Hostels in Kandersteg, Switzerland

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Get to know Kandersteg (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 Kandersteg. To help you make friends with Kandersteg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Kandersteg, Switzerland, is located in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The River Kander basically is the drainage water from the glacier Kanderfirn (in English, Kander Neve), in the Bernese Alps. This river flows through the Gastertal and passes by Kandersteg. The mountain village is situated at one thousand two hundred metres in the Bernes Oberland and is well known for its International Scout Centre. More than eleven thousand scouts from all over the world visit the centre of the Scout Movement every year. In addition to that, the Swiss Alpine Club owns several mountain huts in the area.

The farming village, with around one thousand two hundred inhabitants, depends on national and international tourism. Kandersteg is a perfect destination for tourists who love outdoor activities, nature and hiking. Thanks to the efficient Swiss train network, it is really easy to get to this mountain village. There are regular train and bus links from Thun and Brig. The transport services are punctual and reliable.

Several Kandersteg, Switzerland hostels, hotels, holiday apartments, and even campsites welcome guests. No matter if you stay in a Kandersteg, Switzerland hostel or a four-star hotel, you always have to pay an extra tourist tax on top for every night. The accommodations, including the hostels in Kandersteg, Switzerland, are open all year round. However, the options to stay in Kandersteg can be very limited during the summer holiday season and important meet-ups for scouts.

The area around Kandersteg is particularly interesting for active tourists. In summer, you can find a wide range of hiking paths. The area offers hundreds of kilometres of marked trails. Cliff climbing is available as well. If you want to experience something new or if you want to improve your skills, the numerous courses permit total immersion in the real mountaineering. Tourists who mainly look for relaxation can enjoy the fresh air and unspoilt nature at Blausee, a picturesque lake, and the Valley Kiental. In winter, the region is a renowned cross-country area in Switzerland.

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Your Packing List for Kandersteg

Your Packing List for Kandersteg

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Kandersteg 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 Kandersteg, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$34 Average dorm price
$35 Cheapest hostel in Kandersteg
4.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Kandersteg - from the Community

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