Balmer's Herberge

Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, CH-3800, Switzerland
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Best Hostel in Europe

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 6, 2006

One of my favorite memories of Europe...the best location...the coolest staff...and one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you take a backpacking trip across Europe..you cannot miss this place!

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Interlaken's Best

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 20, 2006

Balmer's is heaven for a young traveler looking to see one of the most beautiful places in the world, experience the outdoors, and have a great time. The beds were clean, the drinks were cold, and there was a market down the street that allowed us to utilize the kitchen. I am yet to stay in a hostel more appealing.

Unique Quality: It has an outdoor area with lots of activities and an amazing views. An outside bar with a half off happy hour and a decent burger. The bar kicks off at night, it has a lot of potential but really relies on the people that fill it. If fun people are there you will have a good time, if not do your best to be those people.

Directions: If you can't find it just ask Mr. Grill at the train station (anyone at the station honestly).

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A laid-back friendly place with a frat-house vibe

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 27, 2005

This place was incredible. If you go to Interlaken and are looking for a good time, stay here - you won't regret it. Very clean and social, Balmers has a BBQ, bars, a dance club, and organized excursions. I can't wait to go back.

Directions: OST station, follow the street between the co-op and the bank, straight through the traffic circle, and fololwe the brown signs to Balmer's.

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Switzerland on the cheap...

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 9, 2005

Wow. What a place. Yes, it's been ages since we stayed here... The location was great. And it was quite cheap for Switzerland.

Unique Quality: Red and white gingham bed linens!
Helpful staff.
Bustling with young people with backpacks of course.

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Super Cool Hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 10, 2004

On my first visit to Interlaken, I stayed at Balmers with 3 other friends. We were able to get our own, private 4 bed room, which is the way to go, if you can. After two of those friends left, me and Grant stayed in the 6 person dorm room. Both instances provided a great night sleep, with super beds, and big, warm down comforters. Man, is that the only way to go in Switzerland. The hostel itself is a rustic-type group of buildings, with exposed wooden beams, and fireplaces in the main lodge. Breakfast is included and they have great, cheap dinners available. The sitting areas are a great place to hang out and visit, and they show DVD movies around 5-7 PM. For the night owls, they have their own bar underneath the hostel, called the Metro. It is a fine place to have a night out, and they televise sporting events form all over the world. They have been doing it for over 50 years, and it shows.

Unique Quality: Coin Laundary
Restaurant
Guest Kitchen
e-mail Access
Info Center
Nightly Movies
Metro Bar
TV Room
Store

Directions: Its about a 10 minute walk from the Westbahnhof. Follow the signs at almost every corner.

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Balmers...

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 31, 2002

We stayed at the Balmers Herberg in Interlaken - it was fantastic as we were almost the only ones there...

(I have been told during the peak season it's pretty crappy staying at Balmers...as we were there in mid October it wasn't very busy at all - unless you want to party all night long don't stay there during the peak season)

We paid 34 CHF for a double room without an en-suite but including breakfast...

Unique Quality: They have a good set up and everyone spoke English (after seven weeks of other languages it was nice to hear some English). The hostel was filled with 99% Aussies, Canadians and Americans but it was okay for a couple of nights. The price was okay and they had free games - fussball, table tennis etc. The lounges are cozy too!!

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Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, CH-3800, Switzerland

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Amenities at Balmer's Herberge

  • Restaurant
  • Beverage Selection
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchenette
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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