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Interlaken Youth Hostel

Untere Boenigstrasse 3a 3800 Interlaken, Interlaken 3800 Switzerland
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#2 of 12 hostels in Interlaken
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Interlaken is a town with international flair. The unique location of the youth hostel next door to Interlaken-Ost Railway Station and at the foot of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains offers boundless pleasure for adventurous guests. A train journey up to Jungfraujoch is one of the highlights of a trip through Switzerland. Jungfraujoch also boasts the highest railway station in Europe - at an altitude of 3,454 metres in a high-alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. The extensive ski areas with over 200 kilometres of pistes are also very popular in winter.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Baggage storage
Car park
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Skiing
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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Matthew1000 wrote a review Sept 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
Having read such positive reviews, I was expecting this to be like a hotel. Yes, it’s a great building in a great location, but it’s still pretty basic. I’ve stayed in better youth hostels. Pros: - Amazing location (next to Interlaken Ost, the bigger train station, with connections all over. Also 2 mins from the boat.) - High quality modern building - Private bedrooms have a balcony… that’s a lovely extra I’ve never seen in a Youth Hostel before - Friendly staff - Breakfast is alright… cereal, bread, cheese, coffee. Cons: - No way to control room temperature … and our room was very very hot. Thank goodness we could open the balcony. - Beds and linen are very basic - Rooms don’t have any luxuries (comfortable chair, kettle, cups, etc.) - Couldn’t get the wifi to work - Kitchen area is very basic - one kettle and one microwave. No equipment at all. - Very busy - lots of school trips, all common areas full
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take the boat to Giessbach Waterfalls. They’re amazing. (But plan carefully as the boat timetable...
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Keppu wrote a review Aug 2022
Jakarta, Indonesia37 contributions10 helpful votes
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This lovely hostel is only steps away from the Interlaken Ost station (where we were catching trains to Meiringen, Brienz, Lucerne, Grindelwald) and stands towards the graceful Aare river. It’s close to the center of Interlaken. We booked the one with private bathroom. Clean, simple, budget friendly, pleasant. Danke schön.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeong Yeonseung wrote a review Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Location was good but employee of this youthhostel had a attitude problem. When I asked towel to the employee, she told me "Shower room is not included in your room, then why would we provide towel" like that. If I needee to pay for the towels, I acceped it. But she must've explained it in a more nice way.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Badgersniff wrote a review Apr 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom81 contributions63 helpful votes
During a five night stay in Interlaken we often saw many people eating at the Youth Hostel and decided to eat there. We hadn't realised the restaurant was a separate entity within the Youth Hostel. Freshly prepared food by friendly chef's was not what we expected at a Youth Hostel but was very welcome. We had the tofu peanut curry and the chicken pasta and pesto. It was fantastic. The chef personalised each plate with different levels of spicing and the result was a very pleasant, well priced meal. I wish we had discovered it earlier.!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David C wrote a review Apr 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom40 contributions12 helpful votes
Far beyond any youth hostel we’ve stayed in before and very conveniently located in town next to Interlaken East station. Our bedroom on the top floor was high quality hotel standard with picture windows views of the mountains. Downstairs is a modern, large and airy bar / restaurant area with friendly staff that many of the locals also use. The result is that it doesn’t feel like a normal youth hostel at all and the clientele covers all age groups. Laundry in the basement and a microwave / kettle etc in a (less luxurious) 1st floor kitchen/ eating area mostly used by the genuine youths. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kathleen S wrote a review Jan 2023
Encinitas, California33 contributions8 helpful votes
Great location and place to stay. Right by the train station so was easy to get to and a short walk to the center. Very friendly staff. Breakfast and dinner was very good. Room was very clean. Bonuses: Great view from the room and laundry facilities onsite.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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JUDYLEE2003 wrote a review Oct 2022
Kuching, Malaysia896 contributions164 helpful votes
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This is a very nice hostel just minutes walk from the train station. COOP's huge supermarket is just opposite the hostel, however it is close on Sunday. No worry, there's another smaller one at the train station which opens on Sunday. We book a double room with bathroom/toilet attached. It has a good view. The room is spacious with a cupboard and shelves, however there is no electric kettle or even cups. If you need hot water, you have to go Level 1, the TV room where there are 2 electric kettles, a microwave oven and few dinning long tables. The basin area is empty without any kitchen utensils so you have to bring your own plates, spoons or cups. The buffet breakfast start at 6.30 am and thumbs up for the very good breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Princess-A m y wrote a review Sept 2022
Singapore, Singapore211 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights . The hostel location is a best . It near to Interlaken OST . Nearby with Coop supermarket . Staying here u will feel young and vibrant as hostel full of people . We do enjoy our stay, especially we can enjoy food in the same pantry @ level 1. Sometimes we do share our food . Example I bought extra eggs from coop, I can offer to someone / couple . It’s really good culture of sharing food and not waste it . The stay include hotel breakfast . Location - best . I prefer staying in interlaken OST instead of west Breakfast- good . With bread, yogurt , hams, eggs . Personally I loved the chocolate drink Room- we are lucky to have a double room with own bathroom . Our room is corner room, it bigger space for me to put 2 luggage Noise - yes. As it’s near the train station. To us, it’s ok even the windows is open during night time . As there’s no aircon or fan in the room Bathroom- standard . U need to prepare your own toiletries. Except the 2 in 1 bath shower/ hair Towel - yes u can change your towel with hostel counter staff Hair dryer - upon request . Do put deposit Ensure you made your own bed. Tidy the place .
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I m not sure any fans provided during summer
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Caroline B wrote a review Jul 2022
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A very welcoming friendly hostel. We felt comfortable as a family group and the facilities were perfect. Very close to Interlaken ost so some train noise at night with windows open. Clean showers, well presented room and good dining options. Food is freshly cooked to order. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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eiger g wrote a review Jul 2020
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I have to say this is a world class youth hostel. Beautiful rooms. Ensuite availa Le. Clean. Smart Modern. Friendly. Good access via train to eiger. Great food and some of the best red wine I e ever had. A fabulous family holiday
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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R 2,608 - R 5,273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of BernBernese OberlandInterlaken
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Interlaken Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Schlosskirche (0.4 km), Whiskyness (0.3 km), and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include India Village Restaurant, Restaurant Taverne - Hotel Interlaken, and 3a - Restaurant Bar Lounge.
Is Interlaken Youth Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Interlaken.
Are any cleaning services offered at Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Interlaken Youth Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Interlaken Youth Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Unspunnen ruins (2.5 km) and Rothenfluh Ruins (4.1 km).
Does Interlaken Youth Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Interlaken Youth Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.