Balmer's Herberge

Balmer's Herberge

9.08 reviews
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Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten, Interlaken CH-3800, Switzerland
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Probably one of the most fun hostels on the planet - filled with backpackers looking for an adrenaline rush by day and a beer buzz by night. It has a great swiss cabin feel and ... Read more
makes Switzerland seem slightly affordable.

Amenities

Bar
Swimming Pool
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Pets Allowed

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Washington, D.C.

Balmer's is one of the most popular hostels in Interlaken. This city is a haven for backpackers, adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts and staying in a hostel is a must even if it isn't normally your preference. Here is where you'll meet like-minded travelers and get a taste of the Interlaken nightlife scene.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravellersBackpackersAdventure Travellers
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Local from Interlaken

Balmer’s turned 125 years old this year and is the oldest private hostel in Switzerland. It has been a family business since the beginning and Fabienne who I visited with is the 4th generation to be involved. The buildings together are gorgeous and have a ‘cabin feel’ the whole way through them. It is a hostel with a lot of character. The mismatched numbers on the room doors and doors and stairs make getting around an adventure. It is a very special hostel, and the staff is absolutely fantastic. For staying at the hostel you get a free bus pass to take you around the town, and a free breakfast! I loved Balmer’s Herberge and was not ready to leave

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Neuchatel

Definitely better than the average hostel. They have a relaxation room full of hammocks! Good food and rooms at a good price, and all the usual amenities.

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Redwood City

Balmer's is the center of action when it comes to backpacking in Interlaken. I stayed in a dorm room, and it was clean and comfortable, and felt secure. They also have more private rooms. With the constant flow of people in and out, you're gaurnteed to make new friends, get the best intel from "old timers" who came for a few days and stayed for a season, and also find folks just arrived to town who are anxious to find like-minded partners in crime for adventures.

Make sure to get out and go for a hike in the mountains!

Recommended for:Backpackers
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San Diego

Beautiful hostel. They have clean rooms and great staff. Everything in Switzerland is going to cost a little more and the hostel is no exception. The night life in Interlaken is not the greatest, enjoy the outdoor activities here

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Karlsruhe

Probably one of the most fun hostels on the planet - filled with backpackers looking for an adrenaline rush by day and a beer buzz by night. It has a great swiss cabin feel and makes Switzerland seem slightly affordable.

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Washington, D.C.

THE place to stay in Interlaken. Highly recommended, there is a bar below it and the staff is extremely helpful with the many activities in and around the city.

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This hostel definitely has a lot of charm. It helps that it is located in the Swiss Alps and that it is designed like a chalet. While a little pricy for the hostel, the rooms are very clean and comfortable. I appreciated the lounge/shared spaces downstairs for a good place to unwind and the quietness of the hostel at night. The staff was helpful, but not the most friendly. This hostel attracted a wide range of demographics including college backpackers to couples in their 40's.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
Parking
  • Free self parking
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
Bath
  • Shower only
  • Shared bathroom
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 20
Balmer's Herberge

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