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Balmers Hostel Hostel

Hauptstrasse 23-25, 3800 Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland

As the oldest private hostel in Switzerland we have mastered the art of making your time in Interlaken unforgettable. Set in-between two crystal clear blue glacial lakes and at the base of the majestic Jungfrau mountain range, it is hard to beat for a more scenic setting. With this in mind, Interlaken boasts some of the most adrenalin and scenic adventure activities. In the summer months one can enjoy skydiving, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, bungy out of a gondola and thousands of kilometers of hiking trails (which you can bike too). In the winter months the area transforms itself to a winter wonderland, with sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, outdoor ice skating and of course skydiving and paragliding too! When night falls and most activities are over you can enjoy some drinks (and why not some party dancing) in Nightclub/ Bar where you will meet like minded people and boast and share your adventurous days away. Come and join us and experience what pushing your comfort zone feels like! There is something for everyone to do! All bookings can be made at our reception. Read more

82% Overall Rating 99 out of 117 customers would recommend this property based on 117 reviews

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 82%

Location 79%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 80%

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 2.16USD

Important Information

In the summer peak season (June, July and August) we offer the true backpacker and the ones on a really tight budget a cheap hammock for 5 francs only! Please note terms and conditions apply ie. bring your own sleeping bag. This does not include City tax or breakfast!

A Sfr. 2.80 City tax has to be added as in compliance with the local tourism office of Interlaken. This is a per person per day rate payable at reception on arrival.

Hostelbookers sale:
Please note that all sales bookings are final and non-refundable. The property may charge your card in advance for the full amount of your stay. Payment protection is also not available in connection with these bookings. In the event that you cancel your booking the accommodation provider shall be entitled to retain the total outstanding costs of your booking. All rooms that are included in the sale are identified in their room type as [“!!! Sale !!! Non Refundable”].

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Interlaken?

Contact us directly

As the oldest private hostel in Switzerland we have mastered the art of making your time in Interlaken unforgettable. Set in-between two crystal clear blue glacial lakes and at the base of the majestic Jungfrau mountain range, it is hard to beat for a more scenic setting. With this in mind, Interlaken boasts some of the most adrenalin and scenic adventure activities. In the summer months one can enjoy skydiving, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, bungy out of a gondola and thousands of kilometers of hiking trails (which you can bike too). In the winter months the area transforms itself to a winter wonderland, with sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, outdoor ice skating and of course skydiving and paragliding too! When night falls and most activities are over you can enjoy some drinks (and why not some party dancing) in Nightclub/ Bar where you will meet like minded people and boast and share your adventurous days away. Come and join us and experience what pushing your comfort zone feels like! There is something for everyone to do! All bookings can be made at our reception. Read more

Shared Rooms

10 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic 6 Bed Shared Tent

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 6 Bed Shared Tent

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

32 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 32

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

1 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 1

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

16 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 16

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Deluxe 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

1 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 1

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

1 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 1

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

6 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

32 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 32

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic 6 Bed Shared Tent

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 6 Bed Shared Tent

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

16 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 16

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Deluxe 2 Bed Apartment Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe 3 Bed Apartment Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe 4 Bed Apartment Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Superior 2 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic 3 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Deluxe 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Superior 2 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Basic 3 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Balmers Hostel

Balmers was founded in 1945 and with time and experience and three generations later we have been able to give thousands of backpackers an unforgettable experience and memories they will carry with them forever.
We offer clean, simple accommodation, mostly in dorm style rooming with shared bathrooms. Set in a typical Swiss Chalet style housing, the building is all wooden , with red and white checkered cozy furnishings. A friendly environment is what we strive to achieve, with our knowledgeable and helpful staff who are at your disposal for giving you information, cool stuff to do and general recommendations. We have tonnes of facilities including a free outdoor hot tub, a games room with pool table, ping pong table, fuss ball table, guest kitchen, laundry facilities, book swap and relaxing hammock room to name a few.


Balmers is the oldest private hostel in Switzerland, founded in 1945 and with time and experience we have been able to give thousands of backpackers an experience and memories they will carry with them forever.

Nearby are a variety of activities in winter and summer, the #1 nightspot in Interlaken and we have plenty of communal areas to hang out with those you meet, to share stories.

We offer a clean, friendly environment, with staff that offer excellent information on the area, and what it offers. Interlaken, situated between two enormous lakes, at the foot of the Alps, is hard to beat for beauty and scenery.

Join us, and see for yourselves what a breathtaking area we live in, and how much fun it can be.

Check-in into private rooms is from 12:30 onwards.

Please note that Dormitory rooms are closed from 10:30 to 14:00for cleaning and security purposes.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.