Hostels in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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

 Get to know Lauterbrunnen (no more

Lauterbrunnen is a quaint, adorable Swiss town! It is in the mountains, so be prepared for cold weather (even in July)! Switzerland is an expensive country, so be prepared for sticker-price shock (unless you're from an equally expensive country like Norway). The town has a huge base-jumping population and offers other extreme sports such as water rafting and paragliding. The town is gorgeous; walking and around the town and mountains is surreal.

There are a handful of camping sites (with cabins and bring your own tent or RV) and hostels in Lauterbrunnen within fifteen minutes' walk from the train station. The town is small, but some of the camping sites are away from the small center (but fifteen minutes at most from the train station). One of the camping sites is frequented by BusAbout and Contiki, so there is always a young population around.

Some hostels in Lauterbrunnen try to charge for everything -- using the kitchen and Wi-Fi (which is usually free in hostels). To get around this, go to the Horner Pub (a bar where many of the base-jumpers congregate) near the train station. They have free Wi-Fi and serve good bar food and drinks, including Swiss hot chocolate. There is a small grocery store in the town, which may be cheaper than the camping site grocery stores. Transportation can be very expensive to get up the mountain, so try a hike if you're on a budget.

This is a town not to be missed if you want to be inspired by beauty and/or try some extreme sports or hiking. Just be prepared for cold weather (and possibly a cabin with no heat), no matter the season.

Written by local enthusiast for Lauterbrunnen hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lauterbrunnen hostels Kari

FAQ about Lauterbrunnen Hostels

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

A hostel in Lauterbrunnen costs on average $36 for a dorm. A hostel in Lauterbrunnen with private rooms costs on average $116. shows all 2 Hostels in Lauterbrunnen. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.

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Hostel Schutzenbach Backpackers & Camping is the best rated hostel for partying in Lauterbrunnen.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Lauterbrunnen

Your Packing List for Lauterbrunnen

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Lauterbrunnen 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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Lauterbrunnen 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 Lauterbrunnen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$36 Average dorm price
$116 Average private room price
$34 Cheapest hostel in Lauterbrunnen
1 Party hostels in Lauterbrunnen
Most Lauterbrunnen hostels are located in
Schützenbach, Fuhren
9.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Wengen (2 Km / 0.9 mi.)
Mürren (4 Km / 3 mi.)
Gimmelwald (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Gsteigwiler (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Interlaken (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Grindelwald (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Leissigen (12 Km / 7 mi.)

Travel Tips for Lauterbrunnen - 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 Lauterbrunnen. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lauterbrunnen. 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!

Far from the crowds lies the vilage of Lauterbrunnen -- much more charming than the city of Interlaken. You do not need to spend much time in Lauterbrunnen itself, as the waterfall will take you one hour maximum. But it's a perfect base to spend some days in this area, where there's a lot of things to do -- river rafting, canyoning, just walking, going with the bahn to Jungfraujoch, and much more. Best part of Switzerland if you have a few days and want to do a lot.

Davide & Michela, Chiavari (GE), Italy

Beautiful, serene, charming, breathtaking -- go to Lauterbrunnen! Skip Interlaken with all its expensive adventure stuff and spend some time hiking around Lauterbrunnen. You won't regret your time here. You will leave refreshed and full of good cheese and chocolate.


Do not miss it! It was the loveliest place we visited!


I've visited Lauterbrunnen twice and am captivated by this town and its amazing setting. One of my top five favorite natural setting in the world. In the fall the constant sound of the many waterfalls was very serene. In the winter this place was even more beautiful. The second time without the rain I was able to see the surrounding mountain tops. It rains here a lot. That's what makes it so lush and green. So bring your umbrella along with your camera with plenty of film. Both visits I took the train up to the town of Wengen. From there you have great views of the valley and the town of Lauterbrunnen far below. Wengen with it's lack of cars is also wonderful. In the winter people are skiing through the town and there goes grandma pulling the grandchildren in the sled home. The entire valley is a beautiful place that ignites those dreams of "what if I lived here...."


Visiting Schilthorn was the highlight of our stay - we went on a funicular, a train and a cable car and were amazed by the fantastic views when we came out of the top of the clouds. And it's cheaper than the Jungfrau trip!!

Craig and Aurelie

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