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“Great Location, Friendly Staff”
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Happy Inn Lodge
Ranked #18 of 46 Interlaken B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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“Great Location, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The Happy Inn Lodge is in a great location in Interlaken West. It is 5 minutes from Interlaken West train station and the ferries for Lake Thunersee. It is located above a bar/restaurant and you have to walk through it to get to the rooms upstairs (there is a side entrance for late nights/early mornings). There's no "reception" just the people behind the bar. The staff is incredibly friendly. They can book any tours you want to do in Interlaken. They will recommend companies, call them and book for you. If there's anything you need, they are glad to help accomodate you. The rooms are a little noisy due to the bar downstairs (but it was during the World Cup). There is a grocery story 5 minutes down the road. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm the first night and it was very small and cramped. There are small lockers in the dorm room (need your own lock) but it was not big enough for our backpacks. We put our valuables in them and placed our backpacks on the floor. There are larger luggage lockers in the kitchen/lounge area. The kitchen has 2 small fridges, a sink, toaster and 2 microwaves. There are a few plates and silverware. There are two companies you can use and there is wifi throughout. The wifi does not work on the top floor (attic) rooms. Overall, it's a great place to stay! Very family feel. Good location. Easy to get around. Oh and they give you a card for free bus service in town and a discount on a few attractions!

Room Tip: Get a room on the first floor - wifi works best there. Does not work in the attic
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

This pub/ hostel was very friendly and clean. It was easy to find and offered everything you'd want in a hostel. Laid back friendly international flavor to it. If you like running, there is a wonderful trail that elongated the lake. Beautiful place that needs 2 days to enjoy the peace and serenity. I only reserved one night but it wasn't enough. Be sure to take ticket to " interlaken west". About an 8 minute walk from station.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I stayed for one night and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I arrived without a plan on where to hike but one of the bartenders gave me a paper with a recommended hiking loop in Lauterbrunnen and it was wonderful!
I got a dorm room to myself (since it was the off season) and there was live music at the bar, very good experience for the money!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed in a private room.

Good, clean hostel within walking distance to many places. The staff was incredibly friendly and we had a great time hanging out in the bar that evening. The breakfast was simple consisting of bread, cheese, and jam. You may want to opt for a nearby restaurant/bakery on some mornings.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Hosts: Very and helpful staff, speak of English of course.

Room: very basic and clean, and as the price is also basic we were happy enough. The bar/ restaurant had a great atmosphere with live bands etc etc, And a cool beer garden, probably the best places in town for an evening out. I could also recommend the food, as each time we have eaten there we have been pleased

Location: 5 walking distance from train station, so its downtown Interlaken.

Overall: its good to find something cheap, and clean in Interlarken at high season. But this most this place wins mostly on its atmosphere, thumbs up!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We wanted to cook but we couldn't find any stove in the kitchen and when we asked the staff we were told that it is dangerous to cook in the backpacker! We as a traveller have never seen such backpacker without any proper kitchen and they just provide two microwave in the kitchen.
They also do not have any laundry service, which is another first for us after traveling around Europe.
The number of bathrooms is limited too. We just feel so disappointed to stay in this place. Do consider if you want to stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013
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This was a hostel with a hostel like experience. Bathrooms were shared and Saturday night was noisy but the rooms were clean, beds were made up during the day, and the bathrooms were kept in very good shape given the number of people using them. Staff was a bit harried during the evening but otherwise very helpful and nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Happy Inn Lodge
Address: Rosenstrasse 17, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Interlaken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the most beautiful region in Switzerland the Happy Inn Lodge offers a cozy hostel accommodation with a relaxed and casual atmosphere in the center of Interlaken. Located just 5 minutes walking distance from Interlaken West-Station, the lodge is the best starting-point for excursions, adventure and sports in summer and winter. Our bar and restaurant, the 'Brasserie 17' is Interlaken’s no 1 spot for food and fun! From September - June we organize every Thursday night a live music concert from 9 to 12 pm. - Party time! ... more   less 
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