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“It's actually Youth Hostel Interlaken under Hostel Internatinal”

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Interlaken Youth Hostel
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

It's a lovely hostel. The facility is new and clean and the reception is warm and helpful. The whole standard is within hostel international standard and you can get a discount if you have hostel international membership card. In room offers individual lockers and individual reading light and power plug. Which is very secure and thoughtful. The heating and lighting of the room is super. The standard is like a hotel. The hostel is just near interlaken east station, and nearby got Coops supermarket and restaurant. The ground floor of the hostel feature a common area and 3_a restaurant and cafe.And there's a microwave oven and water heated if you want to make some instant food your own. The hostel also offer free breakfast.
Besides that, the majority of the guests here,(as last time I lives here) features lots of family vacationer with kids.(which is not that often you can find in a youth hostel) And there seems to be no organizing of pub event or some activities as YHA Australia did. There seems to be a little quiet and private and less party mood here. But that's just fine for Interlaken Scenary which literally you can see Jungfrau opposite your hostel windows.!
Besides that, do check out Spiez which just near interlaken but offers great view of the lake region and snow mountains, It's exceptionally!!And in town there are lot of lovely houses..
All in all, it's a perfect hostel. And I am surprised there are not many of reviews here in TA as there are alr tons of them in bookings. Probably coz of name translation....

Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I organised a ski trip to the Jungfrau region of Switzerland and decided that the best option was to stay in Interlaken. We picked the youth hostel, as I've stayed in the youth hostels in Switzerland before. The hostel is superbly placed, within 200 metres to the right of Interlaken Ost railway station. On arrival, we were met by very friendly reception staff. Due to one of our party cancelling at the last minute, we were re arranged into different rooms at no extra cost. This may not always happen, as the the hostel was quiet, so they had the capacity to do so. The rooms , by hostel standards were excellent, and could not fault them. I've stayed in worse 3* hotels. As we'd pre booked meals, this saved from going up town every night. While it was not gourmet cooking, the meals were fine, and fulsome. The lounge area was a great place to chill out in the evening, with an enclosed fire, free wifi, a pool table and a bar. Drinks prices were very good by Swiss standards, and they were accompanied with free nibbles at times. Breakfast, was typical continental fare, with cereals, bread, jams and cheeses followed up with a choice of tea or coffees. The hostel does have a ski room, which also doubles as a bike room, which is adjacent to the large underground car park. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at the hostel, who go out of their way to make you feel at home and are very professional. I would definitely recommend this hostel to singles, families and groups looking to explore this beautiful area, and with transport links 200 metres away it is ideal for skiers and hikers as well.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is the closest hotel to interlaken ost station, only 3 mins walk. so if you going to take train to Jungfrau, this is the best location of accomodation.
Hostel is modern style. I took standard double bed room. It has a lovely balcony facing the mountain and river. The room is spacious, though furniture is simple but very functional.bath room has small sink and shower space, the hardware is good quality, and shower water is warm and good enough.
I like the lobby very much, it serve as a breadfast restaurant and public living room. Buffet breakfast is excellent, juice, coffee, bread, ham, cereal, cheese,many choices, make you an energetic start of the day.
the room rate is very reasonable. if I come back to interlaken, I would stay there again.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Summary: We will not consider staying anywhere else in Interlaken if this place continues to be THIS GOOD!

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We stayed as a family of four adults in a room with 4 beds (2 single put together, and a 2-tier bunk bed), WC, shower and balcony.

Pros:
Brand new - the building was just completed in Sept 2012

Clean, clean and CLEAN! - everywhere we looked the place was clean: the beds, the ensuite WC/shower, hallways, elevator, stairs, lobby, dinning area, even the shared WCs and showers! Seriously, my husband and I both agree we could probably eat off the floor of the shared WCs. It's THAT clean!

Spacious rooms - big enough for 4 adults to move around comfortably even after all the suitcases are hauled in

Spacious elevator - again, big enough for 4 adults + their reasonable size luggage

Breakfast included - anyone who has traveled to Switzerland knows everything there is $$$. A sit-down breakfast is no exception. Having breakfast included in the room rate is therefore a great perk. Selection of food is reasonable: 4 types of cereal, choices of fruits, juices, milk, deli meat, cheese, bread, (good quality) coffee and tea. If croissants are must for your mornings, please bring some cash. They are not included in the standard breakfast.

Free wifi in lobby - wifi is only available in the lobby, and considering there were maybe 15 - 20 teenagers texting, browsing, instagraming, FB-ing, video gaming and 1 person even video-streaming over the same connection with us at the time, the speed was great.

Environmentally friendly - lighting in common areas is motion sensitive. Lights in lobby stay on until late in the night, then it's set to motion sensitive mode. If you happen to wake up at 3am and want to check email, don't worry about the pitch-black hallways and lobby. They will light up as soon as you step out!

Late check-in - you can check into your room as late as midnight!

Don't have to be a YHA member - you can reserve and stay in a room in the hostel without being a member of YHA. Although you are charged an extra CHF 6 per night for your stay

Location - Interlaken OST station is literally next store. Perfect if trying to catch a train early the next day

Cons:
Location w.r.t downtown - it was maybe a 10-12 mins walk. Not a biggie for us, but some people may prefer to be closer to nicer restaurants

Putting linen on your own bed - new set of bedspread, pillow case and duvet cover was put at the end of each of our beds at check-in. Guests were supposed to dress the bed and pillow themselves, and return the linen to a designated area at check-out. Our elderly parents struggled a little to put the fitted sheet on the mattress, but it wasn't anything we couldn't help them complete. So again, not a biggie for us.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The place is 2 minutes walk from the Interlaken OST railway station. Please avoid the directions given by Google maps as its useless and misleading. The reception staff were very helpful and charming. We got a couple room with ensuite bathroom and a very reasonable rate. The rooms were spotless clean and offerred a beautiful view, The included breakfast was just superb. The Hostel had a huge restaurant/cafe with reasonably priced food. I shall definitely recommend this to my friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed there for 4 nights during October 2012 in a private room for 2 persons.
Good:
- Right next to the Interlaken Ost station.
- Clean room
- Nice reception area
- Breakfast is buffet with choices of cereal, fruits, breads, cheeses, hams, hot coffee and chocolate and juice. Can really fill us up till afternoon
Not so good:
- I think the wall is pretty thin as we can listen clearly to chinese songs next door
- Could be noisy
- Internet only available on the ground floor

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The location can't get any better. Decent prices for shared rooms in the most touristic (and expensive) part of Switzerland. The wifi was available only in the lounge, but I don't consider this a big minus.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Interlaken Youth Hostel

Address: Untere Boenigstrasse 3a | 3800 Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Interlaken
Price Range: $44 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Interlaken Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Interlaken is a town with international flair. The unique location of the youth hostel next door to Interlaken-Ost Railway Station and at the foot of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains offers boundless pleasure for adventurous guests. A train journey up to Jungfraujoch is one of the highlights of a trip through Switzerland. Jungfraujoch also boasts the highest railway station in Europe - at an altitude of 3,454 metres in a high-alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. The extensive ski areas with over 200 kilometres of pistes are also very popular in winter. ... more   less 
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