Brienz
Bern

Brienz

Travel time?

Departure

Filter Hostels

In the Brienz region, you're guaranteed relaxation from the stress of daily life. And even more so in the local youth hostel with its beach and sun terrace!

Outside area and garden Brienz Youth Hostel

Brienz

Bern

You'll be in your element thanks to the exciting mix of leisure activities: bathing fun in the shimmering, turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, walks along the lakeside promenade or through Brunngasse («most beautiful alleyway in Europe»), a view of the Alpine panorama from the oldest steam cogwheel railway in the world or from the summit of the Brienz Rothorn. How about a journey through the centuries at the Ballenberg Open-air Museum? Or would you rather watch a traditional wood carver at work? The family-friendly hostel in a great location on the lakeside is the ideal starting point for any number of excursions and also an extremely pleasant retreat with plenty of space for fun and games.

  • Brienz Youth Hostel
    Strandweg 10
    Am See
    3855 Brienz
    Switzerland
Simple

Opening times

Types 2019 2020
Opening dates    
Opening dates 18.04.2019 - 20.10.2019 09.04.2020 - 18.10.2020
Check In/Out    
Check-in 17:00 - 22:00 17:00 - 22:00
Check-out 07:30 - 10:00 07:30 - 10:00
Reception times    
Mon to Fri: 07:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat and Sun: 07:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Meal times    
Breakfast 07:30 - 09:00 07:30 - 09:00
Dinner 18:30 - 19:30 18:30 - 19:30

How to find us

By train:

A 1½ hour train ride from Berne via Interlaken and Lucerne via Meiringen, then a 15 minute walk along the lake to the youth hostel. It's next to the lido.

By car:

Take the Brienz exit on the motorway, then follow the main road and turn left just outside the village in the direction of Axalp (signpost). The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces, for which advance reservation is recommended

 

Room categories

  • Number of beds
  • Single room
  • Double rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Shared rooms
  • Barrier-free rooms

Infrastructure

Prices (in CHF) and availability

  • Breakfast buffet   incl.
    Lunch for groupes on request CHF on request
    Dinner CHF 17.50
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years CHF 8.50
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years CHF 14.50
    Packed lunch on request CHF 8.50
    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 2.– per person/night
    • The Hostel Card Standard is included in the price of accommodation and is valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure.
    • You have the option of purchasing a Hostel Card Premium and benefit from cheaper accommodation prices in all Swiss youth Hostels. More information about the Hostel Card Premium
    •  Groups (minimum of 10 people) are advised to buy a Hostel Card Premium (personal: CHF 55.– / non-personal: CHF 99.–)
    • Children aged 2 to 5 stay for just CHF 15 and children aged 6 to 12 for just CHF 25.– per night in the parents’ or grandparents’ room, including breakfast. Babies aged from 0 to 1 stay in a cot, where available, free of charge. Children’s prices do not apply to double rooms.
    • Group rates for children aged 2–5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from 6–12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
    • Car park per night CHF 7.–
    • Voluntary CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • Brienz Youth Hostel features a barrier-free double room in the Hüsli extension and two dormitories in the main building. The dining hall call be accessed via two steps. Alternatively, there is a stair-free route via the kitchen. Guests can cross the lawn to get to the play area and the lake.

    Rooms

    Barrier-free beds per room

    One double room with barrier-free shower/WC

    One bed
    100 cm clearance in double occupancy rooms with separate beds

    Two dormitories with bunk beds and a shower/WC

    One bed in the six-bed room + two beds in the eight-bed room

    The main building does not have a lift.

    The door width in the rooms is:
    80 cm in double rooms
    76 cm in dormitories

    Barrier-free wash room

    There is a barrier-free wash room on the ground floor of the main building, enabling full use of the dining hall too. The Hüsli annex has a wash room fully equipped for guests with disabilities.

    The dimensions of the wash rooms are:

    • Width of door to wash room: 80 cm
    • Toilet seat height: 44 cm
    • Height-adjustable washbasin: 71 cm
    • Shower seat available
    • L-shaped grab bars available

    Barrier-free travel

    Arriving by train/on foot

    There is a wheelchair-accessible route to the youth hostel from Brienz railway station. The route along the lakeside path takes around 15 mins (900 m). 

    By bus: take PostBus no. 151 to «Lammbach». Please note, not all buses are wheelchair-accessible. (For more information, call: tel. +41 58 / 448 20 08). From Lammbach bus stop, walk down Seestrasse. After 150 m, use the (accessible) subway to turn right onto Strandweg, which will take you straight to the youth hostel.

    By car

    The youth hostel has a wheelchair-accessible parking space. Charges apply. Please ensure that you book in advance. We are happy to provide the accessible parking space free of charge to blue badge holders.

    Links for public transport

    Taxi

    Brienzer Taxi +41 79 467 21 00

    Nearest pharmacy

    Take bus no. 151 to the stop «Gärbi»:

    Rothorn Apotheke, Jürg Sempf
    Hauptstrasse 105
    3855 Brienz
    +41 33 951 15 29

Current experiences

Your benefits in the area

  • 10% discount on admission to the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum
  • Up to 20% discount on a trip with the Brienz-Rothorn railway

Surroundings

Directions

Labels and Awards