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Balmer's Hostel

Hostelworld.comUSD 98*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved it here, the staff were so chill and fun to talk with. Sue came Paragliding with us, Richard gave us great places to hike to and I enjoyed the atmosphere there. Will definitely stay there again next time!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Balmers is a really funky place to stay with really helpful and friendly staff. They helped us plan our days and you can book tours through them at a discounted rate. We received passes that let us get free busses for our entire stay which was really handy. Only downside is the kitchen is quite small and can get really...

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Rayong, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balmer's hostel is near weat train station but take 15 minutes walk from east train station. However, can travel by bus for 5 minutes. Hostel provide free bus through the city and lots of discount in many thing. Kitchen for cooking is very nice, full of facities, night club and playing room.

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BalmersHostel, Guest Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review!! We are actually situated in the middle of both the West and the Ost train stations and are happy if you used your free bus passes :-) Happy to hear you had a great stay and hope to welcome you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice hostel but a bit far from east train station. Walk for 10 minutes or 5 minutes by bus. Hostel full of facilities such as lockers (paid),available for cooking, night club, playing room with piano. Suggest to stay at 1st floor for ladies (8-female dorm).

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BalmersHostel, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us ! We are happy to hear you had a great stay and wish you happy travels !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pub downstairs. A a bit noisy at night. Staffs were friendly and welcoming. Room is very basic but clean. No shampoo and soap provided. You will have to rent towel at this hostel or bring yourself. Kitchen has basic amenities but a lot of people are occupying so need to wait at lunch and dinner time.

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BalmersHostel, General Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we are sorry you had difficulty in finding us, we have a printable map on you web site with all directions. As we are a backpackers hostel it is very common to not provide toiletries and towels. These however can be rented for just 2 francs and we have miniature...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was only supposed to stay 2 days in Interlaken, but I had to stay an extra day, thanks to the staff. They provided great advice on things to do in Interlaken and it was really worth it and it made me wish I could stay there even longer. Never met a staff member who was rude, it was quite...

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BalmersHostel, General Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Kerby for such a in depth review and for all your kind comments! We love how our staff are so dedicated and they truly make the hostel a great destination, we are so happy you felt that. We really hope to welcome you back some day! All the best and safe travels!

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Balmers has a head start because it's situated in the centre of the picturesque town of Interlaken, a stunningly beautiful town in the Swiss Alps. This cute, charming hostel has made hosteling into an art form. They have perfected what being a hostel is. Every other hostel should sit down, put on their glasses and take note. Detailed notes. The...

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BalmersHostel, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

What an incredible review!!! It really moves us to read such nice comments especially for the staff, it is a little stressful at the moment trying to finish up the renovations as soon as possible and still to be able to show great service. I really want to thank you from all of us at Balmer's for such a fantastic...

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Pathetic Experience !!! I had stayed for 2 nights along with my family and friends, I went just with the reviews on TripAdvisor, however my experience during the stay has been very bad, we were faced with a rude receptionist to start with, it felt treating and hosting us was a favor rather than being treated as guests, we were...

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BalmersHostel, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear your experience at Balmer's was not a very good one. We take your comments to heart and always strive to improve. We are very proud of our awesome staff and it is very unusual for them to have treated any guest this way. We wish you happy travels!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I stayed at balmers hostel while we stayed in interlaken and it was a great experience! We were in a room of 6 and didn't have any issues. The hostel was clean and in a great location. It kind of had a log cabin feel which was cool!! They also had fondue one night which was affordable...

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BalmersHostel, Front Office Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay the room and the fondue night! Thank you for recommending us on to other travellers and we really hope to welcome you all back!

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 31 March 2017

the hostel is located at a distance of 1 km from interlaken ost and west stations. The location is excellent, rooms are clean and tidy, support staff is great and the bar is good too. The prices aren't too high either. You get free bus passes at the help desk, so do ask for the passes when you check-in

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BalmersHostel, Guest Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Woop woop, we love to hear such positive remarks and reviews and really really appreciate you leaving us your feedback!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Balmer's Hostel. We are the first established private hostel in Switzerland, providing a comfortable and friendly location from which to explore the adventure capital of Europe. The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (Swiss Alps) at our doorstep and two big glacier fed lakes are just a stones throw away. We have dormitories, private rooms, apartments and tents. Rated Top 10 hostels of Europe, a product of over 60 years of experience.We are the heart of all hostels. We strive to bring fun and memorable experiences to our guests so come push your boundaries and party in our Club with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmer's Hostel

Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
Price Range: $53 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Balmer's Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
Balmer's Hostel Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken, Switzerland
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“rooms in the jungfrau building have semi private bathrooms”
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