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Balmer's Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Balmers in an incredible place to reside in the Interlaken. The hostel's cabin-like design and friendly atmosphere makes the stay so much more enjoyable. Balmers resides in the middle of the city, so everything outdoor activity is extremely close-by. I totally recommend this place for anyone thinking about vacationing to the beautiful town of Interlaken.

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

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review! We really appreciate it and makes us proud to be part of the Balmers Crew and to hear our guests have had such a great time! We hope to welcome you back!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definately one of the best hostels ive ever stayed in. The hostel is as just as the city: amazing. It offers you a great young and vibrant atmospher. It has an old school rustic ambient that when your inside of it feels like you are in a maze, which is very cool. It conts with a helpfull and friendly staff,...

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

Thank you so much for leaving such an amazing review! We are so happy you loved your stay and enjoyed all our facilities. We are also happy you appreciated our staff and fun environment. We sincerely hope to welcome you back again! Please let us know when you come back, you deserve a few shots on the house!!

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

My buddies and I stayed here through a tour group for college students studying abroad! We were so happy we were put in Balmer's! They kept the hostel clean! The layout was amazing and so unique! It has a very nice cabin/summer camp type vibe! There are great hammock locations where you can relax after a long day of skiing...

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

What an awesome review, thank you so much for leaving such nice comments! We are truly happy you loved your stay and really look forward to welcoming you and your friends back, why not try the summer??

Paris, France
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Interlaken is the gateway to the swiss alps and Balmers is perfectly located being walking distance from the train station and with a bus stop right outside for getting around the area. I found it excellently priced for the superb quality! The free breakfast was fantastic with a wide choice and always well stocked even over the weekend when the...

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

We thank you for your wonderful and kind review of your stay, we really appreciate it and hope to welcome you back sometime soon! All the best!

Reviewed 10 February 2017

The hostel offered everything I needed, from good location (close to grocery stores and 10 meters from a bus stop) to free breakfast and a fun nightclub. The staff was helpful with everything and they solved any minor issue I had. Some of the facilities are a bit old, but that also helps to keep the "Swiss Chalet" style ;)...

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

Thank you Eduardo for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate the kind and positive comments and really hope to welcome you back to Balmers on another occasion!

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The best hostel in Interlaken! Good staffs.. great breakfast.. nice dorms!! Everything was perfect! And in winter season every weekend the disco is open.. it's perfect! Free welcome drink!! Beer pong! Also they have some discounts to ski.. and others activities too I hope back soon there!!

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

Thanks for an amazing review Jonathan! We are so happy to hear you had a great time!

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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: €43 - €191 (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 Matten Bei Interlaken, Interlaken
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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.”
226yehiae, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they provide good service and nice comfy clean bed”
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“rooms in the jungfrau building have semi private bathrooms”
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