Grindelwald
Berne

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Sun terrace with a panoramic view of the majestic mountains: a unique view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is included at Grindelwald Youth Hostel.

Grindelwald

Berne

The Jungfraujoch, the area around the Aletsch Glacier and the infamous north face of the Eiger draw visitors from around the world to the Bernese Oberland every year. The youth hostel in Grindelwald is just as international and multifaceted, accommodating thrill-seekers, mountaineers, skiers and tourists in groups or as solo travellers. At the foot of the legendary three peaks sits a trio of houses with offerings for a wide range of holiday wishes – whether in the rustic and cosy chalet, the bright and modern new-build, or the romantic, tucked-away forest hut. A particular treat is our "hot pot", a large, outdoor hot tub that offers wellness with a view, in any weather.

  • Grindelwald Youth Hostel
    Geissstutzstrasse 12
    3818 Grindelwald
    Switzerland
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By train:

Via Interlaken-Ost railway station (SBB/BLS) on the Bernese Oberland railway to Grindelwald. From Grindelwald station by bus in the direction of "Bodmi" to the «Gaggi Säge» stop, then it's a 2 minutes walk to the youth hostel. Alternatively you can walk from the station in about 15 minutes (signposted). Last bus ride: 6.44 pm.

By car:

The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces. During the winter months, snow chains may be mandatory. Access for coaches not permitted.

Room categories

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

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Prices & availability

  • Breakfast buffet incl.
    Lunch on request 17.50 CHF
    Dinner 17.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years 8.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years 14.50 CHF
    Packed lunch on request 8.50 CHF
    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 3.70 (May – Nov) / CHF 3.20 (Dec – Apr) per person/night, including VAT.
    • Non-members pay a daily sur-charge: CHF 7.–, families CHF 14.–, Groups: CHF 55.– / 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
  • The forest youth hostel

    Since its completion at the beginning of the 20th century, the chalet building located in woodland above Grindelwald has offered its guests an exceptional view across the village and towards the Eiger North Face.

    After the building had been acquired by the Youth Hostels Association in 1939, the number of guests gradually grew.

    The holiday chalet

    In 1904, Gustav A. Hasler, founder of the Hasler Werke in Bern, had the building constructed by an English architect as an apparently romanticised holiday chalet. So the fact that references have been made to the English country house style and the attributes of the hotel architecture of the day are not entirely coincidental. Instead of the simple flight of steps typical of chalet construction that were commonly placed in front of the building, a feudal staircase in the building leads from the upper floors to a spacious open lobby. This is situated in the middle of the building, dividing it into two equal halves.

    The youth hostel

    In the 1950s, European tourism experienced a period of tremendous growth. The lower and middle-income groups discovered the attraction of foreign holidays and inexpensive accommodation was in great demand. An expansion of the space available in Grindelwald Youth Hostel became a matter of urgency; although the chalet’s self-contained construction type did not really lend itself to extensions. During a first phase, space potential was spotted in the outdoor wash house which was converted into the first family room in 1957.
    Nevertheless, the building’s appearance already underwent its first major change between 1962 and 1965 with a massive ground floor extension to the west-facing main facade.

    When a comprehensive refurbishment was on the agenda in the early 1990s, the aim was to reduce the numbers of beds in the cramped rooms. An extension to the existing building was out of the question. The decision was taken to construct a separate new building alongside the original chalet building.

    The new building

    In 1996, a total of 18 new double rooms and rooms with four beds were created in a three-story building. With its consistent simplicity and spatial clarity, the new building is visually subordinate to the main building. The allocation of space into guestrooms with a view down the valley, a continuous corridor and ancillary rooms with stairs and wet cells looking up the valley is implemented in the same way over all the floors. At the same time as the construction of the new building, alterations were undertaken to relieve the chalet of some of its inherited problems and the overfilled multi-bed rooms reduced to rooms with two to six beds.

Current specials

Your benefits in the area

  • Grindelwald Guest Card with a whole host of discounts
  • Hot Pot made to our own recipe
  • Especially for members: 15% discount on hire of winter sports equipment in all INTERSPORT Rent branches

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