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Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I was just here for one night. There was nothing terribly wrong; everything was clean, it was in a decent part of town, and there was a kitchen. But we had trouble getting into the building, the person at reception was not friendly, and the room felt a bit like a prison cell (even when compared to other hostels). The...

Thank Laura F
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The location is very good, at the center of the old city. The room is clean and the staff is friendly. Reception not working all times (9am-12noon) (3pm-10pm). WIFI only available in the first floor and not in the rooms.

Thank Etem H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2013

This hostel was one of the nicest hostels we stayed in around Europe. Clean rooms. Friendly knowledgable staff. Nice big common area with a kitchen. Right in the centre of town. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Tomlyons1987
Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 11 November 2013

That's a great hostel, where you can get easy access to day-trips. The bedrooms and common spaces are great, with a good kitchen and common room to rest, talk and have your meals. The staff is well prepared. The place is clean and organized.

Thank FabrizioZC
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Great location, but directions from station were not that clear. Room was small and basic, with bathroom across the corridor. Would not suggest staying here on a Friday or Saturday night if you want a good sleep, as the disco downstairs is deafening - especially for oldies! The kitchen & dining facilities downstairs are wonderful, everything is provided that you...

1Thank Pam S
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This place is mostly a hostel, but has traditional hotel rooms on the top 2 floors. The rooms were small with sloped ceilings and dormer windows overlooking the rooftops below. Bern was a spectacular city that looks like something out of Harry Potter. Ancient buildings everywhere with clocktowers and arcades everywhere you turn. Excellent light rail integrated seemlessly into this...

1Thank happy577
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Great place for a first night in Switzerland on the way to the Alps after a long afternoon-arrival flight from the US in Zurich. There are hourly trains from Zurich airport to Bern, and then the hostel is only a 10 min walk from the train station. We had a room for two people with what in the US would...

Thank sukhoi_584th
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 September 2013

If you are visiting Bern without a car and with a budget this is where you should stay. (If you do have a car keep reading and we'll tell you what we did with our rental car.) We are a traveling family with children and this was our first time staying at a hostel and it turned out to be...

2Thank travelingfamily2216
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Working in a hostel myself, I couldn't avoid treating my stay there as an inspection and I can honestly say that I can't fault it! It is very clean and quiet. The lounge area is quite spacious and provides a lot of props for different activities (foosball table, TV, books, etc). The kitchen has been sparkling clean during my whole...

Thank Antviss
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 20 July 2013

This hotel can be easily reached from Bern Train Station by walking. Just walk along Spitalgasse and Marktgasse until you see The Clock Tower or Mc Donalds. Turn left at The Clock Tower or Mc Donalds and then turn right to Rathausgasse. The hotel is on your right. Stayed 5 nights in their Single Bed Room (with shared bathroom). The...

Thank h4r10

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our location is unbeatable! Bern Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in Bern. Big common room with a great communal kitchen, laundry, internet, TV, free tea, free WI-Fi, fussball table etc - all available 24hrsClose to restaurants, bars, clubs museums and theatres. Our hostel is clean, safe, comfortable and well equipped which ensures your stay is a pleasant and enjoyable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke

Address: Rathausgasse 75, Bern 3011, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Price Range: $58 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“lots of stairs - take the elevator!”
 of 5 bubbles SarahFabolous, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
“if you are a couple, try private room, but if you are travelling with 4 or 6 people together, they can offer a a private room for 4 to 6 people with sharing bathroom. If you want to buy a Swiss Army foldable knife, just in front of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles iwane2013, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Remember that the reception closes between 12:00 and 15:00!”
 of 5 bubbles 830pedroa, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Top floor is a good bet to avoid noise.”
 of 5 bubbles hnoramczyk, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“I got a room close to the elevator, so I had some troubles with the noise”
 of 5 bubbles FabrizioZC, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
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