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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 14 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 8 PM (20h00)
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Reception-hours 08:00 - 11.00 and 16:00-20:00
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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 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Feb 2020
    Couldn't have enjoyed my stay more. Location was central, hostel was easy enough to find, facilities were extremely clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Feb 2020
    One of the best stays my friend and I ever were, It’s the perfect location to have a relaxed journey through Bern :) Perfect location, awesome friendly stuff, in the heart of Bern, what else do you need to discover the city? Free meals available on top of everything ...
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    The best part about this place was the staff. Super friendly and very helpful. They make you feel at home and help you with a smile - and a genuine smile, not a fake one. Would recommend to anyone. Also the perfect place to stay in Switzerland and use as a base for further exploration!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    Centrally located hostel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and good size, excellent facilities on site. Lift was very useful as hostel over 5 floors. We enjoyed our stay.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    23 Jan 2020
    Everything was good the place was clean & tudy, yet the only thing i didnt like is that fact that i have to put & remove my own billow & cover case it’s not a professional thing. However everything else is great give it 9/10
    Republic of South Sudan, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    21 Jan 2020
    Great stay option in the very center of Bern! Friendly staff, free pasta and rice (although no free breakfast so take that into consideration), and relatively nice common area and kitchen. Would recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Feb 2020
    This place was a little bit hard to find, but we only stayed for a night and they had everything we needed. A nice locker, great views from the hostel window, nice cafe area and the bathrooms were very tidy. I did like that the front desk person gave us a very comprehensive map of Bern and we were able to check the things we wanted to do in our short trip. I would stay here again for sure.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    21 Jan 2020
    There was a man in a woman room... if I booked a women only roo, that's what I am expecting... other than that my stay was very nice, thanks!
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    28 Feb 2020
    It was very practical and in a really central location and they have laundry machines which is so helpful but otherwise it’s just an alright hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2020
    This was a good hostel in a superb location. A touch on the expensive side however was the cheapest around given it’s in Switzerland. Bed came with a free locker that was massive and able to fit my big rucksack and day rucksack in giving me piece of mind whilst out exploring. Kitchen and common room are excellent enabling you to cook your own food helping to keep costs down. Would stay again if returning.
    England, 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

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

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