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“You hardly know it's a budget hotel!”
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Valley Hostel
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Spent 2 nights here with my husband. Love, love, loved this place! It is extremely inexpensive compared to every other place in Switzerland! The only difference with it being a "hostel" is that you don't have room service, you have to put on your own sheets and take them off at the end of your stay, no towels provided, and you have shared bathrooms. This place is perfect for people on a budget, they have rooms for couples (or singles) and larger bunked rooms for more.

Pros:
This place was about the only place we could afford to stay on our budget and we were pleasantly surprised that it was super clean, very new, modern and neat. Nothing old, shabby or needing repair. The shared bathrooms and showers were extremely clean as they are attended to often, and there was never a problem of not being able to use one. The rooms were big, clean, bright and simply decorated. The walls were insulated, so we were always warm and cozy and didn't have a problem with noise from neighbors. We had FANTASTIC views from our balcony windows/glass doors. Even though it is a very small town, it was easy to find this place as it is on the main street about a 5 minute walk from the train station.

Con:
We didn't realize that towels were not provided, so we had to improvise! So be warned, bring your own towels! Otherwise, no negative comments at all.

Also, be warned, you must pay full in cash upon arrival, so have cash ready!

Room Tip: Bring your own towels!!! Request a room in the chalet, which is smaller and newer than the hostel b...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hostel was the cleanest hostel I have ever been. Staff was also very friendly and helpful. But it was "too clean" for my taste and without any special atmosphere, so that is why I rated just as "average". Maybe the lack of atmosphere was because there were not young people at that time in the hostel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a private room, which was small but cosy. Only 2 of us, this room had a loft bed and would have been a tight squeeze with 3 people's luggage. showers and toilets were very clean, but very small towels. Bed, doona and pillow were very comfy. You have to make your own bed with linen provided. Good location, close to station. Free wifi worked well. We didn't use the kitchen but it seemed well equipped. Could do with a comfy communal lounge area with TV, otherwise would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Very clean, well equipped and comfortable hostel in an ideal position in Lauterbrunnen. Close to the station and the Murren cable car made it a great place to stay for a 2 week ski trip. Comfortable, warm and modern accommodation in traditional alpine buildings, ideal for couples or groups (varied room sizes), well specified kitchens, separate ski and boot rooms and balconies/terrace made it an easy, pleasant stay. Helpful staff to boot.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are very clean, and no walking throughout the place with dirty shoes. You must wear slippers that are provided. The community bathroom is very clean, a mens and a ladies. The kichen is very big and a great place to meet everyone and share your experiences. The dinning room is another big area to meet and also check the WiFi. The views are stunning and the train station very close. There's a Co-op close by for food, a wine store, and other shopping spots. Your close to everything and I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

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

We could not believe the quality of this pace for the price! We got a private room which was spotless and quiet with a shared bathroom right outside the door. There was free WiFi, and you could even see the beautiful mountains of Lauterbrunnen from the window of the hostel. It is a perfect location for those wanting to hike the mountains or walk through the adorable town. Absolutely recommended!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Loved everything about this place ! Traveled with a group of 6 girls . Made a last minute booking (24hrs before arrival)through the phone and the staff was very accommodating. Check-in was speedy. Clean linen was given. Room was very clean with nice wooden floor. If it wasn't for the 8 beds it would feel like a hotel more than a hostel . Toilets was clean. Loved the view from the room. 1 minute walk to the train station to other parts of switzerland or up to jungfraujoch. There's a nice and reasonably priced cafe around 3mins walk. We even decided to stay for another night. It's a family run hostel... Everybody was really nice. Celebrate my sister's birthday there and it was nice of them to give her a present. Definitely a home away from home.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen 3822, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Lauterbrunnen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Lauterbrunnen
Price Range: $33 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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Valley Hotel Lauterbrunnen
Valley Hostel Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland - Jungfrau

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