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Balmer's Hostel

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This hostel is very well situated between the railway stations-Interlaken Ost and West. The bus takes just 5-10mins to reach the hostel. The bus stop is just outside the hostel.The rooms and beds were clean. They had a water basin inside the room. The room size was small but enough to crash on the bed after roaming around for the...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The hostel gave great directions coming from either train station to find it, the receptionist was ready and more than happy to let the 6 of us (traveling college students) split it evenly. Our room was great and we had it to ourself. WiFi worked everywhere! Beds were very warm and comfortable. For both full days that we were there...

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Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The hotel is a good 15-20 minute walk from either train station and most attractions. Room had a decent size and was clean, but could be noisy at times (both due to other guests or the bar just outside the hostel). Bathrooms were also clean. Wi-fi worked properly in our room and breakfast was very basic (cereal, bread and coffee)....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

the hostel have many facilities like games room, kitchen, disco, etc. but the bad thing is the noise level at night. It's an old building and soundproofing is really bad. I was kept awake for a long time at night due to the noise. The floor creaked whenever someone walked past my room. My room was diagonally across the shower...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 7 October 2014

I was in a 4 person room and the window faced the bar/club which was right in front of the room. I thought I was going to be in trouble with a lot of noise from it, but put my earplugs in and it wasn't really an issue for me even with the open window. Okay location, but about a...

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Thank Brian F
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

Being in the hostel Business myself this place is heaven!! They have it right! The staff are amazing!! Food and drinks are flowing. The amount of activities you can do is awesome. The location is wonderful and picturesque! I will and have recommend.

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Thank Underapurpl
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This place is great. Its locate in such a good spot. Its a little bit of a walk to the main streets and stuff but not too far. The bar in the basement is awesome and the atmosphere of the hostel is great. the rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the room i stayed in was all made with...

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Thank Miguel R
Reviewed 9 September 2014

The last time I visited Interlaken, the group I was with had set us up at Funny Farm. Ballets is definitely a large step up from that old hostel! We were greeted at the door by Eric Balmer himself who graciously handed us pastries after claiming we looked very hungry. Our room was very clean and quaint and the showers...

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Thank Chelsi E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We arrived at Interlaken west station and took bus 105 to reach this place. With the luggage it's a bit too much to walk. Bus will drop you right in front of the hostel (stop name Hotel Sonne). Hostel has 24 hrs check-in counter which is the best part although we arrived at 7PM at the main reception. Couple of...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I personally enjoyed this place because, at the time, I was single. It's a great way to make new friends since you'll be bunking with quite a few others. Good place to save money since the area is very expensive. I haven't been there for a while, but I do miss it. Maybe I'll go back to reminisce.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 3,108 - ₹ 10,384 (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”
 of 5 bubbles LordAlwaysHelps, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beds next to a window will give you a Good, natural air condition specially in Humidity.”
 of 5 bubbles 226yehiae, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they provide good service and nice comfy clean bed”
 of 5 bubbles karen22015, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“rooms in the jungfrau building have semi private bathrooms”
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“not for elderly but easy for young people”
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