The Mountain Hostel

High in the Alps


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Gimmelwald, Swiss Alps
overlooking the UNESCO world heritage area Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau region, the Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is simply love at first sight. Buzzing with travelers from around the world, it is quite common to come here for a day and stay for weeks. With perfect access to the many hiking trails from our front door, we also make a great base for outdoor activities. The hostel seems to attract a certain type of traveler – social, fun, respectful and adventurous with a love for the natural beauty that the Alps provide. A photographers dream, Gimmelwald is a place you really have to see to believe. The easygoing and fun environment at the hostel leads to memories and friends that last a lifetime. In the evenings you will find travelers playing cards and games, guitar and piano. It’s amazing to see familiar faces that come back every year sitting side by side with new travelers in awe of the view, having a beer on the deck as the sun sets on the mountains. The Mountain Hostel will be the highlight of your trip and an unforgettable experience. See you soon!

 The hostel is opening for the 2014 season on April 12th. See you soon!
The 2014 season is from mid April to the end of October.


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moo song
the hostel theme song... Moo!
by Matterhorn Project



Pizza and other good food served
Small breakfast included
Self-serve kitchen
Internet and wi-fi available
Common room
Beer, wine, groceries for sale
No curfew
Laundry facilities
Great views!
Hiking trails easily accessible
Free access to swimming pool in Mürren


Reception is open from 8.30am until 22.00 pm


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Male dorm


Female dorm


6 bed room


Coed or "Lovers" dorm

Accommodation is 33 Swiss Francs per person per night in all the rooms

FEMALE DORMITORY: Simple and cozy 16-bed room (bunk beds) with breathtaking views. 
The beds can only be booked separately. This room is only available for women.

MALE DORMITORY: Simple and cozy 12-bed room (bunk beds) with breathtaking views. 
The beds can only be booked separately. This room is only available for men.

MIXED DORMITORY: Simple and cozy 16-bed room (bunk beds) with breathtaking views. The beds can only be booked separately. 
If you are traveling as a couple, you can stay in this coed room. In coed rooms only double beds are available (2 people per bed)! 

CHILDREN: If you are traveling with children, we cannot offer you a private family room. 
There is no discount for children, but call ahead and we will aim to find a family-friendly solution!

Last but not least, our hostel cat Shadow comes inside from time to time. The hostel is not suitable for people who suffer from cat allergies.

 Petra and Walter Brunner
3826 Gimmelwald

Phone & Fax:
In Europe: +41 33 855 17 04
From North America: 011 41 33 855 17 04 

40% Discount vouchers for the top of the Schilthorn
available at the hostel


the owner


the hostel with a view



From November to the end March 2013 the hostel is rented out to groups
Find out more about our winter group rates


GoPro's Travel Channel on Gimmelwald:

Collected pictures and footage from  
several travelers who stayed at mountain hostel in the summer of 2011:


last update 09. Apr 14
Webdesign by Adrian von Greyerz


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The reception is open
from 8:30am until 22:00pm. 

Summer Season:
Hostel is open from the
middle of April until the 31st of

Winter Season:
Hostel is open from 
1st of December to the 30th of March


We are a member of Swiss Hostels