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Balmer's Hostel Interlaken

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The Balmer's Hostel

The ideal Swiss getaway for thrill-seekers looking for a once in a lifetime adventure. At Balmer’s, we provide the parties, thrills, endless fun and every heart pumping activity imaginable

Come discover Balmer’s, our sister hostel in Interlaken located at the base of the majestic Jungfrau mountain range. We’re hard to beat for a more scenic setting, surrounded by beautiful mountains and sparkling blue lakes. Our modern chalet-style rooms makes Balmer’s a home away from home for travellers, with guest houses, cosy tents and even hammocks to rest your head.

A wide range of thrilling activities can be booked from the hostel, whatever the season - from testing out the slopes, skydiving, paragliding, river rafting, rock climbing, or even an alpine climb - see some of the awesome activities we offer. Adrenaline-junkies will have the time of their lives.

No hostel does apres-ski better than Balmer’s. Party in Balmer’s nightclub in the evenings, the best night out in Interlaken where guests receive drink deals and happy hours. Relax your muscles in the 7-person rooftop jacuzzi or sample some delicious Swiss cheese at our weekly fondue nights. In summer months, enjoy barbecues at the hostel and boating on the spectacular Lake Brienz. Are you ready?

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Hostel Overview

Rooms

What’s included:

  • Towels and a sink (private rooms)
  • Safe, TV, semi-private bathrooms (guest houses)

Room types:

  • Mixed dorms (4, 5, 6, 8, 10 bed)
  • Private rooms (single, double, twin, 3, 4 bed)
  • Guest houses (double, quad)
  • Hammock room (closed in winter)
  • Tent Village open in summer (double, quad, 6-bed dorm, or pitch your own tent)

What’s nearby?

The Funky Chocolate Club - 10 minute walk

Lake Breinz - 35 minute walk, 10 minute drive

Schloss (a historic monastery) - 14 minute walk

Seilpark Interlaken (Adventure park) - 24 minute walk

Paragliding - 20 minute drive

Canyoning - 5 minute drive

Lake Thun - 45 minute walk, 7 minute drive

Casino - 14 minute walk

Hostel Policy

  • Check in & Check out time

Check-in is 3pm and check out is 10am.

  • Identification

A valid passport, EU ID or driver’s license is required for check-in.

  • Age Restrictions

Under 18s are welcome but in private rooms only, not in shared accommodation with other guests.

  • Payment

Cash and most major bank cards are accepted.

  • Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the building apart from the indoor smoking area. Smoking areas are also available outside.

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Interlaken Hostel Location

From the airport:

We have three major airports, Zurich, Geneva and Basel. Click on the following link to see the time schedules, no need to book a seat in Switzerland as you can purchase your tickets on arrival. http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

From Zurich airport (Approximately 2 hours):

  1. Take the train from Zurich airport towards Genève-Aéroport
  2. Get off at Interlaken West
  3. From Interlaken West station, turn left out of the station and follow the main street, turn right at the traffic circle just after McDonalds all the way down. Stay on the left hand side of the road and walk straight until you see brown signs pointing to Balmers. This takes 15 minutes.
  4. Don’t want to walk with your bags? Alternatively, walk 2 minutes to Interlaken, Rugenparkstrasse from Interlaken West
  5. Then, catch the 104 bus towards Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof (4 minutes ride)
  6. Get off at Matten b. I., Hotel Sonne and then walk 1 minute to Balmer’s hostel

From Geneva airport (Approximately 3 hours):

  1. From Geneva airport take the IR train going towards Lurzen
  2. Get off at Interlaken West
  3. From Interlaken West station, turn left out of the station and follow the main street, turn right at the traffic circle just after McDonalds all the way down. Stay on the left hand side of the road and walk straight until you see brown signs pointing to Balmers. This takes 15 minutes.
  4. Don’t want to walk with your bags from Interlaken West Station? Alternatively, walk 2 minutes to Interlaken, Rugenparkstrasse from Interlaken West
  5. Then, catch the 104 bus towards Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof (4 minutes ride)
  6. Get off at Matten b. I., Hotel Sonne and then walk 1 minute to Balmer’s hostel

From Basel airport (Approximately 3 hours):

  1. From Basel Airport catch the 50 bus towards Basel, Bahnhof SBB
  2. Get off at Basel SBB station
  3. From Basel SBB, catch a train to Interlaken West
  4. From Interlaken West station, turn left out of the station and follow the main street, turn right at the traffic circle just after McDonalds all the way down. Stay on the left hand side of the road and walk straight until you see brown signs pointing to Balmers. This takes 15 minutes.
  5. Don’t want to walk with your bags from Interlaken West Station? Alternatively, walk 2 minutes to Interlaken, Rugenparkstrasse from Interlaken West
  6. Then, catch the 104 bus towards Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof (4 minutes ride)
  7. Get off at Matten b. I., Hotel Sonne and then walk 1 minute to Balmer’s hostel

By bus:

  • From the Interlaken West station take the bus number 105 and get off at the stop Hotel Sonne.
  • From the Ost Station take the bus number 104 and get off at the stop Hotel Sonne.
  • We are about 30 meters from both stops. Bus fare is Sfr 3.80 per person. Busses start running from 07.00am till about 20:30pm.

Walking:

  • It takes about 15 minutes.
  • From Interlaken West station, turn left out of the station and follow the main street, turn right at the traffic circle just after McDonalds all the way down. Stay on the left hand side of the road and walk straight until you see brown signs pointing to Balmers.
  • From Interlaken Ost station – exit straight out of station, between the bank and the Coop shopping Centre, straight through two traffic circles, and follow brown signs to BALMERS.
  • You can also get a taxi for about 15 chf from either train station.

Parking:

  • Free Parking Available a short walk away and pay-parking available across the street from Balmers.

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