CLEAN & SAFE!
It is close to our hearts to provide a healthy and safe environment for you, our staff and everyone involved.
We keep distance and work with a plexi separation at reception to safeguard against Covid19.
Contactless payment is possible and preferred.
Everyone receives their personal kitchen utensils and dishes.
In 6-bed dorms we keep 1.5m distance.
Surfaces and common contact points are regularly cleaned and disinfected.
Ventilation is ensured even with closed windows due to our automated airing system that brings in a continuous flow of fresh air.
Tables are placed with generous distance.
Washing basins and points for desinfection are available in all common areas.
Our staff is carefully trained to fulfill their roles in coherence with the obligations of the federal office of public health.
our safety concept (in German)
It's great to see you here and we would love to meet you in person when you come and stay with us.
We are looking forward to welcoming you as our guest.
We are more than happy to give you ideas of what to do and where to go. Just come and see us at reception. We are here for you!
See you soon!
We received the Hoscar for best hostel in Switzerland again last year. Thanks to all of our guests that have given ratings and feedback. It 's a great honour and at the same time a big responsibility to receive such an award.
We will do our best to give you a reason to talk about your good experience in Interlaken.
Great to see you!
We are your team at reception and look forward to meeting you.
We prepare breakfast and your rooms.
Also, we ensure that everything works as it should.
Looking forward to saying hello whilst working away in the rooms, kitchens and hallways.
Thanks for your interest in being part of our team.
It is crucial to speak German very well to be able to work here.
For reception it is fundamental to be fluent in German and speak and write as if it's your mother tongue. That's why we will continue in German:
Vielen Dank für das Interesse, in der Backpackers Villa mitzuarbeiten.
Wir haben zur Zeit keine Stelle zu besetzen.
100% climate neutral = our environmental responsibility
In 2011 Backpackers Villa was the first hostel in Switzerland to be certified 100% carbon neutral. We strive to reduce our C02 emissions to zero, and what we can’t avoid, we offset through myclimate.org.
"Do the best and offset the rest"
Climate protection is vital for ourselves and the generations to come. We strive to reduce our emissions and we offset, what we can't avoid. Myclimate carbon offset projects such as mobisol are helping to reduce our global CO2 footprint worldwide.
A boy studying at night with light by mobisol (one of many projects by myclimate.org).
In 2018 we supported solar energy for education and jobs Here is a short video about it.
the project we supported in 2017: solar cooking stoves for Madagascar
in 2018 we supported 12 different projects worldwide, sharing and giving back what we have earned thanks to you, our guests, who made it possible!
We were very happy to hear that our laundry partner (Wäscheperle, Interlaken) was awarded "the social star" of Thun town due to its continued employment of people with impairments. Congratulations!
Environmental consciousness - we all have our part to play
We have installed an automatic ventilation system not only in the modern building, but also in the traditional chalet building, which allows for better air in the rooms and reduction of energy use.
In addition, we installed a clever heat recovery system in the showers which through heat absorption allows the pre-heating of the fresh cold water with the heat of the used water to further decrease our environmental impact. joulia.com
Since 2009 we have been using solar panels to help heat our water. In October 2017 we added photovoltaic panels and can now produce part of our electricity ourselves as well.
This is how we put into practice whatwas outlined in our business vision in 1997: "Through our ecological practices in our daily lives we are committed to preserving creation while keeping people as the main focus. "
Check out what our photovoltaic panels produce every day
Thanks to all of you who took the time to give us a rating or review on any platform!
Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor: August 2018
HOSCAR: Best hostel Switzerland 2020 and during many years before (award given by Hostelworld based on guest ratings only - largest booking site for hostel beds)
Ranked among the top 10 hostels worldwide 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020.