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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While travelling with g adventures we spent 3 nights here, unfortunately on my second day I ended up in a cast & on crutches, the staff here were absolutely amazing - Dean helped carry my bags and offered help whenever I needed it, made my stay so much better, couldn't ask for better customer service! All the other front desk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the upstairs room , the window was facing the snow capped mountain, real amazing view n we loved this place so much. Would highly recommend this clean hostel. A free shuttle bus available opposite the hostel to the train station

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed! Everybody there is super nice and sympathetic and the hostel is always promotion activities for the guests to enjoy. Besides that it is located in Interlaken, one of the mosy beautiful places ive been! So you already know: Best hostel + best place= you gotta go!

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the rocking review! We hope to see you soon again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interlaken is a place of haven and balmers have everything for you enjoy this place! Very good accommodation for a good price! Staffs helpfull! Club just downstairs with a lot of fun! Location of balmers is close of everything, just few steps of bus stop what you can go for everywhere.

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your AMAZING review, we are so happy you really enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you soon again! More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience at Balmers was great. I was really looking forward on going whenever I saw it online, and it definitely exceeded my expectations! Beautiful place with beautiful people, always willing to help if needed and to make every traveler have a blast. You can tell in the way they run the hostel that Balmers is not just a normal... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We really appreciate the lovely positive comments, we strive to offer great service and make sure our guests enjoy and have a great stay. Great to see when they do! Wishing you many happy travels and adventures and hope to welcome you back some day! More 

Hermosillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an awesome time there! The staff makes it super easy to plan and book all the outdoor activities. Rooms and installations are clean. The biergarten has very good food and super nice people behind the bar. You can take part in contests and activities (or just party!) at night in the Balmers Club which is just in the... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a great time!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review to share your experiences! We hope to welcome you back on another occasion! More 

Corato, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to sleep, party and meet great people in Interlaken! § The hostel is a very friendly place, it's confortable and complete with all kind of services. The staff is great and the location is good: close to the station and with a bus stop in front of the entrance.

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience of your stay at Balmers! It makes us happy you had a great time here!!! Hope to see you soon again!! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $130 per night at Balmer's. Granted, Interlaken is pricey, but I would expect nicer accommodations for this price, even in a hostel. Our room was literally a box with 2 beds and a very shabby, run down common area shared with another room. There are nice hostels, and then there are dorm hostels. I would categorize Balmers in... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your experience. We do not advertise ourselves as being posh or anything but a party hostel. Happy you liked the staff and they were able to upgrade your room to our guest house! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time here Breakfast good Good service rooms good Food and beer garden and staff amazing I still have this hostel as my facebook profile loved it Also location next to outdoor interlaken is very handy And they also have video footage of current mountain conditions to see if its eorth viditing the jungfrau ect

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Excellent!! Makes us happy when our guests have a great time and holiday!! Thanks for leaving a review we really appreciate it! All the very best to you! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

A very lively & friendly hostel, with bar, niteclub, and food. A few loud nights with some partiers, but that comes with the liveliness. Quite affordable. The bath and shower facilities are very basic and could use some updating (the signs say they'll be updating the showers soon). Very helpful staff! Note the "free parking" is 800m away at the... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay, we really appreciate it. We would love to offer free parking closer to the Hostel however there is no land for us to buy to make it into a free parking zone....;-)) We are happy we can at least offer free parking at the tent village, and if you really want... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Balmer's Hostel. 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, Monch 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.We are the heart of all hostels. We strive to bring fun and memorable experiences to our guests so come push your boundaries and party in our Club with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmer's Hostel

Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
Price Range: $55 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Balmer's Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
Balmer's Hostel Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken
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