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 8.3 for a two-person trip.

Balmers Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 27, 2010

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)


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Area Info *
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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
  • Darts
  • Karaoke
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Skiing Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
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

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prepayment

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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

  • 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
    • 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)

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

    • Train 3h

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

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

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