Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof - Hostel Interlaken, Interlaken

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5,357 Reviews
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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof - Hostel Interlaken Reviews

Clean, comfortable, with breakfast

The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and welcoming. With free transport and breakfast. Definitely a great choice.

Vivienne
2014-12-13
Age 51 | Australia

Clean sheets, great location, friendly staff!

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The breakfast was generous, and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The room and washroom were very clean!

Sid
2014-04-29
Age 34 | Canada

Best in the world

This hostel is up there with the best of em. Multiple kitchens. A movie room. Awesome breakfast. The staff are sincere and extremely helpful. I wish I remembered the guy's name. But c'mon, who gives you the opportunity to do FREE laundry? Nobody. This place rocks.

Randall
2014-02-02

Awesome hostel!

Very clean room and facilities. Great breakfast and good location. Helpful staff. Enjoyed the ping pong, pool tables, tv, and kitchen. Awesome common areas.

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Sarah
2012-07-07
Usa

It is amazing!

The stay was amazing. Except that you need to walk a little while from either Interlaken Ost or West. Other than that, it is very clean and the staff are knowledgeable about the activities around Interlaken.

Eng Kee
2012-05-09
Singapore

For four consecutive years, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof has won the Hoscar Award for best hostel in Switzerland. You only need a one-night stay in the hostel to prove that they indeed worthy of such an award. The hostel has a very convenient location, great facilities, and very helpful and friendly staff members.

The Location

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is located within ten minutes' walk from Interlaken West train station. It is very easy to find the hostel from train station even without the help of any map, as there are signs on the street guiding you to the hostels. From Interlaken West, you can either walk or take bus No. 102 to the hostel. The hostel gives a clear guide of its location on its website and on its confirmation email as well. The hostel is also near to the casino and the city center.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms, decorated with typical Ikea furniture, are very comfortable, although they may not be very spacious. Bed linens and towels are provided for free and guests can collect them at the reception upon arrival. Toilets and showers are exceptionally clean. The hostel also offers some rooms with toilets and showers that are wheelchair accessible.

Common Spaces

There are a lot of common spaces in Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof where you can meet and mingle with other travelers. Upon arrival, guests are given two tokens per person per day, which can be used for the coffee machine, computer, and laundry. The coffee machines are in the lobby area, which is also where guests have their free breakfast in the morning. In the lobby area, guests can also find a lot of brochures containing information about the different activities in Interlaken. Guests can also ask the staff at the reception for more information and to buy the famous Jungfraujoch ticket. You can ask the staff anything about Interlaken and you will find that the staff members are very patient and helpful in handling your questions. Moreover, guests should pay special attention to the small cards placed on the breakfast tables, as they often offer information about the daily promotion.

There are is a kitchen and dining room as well as table tennis, foosball table, and children's playroom in the basement. On the ground floor, there is a terrace area with benches and BBQ pits. Outside across the hostel, there is a playground available for children. Free Wi-Fi is available anywhere in the hostel area and has good connection. Other than these, you can also use several items for free, including adapters, hairdryer, binoculars, alarm clock, games, table tennis rackets and balls, fondue set, and DVDs. Lastly, guests are also entitled to free use of the public bus, and free entrance to public indoor and outdoor swimming pools and mini golf course.

Summary

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is indeed a worthy recipient of the Hoscar Awards and it has certainly maintained well the quality of its service, as well as the cleanliness and the comfort of its facilities and environment. This hostel is not only a great place to meet a lot of other fellow travelers, but also to have a good night's sleep. Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof offers more than just bed and breakfast -- it's a whole-rounded experience in Interlaken. The facilities and the complimentary services it offers are excellent, and these are topped with the friendly service from its staff members. We highly recommend this hostel to anyone coming to Interlaken!

Leonny
2012-04-07
Indonesia

Good facilities

We slept in a big, six-bed dorm with big lockers in the room. If this is not enough there are also lockers in the corridor, which you can use for free. They were renovating the hostel, they are building a building next door. To compensate this, they give you coins with you can use for the coffee, washing machine, or the internet. There was a big kitchen, fully equipped. The breakfast was ok, not as extensive as the breakfast at the other hostels. Everything was clean and there was a nice atmosphere.

Petra
2008-10-28
Dutch

Very helpful, friendly, and hospitable

A home away from home. Friendly, courteous staff, and adequate cooking facilities. Breakfast was simple with bread, nutella (which tasted better in Switzerland than anywhere else in Europe), juice, and cereal. Perhaps, hostel can consider some addition to the breakfast -- for example, cheese, ham, and a variety of rolls and bread. Centrally located and within walking distance of all places in Interlaken. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.

Chris Beh & 6 Malaysians
2008-09-05
Malaysian - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof - Hostel Interlaken Reviews from the Web

Great facilities available. Good location and very helpful staff. I found the 6 bed female dorm slightly cramped but I still slept well! Would recommend.

jayde215199434
2022-08-05

This great place to stay and give many facilities . We were stay at old building part, with mountain view when you open the door from small balcony

mutiarazali5246
2022-07-22

Cleanest hostel, best showers, friendly staff not the most social hostel but still good to meet people - location was great right outside a bus stop (free busses too!) would definitely stay here again

charlottehemens
2022-07-16

Only thing that needs to be improved is the breakfast. More options needs to be brought in. We stayed there for 5 days and all days it was same limited items breakfast bread and cereals.

amitsd19925526
2022-07-16

+ Clean, well located. Breakfast is simple but for free. Nice terrace.

- Old wooden floor that lets the whole bed shake as soon as someone walks past it. Staff was no help at all but rather rude when asking to change rooms because of multiple snorers that kept everyone else awake.

leaschmidt4105
2022-07-15

My stay was perfect.

wmaas1102
2022-07-13

Great people! Great place! Will definitely visit this place again when I come back to Interlaken.

- Manuel.

MCEden
2022-07-11

Very friendly and helpful staff, they gave excellent hike and food recommendations. The hostel has an amazing view from it and is located near both train stations. Overall an excellent hostel!

coop3simpson6499
2022-07-10

We enjoyed our stay here. The check-in time is a little bit late, but luckily we were able to store our luggage and got in our room a bit early. The breakfast was great and the facilities were excellent. We loved all of the outdoor space. The only complaint is that the room is a little bit small. Would definitely stay here again.

erikanielsen135595
2022-07-09

Amazing stay - staff helped plan all of my activities, free breakfast of bread and jam, and location is about 15 min walk from each Interlaken station. Very great value and would recommend to solo travelers looking for more relaxed stay. Not too much partying. There was a large concentration of Korean travelers during my time here, but rather diverse group being that

ajmanno179458
2022-07-07

The best hostel i have visited so far! You will get the best morning view! Everything I very close and a cheap price as well at the hostel!

Thank you for a nice stay!

alirazapunjani5264
2022-07-06

Great location, centrally located to everything, great facilities and very clean. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. However it is not a social place for solo travelers. Recommend for group travelers only. Would be great if they had a social area for other travelers to meet or group events to encourage more socializing. Everyone kept to themselves and it felt quite lonely.

aramacha
2022-07-04

The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and gave us great information for hikes. The facilities were great and it had a beautiful backyard with a view of Jungfrau. There wasn't much of a hostel vibe with people meeting each other and socializing, but people were friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

codysbrasel9056
2022-07-01

Great place. Great location and staff. Loved the included morning breakfast. Wasnt very social and a tad outdated. Have no complaints though.

aXmM9SK7TwSertYE
2022-06-27

Nice, clean hostel with decent breakfast. Not the best for solo travelers, as it is a big hostel and there are so many places to sit. Most of the people there were in pairs or groups. During my 9 day stay I did not make a single friend, but thats not the hostels fault! The hostel staff was very well organized and accommodating.

nadinekhanafer0182143
2022-06-26

Was amazing. Very modern villa with all facilities. Breakfast was amazing too.

fdehnuwala9795
2022-06-26

This place is great however DO NOT WALK FROM THE TRAIN STATION TO THE HOSTEL! The hostel is up a very steep hill so take the bus to and from the city center. This made it slightly inconvenient to get into and out of town, but once you figure out which routes to take the buses are reliable. Rainer is an awesome dude and is always available to help make your stay exceptional. The house itself is great - hot tub, massage chair, beautiful outdoor deck with view. Very social/friendly vibes, too.

solotraveler0991
2022-06-25

This was the best hostel Ive ever stayed at! Staff was lovely, everything was clean and the location was great. Also, the breakfast is really nice. Would definitely come back!

luciahervasnunez6555
2022-06-25

The hostel was super clean with very nice grounds amd extraordinarily helpful and cheerful staff. I can't think of anything to improve except the possibility of a room fan on one of the rare Interlaken hot days in summer.

In summary, highly recommended!

Anonymous
2022-06-24

Location is with in walking distance to the train station, preferably OST.

Great breakfast. Plenty of places to Chill out.

Very clean, and was loaned a converter plug when mine malfunctioned.

See you in 2023 for the Truckers Fest.

Thanks a million! Eric

ericbaird
2022-06-24

Description

Centrally located hostel in a villa with garden and breathtaking view of the Jungfrau mountain. No curfew, no lockout. Friendly and clean rooms both with ensuite shower/toilet and shared shower/toilet, free fully equipped kitchen, laundromat, meditation room, Internet access, free WiFi, TV room, movies.
Attractive rates inlcude:
- "all you can eat"-breakfast
- all linen, a comfortable duvet & a towel
- personal lockers in the room
- free fully equipped self-catering kitchen
- free hot showers on all floors
- free wireless-lan for your own laptop pc
- free entry to public pools
- free entry to the minigolf course
- free table tennis & billiards in the garden
- free use of local busses
- free parking facilities
- local tourism taxes & VAT

Location and Contact

Location

• CHECK-IN HOURS: Our reception is open for check-in from 16:00-23:00 (4-11 pm). IF YOU ARRIVE LATER THAN 23:00 (11 PM) YOU WILL GET THE KEYS OUT OF OUR BLUE KEYBOX AT THE NIGHT ENTRANCE. JUST ENTER THE LAST 5 DIGITS OF YOUR 'BOOKING #' AND YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY GET YOUR KEYS. On entering the building you'll find all linen on the shelf together with some information on our hostel.
• Backpackers Villa is in walking distance from both train stations (about 10-15 minutes) in the centre of Interlaken at the corner Alpenstrasse/Parkstrasse. Or take bus no. 2 until stop 'Sonnenhof'.
• FROM 'INTERLAKEN WEST' TRAIN STATION:
• Turn left and follow the main street (Bahnhofstr) to the town center. At the roundabout (Postoffice) turn right (Centralstr). At the next intersection (Hotel Savoy) turn left and follow the park (large green field called 'Hohematte'). We are located just at the next roundabout (corner Alpenstr/Parkstr).
• FROM 'INTERLAKEN OST' TRAIN STATION:
• Turn right and follow main street (Hoheweg) to town center. At Hotel 'Du Nord' turn left (Klosterstr) and follow the park (large green field called 'Hohematte'). We are located at the second corner directly at the roundabout (corner Alpenstrasse/Parkstrasse).

Map

Map

Address: Alpenstrasse 16, Centre, Interlaken, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof - Hostel Interlaken is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof - Hostel Interlaken Interlaken www.villa.ch
Phone Number: +41 (0)33 826 7171
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Elevator/Lift

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Swimming Pool

TV

Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Service Animals

Pet-Friendly

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7:00 AM - 11 PM (07:00-23:00)

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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