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Balmers Tent Village
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“It's Addictive.”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

I initially only booked two nights here, but kept going back and ended up staying a whole week.
The atmosphere is great, the people are friendly and the facilities are amazing.
The connection with Outdoor Interlaken is also amazing, you can book at the tent village reception, and have Outdoor Interlaken pick you up from there.

All the people I ran into there were extremely friendly, I was traveling alone and I was easily able to fit in and go on outdoor adventures with people I met at the tent village.

It was an amazing experience, I became addicted to Interlaken and the tent village, I would highly recommend this place to any backpacker.

Room Tip: The tents get cold at night and warm up quick as the sun rises, but that said, two sets of blankets...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This place is a great value for your money. The staff is very helpful, you tell them what you are interested in and they will give you ideas of what to do and if you want to do any events (canyoning, paragliding, Sky Diving, etc), they will set them up for you. The tent village includes a free bus pass, a hot tub, pool, tight rope, grill, and hammocks. There is a bar on sight, and a grocery store across the street. The Tent Village has a community refrigerator for purchases made at the stores. My friends and I stayed in a community tent, it was the cheapest option, six beds, and we had random people assigned to our tent on full nights, which was great because we got to meet so many people. We enjoyed sitting outside the bar at the picnic table meeting all the people. If you are worried about a rowdy crown, have no fear there is a quiet hours from 10pm (2200) to 7am (0700).

My friends and I would definitely stay here again.
Try the tea it is amazing.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Balmers is a beautiful hostel located in between breathtaking mountains. There are so many different things to do here. The bathrooms are clean and so are the tents. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

There is no better place for a chilled environment, great views, friendly staff and a hot tub in Interlaken.

The location of the tent village is just outside the main city of Interlaken and there is no shortage of buses that will take you into the town. But it is a great walk if you fancy doing it. Which is free might I add. You literally wake up to the sun rising over the mountains.

The service is fantastic as they are very friendly and there is free tea and coffee all day and night. You will get great advice on what you can do in Interlaken and you can book it right from the village.

The value is great because you are paying nothing for good beer/cider, location, tent/bed, security and friendly people.

There is a hot hub. Period!

Free wifi!

Room Tip: One closed to the hob tub and a bottom bunk.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Picked this hostel on a whim, as other inter-railing plans fell through, and because it was cheap. The hostel couldn't have been any different from what i had expected. When I read "Tent village", it reminded me of previous camping trips; usually bad food and worse hygiene. The tent village has done alot to redeem my view of camping (although it is far from traditional camping), with its free and large range wi-fi, free tea/coffee and the ability to use a microwave (made my stay so much cheaper). That doesn't even factor in the hot tub and pool (yes, you did read that right. A hot tub in a tent village).The staff are also very helpful, and available all day

Brilliant place to stay, with comprehensive services, low cost, nice staff and quite comfortable beds. would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Oxford, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

I came here with a group of 12 people and it has been absolutely amazing! The pool, hot tub, and hammocks make it even better! It's great because if you plan on going on any trips (i.e. canyoning) they will pick you up at the tents in the morning and they make it very convenient. The tents themselves are way nicer than I initially anticipated as well and I know my friends and I will definitely be returning!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Totally wicked place with really cool staff and good value rooms/drinks. Great vibe and there's always something going on

  • Stayed May 2012
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Additional Information about Balmers Tent Village

Property: Balmers Tent Village
Address: Gsteigstrasse 80, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Matten bei Interlaken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Balmers Tent Village 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balmers Tent Village is specialty accommodation, large tents with double beds or bunk beds inside set on wooden flooring. Fresh air and mountain views outside. We have funny bikes you can borrow, slack-line, hot tub, swimming pool, badminton Bubble ball games and more....We have a great location close to train station, with lots of parking and open space. You can even land with paraglider or skydive in the field next to us!We offer a free barbeque area and there is a large supermarket across the road. New summer 2016- Check in is from 17:00 to 22:00 , and enjoy a late 12 noon check out :-)Bedding not included but availabe for hire. Bring a sleeping bag if you have one! ... more   less 
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Balmers Tent Village Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken

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