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“good option for low budget”
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Funny Farm Hotel
Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is a good option for low budget travelers. We stayed only for a night. It is, as the name says, a hostel. If you are one of those persons who do not want to spend too much for a good one night sleep and get ready and move on in the morning for your trip - this is one of those good options for you. You get a good bed to sleep, you can take bath, get ready in the morning and make a move - no luxury.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

I am college student backpacking through Europe and just needed somewhere to stay for the weekend. This was the place. Very nice. Rooms were clean, had our own bathroom. Couldnt say anything bad about it.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Very nice hotel for budget travelers, with strategic location & breathtaking views. Its an old fashioned & cosy hotel with all regular features eg. restaurant, bar, etc. Though there are some additional features such as water slide, swimming pool & lawns which are not regular feature of a budget hotel. It is almost equidistant from Interlaken Ost & West (a bit closer to west). Jungfrau peak is accessible from Balcony of each room. Your rooms are equipped with all the standard feature such as tv, room heater, etc. You also get bath tub in the bathroom. Further you have free internet facility. You also get City Guest Card, which enables free travel in the local area on buses & trains.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

We had a poor experience of our stay in Interlaken. We were lured by the wrong pictures of hotel on the web (Adjoining hotel in the same property)..

Inscriptions on the walls, poor cleanliness etc made an otherwise stunning Interlaken experience a shade less interesting.

Only recommended if you are very very low on budget

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

This hostel is a short bus and walk from Interlaken Ost. The hostel itself is historic, it almost feels like going back in time- and that's not a bad thing. We truly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are clean and ours had a spectacular view of the Jungfrau. The walk to town is short and charming. The staff is friendly and helpful. Free internet access in the lobby and a bar onsite. The only thing to steer clear from is the 10CHF all you can eat breakfast buffet in the mornings. It's all you can eat of about three items. Not worth it. Otherwise a very nice stay indeed.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

Stayed here as it was one of the very few places in Interlaken that had space on and around Swiss National Day.

It was super basic - basically beds in a bare room. But the rooms were very clean, and it has access to the wider Mattenhof resort which has several pluses - an outdoor swimming pool, nice lounge bar and restaurant, free Wifi.

The toilets and showers were basic and needed a lick of paint. Although the showers didn't look that appealing, they were powerful and actually very good.

Location wise, it's great for all the major activity providers (Alpinraft are on site, Swiss Alpine Guides next door, Outdoor Interlaken across the road), and Interlaken's main drag is 10 mins away.

On Swiss National Day there was a big party with fireworks until the early hours, so little chance of any sleep.

Room Tip: If it's a party weekend, get one away from the pool
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

We have been to FF many times over the years. We keep coming back to Interlaken for the nature, activities, food & paragliding. We keep going back to FF because we love it and always meet interesting people there.

It is also a reasonably priced hotel (for Switzerland) with all the trimmings we need. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, burgers, rösti, beer, wine, cocktails, shots, coffee & beer are all available, just order at the bar.

Having a nightclub (Caverne) in the basement is another stroke of genius! We have seen Lord Bishop do awesome Jimi covers, seen the Whalers (of Bob Marley fame) cruise the place for college girls (with success). All this we have done with interesting people from all over the world over a couple of drinks. Fun.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Hauptstrasse 36, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
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Ranked #20 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Interlaken
Price Range: $29 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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