Dear Jiejax and Mark
I gather from your name that you are probably coming to Switzerland from an Asian country, right?
Now, and this has nothing to do with stereotypes or racism, I observed that especially Chinese tourists do not like to spend a lot of money for their overnight stay, right?
And while I personally would book Mark s recommended hotel in Wengen without hesitation or further research I dare presenting you an alternative: Have you ever heard of „Balmer s“ or any other „backpacker“ hostel in Interlaken?
I m pretty sure you, Jiejax, are no backpacker. But then Balmer s product offering does not only encompass mass dormitories either. Most of the hostels in Interlaken have two bedroom options available (they are usually booked out months in advance but with covid things have changed somewhat).
What s more: Balmer s offers self catering kitchen facilities (nice if you re fed up eating cheese fondue every other evening), extremely reasonable cost for beer etc, interior design facilitating contact with other travellers, very reasonable burger joint on premises, diskotheque (once covid is over), chill out zones in and outside the building, hot jaccuzi, also very friendly staff, a public bus pass for the length of your journey, promotional material and coupons offered by the local tourist office.
Within 10‘ you re in Interlaken s main shopping district, within 5‘ you re standing in one of the many ‚adventure tour shops‘, within 30‘ you re in the Lauterbrunnental (by bus), within 40’ you re in Wengen, Grindelwald or Mürren (bus and train), within 1 1/2 hours you re standing on „Top of Europe“ at 4’000m altitude or on „Piz Gloria“ (James Bond film), within 20‘ you re discovering either Lake Thun or Lake Brienz (if you re lucky on one of those 100 years old, former steam boats).
For me, sorry Mark, it s Interlaken not Wengen.
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