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Reviews of Downtown-Lodge Grindelwald Hostel

Dorfzentrum, 3818, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 86%

Location 95%

Safety 86%

Staff 91%

Value 84%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Children's Play Area"
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

Cancellation policy for the winter season :

Up to 7 days before arrival: no charge

6-3 days prior to arrival 50%

2 days before arrival 100%

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Grindelwald?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 86%

Location 95%

Safety 86%

Staff 91%

Value 84%

Showing 21-30 of 34 reviews

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: The kitchen facilities were pretty good, aside from not having a decent knife. How come no hostel has a decent knife?There was a shed for bikes and ski gear.

Disliked: Only a couple of electrical outlets in the rooms made it difficult for everyone to charge there devices.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very friendly and clean and good rooms very near the train station.

Disliked: Had some trouble with noise from American Students (mixed dorm) but told by staff to ring emergency phone if it happened again but they left the next day so all was peaceful again.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff were super friendly, location is great, and breakfast ok...especially the coffe machine and muesli

Disliked: Limited check in times are annoying but seem to be common place in Switzerland...

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: good location (5min walk from grindelwald train station) and easy to find. the female only dorm was spacious and the bed was very clean & comfortable. There were free lockers which were useful before & after check in/out. wifi and free computers were available as well. good breakfast.

Disliked: the vandilation in the dorm was pretty bad. there was a stench of dirty shoes maybe? we couldnt leave the window open all the day in case someone climbed in. the bathrooms were inside the toilets which were shared between male & female. the female bathroom door was never locked and cannot be locked and so there were worries that males might come in as well. plus, each bathroom had only curtains and no doors. so i had a real quick shower.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Flat screen TVs

Disliked: separation of buildings

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: sparkling clean hostel in great town centre location (supermarket opposite) great kitchen facilities and breakfast

Disliked: individual reading lights at bunks might be nice

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Everything! The hostel has everything and is quite large. The staff were really good, there is a good lounge where there is pool and table soccer, the breakfast was awesome and the rooms were really tidy.

Disliked: Nothing. Just note though to take their directions and not google maps that show the turn off before hotel spinne.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very good breakfast on offer, included in the room price (as well it should be, considering Switzerland's very high living costs). Sheets included, but not towels. Clean room.

Disliked: Not much. It looks quite ugly from the outside, but you can't have everything. Oh, and the kitchen is far too small if many guests want to cook at once - only one 5 ring hob, and a one litre kettle.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was very clean, had great atmosphere and the staff were very helpful. The view in the morning when u walk out the hostel is stunning and the location is perfect. Grindelwald is a great place to visit!

Disliked: Some of my party disliked having male and female toilets in the same room with separate shower rooms leading off it, however this didn't bother me at all.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Included dinner

Disliked: The room was too small (a kind of attic) and packed with mattresses. It was four floors by stairs plus an extra stair inside the room.

Customer would recommend this property

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