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Geelong, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel was clean, had heaps to do and was very happening. Hot tub, hammock room, underground club pool and piano. Only flaws were the showers. They were water saver on timers that you had to press every few seconds not the best shower facilities and were shared with quite a few people. Also there weren't enough power points in... More 

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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And a hammock room! You can see out to all the beautiful rolling hills through the walls of the hammock room. I was so in love with this hostel. I felt like I was at home (not because of my surroundings) because the place is full of love ✨❤️

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1 Thank Jasmine M
BalmersHostel, Public Relations Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

What a wonderful and from the heart review, we really would like to thank you for this! Our staff work so hard to give exactly this vibe to our guests and it is rewarding to see them succeed! Wishing you many very happy travels and really hope to welcome you back! More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If they had better shower facilities, this hostel would have been superb! They have amazing rooms, very comfy and clean. You can buy like necessities in the reception (like toothbrushes, razors and stuff) - the staff is just alright. They have varied activity rooms - game room, relax room, internet room, coffeshop room, hammock room, a jacuzzi and even an... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We really hope to welcome you back in the summer where you will be able to a) enjoy more and b) take a shower in one of our new ones :-))) Let us know if you are planning on returning! More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Where to begin. FIrst, when you get off the train (Interlaken West), take a moment to grab some fresh warm bread to the right of the train station. You can also grab any hygiene supplies etc. here because the farther away from the station you travel, the more expensive it gets. Once you get resupplied, head left out of the... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write in so much detail, we really hope other guests find it useful. Happy to hear you enjoyed all the activities, we sincerely hope to welcome you back! All the best! More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

From facilities to service it was all great. Staff was friendly, the hot tube is a great asset. The hammocks, playing room . They schedule all the different types of adventure sports if you want, there is also a free walking tour. Breakfast included and quite good (I would only add some fresh fruits to it). Had a great time... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had such a good time and enojyed your stay!We usually have fresh fruit (oranges and or apples) at breakfast so will keep investigate as to why we didnt have any whilst you were here. Thanks for the review!!! More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

While travelling with g adventures we spent 3 nights here, unfortunately on my second day I ended up in a cast & on crutches, the staff here were absolutely amazing - Dean helped carry my bags and offered help whenever I needed it, made my stay so much better, couldn't ask for better customer service! All the other front desk... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

It makes us very proud to read such nice comments about our staff, they are a really passionate and dedicated bunch who make the world of difference in our hostel! Happy to hear they looked after you and helped you out. We hope you healed quickly and that you may come back another time to enjoy Interlaken with us! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed in one of the upstairs room , the window was facing the snow capped mountain, real amazing view n we loved this place so much. Would highly recommend this clean hostel. A free shuttle bus available opposite the hostel to the train station

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1 Thank KLYeo
BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Balmer's. Happy you loved the view!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed! Everybody there is super nice and sympathetic and the hostel is always promotion activities for the guests to enjoy. Besides that it is located in Interlaken, one of the mosy beautiful places ive been! So you already know: Best hostel + best place= you gotta go!

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1 Thank Henrique C
BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the rocking review! We hope to see you soon again! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Interlaken is a place of haven and balmers have everything for you enjoy this place! Very good accommodation for a good price! Staffs helpfull! Club just downstairs with a lot of fun! Location of balmers is close of everything, just few steps of bus stop what you can go for everywhere.

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your AMAZING review, we are so happy you really enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you soon again! More 

Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

My experience at Balmers was great. I was really looking forward on going whenever I saw it online, and it definitely exceeded my expectations! Beautiful place with beautiful people, always willing to help if needed and to make every traveler have a blast. You can tell in the way they run the hostel that Balmers is not just a normal... More 

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BalmersHostel, Manager at Balmer's Hostel, responded to this review

We really appreciate the lovely positive comments, we strive to offer great service and make sure our guests enjoy and have a great stay. Great to see when they do! Wishing you many happy travels and adventures and hope to welcome you back some day! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Balmer's Hostel. We are the first established private hostel in Switzerland, providing a comfortable and friendly location from which to explore the adventure capital of Europe. The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (Swiss Alps) at our doorstep and two big glacier fed lakes are just a stones throw away. We have dormitories, private rooms, apartments and tents. Rated Top 10 hostels of Europe, a product of over 60 years of experience.We are the heart of all hostels. We strive to bring fun and memorable experiences to our guests so come push your boundaries and party in our Club with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmer's Hostel

Address: Hauptstrasse 23 - 33, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
Price Range: $76 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Balmer's Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balmer`s Herberge Hotel Matten
Balmer's Hostel Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken, Switzerland
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“Beds next to a window will give you a Good, natural air condition specially in Humidity.”
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“they provide good service and nice comfy clean bed”
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“rooms in the jungfrau building have semi private bathrooms”
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“not for elderly but easy for young people”
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“Chose Hammock room only if you have your own bedding.”
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