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 happy to support you with ideas of what to do and where to go. Just talk to us at reception!
See you soon!
We have received the Hoscar for best hostel in Switzerland again last year. Thanks to all of our guests that have given a rating and feedback. It 's a great pleasure and challenge at the same time to receive such an award.
We will do our best so that you will have 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 continue in German:
Vielen Dank für das Interesse, in der Backpackers Villa mitzuarbeiten.
Wir haben zur Zeit keine freien Stellen.
100% climate neutral
In 2011 Backpackers Villa was the first hostel in Switzerland to be certified 100% climate neutral. Ever since we have been compensating our CO2 footprint with 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 all 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 support in 2017: solar cooking stoves for Madagascar
We are very happy to know that our laundry partner (Waescheperle, Interlaken) has been awarded "the social star" of Thun town due to its continued employment of people with impairment. Congratulations!
Working environmentally conscious
We have installed an automatic airing system not only in the modern building but also in the traditional chalet buildling, which allows better climate in the rooms and reduction of energy use.
Also, we work with a heat recovery system in the showers which allows to pre-heat the fresh cold water with the heat of the used water. joulia.com
Since 2009 we have used solar panels to help heat our water. This October we have added photovoltaic panels and can now produce parts of our electricity ourselves as well. Before we have used 100% water power.
This is how we put into practice what is our intention: "We act ecologically sensitive in order to preserve creation whilst keeping people in the focus." (business vision of 1997)
Check out what our photovoltaic panels produce every day
Thanks to all of you that took the time to give a rating or review on any platform!
Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor: August 2017
HOSCAR: Best hostel Switzerland 2018 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 and 2018.