Hostel in Gimmelwald, Switzerland

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Get to know Gimmelwald (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Gimmelwald. To help you make friends with Gimmelwald before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

If you're looking for some of the most stunning sites imaginable, quick access to the outdoors, and some quiet revery away from the tourist crowds, then come to Gimmelwald. This quaint mountain town nestled away in the Swiss Alps will take your breath away. There's immediate access to a plethora of hiking and biking trails, with headquarters for extreme sports like BASE jumping, hang gliding, and bungee jumping just a quick tram ride away in Lauterbrunnen within the valley below.

There are only a few hostels in Gimmelwald from which to choose. Somehow the town got away with an avalanche code, which prohibits developers from descending in a similar fashion, even though there's informative signs detailing how the shield forests make avalanches extremely unlikely. Take advantage of this bureaucratic loophole and avoid the over-visited nearby towns like Murren or Grindelwald.

There's next to no shopping or similar amenities to be found other than maybe a local farmer selling homemade cheese or sausage. However, most Gimmelwald hostels offer a small restaurant or little grocery to buy a few snacks. If you're looking for foodstuffs to cook up in the hostel kitchens just take the cable car up to Murren, or better yet, enjoy a pristine hike on a paved road to get to the sister town in under thirty minutes without the cost.

Gimmelwald hostels are generally warm, friendly, but still a little expensive like the rest of Switzerland. Gimmelwald makes up for it with million dollar views, family-like hospitality, a complete absence of cars, and a calm solitude away from the tourist crowds befitting a relaxing vacation in the alps. Enjoy this piece of heaven anytime of year, but bring a coat! It can snow in the middle of June.

Written by local enthusiast for Gimmelwald hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Gimmelwald hostels Carlyle

FAQ about Gimmelwald Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Gimmelwald. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Gimmelwald. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Gimmelwald, Switzerland.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Gimmelwald.

Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is the best rated hostel for partying in Gimmelwald.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Gimmelwald

Your Packing List for Gimmelwald

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Gimmelwald and Switzerland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Gimmelwald Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Gimmelwald, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$57 Average dorm price
$57 Cheapest hostel in Gimmelwald
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Gimmelwald
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is the best rated
9.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Mürren (1 Km / 0.9 mi.)
Lauterbrunnen (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Wengen (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Gsteigwiler (12 Km / 8 mi.)
Grindelwald (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Interlaken (15 Km / 10 mi.)
Leissigen (15 Km / 9 mi.)

Travel Tips for Gimmelwald - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Gimmelwald. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Gimmelwald. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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