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No smoking hotels/hostels you would recommend in Lauterbrunnen and Wengen

No smoking hotels/hostels you would recommend in Lauterbrunnen and Wengen

Aug 28th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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No smoking hotels/hostels you would recommend in Lauterbrunnen and Wengen


I'm looking for a recommended hotel or hostel in either of these 2 places that are non smoking or have non smoking single or dorm rooms.

Thx in advance
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Aug 28th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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If looking for authentic hostels look only at Lauterbrunnen which has several - Wengen serves mainly an elderly crowd that young folk will call boring and typical young folk will seem WAY too quiet - think of rolling up the sidewalks at dark.

Grindelwald IMO has everything and more than Lauterbrunnen and for younger folk is where it is at - amny hostels, ski dorms and the lovely Nature Friends House and similar places.

Interlaken itself overflows with hosels, including the famous Balmer's Herberge that is a gathering place for youth from all over the world.
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Aug 28th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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First, thx again for your previous help on the train ticket.
I appreciate the help.

I'm 56, male, from the US.
Traveling in mid-late September.
Spending the week prior in Munich on business.
Never been to Switzerland, so I'm heading to the Alps.

I am looking for a place that is reasonably clean and has some non smoking rooms or is entirely non smoking.
I would not mind a mixed crowd of older and younger, but I also do not want to stay at a hostel full of young kids partying till 2am A little noise and laughter is a good thing though.

As for location, I was looking at Lauterbrunnen and Wengen. Murres looked nice too, but it appears the last train leaves for there at 5pm. The only other options are a 25 SFr cab or a 35 min walk.
Is Grindewald easier to access?
I would like to end most evenings with 4-5 drinks at a restaurant, pub or the like.

Thx again for your assistance
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Aug 28th, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Hi mcglob,

wow, I really disagree with Pal's description of Wengen. Every time I've been there, it's been full of young (or young-ish) folks who spend their days hiking or skiing. And -- that's the reason why the sidewalks roll up at night! We're tired from the day's strenuous activities.

Anyway, I'd recommend the 3-star Hotel Alpenrose (www.alpenrose.ch) in Wengen; I've stayed there two times and love it.

I would avoid Grindelwald and Interlaken (and Lauterbrunnen, too, actually). I prefer to stay in the wonderful and unique atmosphere of a car-free village. It cannot be beat.

Have fun as you plan!

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Aug 29th, 2012, 04:44 AM
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If you're 56 you will fit right in in Wengen!
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Aug 29th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Why do I suddenly feel very old?

Anyone else suggest non smoking hotel/hostels in Lauterbrunnen or Wengen?

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Aug 29th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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We also like the Alpenrose in Wengen-have stayed there several times and will stay there again. Perfect location IMO.
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Aug 30th, 2012, 12:34 AM
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If you would like enjoy the nature and to avoid party places, I can recommend Berghaus Niederhorn, which is located at 1,950 metres above sea level and is only accessible by cable-car!!
And Mountain Hostel: located at the foot of the Eiger North Wall, near the valley station of the Jungfrau Railways and Maennlichen gondola station, it is the ideal starting position for mountain tours.
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Sep 1st, 2012, 06:02 PM
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We've stayed at the Hotel Bellevue in Wengen a few times and loved it. Seventy percent of their rooms are non-smoking:


We've visited the BO many times and I don't remember ever having a problem getting a non-smoking room, regardless of which town we stayed in.
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