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Interlaken Youth Hostel
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

This hostel defines what a good hostel experience can be. In fact, this hostel is so nice, it isn't even fair to compare it to other hostels I have stayed at. This place is full of thoughtful design. Let me explain some of the amazing features that no other hostel I have stayed at offered.

-The bathroom is in one room, the shower is in room next to it, and the sink is in the open when you first walk in. This is a major positive because 3 people can be getting ready at one time. One can brush their teeth, the other can shower, the other can shower, and the other can use the bathroom. BIG POSITIVE!

-there is a sliding "partitioning device" that quietly shuts between the entrance area and the bedroom area. So if you decide to get ready in the morning, you can shut this off to isolate yourself from the bedroom area.

-this place has electronic lockers that will hold all of your stuff.So no need to bring your crappy locks. Very thoughtful as well.

-there are charging outlets right above your bed. No need to leave your electronics in the open.

-electronic door locks. Just like a hotel room. No need to wake anyone up trying to open a lock up with a key.

-super centrally located. Pretty much the closest place to the train station. Also right next to two COOP stores which offer some of the cheapest dining options you will find in Switzerland...

I would gladly stay at a hostel like this over...and over and over again.

The place is basically brand new.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Very good location(2 mins walk from Interlaken Ost Station)
Very friendly staff and they speak very good english.
The facilities are modern.. clean toilet and shower.
Healthy and tasty breakfast.
Free wifi in the common area.
Free usage of locker room after checkout.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

we stayed here on our 3rd day of trip across switzerland, before it was lucerne and zurich. i would say this is the best hostel we stayed. they have everything, from nice warm shower to comfy beds, wifi, etc. price is also reasonable. very recomendded

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Very good location (just a 2-3min) walk from Interlaken Ost train station. Very accommodating and nice customer service person (the name is Martha). We stayed there for 3 nights. All rooms have no phones or tv and some have shared baths. We took initial the shared bath rooms but later upgraded to with the private baths.

Room Tip: If you want privacy, choose the rooms with private baths.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Cocoy L
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Interlaken was the last stop of a trip I made with some friends through Switzerland and, after staying in many other Youth Hostels, it was by far the best one.
By looking at it from outside, you might think you got the wrong address because it look more like a 5-star hotel. It has a Bar & restaurant in the Lobby and also a fireplace that we really really enjoyed after a freezing night walking to the citycenter (about 1km).
Bedrooms are comfortable, clean and well equipped, you get a really tasty buffete breakfast like in most Swiss hostels.
It is also very near to the Interlaken OST train station (few hundred meters) and there is covered parking in the basement if you arrive by car (although you must pay for it) or plenty of parking spots in the street (with meter)

Room Tip: Although rooms are well noise-isolated, those who have a very light sleep might want to avoid rooms...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank eWolff
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

The hotel is located literally right next to the train station; extremely convenient if you arrive late or leave early with the train. The building is very modern, and stylish. There is a pool table near the reception even. Staff was very friendly. I booked bed in dormitory, but was alone. Good beds, quiet room. And very cheap of course for Switzerland. Perfect solution if you are leaving the ski resorts around interlaken.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed at the Interlaken youth hostel for only one night and day, but were so impressed that we almost decided to alter our trip and stay one night extra. The facility is located only a few minutes distance from the Interlaken East railway station which makes it extremely convenient for travellers. The hostel was POSH, the entrance and lobby were no less than a hotel's lobby. The staff was extremely courteous and welcoming. They made sure that our questions regarding our stay were answered immediately. Now about th facility in general. Three important plus points were the presence of an elevator, lockers and a seperate storage space behing loked doors. Our room was a SPACIOUS four in one room. It came with an attached CLEAN sink. The cleanliness level was way better than what we expected. Breakfast was included in our room rate. It was truly delicious. There were a few snack options for coffee at their restaurant which also had an ice cream parlor. The supper was also delicious. The facility has a microwave, hot water kettle and a drinking water spout at the ground level. One dampener was the weak wifi signal. There was no signal beyond the ground floor. Another issue, with us was the lack of a seperate shower area for gents and ladies. This made us feel a little awkward. Overall, I think this is the best option for travellers on a budget as the youth hostel is more than value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Nimish G
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Additional Information about Interlaken Youth Hostel

Address: Untere Boenigstrasse 3a | 3800 Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Interlaken
Price Range: £62 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Interlaken Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Interlaken is a town with international flair. The unique location of the youth hostel next door to Interlaken-Ost Railway Station and at the foot of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains offers boundless pleasure for adventurous guests. A train journey up to Jungfraujoch is one of the highlights of a trip through Switzerland. Jungfraujoch also boasts the highest railway station in Europe - at an altitude of 3,454 metres in a high-alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. The extensive ski areas with over 200 kilometres of pistes are also very popular in winter. ... more   less 
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