I'm writing this review on my last day from our private room for two. This villa is really well-maintained and clean. Our reservation was from August 28th to September 1st, for the first we had to stay in a 6 person mixed dorm since the private rooms were all booked.
The Dorms have individual lockers with enough space to stuff a large backpack and two smaller ones. The bathrooms and showers were very clean (no mystery stains anywhere). My one complaint about the showers: the room is located next to the stairwells and has no door, the top halves are open so there was always a cold gust of wind blowing through which was unpleasant. But that's a minor thing.
In the Private room, they provide a nice mini-closet and two lockers, a nice sink and great view of the mountains (you can't look out of a window and not see a mountain). The beds in both rooms were really comfortable.
Service was above what I expected, the staff answered all questions we threw at them. They provide bed sheets, comforter case (like a pillow case), and towels. They also give you 2 tokens for every day you're there (for the laundry machines and coffee/latte maker), and to top it off free bus passes to get around town. Another complaint: make sure you get clarification on what exactly the bus pass is good for, we couldn't use them for what we thought. Also free breakfast (always a plus)
The kitchens were adequate to cook a quick meal, there's plenty of "free food" left behind by other travelers (such as salt, cooking oil, rice, etc) that make it easier. There are 3 stoves with 4 burners each and I think 4 mini refrigerators. The villa provides some labels to mark your food with.
We brought our own laptop so I can't comment on the computers (which there are plenty of, 6 if I counted correctly)
Location was excellent, just one street over from the main street, located closer in terms of walking distance from Interlaken East than West.
There is plenty to see and do in Interlaken, and Backpackers Villa was easy on the wallet. Interlaken not so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located hostel in a villa with park. Our prices include: breakfast, lockers, self-catering kitchen, free w-lan, free use of public swimming pools, free use of local busses, free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof Hotel Interlaken