Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.
Help with a wide range of repairs.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Have your free dinner before going to bed.
Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.
Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.
Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.
Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.
Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.
Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.
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I had the best time at Balmers Hostel! The staff are all really welcoming and the whole hostel is very friendly. They even organised a free trip for us to go canyoning with Outdoor Interlaken which was amazing, especially since Switzerland can be quite expensive. I would definitely recommend and hope to go back soon!
While I was in Balmers we were closed for renovations so i think i didn't experience all the awesomeness that this place has to offer. Even though the exchange was more than fair (not hard working, great accomodation, beautiful surroundings and good staff) Interlaken is a magic place and Balmer's is a great place to start to discover it.
Balmers was a really fun time. I stayed there for just about a month and a half volunteering doing odd jobs such as breakfast and cheese fondue and housecleaning and whatnot. The staff are really friendly and will definitely make you feel like you belong there. When you volunteer at balmers you really do feel like a local among locals in Interlaken :) I would say this is one of the most organized volunteering opportunities in worldpackers and I would recommend you volunteer here if you want to have a really unforgettable time .
The best hostel that I could choose! I spent great days there.. with amazing staffs .. some of them now are my Swiss family! I'm sure that as soon as possible I will be back! I could learn and improve my skills and my English ( and my Spanish as weel).