Interlaken Journals

Lovely Interlaken

A July 1998 trip to Interlaken by lyss710

Me Photo, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland More Photos
Quote: A friend and I went to Interlaken for two days at the end of our study abroad program and had a wonderful time.

Lovely Interlaken

Overview

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We loved the hostel that we stayed at (it was a little pricey, but well worth it), sitting in the main park watching the parasailers land and eating a picnic dinner, and wandering the back streets looking for a little pub to grab a beer in.Quick Tips: If you don't have reservations in advance and it's high season, get to Interlaken no later than about 3:00pm to assure you can get a room. We stayed at the Backpacker's Villa hostel, and we loved it. Also, if you're on a tight budget, you can enjoy Interlaken as a college student without doing any of the heavily pushed "adventure packages" the hostels sell. We couldn't afford to do any of the adventure sports (bungee jumping, skydiving, wh...Read More

Backpacker's Villa

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Hotel

Backpacker's Villa Photo, Interlaken, Switzerland
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For dorm accommodations (in 6 person rooms), it was 30SF a night per person. Doubles are also available for about 80SF per night per room (reserve doubles in advance - they fill up). We stumbled upon this place by accident - we were originally planning to stay at Balmer''s the popular English-speaking college student place to stay. However, when we got to Balmer''s, we were less than impressed - it definitely looked like party-central to us, which was not the atmosphere we were going for. So we set off to look for another place. We kept seeing these brown signs pointing to the "Backpacker''s Villa", so we decided to check it out. It turned out to be the perfect place for us. Neither me or ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2001

Backpacker's Villa

Interlaken, Switzerland
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Farmers? Photo, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
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My friend Matt and I were in Interlaken for two days, and we didn't have the money to try out any of the adventure sports. So instead we whipped out our map and brochure of points of interest that we picked up at the train station and decided to see where we could hike to. On the brochure, there was a picture of a very beautiful waterfall near Lauterbrunnen, so we figured we would hike up to the waterfall and back in the afternoon.The hike began well, we walked along a paved path through a field and then along a river (passing several kayakers along the way) and through a quaint Swiss town that looked like it was rather undiscovered by tourists. However, pretty soon we began to wonder ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 28, 2001