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Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

Hostel | Nidrimatten, Gimmelwald, Switzerland 3826

85.7% Overall Rating

5 out of 5 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/08/2013)

Ginny Cooney thinks…

"The location is just incredible, in 2 ways -- easy to find (just steps away when you get off the cable car), and the little village of Gimmelwald in the setting of the Swiss Alps is almost beyond…"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Gimmelwald?

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Our Mountain Hostel, located high up in the Alps is an amazing stop on your travels in Europe. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau region we offer great access to the many hiking trails as well as a good base for trips up to the Schilthorn or Jungfrau. We also arrange activities such as paragliding, rafting, via ferrata, and more. Our hostel boasts a social environment with travelers from around the globe. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

12 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)


6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)


16 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)


16 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


About Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

Our hostel is located 30 seconds from the Cable Car Station in Gimmelwald. The building was originally built in the 1500's, has been a hostel since 1939 and was fully renovated in 1996. We sit high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the heart of the Bernese Oberland region with jaw-dropping views of the Swiss Alps.

We provide accommodations to all types of travelers - leisure, hikers, families, etc. our restaurant is open from May - September providing traditional Swiss meals as well as Pizzas, sandwhiches, etc...

We have laundry facilities, bar and restaurant, a communal self-serve kitchen, no curfew, free internet and free Wi-Fi, social common room, hiking trailes easily accessible, free access to swimming pool in Murren

Accommodation Information

Please note that we only have dorms, no private rooms. It may not always be quiet at night. Bedding is provided in all rooms.

You have the opportunity to book a men's or women's dorm. If you travel as a couple, you can also stay in a mixed room. In mixed dorms only double beds are available (2 beds are right next to each other, close to the person you travel with, especially made for couples and lovers)!

If you are traveling with children, we cannot offer you a private family room. There is no discount for children, but call ahead and we will aim to find a family-friendly solution!

Note that Gimmelwald can only be reached by cable car. Consult the schedule so as not to miss the last connection (the schedule can be found here: www.sbb.ch)!

Location Information

Mountain Hostel
Gimmelwald, Switzerland

The Mountain Hostel is located 30 seconds from the Gimmelwald cable car station or a 1.5 hour hike from Stechelberg. We are a 30 minute walk from Murren where you can find the grocery store, bank machine as well the sports centre and tennis courts. Our hostel is a 54 minutes from Interlaken using public transport or 20 minutes by car (to Stechelberg Station).

You can use our location as a base for day trips to the Schilthorn or Jungfrau as well as Paragliding from Murren, or visiting Trummelbach Falls. There are also many day hikes accessible from the hostel.