Where to Stay in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

Enjoy stunning mountain views from the terrace of Berghaus Bort in Grindelwald
Enjoy stunning mountain views from the terrace of Berghaus Bort in Grindelwald | Courtesy of Berghaus Bort / Expedia
Laura Hampson

The Jungfrau Region is home to Europe’s highest (and most famous) alpine railway, snow-capped mountains and picturesque valleys with beautiful towns like Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. Here, beautiful vistas are a given and chalet living is a way of life. Whether you’re on a budget or a blow-out trip, there’s a hotel that will suit your needs. Here are some of our top picks, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Gletschergarten

Hotel

A bed, table with a single rose and glasses, and an armchair in a hotel room at Gletschergarten
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Sitting pretty, adjacent to the picturesque church of Grindelwald, Gletschergarten is a fourth generation family-run hotel. Guests can choose between one of the newly renovated alpine-style rooms or one of the larger, beautifully-appointed apartments. When peckish, dinner is a lavish affair, with a varied four-course menu served each night and locally-sourced products on offer for breakfast come morning.

2. Boutique B&B Maison Bergdorf

Bed and Breakfast

A bed underneath a tapestry on the wood walls in a hotel room at Boutique B&B Maison Bergdorf
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Like something plucked from your wildest Pinterest dreams, Boutique B&B Maison Bergdorf is a luxury hideout in pretty Interlaken. There are just five rooms here, all individually decorated – walls are clad with bright wallpaper and tapestries and the common areas have fully-stocked bookshelves. This chalet is serious about its art too, with an eclectic mix of antique and contemporary furniture and artworks.

3. Hotel Alpenruhe

Hotel

A bed, table and chairs in a hotel room at Hotel Alpenruhe
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Built in 1907, Hotel Alpenruhe was part of the first wave of hotels built in the Jungfrau region. Perched high up in beautiful Wengen, with views of the Jungfrau and Lauterbrunnen valley, there are 24 rooms here, each with balconies where you can take in lungfuls of fresh mountain air. Come morning, a lavish breakfast buffet of Swiss delights is served and the hotel’s terrace is primed for an afternoon tipple (or two).

4. Boutique Hotel Alpenrose

Boutique Hotel

A bed in a hotel room at Boutique Hotel Alpenrose, with a skylight, wood ceiling and wood shelves with books
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With 20 chalet-style rooms overlooking the mountains and glaciers of the pristine Saanenland valley, Boutique Hotel Alpenrose is a luxe choice for your next alpine escape. Opt for south-facing rooms for sun-soaked vistas (we love the panorama suite with its private balcony). When you need to unwind, there’s a small spa with a sauna and Restaurant Azalée serves gourmet regional dishes with a modern twist.

5. Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof – Hostel

Hostel, Villa

Wood bunk beds and wood lockers in a hostel dorm room at Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof - Hostel
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Behind its traditional alpine chalet facade, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is home to a very modern hostel. Rooms are dorm-style, with wooden bunk beds – the Jungfrau rooms have lovely mountain views. There’s a self-catering kitchen and laundry facilities on-site and continental breakfast is included with your stay. The hostel has partnered with two nearby restaurants to offer a half-board option.

6. Hotel Regina

Hotel

Two beds, a wardrobe, desk and chair in a hotel room at Hotel Regina
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This historical hotel in the village of Wengen is, in many ways, a journey back in time. The Hotel Regina used to house soldiers during World War II and many of the original furnishings remain. All the rooms have magnificent views of the mountains – the Jungfrau, Schilthorn and many more Alpine peaks are visible. Despite the vintage furnishings, the rooms are modern – it’s the ideal place for a luxurious stay.

7. Berghaus Bort

Hotel

A bed with red-and-white checked runner in front of a red wall, and a shelving unit and chair in a hotel room at Berghaus Bort
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Berghaus Bort in Grindelwald is popular for its proximity to the ski slopes. The rooms are minimalist but have a cosy chalet ambience with slanting wooden ceilings running throughout. Some of the rooms overlook the mountains and the restaurant terrace has a stunning view. You can hike on trails from the hotel as well as ski out to the slopes and gondola nearby.

8. Hotel Edelweiss

Hotel

The garden and exterior of the chalet-style Hotel Edelweiss, with flower boxes on the balcony and a Swiss flag flying
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Located in the charming town of Mürren at the heart of the Bernese Oberland (Bernese Alps), the Hotel Edelweiss, built in 1927, is a cosy family-owned place. All the rooms are furnished in a simple, modern style and have views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountain peaks. There’s a ski room where you can change into ski boots and the hotel is close to the ski slopes. It’s also a short walk from the ice rink, railway station and the Schilthorn cable car.

9. Hotel Stella

Hotel

A bed and sitting area with a couch and armchairs in a bright hotel room at Hotel Stella
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Located just outside the centre of Interlaken, Hotel Stella has comfortable rooms and is the smallest four-star hotel in the area. There’s a heated indoor swimming pool and the gourmet restaurant, Stellambiente, is one of the finest in the region. The hotel has been owned by the same family for several generations and this is reflected in the friendly, cheerful service.

10. Hotel Du Lac Interlaken

Hotel

Boats on the lake near Hotel Du Lac Interlaken, with mountains in the background
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Hotel Du Lac in Interlaken has been run by the Hofmann family for five generations so has a long pedigree for hospitality. Rooms have mountain or river views. The hotel will organise visits to a local spa as well as offering providing information on activities such as paragliding, skydiving and hiking.

11. Mountain Hostel

Hostel

The terrace with seating outside Mountain Hostel, located high up in the mountains with spectacular views of surrounding peaks
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The perfect choice for those who would like an affordable fuss-free stay in the Jungfrau region. The hostel is located next to Männlichen mountain and the Jungfrau railway station and is ideally situated for guests who want to pursue climbing and other sporting activities. There’s a choice of shared rooms available.

12. Esther's Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Beds in a guest room at Esthers Guesthouse, with a wood beam ceiling and wooden walls
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This charming little guesthouse is a favourite for its homely atmosphere and friendly prices. There are seven rooms and two apartments available, so book well in advance (minimum duration is two nights). In the summer, you can use the BBQ in the garden.

13. Gästehaus Im Rohr

Hotel

Lauterbrunnen, the valley of 72 waterfalls, is also home to this modest and rustic chalet. The chalet is 400 years old but beautifully maintained with cheerful geraniums at each window. The rooms are located over three floors and all of them have lovely views of the valley. Admire the waterfalls from a communal balcony where you can relax with a drink and take in the view.

14. Hotel Eiger

Hotel

Loungers by the indoor pool at Hotel Eiger, with views of snow-capped mountains from the floor-to-ceiling windows
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At the foot of the majestic Schilthorn, Hotel Eiger Murren oozes star appeal – its panoramic terrace featured in the 1960s James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. For the full 007 experience, guests can choose to sleep in the James Bond suite too. Family-run since 1886, the hotel has cosy rooms, a spa, Swiss restaurant and an indoor pool with magnificent mountain views.

Pratyusha Prakash contributed additional reporting to this article.

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