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Reviews of Funny - Farm Backpackers

Hostel | Hauptstrasse 36, Interlaken, Switzerland 3800

75.0% Overall Rating

181 out of 223 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 10.49
  • Towel USD 5.24

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Interlaken?

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75.0%

Overall Rating

181 out of 223 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Funny - Farm Backpackers'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
72.0%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
84.8%
Value
75.2%
Safety
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

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 No guest kitchen to cook, very limited/out of date washing/drying facilites.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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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.

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Customer review

17 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hospitality & helping nature by the Staff & the location, cleanliness of the hotel atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jimin Sung

05 August 2009 Jimin would recommend this property

Liked: I loved how Alpin Raft (a company that takes people out for fun activities such as canyoning) was nearby and one could easily book a day's adventure at the reception. Moreover, the free movies and the computers were excellent! Definitely one of my favorite places!!

Disliked: Jimin left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Michael Crompton

16 July 2009 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice location. Internet was really really expensive, found it cheaper down the street. The couple in our room were paying twice as much per night as we were and had booked months in advanced compared to our booking the day before, so be wary of that.Be warned interlaaken itself is really expensive. Not the hostels fault though. Would reccomend staying here

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

13 July 2009

Liked: I would definitely recommend Balmers over this place. It is an old hotel (NOT refurbished) and it doesn't have the hostel atmosphere. I did not find there to be anything special about it at all and it was very far from the train station. I took a taxi there and it cost 12 franc, but they do give you passes for the buses that run through interlaken so i took one to the train station on the way back. they do not provide breakfast, wireless is expensive and even using the computers provided costs a lot. overall, not happy with it. i was traveling alone and they "upgraded" me to a single room but i would have preferred a dorm style because I would have been able to meet other people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

19 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great place to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Justin Lewis

15 June 2009 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was always around and always friendly. Great spacious rooms. Pool wasnt open but looked inviting. Right next to extreme sports center. No kitchen, breakfast, and really expensive bar, but a very cool spacious common room to hang out late. Good karma place!

Disliked: Justin left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

clint thomas

02 June 2009 clint would recommend this property

Liked: had all the facilities of a hotel without loosing the hostel feel. great views.

Disliked: clint left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Ignacio Montans

06 January 2009 Ignacio would recommend this property

Liked: Very well located, they arranged you all the activities for the day, really helpfull staff, very good bar which served reasonable priced food and drinks, free internet. clean rooms and toilets

Disliked: Ignacio left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Rani Wynn

12 October 2008 Rani would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel with great activites in a beautiful place.

Disliked: Rani left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

xiaoling liu

15 September 2008 xiaoling would recommend this property

Liked: change bed liene every person

Disliked: xiaoling left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

26 August 2008

Liked: Good Location & close to Bus stopage & Railway station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

mr. chandravadan parikh

20 August 2008 mr. chandravadan would recommend this property

Liked: location, friendliness of staff.

Disliked: mr. chandravadan left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

04 August 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, great location and loads of things to do. Great night life and great adventure sports all at your finger tips. What more could you want!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

03 July 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms and view

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Philip Amey

01 July 2008 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: The free parking and location. The staff spoke english and were all very friendly. I even sat down with the owner and discussed the hotel in its hey day

Disliked: Philip left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

27 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the room is nice with a balcony!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Rohit Dhanani

19 June 2008 Rohit would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and the room was spacious for 4 of us to stay together in 1 room with 4 beds the toilet and the shower was neat and spacious too the staff helped us with the info on interlaken tourism and adventure sports.

Disliked: Rohit left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

RAJESH SUTRAVE

18 June 2008 RAJESH would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere

Disliked: RAJESH left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

08 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.