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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

Youth hostel Brienz is located on the banks of Lake Brienz, a scenic 15-minute walk from the Brienz train station. Trains from Brienz connect to Berne in 90 minutes. Interlaken is 16 km away and is reachable by train. Brienz is surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery, which provides numerous, rewarding excursion destinations. Brienz is an ideal water-sports area in the summer.
The cosy lounge has a fireplace and games corner, and there is a small library at youth hostel Brienz. A kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and kettle is provided for all guests. In the cellar you can play table football. Table tennis, a small children’s playground and barbecue facilities is available in the garden. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the public areas.
The private and shared rooms are decorated in wooden panelling and all have views of the surrounding Alpine scenery. Shared bathrooms are on the same floor. The hostel serves a buffet breakfast. Dinner and packed lunches are as well available on request.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



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 18 Apr to 20 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


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

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