Situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Lauterbrunnen is impressively framed by the imposing mountainous peaks, rugged cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Known as a gateway for numerous mountain excursions, there’s plenty to keep you occupied but there’s also a serene side to the village which is surrounded by lush alpine meadows (listen carefully, and you might just hear the faint ring of a cowbell).
With plenty of things to do in Lauterbrunnen during both the winter and summer seasons, it is a popular spot for visitors. During winter, hikers and cross-country skiers traverse the valley, while others head for the pistes of the Jungfrau region or enjoy the thrill of a toboggan ride.
In summer, visitors have a vast array of mountain excursions to choose from. The alpine villages of Wengen and Mürren make great day trips and the larger holiday town of Interlaken is just 13 kilometres away.
If you’re planning a visit to Lauterbrunnen, you will need to find a place to stay. Luckily, there’s no shortage of accommodation on offer.
So, let’s check out a few of the best places to stay in Lauterbrunnen.
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Summary of best Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland hotels and accommodation
Hotels in Lauterbrunnen
Despite its small size, there are a number of hotels in Lauterbrunnen to choose from. Below you will find useful information about each of the Lauterbrunnen hotels.
Owned and managed by the von Allmen family for over a century, the Hotel Silberhorn offers a warm welcome and is widely regarded as one of the best hotels in Lauterbrunnen. The hotel is set in a quiet location off the main road but is only 150 metres from the railway station. The Silberhorn would suit families and couples looking for a quiet yet convenient location.
The hotel has an on-site restaurant with an open fire, a conservatory with mountain views, a dining room with a free breakfast buffet and banquet facilities, and a pretty garden terrace. There’s also free WIFI, free parking, and a laundry service.
All rooms at Hotel Silberhorn, Lauterbrunnen, are comfortable and feature a bathroom, TV, radio, and telephone. You can choose from single rooms, standard rooms (most have a balcony), and superior rooms (more spacious plus a balcony and stunning views).
If you want to really splurge, book a valley view superior, valley view superior Holz, or a Staubbach room (with stunning waterfall views), or the indulgent Staubbach Suite – which even offers breath-taking views from the bathtub!
A friendly hotel with a relaxed feel, the Hotel Oberland suits families and couples looking for an unpretentious base. Located on the main street and just a mere two-minute walk from Staubbach Falls and a three-minute walk from Lauterbrunnen train station, the hotel is well placed for all the village has to offer.
The hotel offers free parking to guests, free WiFi, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. There’s a welcoming restaurant and a terrace with splendid mountain vistas. Guests can also make use of a handy storage area for their ski equipment.
Hotel Oberland, Lauterbrunnen, features 24 rooms in total, and all are well-decorated and comfortable. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, and views of the mountains or waterfall. Some rooms also have balconies. Choose from a single, double or triple rooms.
Framed by the Bernese Alps, the family-run Hotel Staubbach, Lauterbrunnen, has an unfussy style that matches its laid-back vibe. It’s just a four-minute walk to the stunning Staubbach Falls and hiking paths, and just 600 metres to the Lauterbrunnen station.
There’s a TV lounge, a reading corner, a computer area, and a telephone. Guests can also purchase refreshments such as alcohol and soft drinks from the reception area. Parking is free, as is the complimentary breakfast buffet.
Rooms are furnished simply and comfortably, with private or shared bathrooms. There are twin rooms, doubles, triples, quadruple rooms, and bunk rooms, too! Go for an upgrade, and you can stay in a room with a sitting area and balcony.
A charming timber chalet-style hotel situated in a super setting on the main street and just 500 metres from Staubbach Falls, Hotel Schutzen, Lauterbrunnen, provides an ideal base for couples and families.
Rooms combine simplistic Swiss style with traditional comfort. Choose from a single, double, triple or quadruple room. Basic rooms have shared bathrooms, and extra beds can be added. Alternatively, you can upgrade and opt for a room with an en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, and safe. Some rooms also have a balcony and view of the mountain.
There’s an on-site restaurant with lovely views (and live music on occasion). The hotel also offers free parking and free WiFi.
Hotel Steinbock sits on the edge of the village as you arrive from Interlaken. From here, you are close to the cable car station, train station, and regular buses. This allows easy passage to Grütschalp, Mürren, Schilthorn, Stechelberg, and Isenfluh. Couples and families feel at home here and use the hotel as a handy base from which to explore.
There’s a good bar and restaurant on-site for guests, where you can enjoy a drink, traditional Swiss fare and delicious pizzas. Hotel Steinbock, Lauterbrunnen, also provides free parking for guests and free WiFi.
All rooms are comfortable and come with flat-screen TVs and stunning mountain views. Some rooms also have balconies and sitting areas. Upgrade to a suite and you can have your own lounge, dining room, and a handy kitchenette.
If you’re looking for a basic but clean and comfortable hotel in Lauterbrunnen, Hotel Hornerpub could be for you. Hornerpub, a lively pub, is located on the main street of Lauterbrunnen and offers simple, clean rooms upstairs.
As well as the on-site pub and coffee house, guests can utilise the free WiFi and free on site parking.
Choose single, twin/double or quadruple rooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities. Breakfast is not included in the room rate but a small
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Other Lauterbrunnen Accommodation Options
Would you prefer to stay in a guest house or hostel? Or perhaps you’d like the option to prepare your own meals. Look no further as all these accommodation options are available in Lauterbrunnen, too.
Enchanting chalet-style accommodation in one of the oldest chalets in the valley, the Chalet Rosa offers a delectable view of the mountains. Guests can walk to the Staubbach Falls in around four minutes, and the village centre is just metres away. Chalet Rosa is a good option for a bed and breakfast in Lauterbrunnen.
Amenities include a cozy lounge area and terrace with memorable views. Rates include a complimentary breakfast, and there’s free Wi-Fi and (limited) parking.
There are 11 simple but comfortable rooms at the Chalet Rosa, Lauterbrunnen, and all come with en-suite bathrooms. Family rooms are available on request.
If you like the idea of reconnecting with nature, family-run Camping Jungfrau could be for you. It is, without a doubt, THE place to go camping in Lauterbrunnen.
I’ve been fortunate to stay here on more than five occasions and highly recommend it.
Located in a picturesque valley and nestled among waterfalls, this place has an authentic alpine feel and a laid-back ambiance – ideal for families, couples, and groups. The village is nearby (a short stroll), where you can enjoy the swimming pool, museum, and mini-golf.
As well as tent and caravan sites, Camping Jungfrau in Lauterbrunnen offers dormitory-style accommodation as well as self-contained mobile homes featuring a kitchenette, a bathroom with shower and toilet, and beds with woollen blankets and pillows. Bedding, towels and crockery are provided.
There’s an excellent restaurant and a terrace bar, small supermarket, laundry, playground and a tour desk. Ask about the ‘Gästekarte’ which offers guests discounted entry to local attractions and is available at the reception desk. Other amenities include an on-site ATM, BBQ facilities, luggage storage for guests, free parking and free WiFi.
Read my review of Camping Jungfrau here
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If you’re looking for centrally-located accommodation on a budget, Valley Hostel in Lauterbrunnen could be the answer.
A relaxed hostel set against a stunning backdrop, Valley Hostel is surrounded by mountains and offers a warm welcome to all. The bus stop is all of a minute’s walk away, and it’s just 400 metres to the Talmuseum.
Valley Hostel, Lauterbrunnen, offers a communal kitchen for guests to use, along with a lounge where you can relax after a long day. There’s also a terrace, so you can enjoy the great outdoors. Guests have access to free parking, free Wi-Fi, and a laundry service, too.
There are wood-panelled mixed-gender dormitories and female-only dormitories available, all fitted with bunk-beds and with linens provided. Private rooms are available for those who prefer their own space.
Bathroom facilities at the hostel are shared.
Apartments in Lauterbrunnen
If you’d like a little more space – and the option to prepare your own meals – apartments are the perfect choice. There are a good range of Lauterbrunnen apartments to choose from, including the highly-rated ones below.
Just 600 metres from Staubbach Falls, Apartment Oberland is close to all facilities in Lauterbrunnen.
The 1-bedroom apartment features a double bed plus a double sofa bed in the living room, bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen, TV with cable channels and a balcony where you can soak in the incredible views.
The building is a non-smoking building and has free WiFi and parking on site. There is no lift in the building.
Just across the Lutschine River, you’ll find the Luterbach Apartments complex. The complex consists of a number of typical Lauterbrunnen chalet-style buildings, each housing around four to six apartments.
All the apartments are privately owned and some are rented out to short term guests. Please note that there are no lifts in the buildings.
The Luterbach apartment complex is on the Stechelberg road and is about a 15 to 20 minute walk to the centre of Lauterbrunnen.
The small supermarket at Camping Jungfrau is located just over the river (200 metres away) and is handy for food and bakery purchases.
Below are a selection of the apartments available for short term rental.
Apartment Luterbach is a ground floor apartment of 90m2.
Features include two bedrooms and one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave and fridge, TV, DVD player and a hairdryer.
There is free WiFi in the apartment and free on site parking. Smoking is not permitted in the apartment.
At 105m2, this Luxury Penthouse Apartment is perfect for families and couples travelling together.
As well as 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (with a shower and a bath), the apartment has a kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave and fridge.
There’s also a living room with a seating area and a dining area, a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. The balcony is perfect for enjoying the idyllic mountain views, and on site parking is free.
This is a non-smoking apartment.
Perfect for families, this 125m2 luxury family apartment consists of 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and bath.
The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, and a living room with a seating area and a dining area.
A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, free WiFi, large balcony with outdoor furniture and free private parking are also included.
This is a non-smoking apartment.
Apartments don’t come much better than this luxury waterfall view apartment in Lauterbrunnen.
At 170m2 there’s plenty of room for families or couples.
The apartment features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, flat screen TV, free WiFi, washing machine, balcony and free parking.
This is a non-smoking apartment.
Christoph’s apartment is the perfect home away from home (I’ve stayed here twice!) and offers the most spectacular views from the balcony and kitchen window.
Featuring one bedroom and one bathroom (with bath/shower), a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso machine, and a washing machine and dryer, everything you need for a relaxing stay is at hand.
The roomy dining/living area features a TV and free WiFi, and the balcony furniture invites you to soak in the wonderful views.
The third-floor apartment is non-smoking. There’s private parking on site.
Useful things to know about Lauterbrunnen
To help you decide the perfect location for your Lauterbrunnen stay, below you’ll find some handy info to know about the town’s layout.
As you enter Lauterbrunnen from Interlaken, a multi-storey car park is on your left (fees apply). Also on your left is the train station, whilst the cable car station for Grutschalp (en route to Murren) is opposite the train station, on your right.
Staubbach Falls are at the end of the main street on the right (parking is available beside the church).
The distance from Lauterbrunnen train station (Bahnhof) to Staubbach Falls is 1200 metres. It takes around 15 minutes to walk between the two.
Lauterbrunnen Visitor’s Tax
Visitors to Switzerland are charged a Visitor Tax (Swiss Tourist Tax) for each night they stay in the country. Rates differ depending on the style of accommodation but in Lauterbrunnen they range from CHF 2.80 per adult per night in camping accommodation up to CHF 3.40 per adult per night in hotels.
Children pay between CHF 0.90 and CHF 1.20 each per night.
The Visitor Tax is usually included in hotel and guesthouse rates. Apartment owners may not include the visitor tax in the nightly rate and may request that it is paid separately on check out.
Lauterbrunnen Guest Card
Payment of the Visitor’s Tax entitles you to a Lauterbrunnen Guest Card which offers discounts at some local businesses including the swimming pool, mini golf, Trummelbach Falls, to name a few. Ask your landlord or hotel reception for your Guest Card.
If you plan on spending a few days in the region, it is worth considering purchasing a Jungfrau Travel Pass or Regional Pass Berner Oberland as these cover public transport and many mountain railways and cable cars in the area.
How to get to Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen is easy to reach either by car or train.
From Interlaken, it takes around 20 minutes to drive to Lauterbrunnen and, as well as designated parking areas in the village, free parking is available at some accommodation. There is a petrol station in the village.
If you are travelling to Lauterbrunnen by train, there are services every 30 minutes from Interlaken Ost station, with a journey time of 20 minutes.
The walk from the station to the main street is not flat so if you are arriving with a lot of luggage or have difficulty walking, check with your hotel or landlord about transfers from the station.
I hope this Lauterbrunnen hotel and accommodation guide has helped you to choose the perfect place to stay in the magical Lauterbrunnen Valley.
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