Balmer's is really a classic backpacking hostel - great atmosphere, great people, lots of amenities set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Alps. Location is great - the town is small so its easy to walk around. There's some places near the hostel, otherwise about a ten minute walk to the main road.
The hostel offers free breakfast, a free bus ticket, a restaurant and bar (with free drink coupon), hammocks, nightclub, booking for outdoor activities (great convenience!), swiss army knives for sale that they can engrave right there for you.... there's really nothing they can't do! Staff is super friendly and helpful with advice, booking (do the skydiving!), etc. We had a private double on the third floor in the main building. Cool skylight (which when open really cooled the room down, even without a fan) and sink in room, though never had to wait for shared toilet/shower and always found them to be clean. Wifi worked in room since above common room/lobby downstairs. All of this for not a ton of money - your best bet in Interlaken!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
- Balmer's Hostel Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken