him, a Caucasian woman with an American accent, he immediately switched into an upright posture and his accent from before was gone.
When it was my turn, I asked for the laundry service. I was told, then, that washing and drying were both 5 euros total, and I had to pay for a special coin for the machine. I suppose 5 euros was sufficient, though I had done laundry service in other hotels/hostels for less than that price. I received my coin and went up to do my laundry only to find out the washing machine could only fit five articles of clothing at one time. Oh, and the dryer also needed a special coin too, even though the male receptionist said that washing AND drying only needed one coin. So I went back down to discuss this with him, when he shrugged and said, "Oh." I then asked for another coin for the dryer. The receptionist then said that there were no more coins left and he would go and get the coin I inserted (because apparently there was only one) 20 minutes later. When I asked what I would have to do with my then-wet laundry, he shrugged and said in a non-chalant voice, "Hang it up?" I sincerely believe that this is absolutely unacceptable, even now while I think about it.
Now, addressing the bedroom and the bathroom. The bedroom was average, but more on the small scale. There were people 'partying' and 'drinking' very loudly up until 4 a.m., preventing my mother (who's a very light sleeper) from getting proper rest. She was tired the entire three days we were there. The bed is very hard, and the blankets smell very musty. The bedsheets have this very rough texture to it, that makes me feel like I'm sleeping on top of bed crumbs.
The bathroom was very messy and dirty when I went inside my room with my mother and brother. There were a string of hair and this brown stain in the bath tub. I couldn't get the stain out no matter how hard I scrubbed, so eventually, I just left it there. I only received ONE towel, and apparently, that was the "foot towel". When I asked for more towels, they asked for money.
Location wise, it's very far away from Interlaken East and Interlaken West, the two main stations of Interlaken. I walked for 30 minutes from Interlaken West, and don't even bother from East. The buses stop from East at around 7, so if you're stuck there, you better find a way to West and then ride a bus to the hostel!
I apologize if this review seems too sarcastic, but this hotel was truly despicable, and not worth the money.
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