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Awards make us happy and challenge us at the same time

Over the years we've been honored with numerous awards (thanks to voting by our happy customers) as well as very good reviews by hostel & travel books.
..as of course also you should be able to realise during your stay, why we received the awards in the first place.

If you are also happy with your stay with us, please tell others. Should there be anything that you are not happy about, please talk directly to reception and we'll try our best to find a solution.
If you want to let us know something after your departure we are happy to receive feedback and get in touch with you about it.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

We received the Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor again for 2014, after 2012 and 2013, as a result of feedbacks of our guests.

We would like to thank all of our guests for staying with us and passing on their experience through tripadvisor.com or any other information website.






5th best Hostel worldwide: Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof

category: large hostels (101-250 beds)

BIG THANKS to all guests that left a rating and send us emails telling others and us about their stay.

Best hostel in Switzerland 2014! ...and the winner is:

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof.

Thanks to all your ratings and feedback we were voted no. 1 hostel in Switzerland for the 5th year in a row.


Hostel #1 in Switzerland in 2013

We are delighted that our customers have voted our hostel best hostel in Switzerland fourth time in a row for 2013. The award was received on Thursday night, 21 February 2013 in Dublin from Hostelworld at the annual HOSCAR award ceremony. It is the fourth time after 2010, 2011 and 2012 that we were able to take home the "best hostel" Award for the passed year.

Thanks to all that took the time to provide a rating.


Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor.com

We have received the Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor for 2012 and 2013 as a result of feedbacks of our guests.

We would like to thank all of our guests for staying with us and passing on their experience through tripadvisor.com or any other information website.

Certificate of excellence in cleanliness by hostelbookers 2012


Best Value: Hostelbookers customers decide for Backpackers Villa

Backpackers Villa provides outstanding value according to customers' ratings on hostelbookers.
Award for best Value: April 2012.

Thanks everybody.


# 1 Hostel in Switzerland 2010 - HOSCAR award by hostelworld.com users

We are proud and happy to have received the HOSCAR as best hostel in Switzerland for 2010 again. It's the second time in a row that we could take home this award. Thanks to ratings by our guests - people who stayed with us and then give feedback about their stay. Therefore, it's a particular pleasure to see that so many of our guests have been happy and pleased with their stay.




Best Staff Worldwide!
Hostelbookers users voted our staff No 1 staff worldwide in April 2010

Thanks so much. We are very proud to have received this award.

We hope you will be of the same opinion during your stay and find that we have fairly deserved the award. Please let us know if there is anything that makes you think differently. Thanks



No 1 Hostel in Switzerland!
HOSCAR award of hostelworld.com users as BEST HOSTEL IN SWITZERLAND

We are proud and happy to have received the HOSCAR as best hostel in Switzerland. This award is based on ratings by our guests - people who stayed with us and rate their experience during their stay. Therefore, it's a particular pleasure to see that so many of our guests have been happy and pleased with their stay.

For ratings please click here.



Thank you for making us rank 1 in the category Best (Youth Hostel) Switzerland!
Recommend us on trivago!


Lets go awards Thumbs Up!

We are happy to have received the "thumbs up" recommendation by Let's go - THE travel guide for backpackers - once again.

We are proud to say that it's been many years in a row that we have now been presented with this recommendation and strongly hope that you will feel during your stay with us that Let's go has been right to present us with this award.

We are looking forward to seeing you here!


Users of Gomio.com have given us a lot of positive feedback in their ratings after their stay with us. This way we have received different awards from gomio.com. We are happy and would like to say thank you.

For all ratings please click here.




Let's go has recommended Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof through many years now, even with "Thumbs up" - as THE place to stay in Interlaken.

Let's go sends out their own travel-journalists incognito. This way we are checked without us knowing, which makes us happy and proud if we end up receiving the award.