We hope you’re sitting comfortably because our story has some history!
The Mountain Hostel was built in 1563, it was occupied by two families which kept cows and goats in the basement and lived in the building above which was split into two.
It remained a farming home for hundreds of years until its purpose was changed in 1939 when Lina Von Allmen converted the building to a hostel and its purpose has remained the same until today. Petra and Walter Brunner took over the business in 1996 and put our their heart and soul renovating it to its current charming yet modest state.
After 24 years of giving Backpackers from all over the world a home away from home, Petra and Walter decided to look for a successor and asked Janine Wenger to take over the business. Having been a long-term traveller herself, she used all her knowledge of a Backpackers needs to rennovate the place and now lives her dream accommodating people at the Mountain Hostel.
The Mountain Hostel reflects the village of Gimmelwald where we are located, it's a simple, rustic, and friendly
place for travelers and locals alike to rest weary feet after long days out on the alps
or just a social, low key home away from home.
Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau region, our 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 your 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 our 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!
Mountain Hostel is open 11 months a year!