Balmers Hostel, Camping & Nightclub


Balmers Hostel, Camping & Nightclub


Balmers Hostel, Camping & Nightclub

Balmers Herberge

Hauptstrasse 23 – 33
CH 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

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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

By foot

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

By bus

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.

Our Super Wonder Staff

Balmers Staff
Dean is ambitious,sarcastic, loud, funny and strong willed.  He is the one to ask if you need to know any outdoorsy stuff.
Balmers Staff
Dorje is our loveable hostel clown all the way from Tibet, he is loud, funny and loves to wind people up and playing jokes.
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If you need to have a giggle then head over to Jackie and her quick wit will sort you out, also if you need an honest opinion on something she will give you that too! 
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Jan is the organizer and doer, he is fun, ambitious and energetic, at some point during your stay you will see him long striding around the Hostel, probably building something.
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Richard is another outdoorsy one, he knows great mountain biking trails. As soon as the sun comes out he is jumping off his snowboard and straight onto his bike, riding through the most beautiful places imaginable.
Balmers Staff
Lara is bright, warm, fun and creative, her mind works a thousand miles an hour and she is always coming up with fresh ideas and solutions.
Balmers Staff
Rosalie is the Mother hen here at Balmers. She takes care of all of us, she is warm, fun, bubbly and strong, she is always working hard.
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You will find Christiana as part of the Housekeeping team, always smiling ! She is from Portugal so if you speak portuguese have a look for her!
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Part of the Dutchies team, Mark is A flame ball of pure Dutch energy. This guy will fill your bellies with sizzling food from the Balmers Grill!
Balmers Staff
The other Dutchies, feeling hungry? Go ask them for their BBQ beer Garten specials! Cold drinks, great food and friendly vibes from June 1st to ed of September!!
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Another British member part of our team as an all-rounder/receptionist/fondue king. Luke is a fountain of stories, he has run bars, clubs, worked on Husky farms, hitchhiked to Africa, jumped out of planes.
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She’s from Sri Lanka and you can always hear her laughing when she’s working on the floors part of housekeeping. She has been a long standing member of Balmers and we all love her!
Balmers Staff
A real star soul surfer she will welcome you at reception with open arms. If you are lucky you might even get a chance to hear her sing and play guitar on karaoke nights.
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She is Swiss and has lived many years in Holland too. In her spare time you can find her paragliding and travelling the world. Our true backpacker she gives amazing advice and is uber friendly at reception.
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Canadian/Swiss he is a bundle of positivity. He works hard at the tents and runs our bubble ball games and always has a ton of great ideas on how to entertain all the guests!
Balmers Staff
A super hard working and social media/marketing expert coming from Holland will greet you at reception! She is bubbly and always willing to help out with so much information!
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This sweet and spicy American girl with a Swiss back round found her way home! You’ll meet her in our legendary Club turning your “just one beer” motto into a full night session to remember…or not.
Balmers Staff
She has an infectious Tchech laughter and you will hear her laugh from far! Always having fun in any task around the hostel, her main jobs are breakfast and making sure your drinks are full in the club.
Balmers Staff
Our very own French ball of fun, she is the soul of any party, she is comical, hilarious and always likes to make people laugh. She can be found at reception and later on, working behind the bar pouring your drinks galore!
Balmers Staff
He is quiet and kind and always happy to lend a helping hand. He will check guests in the night and make sure the hostel is cleaned during those long night shifts. He also had an adorable little puppy…
Balmers Staff
She will be your ray of sunshine to greet you at breakfast, this happy and smiling American lady is hard to miss which personify her bubbly personality. She fell in love with Switzerland 6 years ago and is a fountain of knowledge on what to do in the area.
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Coming from America Joe is the life and party of the Club! You can always find him with a good IPA beer in hand and if you are lucky you may even get to see some of his dance moves.
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An Australian paraglider working at the tents part time, he is also our in house trained Fireman! He is very friendly and always helpful too!
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He’s our English athlete, who was competing in sprints for England. He’s a very humorous person, always polite and happy to help out .He works reception both during the day and at night.
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We have another English man in the house! Tommy is super nice and works at the Tent village, he is kind and very friendly with all those he meets.
Balmers Staff
Our latest arrival, Ben is a cocktail maker in the club, don’t miss an opportunity to try one of them out…works of art! He is also a talented graphic designer and creates our club posters!
Balmers Staff
DJ Kimchi
Our in house DJ, Adam rocks out tunes to whatever event we have going! Super interesting chap that loves cooking and makes a to die for curry!

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