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Review of Mountain Hostel Grindelwald

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Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“GREAT place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2007

I had a great time in Grindelwald; fantastic hiking and the Mountain Hostel was terrific. Rooms were clean and equipped with lockers. Good shared showers and bathroom facilities. Outdoor kitchen was great: hot plate, sink, fridge, and all kinds of plates/cups/pots/pans/utensils makes it easy to buy food at the Coop in town and cook with the other guests -- a nice way to meet people. The hostel's right on the river with a superb view of the Eiger Nordwand.

Breakfast at the Mountain Hostel is well worth it. You get all kinds of bread, cheese, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, etc. There is an internet computer but it's a bit on the expensive side and you can't upload pictures. If you don't like walking up and down hills you should make sure to get off at the GRUND train station (but hey, this is hilly hiking country, walking is good exercise).

The real selling point here is the staff. I had an unfortunate mishap where I lost a significant personal item on an extended venture away from the hostel, and the owner himself went well above and beyond the call of duty helping me get it back. Everyone in the reception area was super helpful and I had no trouble here despite my two-word German vocabulary.

Danke Mountain Hostel!

  • Liked — staff, breakfast, cooking facilities
  • Disliked — ???
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2006

Such a nice place to stay! Train picks up about 500 ft from front door. Ski and snow rentals across the street! Great deals on lift tickets and the Ski Train. Great restaurant acoss the street above the Train station. Bathrooms available on your floor, showers are on first floor (Stalls and Gym-Style). They also have a wing just for groups with a dining room and everything.
Breakfast every morning was really good!
Down the hill from town and GREAT restaurants. The people in town are SO NICE and the staff at Mountain Hostel was awesome to say the least.
Facts to remember:
* Bring sleeping bags because they don't have free blankets (minimal charge)
*Call if you're going to check in late b/c they go to sleep

  • Liked — Location to the slopes, attractions, and beautiful picture opportunities
  • Disliked — There's a big hill to get to town (whimpy reason...I know)
  • Stayed January 2006, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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lichfield England
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2006

Good basic hostel clean hostel almost next to Grund railway station and only 200yds from main gondala ski lift. Shared a twin bedded room with my son for 5 days. Room was confortable and clean. Powerful showers with lots of hot water were just down the corridor. The hostel is Bed and breakfast and is run very well and is ideal for the budget concious skiers or hikers. Being next to the railway station was ideal for the 5 minute trip up to Grindelwald or the 25 min trip up to the main ski area. The main gondala is well used but needs replacing. A ski hire shop is located opposite the hostel and a toboggan hire shop is next to the station. The Grindelwald area is a wonderful area to ski with it being linked in with Wengen and Murren. I have stayed in the main town once before and I had to rely on the ski bus to get to the lift, this hostel is ideal ski in and out base where I would again

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2004

If you are looking for some hiking, biking and amazing scenery, this is your place. My friend and I were on a road trip through Italy and decided to head up to Switzerland for a few days. I'm so glad we did, was the highlight of our trip. We drove to the end of a valley where we parked our car and took a gondola up to the village. Mountain Hostel was only steps from the gondola station. We arrived to an empty place. There was a large dining/lounge area, kitchen, coed bathroom, washing machine and drying room. The hostel was clean and well maintained. Upstairs was the womens room with a bunch of bunkbeds. The beds were comfy if you don't mind sleeping next to someone you don't know. The owners were nice, we didn't really interact with them much. The hostel is closed each morning so that cleaning can be done. Jeff, from BC, was very friendly and helpful. The hiking is great. The views amazing. I can't wait to go back. One can buy pizza, hamburgers, beer, etc at night. There is also a mini store. The next village up has a grocery store. I would recommend this place to everyone. It's a great deal for an unforgettable stay in a beautful place. Check out mountainhostel.com for more info.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2004

Check-in staff said that was free, but check-out staff said that was not free. What's wrong? Who are right? Don't make customers be ridiculous.

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Property: Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
Address: Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Mountain Hostel Grindelwald 1.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostel of the Eiger North Wall With us you can overnight in either a 4 or 6 Bedroom or Private rooms are also available for booking. From cozy Double rooms to the Eiger View 4 bedroom overlooking the world famous Eiger North Wall – everything is possible, according to your wishes. With a regional breakfast buffet included you as a hiker & climber, Biker & motorcyclists or Skier and Snowboarder can start your day the right way. Situated at the first stop before the Eiger North Wall, easily accessible by train, between the stations of the Jungfrau railway (Jungfraujoch) and the Mannlichen cable car the Mountain Hostel is an ideal base for mountain tours and active programs of all kinds. ... more   less 
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