IncludedFree Breakfast buffetFree guest card with Local Bus travelBedding includedFree fast WiFiSummer beer garden grill and chillWinter fondue garden (weekends only)Free outdoor Hot tubLaundry facilitiesSelf catering kitchenGames room, pool, table tennis, foosballBike Rentals next doorFree Parking 800mSouvenir shop- 10% discount for guests on selected Swiss army knivesBar and Club on site ( weekends only in winter)Hammock Relaxation Room24hr ReceptionPrivate keycard access to dorm roomsInformation & Activities DeskBubble Ball games in summerATMCredit cards accepted (Visa/MasterCard)No curfewFree mapsFree walking tourVoted for best staff
Cancellation PolicyBalmers Hostel has a 24-hour cancellation policy. All cancellations or amendments should be communicated directly to the hostel at least 24 hours before their arrival date or the equivalent of the first nights' stay will be charged. Deposits are always non-refundable. Please contact us directly for groups and incentives.
About the Hostel
from 21CHF per night
Balmers Hostel in Interlaken is situated in the middle of the Alps
Balmers 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 80 years of experience in the hostel industry we continue to offer Backpackers all the comforts they need, at cheap, affordable prices. The warm, cozy, fun environment with our friendly service is our trademark in the industry.
After a day of activities in the mountains or simply discovering the lakes and city center, you can join us over a cold beer in our garden restaurant (summer months) or our Winter garden (winter weekends) and try out some local tasty cheese fondue or our signature burgers.
If you’re still up for it come join the party downstairs in our Bar/Club (seasonal openings) We offer themed nights, karaoke, beer pong with live music, International DJ’s and much more!
Balmers Hostel in winter
Come and explore this winter wonderland! From snowboarding and skiing to night sledding and snowshoeing, ice skating and not forgetting skydiving and paragliding you will certainly not have a lack of choice on what to do. Join a chocolate making course, or the Free walking tours that leave from the hostel daily. Simply sit curled up in front of the fire place with a nice mulled wine! Let us entertain you in one of the top ten rated hostels in the world for fun.
Balmers Hostel Facilities
The Swiss Chalet style hostel has three buildings, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, (names after our three highest mountains) each room is unique with a touch of traditional character. We provide mixed shared, or female only dormitories as well as private rooms. Recently renovated shower facilities and private rooms and currently working on all dormitories too. (none of our rooms have en suite facilities in the genuine backpacker style) We offer a guest kitchen, laundry facilities, a chill out hammock room, games room, fireplace room and café. Coin operated lockers at the back of the hostel where you can store your luggage.
Balmers Hostel in summer
Summer in the Alps is just the best! Book your activity from our knowledgeable reception staff, they will help you pick out the best activities available from canyoning, rafting, skydiving, ice climbing, paragliding to the many hiking trails just minutes from the hostel, or renting a bike and exploring further. Picnics by the lakes, bbq at the tent village you will not be bored! We also offer discounted tickets to mountain tops, gondolas, trams and funiculars at our reception. Explore Interlaken and the area with us and push your boundaries!
Balmers Tent Village takes camping to a new level! 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, and electricity. We also offer a free outdoor pool, a hot tub, bubble ball tournament games and a really chilled atmosphere to hang out and enjoy a few cold beers in our outdoor bar. In the summer we have live bands and music too. Open in the summer months only. All our guests, weather staying at the hostel or at the tent village can benefit from each other’s facilities!
Let us help you turn your travels into an adventure you won’t forget!
Hope to see you at Balmers, the best hostel in Interlaken.