Come to Balmers and stay in the oldest private hostel in Switzerland! Our hostel is located in three traditional Swiss wooden chalets that surround a courtyard, terras and garden. The look and feel of our accommodations can best be described as playful, comfy and unique.

We cater to active travelers that come to Interlaken to explore the Alps. After a day in the mountains, come home to our hostel where you can clean the equipment and store it away safely. In the guest kitchen, you’ll find all the amenities needed to cook yourself a nutritious meal. No need to plan your meals ahead, as the supermarket is just 2min walk away and open 365days a year.

After food, it's time to relax! Treat your sore muscles in our outside jacuzzi that's free for guests to use. You can stream your favorite movie in our cozy TV room or get comfortable in front of the fireplace. Other popular spots in the hostel are the music room, equipped with two pianos and a guitar, and the hammock/meditation/yoga room.

Known as the adventure capital of Europe, Interlaken is the perfect destination for enthusiasts of the outdoors. Prepare to be awed when you start to explore the stunning Swiss Alps that rise up behind Interlaken. Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau are among the most well-known peaks in the area, all summits around 13,100 feet. Surrounding these peaks lies a rugged landscape with alpine tundra, glaciers, canyons, forest, waterfalls and glacial lakes.

Our reception staff know all the great hikes, bike trails and sightseeing spots in the region. Talk to them if you want help with planning next day’s adventure or if you want more info on the activities such as paragliding, skydiving, rafting and canyoning.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

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  • 4 twin beds
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About Balmers Hostel

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  • Is there a kitchen we can use or at least a tea pod? If we rent a hammock

    Yes, we have a well-equipped kitchen with an oven, stove, microwave, and water cooker. There are also plates, pots and cutlery that you can use free of charge


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    Answered on July 7, 2021
  • we arrive at 11 pm to 12 ..it's possible?

    Hi there! Yes, no problem. In case you arrive late, we will leave your key on the reception desk. Best regards, Richard, Balmers Hostel


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    Asked about: Private 6-bed • Answered on July 24, 2021
  • Hi. We are a group of 6. will we be having the key of a room, where we will stay? And is it possible to leave our things after check out? Thank you.

    Not sure if I understand your first question but yes, you'll get a key for the room you are staying in. It's also possible to leave your luggage after check-out.


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    Answered on July 9, 2021
  • Hello, just wondering if you have the option for an all girls bedroom?

    Hi there, Yes, we do! We have 6-bed and 8-bed female dorms.


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    Answered on March 18, 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    yes


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Hi do you have secure bicycle storage? Thanks.

    Hello, yes we do have a bicycle storage room.


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    Answered on October 6, 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    yes absolutely


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    yes. we offer coin operated lockers


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    between CHF 5 - 10 depending on the size and time


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • can we use the hot tub for free if we stay in a shared bedroom? Even in winter?

    Yes, you can use the Jacuzzi from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening


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    Answered on February 11, 2020
  • in the rooms are mal and fenale mix room, and the shower bathroom are shared?

    Yes, we do offer room for just girls and yes the bathrooms are shared, we are a hostel!


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    Answered on August 20, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    We are a party hostel!!! But you can sleep if you pleased :)


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    Answered on November 30, 2019
  • Hello, I would arrive with my friends late in the night (around 4/5 AM) would it be still possible to check in?

    Certainly! We can prepare the keys to your room and leave them for you at reception. This way you can check-in at whatever time you'd like


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    Answered on June 20, 2021
  • Is it possible to have the whole room?

    Hello! If you will book a private room, you'll be booking the entire room for yourself and the people you are travelling with


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    Answered on August 4, 2021
  • Is there a safe in the room?

    There are no lockers in the room, but we do have them in the back in the hostel


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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are included. Towels are available for 2.- at reception


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Hello. Can we arrive early? Around 10am to 10:30 am and leave our bags.

    Of course, you might not be able to check in but you can leave all the bags and use all the facilities


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    Answered on November 30, 2019
  • Hello, we will be arriving late on a train from Paris - around midnight. is it okay to check in at that time? Thank you!

    Hello, what day are you arriving from Paris to Interlaken by train?


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    Answered on May 15, 2021
  • Pls.... Pls.. What is the last date you accept guest in tent? Is there some days available after 16 September?

    It's no longer available to book via booking . com but if you book with us directly than it's available until the end of September


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    Answered on July 14, 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    no. the lockers are coin operated


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Jungfrau Park
    0.7 miles
  • Harder Kulm
    1.3 miles
  • Interlaken-Unterseen Golf Club
    2.1 miles
  • Skilift Hohwald T-bar
    2.7 miles
  • Skilift Boden Platter
    3.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Des Alpes
    2.2 miles
  • Restaurant Hooters
    2.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Giessbachfälle
    8.4 miles
  • Schilthorn
    8.7 miles
Public transit
  • Train Interlaken West Train Station
    0.6 miles
  • Train Harderbahn Funicular - Lower Station
    0.7 miles
  • Train Interlaken Ost Train Station
    0.8 miles
  • Ferry Interlaken East Port
    0.8 miles
  • Train Wilderswil
    1.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Bern-Belp Airport
    23.5 miles
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Amenities of Balmers Hostel
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Ski
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski storage
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Library
  • Darts
  • Karaoke
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Skiing Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

1:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Groups

When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Balmers Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that guests under 18 years old can't be accommodated in a dormitory.

Please note that there are no elevators in the property.

Please note that dogs cannot be accommodated in the dormitory rooms.

Please note that the free parking is located 2,650 feet from the property. The property offers a free bus pass. There is a paid public parking at 200 feet from the hostel.

FAQs about Balmers Hostel

  • Check-in at Balmers Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Balmers Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Balmers Hostel is 2,150 feet from the center of Interlaken.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Balmers Hostel on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Balmers Hostel by:

    • Train 3h

  • The prices at Balmers Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Balmers Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Library
    • Karaoke
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/Performance
    • Movie nights
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)