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Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

I made this hostel my base camp for three days. It has a good location. Gimmelwald is a great place to base any hiking/trekking perhaps climbing adventures you might want to take on when visiting the Jungfrau region. It's a quiet village, of quiet Swiss mountain folk. I loved it.

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About Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau region, the Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is simply love at first sight. Buzzing with travelers from around the world, it is quite common to come here for a day and stay for weeks.

With perfect access to the many hiking trails from our front door, we also make a great base for outdoor activities such as paragliding, rafting, via ferrata, and more. The hostel seems to attract a certain type of traveller – social, fun, respectful and adventurous with a love for the natural beauty that the Alps provide. A photographers dream, Gimmelwald is a place you really have to see to believe.

The easygoing and fun environment at the hostel leads to memories and friends that last a lifetime. In the evenings you will find travellers playing cards and games, guitar and piano, or sharing tales from that days hike. It’s amazing to see familiar faces that come back every year sitting side by side with new travellers in awe of the view, having a beer on the deck as the sun sets on the mountains.

The Mountain Hostel will be the highlight of your trip and an unforgettable experience. See you soon!

Check in from 11.00 until 22.00

Check out before 09.30

Payment upon arrival by cash and credit or debit cards

Breakfast included

Taxes included

Important Information

Conditions

Please note that we only have dorms, no private rooms. It may not always be quiet at night.
You have the opportunity to book a men's or women's dorm. If you travel as a couple, you can also stay in a mixed room.
In mixed rooms only double beds are available (2 people per bed)!
If you are traveling with children, we cannot offer you a private family room.
Note that Gimmelwald can only be reached by cable car. Consult the schedule so as not to miss the last connection (the schedule can be found here: www.sbb.ch)!


Please note:
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Late cancellation or noshow – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit or debit cards
Check in from 11.00 until 22.00
Check out before 09.30
Breakfast included
Taxes included

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Location

Nidrimatten Chilchstatt, 3826 Lauterbrunnen

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I made this hostel my base camp for three days. It has a good location. Gimmelwald is a great place to base any hiking/trekking perhaps climbing adventures you might want to take on when visiting the Jungfrau region. It's a quiet village, of quiet Swiss mountain folk. I loved it. If you are looking for action, try staying in Grindelwald or Interlaken..

The hostel was clean. The hangout/dining room was nice. The bathroom is shared, but clean and the showers are hot (and cost 1 franc). It has plenty of outside space for good weather views. The hostel has a restaurant attached, though i didn't eat at it. I enjoyed the beer on tap, however. This hostel is unique in Switzerland, as has a kitchen for hostel guest use, and i took advantage by making my own meals. I brought my own food and planned my meals accordingly as there isn't a market in town.. There is one in Lauterbrunnen though, right across from the train station.

The bunks are a tad close together at least in the mens bunk room.. Your neighboring bunkmate is only 2 inches away, though separated by a ten inch board... Expect a lot of English speakers here.. This is the "Top of Europe" after all.

I enjoyed my stay, and would come back. At this time, it ranks among my top five favorite hostels.

If I was planning a trip here, I'd spend at least three days hiking all day into the mountains. The trails are great, with good views from the top. You have to earn those views, however, as the trails are steep. Just the way I like 'em.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 97% for this property is based on ratings provided by 24 guests.

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