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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend the place at all, not because of structure, but because the staff is really rude. Where in the world you would ask a staff: "can you help me?" and the answer is just a rude "no". If you are on a break or whatever, you explain. Terrible customer relations. If staff does not want to treat... More 

Thank Claudia F
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Was a bit skeptical over the expensive nature of the hostel, but the prices are fair for Grindelwald. I shared a six man room with five friends and the view from our chalet balcony was surreal. It literally looked like someone took a stock photo and placed it in front of us. Certainly is quite a hike partially up a... More 

Thank Charlie G
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

I had a private room in the new section of the hostel - it was basic but comfortable. I could see the Eiger from my window. The hostel is a fair uphill walk from the station, but the 21 and 22 buses (red line) from near the station go past the door every half hour. The buffet breakfast was a... More 

Thank JimInMelb
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

Everything about this hostel is nice, About 20mins walk from train station or a short bus ride. Reception takes time to brief all the information with a smile. I stayed in a 4 bed dormitory and was spacious, clean room, comfortable bed and a cupboard with locker. Eiger north face view from room was amazing. There are enough showers and... More 

Thank Kodepaka A
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Reviewed December 25, 2015

The youth hostel is a Swiss Chalet located in the heart of the Alps. Views from the lodge are spectacular both during the day and in the night. I would love to go back to Grindelwald and would definitely consider staying here again. It's a short walk to the center of town and to the trails/gondolas to the mountains.

Thank Liam T
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

This hostel situates in the mountain and it takes around 20 minutes to walk from the train station. You need to walk uphill to get there, so if you get a heavy backpack or suitcase, it would be better for you to take the bus, which is easily found near the station. The bus is free if you get the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

For somebody without a car, it is a good haul dragging luggage up the hill to get there - we helped several fellow travelers. By car, it involves a slightly scary one-lane road with blind corners, but parking is plentiful. Great views and all very clean. Friendly staff, and a good breakfast spread. They offer dinner, which is of good... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hotels are very expensive in interlaken and grindelwald. The youth hostel provide a very budget stay in the area. The view in the balcony was fantastic. The hostel were clean. We suggest better ventilation in the room as it is very hot in summer time. Fans should be installed. The breakfast was nice, especially eating in the balcony and looking... More 

Thank HenryL34
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

The view out over Grindelwald and to the Eiger from the terrace and the rooms is utterly worth it by itself. Fantastic to sit and watch over breakfast, or see the sun go down on it. Standard Swiss YHA for the most part: clean, safe, cheapest accommodation around, decent wifi, free swiss breakfast (very good Bircher muesli), lockers that require... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2015

Firstly, the staff on reception are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The price for each night includes a buffet breakfast which was adequate. It was fantastic to eat our breakfast on the balcony overlooking the Eiger. The evening meals were mostly disappointing and reminded us of school dinners. The rooms were clean. However, the biggest gripe was the heavy doors which... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Best of the Alps - have fun in the Grindelwald youth hostel! It is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable hostels in the Alps. The welcoming cosiness has remained, but modern bedrooms and practical facilities for groups and families have now been added. More than ever before, the youth hostel is a rendezvous for sport fans and young guests from all over the world who want to experience the impressive world of the mountains around Grindelwald. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grindelwald Youth Hostel

Address: Geissstutzstrasse 12 | 3818 Grindelwald, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Price Range: $88 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grindelwald Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“All rooms have same view :)”
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 of 5 bubbles KodepakaA, Dec 30, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the Eiger”
 of 5 bubbles X9552MQcatherines, Aug 8, 2015 | Read review
“rooms in the main building has wifi access”
 of 5 bubbles zhenzhenf, Jul 19, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the village with a balcony, and in the original building.”
 of 5 bubbles RoisinW951, Mar 28, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the old building, and for a room with a view!”
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