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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interlaken is the gateway to the swiss alps and Balmers is perfectly located being walking distance from the train station and with a bus stop right outside for getting around the area. I found it excellently priced for the superb quality! The free breakfast was fantastic with a wide choice and always well stocked even over the weekend when the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel offered everything I needed, from good location (close to grocery stores and 10 meters from a bus stop) to free breakfast and a fun nightclub. The staff was helpful with everything and they solved any minor issue I had. Some of the facilities are a bit old, but that also helps to keep the "Swiss Chalet" style ;)...

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BalmersHostel, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Eduardo for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate the kind and positive comments and really hope to welcome you back to Balmers on another occasion!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best hostel in Interlaken! Good staffs.. great breakfast.. nice dorms!! Everything was perfect! And in winter season every weekend the disco is open.. it's perfect! Free welcome drink!! Beer pong! Also they have some discounts to ski.. and others activities too I hope back soon there!!

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for an amazing review Jonathan! We are so happy to hear you had a great time!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I went as a Volunteer and had the time of my life! It's one of the coolest hostel I've ever stayed in🙂 everyone's so friendly, the rooms are nice, there are lots of activities you can do around plus the food is amazing and I had some great nights at the club. Mostly everyone that works there is foreign and...

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Lara B, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! Was a pleasure to host you and really hope to see you again! So happy to hear you had a great time here!

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Recommended for those in their 30s and below...professionally handled...nice ambiance ... neat and clean place ...easily accessible by bus for the first time ...then you get complimentary bus passes during your stay...awesome breakfast ....and happy to help staff ....A lot of options available depending on your budget ... willing to stay once again ... Balmer Rocks !!

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Lara B, Guest Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We are humbled by your great review and thank you from the heart. We sincerely hope to welcome you back!!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great place to stay, room was clean and comfortable. Free breakfast, staff were super helpful. Bit of a walk from the train station but that never bothered us. Ate next door at the pizza place and down the road at the irish pub - both great options!

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Lara B, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We really appreciate the great review and kind comments! The staff will be thrilled to hear they were super helpful. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and really hope to welcome you back some day again. Safe travels!

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This hostel was clean, had heaps to do and was very happening. Hot tub, hammock room, underground club pool and piano. Only flaws were the showers. They were water saver on timers that you had to press every few seconds not the best shower facilities and were shared with quite a few people. Also there weren't enough power points in...

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Lara B, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We take all reviews into consideration and want to thank you for your helpful comments. We are pleased to say we are upgrading our shower facilities in march so hope you will enjoy the new improved ones should you even come by again. Glad to hear you enjoyed the vibe of the Hostel and all our facilities :-)

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

And a hammock room! You can see out to all the beautiful rolling hills through the walls of the hammock room. I was so in love with this hostel. I felt like I was at home (not because of my surroundings) because the place is full of love ✨❤️

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BalmersHostel, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

What a wonderful and from the heart review, we really would like to thank you for this! Our staff work so hard to give exactly this vibe to our guests and it is rewarding to see them succeed! Wishing you many very happy travels and really hope to welcome you back!

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If they had better shower facilities, this hostel would have been superb! They have amazing rooms, very comfy and clean. You can buy like necessities in the reception (like toothbrushes, razors and stuff) - the staff is just alright. They have varied activity rooms - game room, relax room, internet room, coffeshop room, hammock room, a jacuzzi and even an...

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We really hope to welcome you back in the summer where you will be able to a) enjoy more and b) take a shower in one of our new ones :-))) Let us know if you are planning on returning!

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Where to begin. FIrst, when you get off the train (Interlaken West), take a moment to grab some fresh warm bread to the right of the train station. You can also grab any hygiene supplies etc. here because the farther away from the station you travel, the more expensive it gets. Once you get resupplied, head left out of the...

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write in so much detail, we really hope other guests find it useful. Happy to hear you enjoyed all the activities, we sincerely hope to welcome you back! All the best!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Balmer's Hostel. We are the first established private hostel in Switzerland, providing a comfortable and friendly location from which to explore the adventure capital of Europe. The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (Swiss Alps) at our doorstep and two big glacier fed lakes are just a stones throw away. We have dormitories, private rooms, apartments and tents. Rated Top 10 hostels of Europe, a product of over 60 years of experience.We are the heart of all hostels. We strive to bring fun and memorable experiences to our guests so come push your boundaries and party in our Club with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmer's Hostel

Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
Price Range: £24 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Balmer's Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
Balmer's Hostel Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken
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“Variety of rooms available with diff facilities. The staff is prompt enough to reply to all your queries”
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“Beds next to a window will give you a Good, natural air condition specially in Humidity.”
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“they provide good service and nice comfy clean bed”
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