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23 Hauptstrasse, Interlaken, Switzerland
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Balmer's Interlaken Reviews

elenastep5 elenaste…
9 reviews
It is decent place to stay but I will not saty again. Feb 20, 2013
Overall it is god hostel but I am not sure will I stay there again or not. Probably not. I guess I got the most horrible room with stairs behind the wall. So, I was be able to sleep only with earplugs because it was extremely loud... They provide free Wi-Fi, very simple breakfast, a free Bus pass, city maps. It was warm in the room. They have toilets in the corridor and it is ok. But I absolutely didn't like the showers in the corridor and they need to be upgraded. The water was running like for 15-20 sec and after you have to push water tap (faucet) again, and again, and again - every 15-20 sec :)) Hostel is Hostel!
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Rdanen Rdanen
1 reviews
Awesome place to stay! Jul 16, 2011
Stayed here for a few days in May 2008 and liked it so much we made a detour at the end of our trip to come back for a few more. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun hostel to stay at. There is absolutely nothing negative I can say, however if you are looking for a quiet place to go to bed early this is probably not the hostel for you. The Metro Bar downstairs was a blast! There are different events going on most nights and the band we saw there was excellent.

The beirgarten and outdoor restaurant is an great place to get the night started with 2 for 1 drinks from 6 to 7. The food they serve is pretty good and for the meat lovers they sell a 3 species burger. Outdoor Interlaken organizes activities such as rafting, skydiving, and canyoning right beside the biergarten which makes it easy to find people to go with. In the area there are several restaurants, a grocery store and a place to rent scooters which if you want to check out the city I would highly suggest.
xtrafine xtrafine
2 reviews
Nice affordable and to meet many travellers May 17, 2011
Balmer Hostel is situated in interlaken which is just about 5 mins to city center. They provide you with a local Bus pass to use it as many times during your stay in Balmer. Hostel is good with lot of tourist/travellers coming and they also have a nice disco to have a beer or two in the vening and talking to different people. The breakfast served is included in the daily price. Over all a very good value for your stay in Interlaken.
David4773 David4773
2 reviews
Can't Find Better than Balmers Apr 23, 2011
I was in Switzerland for a week in May of 2010. Now, the only negative that someone can find about being in Interlaken is the possible OVER-abundance of Americans. That anyone's personal preference and since I came from America I do like to spend more time with other cultures. Nonetheless, while traveling a whole bunch through Europe with Language barriers and 1000 elements...this could also be a nice breath of fresh air.

That being said, Balmers is HANDS-DOWN the best option to stay in Interlaken. It's location is ideal and it's staff couldn't be more helpful. MOST IMPORTANTLY, one of the Top Nightclubs/Bars in the city is located in the Basement of this cozy Hostile. Make sure to place this in your TOP considerations of place to stay. Enjoy and Happy Travels!!! :)
xtrafine xtrafine
2 reviews
Nice Place to be in Apr 25, 2011
Close to city center....they provide a free Bus pass and you can use as many times during your stay in Interlaken....Just when you are back from your touring around the city, you can enjoy the Metro Disco in the evening and get to know a few more travellers like you...its the place to be in when in Interlaken..Enjoy!
elenastep5 says:
They have toilets in the corridor.
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013
xtrafine says:
For Hostels, its shared.
For private rooms, its private.
Posted on: May 17, 2011
euraildude euraildu…
2 reviews
Lively spot in the middle of Switzerland Apr 10, 2011
Have stayed here many times over a number of years. Great place to base oneself and take day trips. Kitchen facilities key to saving $ in an expensive destination. Staff very helpful. Only

drawback is loud bar if you're trying to get up early.
itravel1 itravel1
35 reviews
Old school Swiss Hostel Sep 28, 2010
~Sept 2010

An 'old school' swiss guest house in beautiful Interlaken. The size of the town allows for beautiful views and easy acessibility no matter where you stay. Balmer's is a relaxing 10 minute walk to the central park and main drag of the town, where shopping for the very wealthy has endless options.

This is Switzerland, Interlaken Switzerland, so if you thought Paris was expensive, well, lets just say they could be sister cities. That being said Balmer's is a nice, clean hostel that is well within reason for cost. It has all the amenities, computers, wi-fi, laundry, common areas, the Metro (hostel bar, and locals hang out sometimes), banking, markets, kitchen facilities and more.

The sleeping quarters are quaint (tight), but clean and comfortable and the baths are adequate.

The staff are well versed and most happy to help in any way they can. A definite must stay for any person going to Interlaken, even if only for its heritage. The oldest and still family run!
monarch989 monarch9…
19 reviews
Awesome little place... Sep 06, 2010
This little place was fantastic, so glad we chose to stay here. Kind of on the outskirts of Interlaken so a LITTLE bit of a walk to get here, but not something I would worry about if you're able to do it. The area is safe and it only takes a minute. Very close to lots of places to eat and there is a bar downstairs that I found to be quite a bit of fun. We stayed here for a few nights. They're great at setting you up for any of the Interlaken Outdoor activities, and the prices are about the same as any place else in town you might find. Cozy, everything you need. Laundry, internet, etc. Rooms were ok, showers were ok. Nothing fancy but definitely nothing to complain about. Pretty standard. Loads of outdoor space to relax in after a long day. Good pick!!!
dylanloh dylanloh
2 reviews
Great backpacker experience Sep 05, 2008
Great for a 1 - 3 day stopover to explore interlaken. Relatively cheap prices and they provide breakfast everday. No problems with safety although there's a bar down the stairs and you might get people coming back to your bunk feeling tipsy or drunk.

The people and staff you'll meet there are very interesting and friendly. Take some time to explore the lodge itself, it in itself is an attraction :)
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leo037 leo037
1 reviews
Jan 25, 2008
Balmer's is a hostel located in the city of Interlaken. Everything is withing walking distance (shopping, restaurants, Hooters, casino, ski shops, etc). Very affordable. It is a hostel after all so it's pretty much just a place to rest your head after a long day on the slopes. One of the best clubs in town called Metro is located downstairs of the hostel so you don't have far to go to party.
Mikosuave808 says:
This is a good hostel. There's a club donwstairs called Metro. They play Hiphop but once the Techno/House starts then, thats all they're gonna play the whole night. The bar is pretty good especially during 2 for 1 happy hour but the key thing is if you stay in Balmers, you dont have to worry about buying drinks from the bar. All you have to do is come up to your room an mix your poison and back down to the club. Oh that guy that left the comment sucks... hahaha.. Nah, i know him...
Posted on: Mar 06, 2008

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