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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


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 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

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
Reception-hours 08:00 - 12.00 and 15:00-22:00

**Please note that we have a cancellation policy of 48 hours!** View House Rules


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 – we stream English films each evening – take five to whip up some popcorn in our communal kitchen. Want to see the town of Interlaken? Ask our tour desk how to make it happen.



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

Most of our single and double private rooms, plus our mixed and female-only dorms have original features like wooden beams that show off our history. Every bunk has a reading light and linen's included in your stay. Keep your backpack out of the way in your locker – just remember to bring your padlock. As for keeping yourself clean, there are shared bathrooms, and some private rooms are en-suite.

Extras and activities

Forgotten your Swiss francs? No worries, we have a currency exchange 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 tea or coffee 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 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2019
    Really great hostel, staff are super nice and helpful. The location is fantastic, really close to the main attractions Bern has to offer and a 30 second walk to the nearest tram stop. Lockers are large with an internal lock and key that's given to you. Every bed has a power socket and the beds are sturdy that you won't hear the person sleeping above. Everywhere was super clean and the kitchen has all of the necessities. The common room is large and a really great area to meet people. Love this!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    Absolutely wonderful! Located near tram/bus stations which they provide you a pass for your stay, and near many shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Everything is also quite walkable. Bed sheets are provided as well as a key for the storage locker. Only one toilet (per gender) per floor. Beds were comfortable and the staff was super helpful and accommodating! Can't say too much about the common room since I'm not one who prioritizes that but it is quite spacious.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    Great everything Would stay again Will recommend
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    One of the best hostels we’ve ever stayed in! Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, great atmosphere, and an awesome kitchen and common area plus a bar/club downstairs. There’s an elevator you can use to take your luggage upstairs, and each room has lockers large enough to fit a small suitcase. They also have laundry for a small fee, vending machines, and toiletries and souvenirs you can buy. I would recommend this place to anyone!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2019
    Too good for traveller
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    amazing location, big kitchen and spare room. Reception gives you a transport pass for the days you stay, including the day you check in and you check out. Really good place
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2019
    Incredible location of the Hostel. It's located right in the centre of the city. Got a lovely welcome from the Receptionist. Super charged and enthusiastic. He told me everything about the hostel and made my check-in smooth. He then told me everything I needed to know about the city and made sure I had a superb stay. The rooms are clean and well furnished. Everyone at the hostel was super cooperative and well mannered. I had a lovely stay here. Go for it without a thought.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2019
    Bern it’s self is a lovely place and can do everything in a day. Location of the hostel is spot on and so clean, beds comfy and the locker you get is a decent size. Staff friendly and the common room was really big size to drink and can even bring in your own or buy from them
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jun 2019
    This hostel is extremely well located, and the staff is very friendly. Reception has strange hours, but when they are open, they are very receptive to questions and concerns. Showers and toilets are shared by the entire floor of rooms and they are not too many, bear that in mind. All in all, it is a very good place to stay in. Highly recommended.
    Uruguay, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Jun 2019
    The hostel was very nice and there are lockers in the rooms that are actually big enough to fit your backpack. There is a kitchen that is well equipped with a stove, microwave, and fridge(but no oven), and there is free pasta and rice that you can take. However, the bar downstairs was playing very loud music through the night which you can hear in the rooms. Towels and laundry are also way too expensive.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire


  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Switzerland

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