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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Bern Backpackers Hotel&Hostel Glocke

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our location is unbeatable!
Bern Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in Bern. The historic building is part of the city's UNESCO world heritage area. Close to restaurants, bars, clubs museums and theatres.

No. 1 Hostel in Switzerland
August 2011 and January 2012!
As voted for by Hostelworld.com customers.

Our hostel is clean, safe, comfortable and well equipped which ensures your stay is a pleasant and enjoyable one.

Tired of carrying your backpack - make Bern your base for easy day trips to Interlarken, Jungfrau, Lucerne, Basel, Geneva, Zrich etc

2 to 6 bed dorms, single rooms, double rooms with or without shower / WC - more info on bernbackpackers.ch

Big common room with a great communal kitchen, laundry, internet, TV ( english movies every night! ), free tea, free WI-Fi, etc - all available 24hrs

Not included: CHF. 5.30 tourist tax per person per night.
Free public Transportation is included in the tourist tax
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*LATEST POSSIBLE CHECK-IN IS 10 PM (22h00)
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Reception-hours 08:00 - 12.00 and 15:00-22:00
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**Please note that we have a cancellation policy of 48 hours!** View House Rules

Overview

Get to know the Swiss capital from our handy location at Bern Backpackers Hotel & Hostel Glocke. We’re proud to be part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site (we're right in the city centre). Take your ‘I’ve arrived!’ selfie in front of our historic exterior then share it on our free Wi-Fi. Our common room's the place for movie night – there's a communal kitchen where you can whip up some popcorn for the occasion. We've got an on-site coffee house too. Want to see the town of Interlaken? Ask our friendly staff for tips on the best places to eat and drink, as well as day trips.

Location

Keep hold of your booking confirmation – you can use it as your transport ticket to us from Bern Airport (it's around 49 minutes). Hop on the 160 bus from the airport to Belp Bahnhof Train Station, then the S4 train to Bern Train Station – we’re 9-minutes' walk from there. The Zytglogge (clock tower) and its famous astronomical clock is only a 1-minute stroll away. Take a guided tour of the Parliament Building, 6 minutes from us on foot. Then, head to the Cathedral of Bern for Gothic architecture and stained-glass windows – a 5-minute wander.

Rooms and Dorms

Our single and double private rooms, plus our mixed and female-only dorms, are bright and airy. Every bunk has a reading light and linen's included in your stay. Keep your backpack out of the way in your locker. There are shared bathrooms, and some private rooms are en-suite; just ask if you need to hire a towel or a hair dryer.

Extras and activities

Forgotten your Swiss francs? No worries, we can change euros and dollars right here in our hostel. If you’ve been storing up your washing in your backpack, you’ve come to the right place: we have a laundry room. Brew a free cup of tea while you wait for that spin cycle – it may also be time to break open that souvenir Swiss chocolate you bought!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Dec 2019
    Bern backpackers hostel is by far the best hostel I’ve been to! No place like Switzerland, no hostel like bern backpackers hostel.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Loved the 6 female dorm set out - it was very spacious for a building of its size. Everyone had their own outlet and light at their bed and huge lockers are provided. Loved that they had separate female only showers and toilets. It kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need, however it can get a little cramped at peak meal times because it is quite small for a larger hostel. Great that they had free pasta, rice, conflakes and museli. The hostel is pretty much central for bern
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    Great Hostel, friendly staff and the best location in the Centre city. (Old town) The common room is very big and comfortable, The bathrooms were clean and the kitchen has everything you need including free rice, noodles and tea. It’s a great place to stay and visit Bern.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Dec 2019
    Hostel has a cosy atmosphere. Great location especially around Christmas with the markets. All facilities were clean and easy to use.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Jan 2020
    Cheaper way to explore Bern, with great facilities!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Dec 2019
    Right in the middle of the city with a super comfy common room! Clean, organized, friendly. Basic accommodations, everything you need. Private female shower. Sheets/towel at checkin with free transportation cards. Cute elevator. Located 2 stops from the railway station, in a quaint part of the city near the clock tower & Christmas markets! Bedroom windows are opaque so you’ll need to open them to see terrific view. Tram stop is right at the corner by a café. Wear earplugs if you sleep in!
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Dec 2019
    Switzerland is bloody expensive, but this hostel is worth staying at, for sure. Great location, friendly & helpful staff. Can't ask for too much more...
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    04 Nov 2019
    Free pasta and rice! Nice kitchen.. although staff asked us to hurry up cooking and clean so they could clean.. twice in one day. Felt strange since the kitchen looked spotless and there weren't many people staying at the hostel. You get a bus pass with your stay which if i stayed longer im sure would have been so useful!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    06 Nov 2019
    Very well located hostel, near the centre and you get a free travel card. Staff helpful on arrival. Beds fairly comfortable. Bathrooms were not cleaned while we were there, there was hair covering the bottom of the showers and bits in the sink. The kitchen is cleaned once a week but the morning after it had been cleaned there was food everywhere, also crockery was put back dirty. There was only 1 washer and dryer available to use (for 10 CHF a go!), so long waits. Free lockers in rooms.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    05 Dec 2019
    I will never wish to stay here again. not a good hostel at all......late check inn and early check outs. even rooms are not good. heating system not worked properly at all. really really disappointed.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

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