IncludedVisitor card for free public transport inside InterlakenBedding includedFree fast WiFiSummer beer garden grill and chillFree use of outdoor hot tubLaundry facilitiesSelf-catering kitchenGames room with pool, table tennis, foosballBike rentals next doorFree parking at the Balmers Tent VillageBar and Club on site ( weekends only in winter)Hammock RoomPrivate key card access to dorm roomsInformation & Activities DeskBubble Ball games in summerATMCredit cards acceptedMusic room with pianosFire place with comfy couchNo curfewFree mapsFree walking tourVoted for best staff
Cancellation PolicyBalmers Hostel has a 48-hour cancellation policy for reservations made via the EFH platform. Please note that the property only accepts cancellation requests sent to [email protected] Write clearly in the email that you wish to cancel the reservation and make sure to include the booking confirmation code. The time on which the cancellation request email was received by the property will count as the official time of cancellation. Cancellation requests sent via phone or social media are by no means accepted. 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.
The common rooms of the hostel let guests recover from an intensive day of activities and sightseeing. In summer you can join us over a cold beer in our garden restaurant where you can try out our delicious signature burgers. In winter you can snuggle in front of the fire place and play games with other hostel guests.
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.