Balmer’s Herberge Hostel

Interlaken hostel

Balmer’s Herberge Hostel

From 25 EUR

Welcome to Balmer’s Herberge, the 4 season hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland. As the first and oldest private hostel in Switzerland, situated in Interlaken, right in the middle of the Swiss Alps, we have been providing clean, comfortable, good value accommodation in Interlaken for over 60 years. We are open 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.

Arrive anytime to Interlaken and be welcomed day or night at Balmer’s Hostel. Come in summer and enjoy our outdoor Biergarten and Grill not to mention paragliding, skydiving and much more. Come in winter to enjoy the log fire and cosy atmosphere after a day on the Swiss Slopes!

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  • Interlaken's best nightclub
  • Biergarten and Restaurant

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Balmer's Interlaken Hostel is situated right in the middle of the Swiss Alps. Balmer's prides itself in being a leader in the hostel industry in Switzerland; in fact it is the oldest Hostel in Switzerland and one of the very first in Europe. With more than 60 years of experience in the Interlaken hostel industry we do the best we can to offer the Backpacker all the comforts they need, at cheap, affordable prices. The warm, cozy, fun environment with our friendly service is our trademark in the industry.

Staying with us in summer - we give you the opportunity to try Canyoning, Rafting, Sky-diving, Ice Climbing, Paragliding and more.... Entertain yourself on the many hiking trails just minutes from the hostel, or rent a bike and explore further. Book your adventures at our ticket desk and get package deals and cheap rates. We can also book you on excursions all the way to the Top of Europe!

Staying with us in winter - we can take you Night Sledding, Snow Shoeing, tell you where the best snow is for Skiing and Snowboarding, or simply point you to the chocolate shop to enjoy the Swiss best. Let us entertain you in one of the top ten rated hostels in the world for fun.

After a day of activities in the mountains or simply strolling around town, relax and order a cold beer in our Biergarten (in summer) and enjoy the great food from our outdoor grill. We are well known for the “best burgers in town” with a great selection of meals, salads and snacks, something for every travelers budget.

Downstairs is the famous Metro Bar, the number one hotspot in Interlaken for partying. Meet a unique mix of locals and international travelers in a friendly, fun environment. Enjoy live sports on the big screen, live music, international DJ’s and Theme Parties.

The hostel has three buildings, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, each room is unique with a touch of traditional Swiss character. We provide dormitories, private rooms and apartments. For those seeking longer term stays; with families; or simply the quieter side of hostelling we recommend Balmer’s Guest House apartments. Facilities include semi-ensuite bathroom, kitchen and cable TV.

Balmer’s Tent Village is a comfortable place to sleep in a rural setting, and only 800m from the main hostel. Waking up in the tents you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains in the Jungfrau region. If you are looking for something a little cheaper but with all the comforts of the hostel try our tent village with hot showers, bedding, high ceiling tents, wooden floors, heating and electricity.

Let us help you turn your travels into an adventure you won’t forget!  Hope to see you at Balmer’s the best Interlaken hostel.

Hostel facilities

  • Free Breakfast, Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • Free Local Bus travel
  • Bedding and taxes included
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Restaurant & BBQ Grill
  • Biergarten
  • Bike Rentals
  • Internet terminals
  • Laundry
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Parking
  • Souvenir shop- 10% discount for guests and free engraving
  • Bar and Disco
  • Games Room
  • English Movies
  • Hammock Relaxation Room
  • 24hr Reception
  • Private key card access to dorm rooms
  • Information & Activities Desk
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Useful information

City: Interlaken
Country: Switzerland
Address: Hauptstrasse 23, 3800 Matten, Interlaken, Switzerland
Phone 1: +41 (0)33 822 1961

How to arrive

From the East (Ost) Station

With your back to the station, walk away from the station, with the COOP Center (on the left). Go through three intersections, until you get to a small COOP center. Take a right onto Metzgerstrasse. At the next corner go right onto Hauptstrasse. We are on the right hand side.

From the West Station

Walk left out of the station, down the main street. After McDonalds turn right. From there follow the blue road signs to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Both stations are a 12-15min walk away.

Hostel overall rating

Rated 5/5 based on 13 customer reviews

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Reviews of Balmer’s Herberge Hostel

90% 01 Dic 2014 - Reviewer

What a beautiful place to come back to after a long day on the slopes. Just don't spend too long in the club like me!!! I missed a skiing day hahaha

100% 23 Jun 2014 - Reviewer

Cool Hostel, liked the club downstairs. Prices are good and the hostel is right in the centre of the city!

100% 16 Jul 2012 - Reviewer

The hostel was excellent, the staff is perfect, great location, great tips, awesome dorms.

100% 17 Feb 2012 - Reviewer

Staff was amazing! Loved the hostel- only downside was no place to lock luggage in the room, but it didn't seem to be a problem. Would definitely stay here again

100% 06 Aug 2011 - Reviewer

Awesome Staff!!!! Go if you want to party and have a great time!

100% 06 Mai 2011 - Reviewer

Very good Location, good facilities, clean, helpfull staff, nice rooms.

100% 12 Mar 2011 - Reviewer

Hostel was great! Staff were friendly and helpful. Place was well equiped and good fun. A good place to meet other travellers. Only thing it was mising was somewhere to put your luggage in your room. Luckily it was winter and pretty quiet, but I imagine if the room was full it would have been quite a hassel.

100% 12 Dic 2009 - Reviewer

friendly, helpful and nice staff, clean and warm's a bit difficult to find the hostel by foot... but ppl over there are super nice and i'd got a free ride to the hostel... i love interlaken...

80% 14 Nov 2009 - Reviewer

Nice, comfortable place in a good location. Comfy beds except the flat pillows:-( Breakfast is included but very small. Good communal kitchen, daily movies.

100% 14 Sep 2009 - Reviewer

This place is awesome! It has nice rooms.. the beds are very close but you get over that! The bathrooms are small... but thats a minor issue too, as the rest of the place is awesome. The setting is great and the staff are very accommodating to say the least! The bar below the hostel is loads of fun too! I was intent on staying one night but couldn't leave as it was just so much fun! And the activities you can do are just awesome and well worth it!

60% 12 Aug 2009 - Reviewer

Balmer's was a great place to stay - great location, cool atmosphere, fairly up-to-date accommodations. Things I would change: 1. Bigger pillows on the bed 2. allow the rooms to be open between 10 and 4 - I realize you do this for the security of the guests, but there are keys on the doors and it's really annoying to wait around all day to get in your room / carrying all your shit with you that you might need that day.

100% 30 Jul 2009 - Reviewer

Excellent hostel. Lots of fun with an amazing view!

100% 29 Jul 2009 - Reviewer

this place is absolutly amazing, best hostel i have been in europe! clean and cosy! the famous Metro bar rocks! and staff are so so friendly and helpful!canyoning is the must!!! Awesome!!!

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