We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Grindelwald Youth Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Grindelwald Youth Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 45: English reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend the place at all, not because of structure, but because the staff is really rude. Where in the world you would ask a staff: "can you help me?" and the answer is just a rude "no". If you are on a break or whatever, you explain. Terrible customer relations. If staff does not want to treat...

Thank Claudia F
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Was a bit skeptical over the expensive nature of the hostel, but the prices are fair for Grindelwald. I shared a six man room with five friends and the view from our chalet balcony was surreal. It literally looked like someone took a stock photo and placed it in front of us. Certainly is quite a hike partially up a...

Thank Charlie G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I had a private room in the new section of the hostel - it was basic but comfortable. I could see the Eiger from my window. The hostel is a fair uphill walk from the station, but the 21 and 22 buses (red line) from near the station go past the door every half hour. The buffet breakfast was a...

Thank JimInMelb
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Everything about this hostel is nice, About 20mins walk from train station or a short bus ride. Reception takes time to brief all the information with a smile. I stayed in a 4 bed dormitory and was spacious, clean room, comfortable bed and a cupboard with locker. Eiger north face view from room was amazing. There are enough showers and...

Thank Kodepaka A
Reviewed 26 December 2015

The youth hostel is a Swiss Chalet located in the heart of the Alps. Views from the lodge are spectacular both during the day and in the night. I would love to go back to Grindelwald and would definitely consider staying here again. It's a short walk to the center of town and to the trails/gondolas to the mountains.

Thank Liam T
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This hostel situates in the mountain and it takes around 20 minutes to walk from the train station. You need to walk uphill to get there, so if you get a heavy backpack or suitcase, it would be better for you to take the bus, which is easily found near the station. The bus is free if you get the...

Thank cliviat
Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 25 September 2015

For somebody without a car, it is a good haul dragging luggage up the hill to get there - we helped several fellow travelers. By car, it involves a slightly scary one-lane road with blind corners, but parking is plentiful. Great views and all very clean. Friendly staff, and a good breakfast spread. They offer dinner, which is of good...

Thank trinhard
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Hotels are very expensive in interlaken and grindelwald. The youth hostel provide a very budget stay in the area. The view in the balcony was fantastic. The hostel were clean. We suggest better ventilation in the room as it is very hot in summer time. Fans should be installed. The breakfast was nice, especially eating in the balcony and looking...

Thank HenryL34
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The view out over Grindelwald and to the Eiger from the terrace and the rooms is utterly worth it by itself. Fantastic to sit and watch over breakfast, or see the sun go down on it. Standard Swiss YHA for the most part: clean, safe, cheapest accommodation around, decent wifi, free swiss breakfast (very good Bircher muesli), lockers that require...

1Thank Alistair_B_UK
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Firstly, the staff on reception are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The price for each night includes a buffet breakfast which was adequate. It was fantastic to eat our breakfast on the balcony overlooking the Eiger. The evening meals were mostly disappointing and reminded us of school dinners. The rooms were clean. However, the biggest gripe was the heavy doors which...

Thank Catherine S

56 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (48)
Room/Suite (7)
View from Room (7)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Dining (8)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Grindelwald hotels
1.6 km away
Hotel Alpenblick
Hotel Alpenblick
#13 of 41 in Grindelwald
113 reviews
0.4 km away
Jungfrau Lodge Swiss Mountain Hotel
1.1 km away
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Parkhotel Schoenegg
#4 of 41 in Grindelwald
269 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Hotel Eiger Grindelwald
Hotel Eiger Grindelwald
#3 of 41 in Grindelwald
452 reviews
1.5 km away
Hotel Gletschergarten
Hotel Gletschergarten
#1 of 41 in Grindelwald
725 reviews
0.5 km away
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
#2 of 41 in Grindelwald
833 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Best of the Alps - have fun in the Grindelwald youth hostel! It is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable hostels in the Alps. The welcoming cosiness has remained, but modern bedrooms and practical facilities for groups and families have now been added. More than ever before, the youth hostel is a rendezvous for sport fans and young guests from all over the world who want to experience the impressive world of the mountains around Grindelwald. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grindelwald Youth Hostel

Address: Geissstutzstrasse 12 | 3818 Grindelwald, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Price Range: $125 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grindelwald Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Grindelwald Youth Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Jugendherberge Grindelwald Hotel Grindelwald
Grindelwald Youth Hostel Switzerland - Jungfrau
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Grindelwald Youth Hostel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Grindelwald Youth Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms have same view :)”
  • view from room
 of 5 bubbles KodepakaA, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the Eiger”
 of 5 bubbles X9552MQcatherines, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“rooms in the main building has wifi access”
 of 5 bubbles zhenzhenf, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the village with a balcony, and in the original building.”
 of 5 bubbles RoisinW951, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the old building, and for a room with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles TessRead, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay