LakeLodge Iseltwald Swiss

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The “Lake Lodge” Hostel is a newly renovated Hostel situated on the banks of the beautiful Lake Brienz. We offer a variety of cheap accomodation ranging from simple dorms (4 – 6 bed) to private doubles and our spacious Lake and Mountain Suite.

Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in our chilled out lounge and terasse, where our bar and kitchen staff will spoil you with local as well as international treats that make summer so delightful and lovely! Our restaurant will suprise you with fair priced dishes and XXL and family portions! Last but not least our Cuban Bar is the perfect spot for aperetifs and sundowners!

We offer bookings of all activities connected to the area such as canyoning, rafting, paragliding and lots more! All activities will be carried out by experienced guides!

The Lake Lodge Team looks forward to your visit! Cu soon in Iseltwald!

LakeLodge  Wintersport Formula

5 x 20 = 25,– (CHF)

5 skiareas reachable in 20 minutes for 25.– sfr./per person & night

The formula for ski & snowboard freaks that want to ski all day and are looking for a cheap stay!

We offer 5 skiareas and for just a little extra charge we take you to the skiarea and provide a local guide!


5 skiareas





winter hiking

snow shoe walking



Is Hostel Traveler the Cheapest?

We’ve recently seen posts on various blogs and sites comparing the cost to travelers of booking their hostel accommodation on some of the leading websites, including Hostelling Interntional, Hostelworld,, and Hostelbookers.  We’re happy to note that remains the cheapest and the best bargain for the budget traveler.

One post objectively states that HI charged 5% deposit plus 1.92 euro booking fee, claiming that this was the cheapest of a comparison made.  Nevertheless, while was not included in this particular comparison, was even cheaper than the winner.  Here’s why:’s typical pricing is 8% deposit plus $0.75 per bed. In Euro terms this equates to 8% deposit plus 0.52 Euros. This means that for a 1-2night stay and a hostel bed at 20-25 Euros, is cheaper for the traveler than the HI example above.  Check it out for yourself.

Villas El Encanto Cozumel – The ideal refuge to find harmony of body and mind.

A new concept of lodging, the ideal place to relax and feel like at home. Villas “El Encanto” is a family business, personally attended by the owners. Inspired by the Mexican minimalist Architecture, surrounded by tropical gardens and jungle.

The ideal refuge to find harmony of body and mind, pleasant environment, where professional staff will help you with your needs. You will be able to enjoy our swimming pool from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. We do not have lifeguard service. Swimming pool towels are available.


Each Villa has its own personality, Mexican minimalist concept. Though for enjoying a great vacation in a relaxing way. Each Villa has its own terrace, fridge and safe box, queen size beds, cotton linens and air condition, hot and cold water. Maid services every day except Sundays. Wireless Internet.

In Common Areas: Swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV and DVD, garden and grill, fully equipped laundry room.

We can also help you with services like rent a car, scooters, scuba diving, discover scuba, snorkeling, fishing trips, helmet sea trekking, golf, wedding, souvenirs, shopping, etc. All Spa Services are upon request.

Food & Beverage: We offer with an extra cost delivery service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.

Budget and Youth Hostel Travel for Today’s Traveler

People travel for all kinds of reasons, to have some time alone, or with a partner away from the stresses of every day life, for business, or simply because they enjoy traveling to experience different cultures, new things and enjoy meeting people.

The current global economy hasn’t stopped people from pulling on their travelling boots, it has just led them to look for alternative options that are affordable. As the public realize more and more that hostels and youth hostels are a viable means of accommodation to travel the globe, travel trends are changing and youth hostelling is becoming more popular with travelers of all ages.

Hostels are generally a good place to make friends, to meet people from different cultures and swap information on destinations, clubs, museums and shows. They are unquestionably the place for socializing and as guests in hostels are independent travelers there are ample chances to get to know other vacationers.

Despite their budget price and low reputation, there are lots of hostels that offer a high standard of accommodation and provide good amenities. Also as competition in the travel industry increases and hostels widen their target market, thousands of customers each year are opting for discounted, economical accommodation, and in turn this is causing the standard and reputation of these places to get better.

Most of the leading hostel booking companies have a rating structure that can assist the traveler in finding accommodation to suit their needs, it also encourages the hostel owners to keep standards high as their ratings influence the amount of business generated from the site. 

There are plenty of budget hotel chains such as Travelodge, Ibis and Jury’s Inns and Hotel 81 chains, however many travelers still prefer to stay in hostels due to factors such as atmosphere, fun and the social experience of meeting other backpackers.

There are all kinds of hostels these days, city hostels are inclined to focus on the social characteristics of city life, and are a great source of information on city life. They are certain to be a lot noisier than a hostel in the country as they remain open 24 hours a day. A city hostel is perfect if you are travelling alone and looking for some company. 

Country hostels are a totally different thing; mostly they are frequented by people who are there to do some serious walking or hiking. This means people are getting up early and sleeping early too, and enjoy the peace and quiet at nighttime. 

Some hostels still maintain an age limit and give priority to younger travelers, in particular official youth hostels in Europe, but mostly these days’ hostels welcome guests of any age and some will even provide accommodation for families with young children.

The main difference in most hostels is the type of accommodation on offer. There are many that still offer accommodation in dormitories, or shared rooms. Dorms can be any size and for males or females only or mixed. There are normally private rooms also available and many hostels now provide private rooms with en-suite facilities.

The atmosphere in a hostel is completely different to your typical hotel. Whereas hotels only tend to provide their customers a comfortable place to spend the night, hostels have a social atmosphere which is often gained from sharing sleeping arrangements, dining areas and populating the on-site bar. 

Hostellers are generally more interested in meeting other people than your average tourist, so you can quite easily find yourself with a new group of friends to explore the city together with. For many people who travel alone the majority of the time this can be one of the most enjoyable parts of traveling.

If you are searching for a hostel in Europe or a budget hotel then look online where you will find an extensive coverage of hotels, budget youth hostels, and bed and breakfasts.  A youth hostel review will soon let you see that they have a lot more to offer than your average hotel.