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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We just stayed one night in a private double room while heading to the Alps. The staff was very helpful and room was quaint but surprisingly comfy. The Bathrooms were right outside our door which wasn't a big deal not having our own. The happy hour in the Biergarten was an added bonus! I recommend this place for a cheap...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The decor of this hostel is very cool (old/rustic) and the ambiance is nice. There's a couple of rooms were you can hang out and have food/drinks. The staff there is super friendly and always ready to help you. There are also a bunch of activities to try around there (canyoning, 4 wheelers, paragliding, hiking, etc), so you won't get...

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Chennai, india
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Classic place, feels good. Among a lot of hostel this was certainly worth a mention. Had our private room in one small corner. Peaceful. Come back down and you are surrounded by like minded sportive people. Plan, listen, join, be a part of it. Nice breakfast too. And finally it's Swiss, the best place to experience all around by staying...

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I stayed at Balmers this weekend for the Swiss National holidays, and it was the most fun I have had in a while. They offer so many activities like bungy jumping, paragliding, canyoning. Everyone speaks English. Most peole staying in other hostels end up coming to Balmers at night because its where its at!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed here as a couple in a private room during our backpaking trip. It was the best hostel we stayed in. We really liked the friendly relaxed atmosphere, and it was a great place to meet other travellers. Our room was clean and just contained a bed, table and sink. It had a nice chalet feel with the wooden...

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This was my first time in interlaken and I had no idea what to expect and the people at the Balmer tents were very nice and accommodating. They even shared music and some good conversation. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the people were all nice. There were many activities for people to do such as ping pong, a hot...

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

great hostel, i stayed in the tent village and the pool/chill area is amazing. rooms are really good, the atmosphere here is really friendly and open. not pricy for what you get. the burgers at the actual hostel are cheap and really.good, half price as the ones you would get in town so it makes up for it. really happy...

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Interlaken
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Staying at the tent village, the lovely Taz at reception made me feel welcome and made an already beautiful place even more lovely! The tent itself was very comfortable with wooden flooring and soft beds, free use of bikes and hot tub, I love it here, thank you!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Accommodating staff, lots of space. Be prepared to cuddle up next to a stranger in these community bunk beds. Basement bar is good for meet and greets. The place offers a nice environment for interacting with people from different places and cultures. Plus, the location is perfect.

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Calgary
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I remember the first time I walked into Balmers back in '88, it seemed very much like a private "home-based" refuge within the foreign experience of back packing across Europe. While it's full of Americanized comforts like English speaking backpacking servants who not only understand what you are experiencing on your journey but are probably in the middle of one...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $37 - $179 (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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“Variety of rooms available with diff facilities. The staff is prompt enough to reply to all your queries”
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“Beds next to a window will give you a Good, natural air condition specially in Humidity.”
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