I will make this review a bit of a comparison between Balmer's Herberge and the Funny Farm since those are two of the bigger ones in Matten and I stayed with both.
After spending two nights at Balmer's Herberge I decided to extend my stay in Interlaken but to move to another hostel. The Funny Farm is just a little bit down the street from Balmer's where the atmosphere is simply unbeatable. I stayed at the Funny Farm because of the free parking (while staying at Balmer's I had to park my car by the tent village which is not really closeby).
The rooms are bigger and better than at Balmer's because they have a toilet and shower in the room so you only share it with 8 people max. Balcony is not big enough to actually sit on but the window offers a great view over the mountains in the background, mainly because there are no other buildings closeby to block this views, since there is a big lawn outside.
The pool is kinda cool with a crazy stunt waterslide and a small bar. No bringing your own food though, which is a shame. Over at Balmer's it was no problem to bring your own food or drinks into their Biergarten.
I would advise people to not use Alpin Raft as the organizer for trips like canyoning. Rather go with Outdoor Interlaken instead. They both do the same canyons but their crew is so much more friendly and outgoing.
Weird thing here: I only had Asian roommates while staying at the Funny Farm where I never had a single Asian roommate at Balmer's. There it was mostly Australian, USA and Canadian people.
Don't go here to meet a lot of people. If you want a decent room with good facilities and free parking then this is the place to be. Don't expect much of a young, happy staff here though.
No fresh bedding and no cleaning of the room or bathroom for 4 days though :(
Busstop is very closeby. I still had a free bus pass from Balmer's (strangely every hostel and hotel is supposed to hand those out to guests but they never gave me one at the Funny Farm).
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