Let's Talk AboutBalmers Hostel
In a few words...
Balmer’s Pension has been operating since 1907. It is currently in the 3rd generation of the Balmer’s family. Frida and Adolf Balmer, originally started the operation as a “Touristenheim” (tourist house). The name Balmer’s Herberge was born in 1945. The couple started accommodating British school groups in the 50ies.
Erich Balmer, 2nd generation, came back from working in the USA and Canada and transformed the “Touristenheim” into a private hostel in the 70’s. It started off with 50 beds, but quickly rose to 350. Together with Katharina Balmer they successfully run the business for over 30 years, helping Interlaken grow into an international tourist destination. Young people from all over the world came to stay at Balmer’s.
Today the management and ownership of the hostel lies with the 3rd generation, daughters Fabienne and Carmen Balmer. They continue to manage the hostel for the ever evolving travel industry while continuing to provide friendly, clean, Swiss Quality accommodation!
What to Expect
Balmers Hostel is the main hostel set in a typical Swiss Chalet. It has several different dorm and private room types, and it is open the whole year.
Balmers Tent Village is a short 10 to 15 min walk from the main hostel and is open during the summer season only. The tents/rooms are large, weather proof marquees on a wooden base with a high ceiling, ample room for your luggage and set in a lovely rural area surrounded by mountains. A unique experience!
How to Reach Balmers
From Ost; Straight out of the station keeping the Coop Supermarket on you left hand side, straight through 2 traffic circles and keep following the brown signs to Balmer’s.
From West; Left out of the station and follow the main street, turn right at the traffic circle by the post office and follow the brown signs to Balmer’s
From West train station bus number 105 to the Hotel Sonne
From the Ost station bus number 104 stop Hotel Tell
Once you are here all our guests will receive a free bus pass for their duration of their stay!
Free Parking Available a short walk away and pay-parking available across the street from Balmers.
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