by Lissa Poirot
Within the valleys of the Swiss Alps, the Hotel Staubbach provides a tranquil and homey setting. The small, Bernese Oberland village of Lauterbrunnen is located in the Jungfrau Region and provides easy access to Trummelback Waterfalls, Schlithorn, and Jungfraujoch. The Staubbach Falls, for which the hotel is named, is just outside the village and drops nearly 1,000 feet. Owned by a family from Switzerland and California, the innkeepers know a thing or two about pleasing American travelers. Rooms, however, are still European in size and style and most can only accommodate two people in two singles or two singles pushed together to create a double. Extra beds may be added to some rooms for kids at a small fee. Connecting rooms are available, as well as a triple with three single beds and a four-bedded room with two singles and twin bunk beds. There are no TVs in any rooms; a TV is located on the ground floor in a common room that also features toys and games for kids. Parking and Wi-Fi are complimentary to guests. Breakfast is included with your stay, but the hotel does not have a restaurant for lunch or dinner. Six restaurants are within a 10-minute walk from the hotel, offering Swiss, Italian and Chinese options.
Our Editor Loves
- Swiss Alps valley location
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free breakfast
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by s S
We had a fabulous experience at this hotel. It has more of a guest house feel, encouraging interaction with other guests, but you can enjoy privacy too. We brought our own champagne and stored it in the fridge, and enjoyed it in the common room while we either read or watched On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Adam, our amazing front desk host went over and above to help us with dinner reservations and travel arrangements. He saved us over half of an otherwise $100 taxi ride in Basel by contacting a different taxi service, and arranged for the driver to meet us at the train station. It all worked out perfectly. Truly, Adam was the absolute best. Thank you!
-Surrounded by stunning nature
-perfect location, close to train and cable car stations to get to other cities and in walking distance with beautiful waterfalls, close to nice hiking places
-the only negative: a little bit noisy due to being close to the main street