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St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We stayed at Esther's guest house but ate here. The first day we were tired and each ordered way too much not realizing how big the portions were. Therefore leftovers for the next day but that's all good. Returned a Little smarter and enjoyed another good meal but fantastic chocolate fondue. Don't miss that:) The servers are excellent, the ambience...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Wonderful location, staff and hostel! My husband and two friends stayed in the family room and really enjoyed our stay. Very minimal room, only a small twin bunk bed to a person, no amenities. The bathroom and toilets are combined and unisex and all clean. You pay 1 CHF to pay for showers each time. Food menu is small yet...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Very friendly staff, clean, excellent location, quiet get away. Stayed for 3 nights and staff and guests were all nice and respectful. Hostel has a nice little restaurant too. Gimmelwald is very small - just a couple of restaurants and a couple places to stay. If you want more tourists, more shopping, restaurants, etc. then stay in murren or lauterbrunnen....

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New Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Mountain Hostel is a truly a place where you feel like family. There is a great deal of camaraderie among the guests as they share their daily adventures in the dining area during the evening or at breakfast. I was considerably older than most of the guests and yet they didn't exclude me or make me feel uncomfortable, it was...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Amazing little out of the way retreat high in the Alps. Worth the effort to get to. I have been staying at the Mountain Hostel almost yearly for the past 20 years. Great hiking and views. The hike up from Stechelberg can be difficult with a heavy backpack, take the cable car(it stops@ the hostels doorstep). Pack your food in...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Very scenic location right in the mountains. A bit tricky to get to, but once you are up there it is fantastic. Big shared kitchen, good free wifi. Good unlimited breakfast buffet. Main reason to stay here is the view and the hiking. Sleeping here makes for the best start for a hike possible as you have all the mountains...

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Bodo, Norway
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We loved our stay at the Mountain hostel in Gimmelwald! Only negative point was the snoring woman in our room... but i guess you have to put up with that when u share a room with 14 others (in the lovers room). Its a truly amazing place with great atmosphere. It is the best hostel i have ever been to,...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Petra is an amazing host! I have visited the Mountain hostel twice now and the view...I mean, there is nothing like it! I would recommend this hostel and this town to anyone. This is a great place to just rest or to use as a base for hiking. They have homemade pizza and fondu, beds are comfy, and the hostel...

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Just one look of the view from the hostel and you'll want to stay there. Gimmelwald is a cute, tiny town, with tons of hiking opportunities. Mountain Hostel has a great common room and separate billiards cabin, in which we spent most of our time and made friends with the other guests. The kitchen is adequate for people who want...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I was in the Jungfrau in May and stayed at Kleine Scheidegg and then at Mountain Hostel. Gimmewald is a classic Swiss Alpine Village. The hostel was in a fabulous location perched on the west side of the magnificent Lauterbrunnen Valley, a few short steps from the Schilthornbahn. The original plan was to hike there from Stechelberg but the snow...

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Address: Gimmelwald, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Gimmelwald
Price Range: €48 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“wifi barely worked in one public room and had a tedious difficult log in....”
 of 5 bubbles iccatharine, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the "Family Room" which had a spectacular view. (but I think all of the rooms have this view so you can't go wrong!)”
 of 5 bubbles marycX1299BA, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“for families make sure to get the family dorm room.”
 of 5 bubbles MitchS765, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“amazing views from women's room”
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 of 5 bubbles anonymousI6761NF, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There are a couple of smaller 6 person rooms available. Check in advance for availability.”
  • Enjoy a brew on the deck
 of 5 bubbles mikegQ982MC, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
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