A quiet hostel for families, backpackers, groups, and couples
Dorfzentrum 3818 ,
The self-proclaimed "largest lodge in Switzerland" is actually multiple buildings, and is appropriately named Downtown Lodge. It's located right in the middle of Grindelwald, just off of the main road and only a 5-minute walk from the train station.
A booking here also entitles you to discounts on various activities in town, such as on the funicular and at the climbing park.
Dorms and private rooms are available, all with shared bathrooms. The rooms are nicely decorated but simple and basic. Dorms have lockers for storage and other furniture such as tables and desks for your convenience.
A shared kitchen and multiple common areas are available. There's also plenty of outdoor seating so that guests can admire the terrific views of the surrounding mountains. Picnic tables and lounge chairs are set up in the summer months around a BBQ, and offer a great way to relax and socialize with your fellow guests. Access to a swimming pool is also available for guests, and in the winter there is an ice skating rink, too. The common areas have TVs with Playstations, a pool table, and other games. Free Wi-Fi is also offered. Parking is available as well.
The onsite restaurant and bar serves up the free breakfast
along with other meals.
Guest reviews highlight the cleanliness of the facilities, great amenities, and friendly and helpful staff. Many families stay here, along with travelers of all types including backpackers and younger couples.