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Reviews of Funny - Farm Backpackers

Hostel | Hauptstrasse 36, Interlaken, Switzerland 3800

78.1% Overall Rating

177 out of 216 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/12/2013)

Devon Harris thinks…

"I just loved Interlaken sooooo kind of biased about this. Close to the busstop, walkable to the city but you get a free buspass when you stay so either way its great. Wifi was only free on the main…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 11.05
  • Towel USD 5.52

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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78.1%

Overall Rating

177 out of 216 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Funny - Farm Backpackers'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
85.6%
Value
78.4%
Safety
80.8%
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April Keeler

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2011 April would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hour reception (we didn't arrive until 3am), beautiful views, swimming pool, free internet and friendly staff. Really enjoyed staying here!

Disliked: No kitchen facilities

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing building in great location and brilliant staff, this was the best fun place I have ever stayed. Lovely St Bernard dog makes friends with you as soon as you arrive. The owner came and joined us at the bar and was fantastic!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I'd say this is one of the best budgeted hotels I've ever stayed in Interlaken. Initially, we booked a 8-beds room for four persons. As we requested to have more privacy, the receptionist was kind enough to upgrade us to a 6-beds room for no extra charges!

Disliked: nth.

71.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is cozy, all the staff are friendly and really helpful. My friends and I got a room with wonderful view too there!

Disliked: No cooking facility, somewhat important, and the place is too far from both town center and train stations, but luckily still reachable by walking or bus.

60.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the scenery

Disliked: the carpets were smelly

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Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location of propety and other wi-fi services.

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all most right

Disliked: nothing specific

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Monique Draycott

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2011 Monique would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the massive slippery slide, the free internet, pool table, bar area, the friendly staff and being able to use the barbecue. It was good there was no curfew and no lockout, and everything in Interlaken that wasn't walking distance from the hostel they gave you a bus pass so it was good. Fun place to stay, would recommend to others.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was extremely helpful. The room was very clean and we had a wonderful meal at the restaurant. I highly recommend this hotel as a great value.

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: has a pool and a entertainment area

Disliked: there are strong curry smell during dinner time.

65.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: nil

68.6%
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Alex Yarbrough

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2011 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: It has a really good location, right next door to pretty much everywhere.

Disliked: They had a problem with flies in the common room. It wasn't too horrible, but it was annoying.

85.7%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great and the room was nice. I especially liked the little deck we had

Disliked: N/A

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a gorgeous and safe area. The internet was free and they had multiple computers for people to share. I paid for a room with 12, but there werent many people there so they upgraded me to a private room for free!

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: reasonable price

Disliked: hostel is a bit far from train station

77.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large room, comfy beds, decent restaurant and bar.

Disliked: Quite far from Interlaken Ost.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and people! Upgraded to a very nice and well-kept private room with our own bathroom and balcony, given bus passes, free internet, etc. All the employees and people there were very friendly and lively - and they have an adorable St. Bernard - we will definitely be back!

Disliked: Great property, location, and facilities - and they make them all available to guests, so thanks!

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ANDRE PARDO

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2010 ANDRE would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was so perfect that it did not look like a hostel; seemed to be a 4 stars hotel... And the alpinraft was right behind the funny farm, where we joined the Stockhorn Bungy Jump (awesome!)

Disliked: ANDRE left no negative feedback.

48.6%
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Campbell McInally

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

25 August 2010

Liked: The room we stayed in was a decent size and had it's own bathroom which was nice. It also has a pool which (although) freezing is a plus point.

Disliked: The hostel itself was based inside a larger hotel which meant the atmosphere was a bit formal and stuffy. You had to drink the ridiculously expensive beers/spirits available at the bar as there were 'No Picnic' signs all over the place. Even eating your own food there was frowned upon. No guest kitchen to cook, very limited/out of date washing/drying facilites. No lockers in the room either. Aside from anything else it didn't have any sort of hostel vibe really, it was basically just a hotel room with 4 bunk beds.

91.4%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Part of a nice hotel with pool and views of the mountains from balconies.

Disliked: 12 person dorm with only 1 ensuite bathroom...no extras in the hall.

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Justine van der Watt

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2010 Justine would recommend this property

Liked: Its part of a hotel which means it has quite a few good facilities - a pool, bar, restaurant, etc. Alpin Raft is on the same property which makes it very convenient. The hotel lobby is quite nice and they dont mind you sitting there to use the internet without buying a drink (just dont bring your own food and drink). Each room seems to have a small balcony with amazing views of the mountains.

Disliked: The staff could be quite rude at times - the internet stopped working one night and when I asked them to reset it they acted like it was the biggest task ever. There are no lockers in the rooms and when I asked about a safety deposit box for my stuff while I went rafting they said there wasnt one and I would have to take it with me (Alpin Raft had lockers and they lock the building while we were out, so that's probably safer). The directions are quite bad. Its easier to get to from Interlaken West, but if you use their directions its past the small Coop to the end of the street, make another left and its the white building on your right (the Mattenhof Hotel, the sign for the Funny Farm Hostel has fallen down). The prices in the bar and restaurant are quite expensive, coz its a hotel, so you're better off going to Balmers down the road or X-port pizzeria just next door (to Balmers).

62.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and environment is good.

Disliked: The sign for the hostel is not displayed well, the hot water is not working properly and the walkway to the room is a bit gloomy.

68.6%
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Customer review

24 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap place to stay. Gorgeous views.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Rodney Richardson

24 January 2010 Rodney would recommend this property

Liked: Great views of the mountains from here and a decent place to stay at a reasonable price (hard to find in Interlaken).However, it is a bugger to find; the directions weren't great: "Get off the train at Interlaken Ost (east).Across the street is a big supermarket, the Coop, and on the other side is a Raiffeisen bank and a furniture store (Von Allmann). Walk up this street..."- which street exactly? We weren't sure...Also, it is not actually called "Funny Farm Backpackers" anywhere other than the booking sites (like this one). So don't go looking for a place called that (like we did) - you won't find it. Instead it is called the Mattenhof Hotel. God knows why they need 2 names, one of which is only used for bookings...

Disliked: Rodney left no negative feedback.