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Brienz Youth Hostel

Strandweg 10 Am See, Brienz, 3855, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 85%

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 100%
Security 60%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 80%

  • Dorm
    From $31.17
  • Private
    From $148.80
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Brienz Hostel

Hostel Brienz

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Brienz lies at the upper end of the Lake of Brienz, surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery, which provides numerous, rewarding excursion destinations. A trip on Brienz's steam-driven Rothornbahn, with its magnificent views, is an adventure for young and old alike. Alternatively you can take in the same views on a ramble to the Axalp. Brienz is an ideal water-sports area in the summer. And if this is not enough for you, there's always a visit to the tourist museum in Unterseen, near Interlaken or a trip, high above, to the Jungfrau, the Niesen or any of the other beautiful mountains of the region.

Cosy rooms and all the leisure activities and excursions one could wish for. That's what's on offer when you take a family holiday at the Brienz Youth Hostel, a homely hostel in the Bernese Oberland. The Youth Hostel in Brienz is not just a miniature holiday paradise in Summer, when guests can relax, play or go swimming, but also at quieter times of the year. After all, there's plenty to see, in and around Brienz, right through from Spring to Autumn.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 2.00 CHF is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 7 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 16 Apr to 25 Oct
Open from 14 Apr to 23 Oct

From 07:30 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 33 951 11 52

Fax. +41 33 951 22 60

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg (1 to 2km)
  • Brienz Rothorn Bahn (1 to 2km)
  • Bergwelt und See (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



I traveled in Europe for six weeks this summer and this was my favorite hostel. It's in a beautiful setting, the food was excellent, and it was a nice mix of families and solo travelers. The Ballenberg Museum was excellent too.


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Tue 25 Jul 2017

Very helpful staff, good food and amazing location with views of the lake.


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Sat 03 Oct 2015

It was very nice to stay there.


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Tue 01 Sep 2015

It was very nice to stay there.


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Tue 01 Sep 2015

9月19日から22日までの三泊宿泊しました。 アットホームな感じでした。スタッフの方も大変親切で、いろいろと面倒をみてくれました。宿泊客は登山者や家族が多く、いつも、夜は賑わっていました。 設備は部屋のドアに鍵はありますが、部屋で一つなので、相部屋の場合には鍵はかけません。部屋にプライベートロッカー等はありませんでした。 また、洗濯機やWi-Fiはありました。Wi-Fiはあまり通信速度は早くはありませんでしたが、使えました。 周りにはあまり食事処がなく、スイスは物価が高いので、夕食付きのプランをお勧めします。ホステルの食事は毎日手作りでとても美味しかったです。


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Sun 29 Sep 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • Distance to Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

there a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible car parking space, advance reservation is essential
the east from the hostel is 1km Brienz Station
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

Sustainability labels

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