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Youthhostel Bern Reviews

Weihergasse 4, Bern, Switzerland

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78%

Rating
853 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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94%

Very clean, great breakfast included. Hostel staff was very accommodating and there is a large area to hang out.


63%

Very nice staff. Comfy beds, and overall pretty clean. Breakfast was half decent. Free coffee which is nice. Also free transportation! Big down fall is there are only 3 shower stalls for the all the men in the building. With one drain for all 3 showers. Wifi only works in the common area. Would probably not stay here again just because of the showers.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff was superb and the location was great, really close to the river for a swim and close to the old town to walk around!


54%

First of all, the hostel has a great location, as it lies between the Parliament and the Aar River; what's more, the staff speaks proper english (rare enough to be stressed!) and is friendly. However, it was super expensive (more than 40euros/night, in a bedroom of 4), and it is not worth the money. Though they give you a pass for the transports and offer you breakfast, the bathrooms are AWFUL, the room stank and there was no privacy as the walls between rooms isolated nothing. More: no kitchen!


89%

Expensive but that's Switzerland...included breakfast is great and filling. Would have been good to have a proper kitchen for guest use. Great location only a 5 min walk up to the middle of beautiful Bern. Good stay for 2 nights.


66%

This is not a place for solo backpackers to meet people, there are lots of families with small children, and almost no atmosphere. It's a place to lay your head at night, that's about it. You have to push a button on the showers every 10 seconds to keep them running, which is kind of annoying, the bathrooms also smell pretty bad. The staff are nice enough, but it's definitely one of my least favourite hostels I've stayed at.


91%

Great place to meet people, good location and has lots of perks in the price included such as free transport


89%

Clean hostel with a large common room, lockers for rent, and a table tennis table outside. Breakfast is included and is quite nice. A couple minutes walk away is a lift which takes you to the city center. One drawback: the wi-fi in the hostel is very slow. As an alternative, two computers are available for pay-per-use, but one was not working and the other shuts off automatically after midnight.


80%

The PERFECT location. Quick walk to the train station made especially easy by the cable car that will take you up and down the steep hill. The hostel is also located right along the beautiful river, which has a nice green area along it to hang out. Security is good, a large locker comes with each bed. The only complaint is that there is only wifi in the common area.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Room wasn't all that and the hostel was full only of groups of kids on school trips, but the common area was nice and the receptionist was lovely!


74%

Good hostel once we found the place. Directions are very unclear, and we had to ask 3 times for directions. But when we found it there were no problems, near the old town, staff is very nice and we loved the breakfast :)


63%

This hostel was great for its location! It was not far from the beautiful river Aare! However, the hostel was not as clean, the showers didn't work as good and the beds were not that comfy. I thought for the price it was not bad, nevertheless, you have to pay a membership fee of 6 CHF per night. Either way, Switzerland is expensive and so it really was not a bad place to stay. As the dorms are big you can meet many people there. I even got to know the staff there as well!


71%

Excellent location that allowed for swimming in the Aare and seeing the Old Town. the set up of the showers is very awkward as there are no hooks to put your clothes or towels except in the common bathroom area. Breakfast at the hostel was excellent, glad that it was included as dinner was good but very pricey.


91%

The hostel is in a great spot, right under the parliament. They were very nice and had a very comprehensive breakfast. The rooms are very clean, and very spacious, even for 16 beds.


100%

Really enjoyed our stay! Excellent service, cleanliness, and experience as a whole. The staff was really nice and super helpful with directions and good places to eat.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Lovely facilities in a great location right in the middle of the old city. LOVED the outside patio with all of the trees and really appreciated the large lockers outside the rooms. Staff was super friendly and helpful; dinner every night was so nice and a great price. Thank you! We'll be back!


74%

We were on the 3rd floor, and it was incredibly hot at night. The staff was great- very helpful and nice. We loved her. Breakfast was good. It was a really great stay overall. Pricey but that's Switzerland.


97%

Drawback - Wifi will work only in lobby.....There is a rope way near this hostel, you can reach in 5 min else you need to walk like 15-20 min down the hill....and the lake view near the hostel is amazing....Good place to stay....


66%

Bern is expensive, so there is that. Good backpacker hostel tho, and amazing staff! :D Extremely helpful and always there to assist you.


63%

I think the hostel's facility to price is not that good. Too expensive!


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