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“Great area but, an overpriced poor quality hostel”

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Lakelodge Iseltwald Hostel
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Having spent four nights with my family in the summer of 2012 in a quatraple room in this hostel, I have to say that the place is in desperate need of renovation and proper maintainance. Moreover cleanliness is lacking, there were just one (shared) shower and a toilet per 8 rooms in each of the two floors and the shared kitchen was tiny and practically unusable, while breakfast was, well, "spartan" and the receptionist, although friendly and helpfull, was unavailable from 12 noon to 4.30 p.m.. On the positive side, the free kayaks in the wonderful lake and the resort itself which is tranquile and near most Jungfrau attractions (if you have a car).

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

The Lake Lodge was a nice change from the hostels right in the middle of the city. I'd spend the day off bungee jumping, or canyoning, or hang gliding, or rafting and then it was great being able to come 'home' to a more relaxing environment. Plus, the Lodge has free kayaks to use for hostel guests, which I definitely took advantage of. The staff is super friendly, breakfast is included, and even though linens aren't technically included, you still get a blanket and a pillow without paying extra for sheets. I'd definitely recommend this lodge to anyone who needs a break from the more chaotic hostels.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Very nice location in a calm area on the lakeside, great opportunity to rent kayaks for free and good facilities to cook in the kitchen (although only one cooking plate). The room was quite basic, a bit too expensive for what it was (no private toilet), but we had a sink and a balcony with view on the lake. To be recommended when staying in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alessandra1983
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

the hostel was really amazing in all aspect.the view from balcony was superb.the rooms were clean and spacious.the bathroom and toilets we clean.both the ladies were really nice and helpful.there was guest kitchen.they provide free kayaking.25 min bus journey from interlaken and last bus frm interlaken is at 2103hrs (we missed it once :( ). but the place is worth the distance.a swim in lake breinz will refresh you like anything.they provide a normal breakfast.the cabins are made of wood.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank zubinmahesh
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

The Lakelodge is like a summer camp in the best possible way. Homey wooden cabin, common area with dining tables and basic kitchen with all utensils and appliances provided, free kayaking and an unbeatable view. If you're looking for total silence, privacy, and 4 star hotel beds, look somewhere else, but if you're looking for incredible staff, rustic adventure and clean accommodation, don't miss Lakelodge!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Our journey to the Lake Lodge vindicated our decision to choose it over places in the Interlaken town - the boat ride over the placid, picturesque Lake Brienz was a massage to the visual senses. The lodge is located a few minutes walk from the dock+bus-stop junction, and is on the bank of the lake, frequented by hyper-active ducks and swans. We even had to make way for a posse of arrogant swans crossing the path.
The receptionist was courteous enough at check-in, but we were not 'given' the lake-facing rooms citing unavailability. The room was simple with wooden flooring (in fact the entire lodge was wooden and a bit on the noisier side with all the movements in the corridor and staircase). There was no attached bathroom, but the common one was maintained well enough. There was an attached balcony, but the view wasn't attractive enough.
One of the inconveniences is that the neighborhood convenience store (the only one in Iseltwald) shuts down quite early in the day. We did manage to go to Interlaken to buy some groceries and utilized the kitchen facilities that the lodge provides.
However, despite all this and despite our intent to relax (we also spent considerable amount of time feeding the ducks and walking on the lake front), we did end-up feeling bored towards the late evening with nothing much to do - the location showed up as the 'double-edged sword'!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

The area itself is outstanding. Hostel location is right on the edge of the lake and central in the village. The hostel though is basically a wooden house and you can hear the noise of every single other guest through this kind of structure. Extremely basic for the price but I think this just relates to the cost of Switzerland in 2011. I would definitely go back to the area but would just accept that prices are high and try to look elsewhere. If money really is tight though - it's a good option for a night or 2.

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Address: Im Feld 17, Iseltwald 3807, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Iseltwald
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Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Iseltwald
Price Range: £36 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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