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“A good place to crash for the night”
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Funny Farm Hotel
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of days while hiking the alps/skydiving. It's a great spot to settle in for the evening and relax/ have some drinks. They have entertainment in the evening and a pool to hang out at as well. The sleeping quarters are pretty much as would be expected. Nothing that will blow your hair back but suitable for getting some rest.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed at Funny Farm for one night after a long day on the mountains. A friend I was with had recommended it as she stayed there on two different occassions. For a 3-bed room (for 3 people) it was about 35 euro. The rooms were clean and we had a nice view of the mountains. The staff was friendly and gave us decent advice on where to eat in town. This would be an ideal place to crash after hitting the slopes. I give it a solid 3.5.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel situated on the main road from Interlanken ost. to west. you can get good view of mountains and view of paragliders too. they got landed and you can view from window. parking space is enough. good restaurant. bar open up till late night. group enjoyed with different kind of games avaiable at free on ground floor.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I will make this review a bit of a comparison between Balmer's Herberge and the Funny Farm since those are two of the bigger ones in Matten and I stayed with both.
After spending two nights at Balmer's Herberge I decided to extend my stay in Interlaken but to move to another hostel. The Funny Farm is just a little bit down the street from Balmer's where the atmosphere is simply unbeatable. I stayed at the Funny Farm because of the free parking (while staying at Balmer's I had to park my car by the tent village which is not really closeby).
The rooms are bigger and better than at Balmer's because they have a toilet and shower in the room so you only share it with 8 people max. Balcony is not big enough to actually sit on but the window offers a great view over the mountains in the background, mainly because there are no other buildings closeby to block this views, since there is a big lawn outside.
The pool is kinda cool with a crazy stunt waterslide and a small bar. No bringing your own food though, which is a shame. Over at Balmer's it was no problem to bring your own food or drinks into their Biergarten.
I would advise people to not use Alpin Raft as the organizer for trips like canyoning. Rather go with Outdoor Interlaken instead. They both do the same canyons but their crew is so much more friendly and outgoing.
Weird thing here: I only had Asian roommates while staying at the Funny Farm where I never had a single Asian roommate at Balmer's. There it was mostly Australian, USA and Canadian people.
Don't go here to meet a lot of people. If you want a decent room with good facilities and free parking then this is the place to be. Don't expect much of a young, happy staff here though.
No fresh bedding and no cleaning of the room or bathroom for 4 days though :(
Busstop is very closeby. I still had a free bus pass from Balmer's (strangely every hostel and hotel is supposed to hand those out to guests but they never gave me one at the Funny Farm).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Great for young backpackers. The pool with a homemade slide looked fun. Great lobby area with bar and free wifi. Can book adventure trips right at hotel and meeting place in same yard. Restaurant in hotel looked fine. Breakfast not worth the 10 Franks (have to pay if in hostel). Rooms very basic. We had a private room and at least there was a bathroom and deck with a beautiful room. There was even a tv with 2 channels. Since our expectations were low, it worked fine as we knew it was cheap. Would stay here again if we needed a cheap break but would probably go to a little higher class hotel. Free bus pass given on check in to get around the town. Also close to some restuarants and about a 20 minute walk if the buses were done for the night from Interlaken West.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Very fun place to stay- however if you are looking for a quiet place- this is not it. Beautiful views out our window. Internet worked perfectly! Bar served a good selection of drinks and had a decent crowd there.
Run down building, but it was cheap and they didnt charge for a third person to stay with us.
It was great service, helpful, friendly, close walk to most things ( 10 mins) and good basic breakfast selection. I would recommend if you are fine with nothing fancy.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Room is good. Balcony is very spacious and opens out to a view of snow capped mountains and green meadows. Prefer the room with balconies facing this side. All the facilities are fine. But for free wifi you have to go to the reception. From here going to Interlaken east or west is no issue as the bus stop is close by. But have look at the timing. If you prefer you may walk it out - just about 1.5 km. However, the cots were creaking and making noises when you turn in your sleep. But convenient place at affordable price of CHF 115.5 for a double occupation per night.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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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: $42 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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