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Balmers Hostel

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Hostel Interlaken

A very warm welcome to Balmers, offering a home away from home and some of the best parties in Interlaken! Nestled in between two crystal blue lakes and surrounded by the Swiss Alps, Balmers has been providing clean, fun, comfortable and good value for money accommodation to thousands of travelers for the last 3 generations. Open 365 days a year we have something going on for every season! Catering to people who have a love of the outdoors and adventures, Interlaken is a mecca for sports enthusiasts. With many hikes, and activities available right at your doorstep. With a large range of facilities such as a hot tub, chill out hammock room, games room, guest kitchen to name a few, Balmers has ensured to offer many social areas facilitating people to meet and make lifelong friends! Come and see for yourself!
  • Included
    Free Breakfast buffet
    Free guest card with Local Bus travel
    Bedding included
    Free fast WiFi
    Summer beer garden grill and chill
    Winter fondue garden (weekends only)
    Free outdoor Hot tub
    Laundry facilities
    Self catering kitchen
    Games room, pool, table tennis, foosball
    Bike Rentals next door
    Free Parking 800m
    Souvenir shop- 10% discount for guests on selected Swiss army knives
    Bar and Club on site ( weekends only in winter)
    Hammock Relaxation Room
    24hr Reception
    Private keycard access to dorm rooms
    Information & Activities Desk
    Bubble Ball games in summer
    ATM
    Credit cards accepted (Visa/MasterCard)
    No curfew
    Free maps
    Free walking tour
    Voted for best staff
  • Earliest Check-in
    15.00
  • Latest Check-out
    10.00
  • Cancellation Policy
    Balmers 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.

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.

 

Interlaken
City
Switzerland
Country

How to Get There

mail@balmers.com
By bus: From the Interlaken West station take the bus number 105 and get off at the stop Hotel Sonne. From the Ost Station take the bus number 104 and get off at the stop Hotel Sonne. We are about 30 meters from both stops. Bus fare is Sfr 3.80 per person. (once you are at the hostel we provide a free bus pass for the remainder of your stay) Busses start running from 07.00am till about 20:30pm. Walking: It takes about 15 to 20 minutes. From Interlaken West station – turn left out of the station and follow the main street, turn right at the traffic circle just after Mc Donalds all the way down. Stay on the left hand side of the road and walk straight until you see brown signs pointing to Balmers. From Interlaken Ost station – exit straight out of station, between the bank and the Coop shopping Centre, straight through two traffic circles, and follow brown signs to BALMERS. Taxi: You can also get a taxi for about 15 Swiss Francs from either train station. From the airport: We have three major airports, Zurich, Geneva and Basel Click on the following link to see the train time schedules, no need to reserve a seat on Swiss trains and you can purchase your tickets on arrival. http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
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Remarkable based on 244 customer reviews
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Cleanliness
9.5
Location
9.4
Value
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  • Caroline

    January 23, 2019

    Positive: awesome hostel, very social, great atmosphere!.

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  • Jessica Colucci

    January 19, 2019

    I had SO MUCH FUN HERE! It’s so cozy and homey and everyone hangs out in the common areas and the bar in the basement is sooooo much fun! This hosetel is...

  • Peter

    January 10, 2019

    Positive: Location/room rates/friendly staff. Negative: Noisy guests s○me did not keep kitchen c|ean.

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    January 5, 2019

    Fantastic hostel with so many different common rooms and amenities. Not to mention a free bus pass during our stay to get around town. Easy to get up the...

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  • charmant97971704

    January 1, 2019

    Breakfast was really nice and also clean and good. The accommodation here was an excellent choice.

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    December 27, 2018

    Phenomenal stay between the staff and the guests. They make you feel really welcome and I recommend this place to everyone

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    December 24, 2018

    This is one of the best hostels I know. The staff is really helpful and you get free transport for the city. Super clean and great facilities.

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  • Kiran Mathew Mohan

    December 16, 2018

    Even though it was my first time staying at a hostel, I loved the stay. The place was very economical and had a lot of amenities like its own pub, kitchen to...

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    December 7, 2018

    Really loved staying at Balmers. I had a really rough time in Interlaken with the weather cancelling all my activities but the hostel made it worth it. Super...

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  • MRMARIO19993505

    December 3, 2018

    Great place! Great staff! I'm coming back!

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  • Jacob

    December 2, 2018

    Positive: I loved the vibe and location of the area. Negative: My room was near the club and was loud. My room also only had one power strip placed over on...

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  • pace1125475

    November 29, 2018

    super charming, friendly staff, there's a hot tub and outdoor area, centrally located, classic Switerland vibes, you gotta stay here

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  • Eri

    November 25, 2018

    Positive: Nice breckfast! Always there is a girl take care of everyone and sometime refill up bread and drink.it's very comfortable hostel!!!. Negative: the...

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  • Gargi

    November 20, 2018

    Positive: Great service. Amazing staff. Helpful and lovely. Spacious rooms. Good beds. Clean linen. Good showers with soap. Clean toilets. Nice communal...

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  • beatelarsen2145

    November 16, 2018

    It was just supernice! :-) A place with great athmosphere and people! Supercool and helpful staff!

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  • Jenna

    October 30, 2018

    Positive: The guest house was perfect for us. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this place to anyone. The staff I liaised with via email...

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  • Alexis

    October 27, 2018

    Positive: When many people hear hostel, they tend to think of a cheap and run down place to stay with very little being offered; however, this was NOT the...

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    October 26, 2018

    This is my favorite hostel I've ever stayed in by far. The staff are AMAZING, especially Elsa who was the absolute sweetest. This hostel has so much...

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    October 26, 2018

    We had a great stay at balmers! We fell in love with the area and can't wait to come back!

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  • pawanbhattad9419

    October 22, 2018

    Interlaken bearing the hub for many tourist connections in Switzerland, this place offers all a hostler is looking for. Close to one of the bus stations,...

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  • waynelzc

    October 19, 2018

    Love this hostel! The maze layout added a pinch of exploring the hostel and the staff were extremely friendly! Stay here when ypu visit Interlaken:)

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