This place is truly top-notch for a backpackers' hostel as it basically has everything; food, postal service, games room, and very nice bedrooms.I liked how the rooms were styled in a swiss cottage way, rather than the boring bunk bed style of typical hostels. gives the place a more homey feel. Only complaint is that the walls are too thin and we could hear the noises and conversations of our neighbours rather clearly. Showers were generally well maintained, but the hot water was intermittent so we often find ourselves suddenly attacked by bursts of ice cold water halfway through our shower.
Staff were really friendly and more than ready to answer our queries. The food sold there were also considerably cheaper compared to the eateries outside which is good for people like us on a budget. Don't expect five star dishes though, most of it are fast food like burgers and salads. Breakfast was simple but filling since it's buffet-style.
The location is however, some distance from the train station (~15-20min walk) so it's important to leave the place early to catch the train on time.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
- Balmer's Hostel Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken