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Brienz Youth Hostel

Strandweg 10 Am See, Brienz, 3855, Switzerland

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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.
  • If a cancellation is made within 14 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 09 Apr to 17 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



Il y avait un très gros groupe d'enfants qui étaient extrêmement bruyant. Je n'ai presque pas dormi. J'adore cette auberge, mais j'aurais préféré qu'il m'avise que l'auberge était presque toute réservé par ce groupe, ça m'aurait évité cette expérience désagréable.


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Wed 10 Oct 2018

My dorm room was great, I only had to climb out the window onto a roof top deck with a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Very peaceful. I was able to swim and relax in a lounge chair after a full day biking to the nearby village of Meiringen. As most Swiss hostels, it is located on the train tracks, so you hear all the trains zooming by. There is no kitchen for cooking your own meals. The wifi is spotty. So plan on relaxing and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


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Wed 26 Sep 2018

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


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 500m)
  • 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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