Bern Backpackers / Hotel Glocke
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Bern Backpackers / Hotel Glocke
Rathausgasse 75, CH-3000 Berne
Tram 9 (stop: Zytglogge)
(031) 311 37 71
Dorm bed CHF 31-39
Single room CHF 65
Double room CHF 98-140
Single room CHF 65
Double room CHF 98-140
Prices are in Swiss francs and are inclusive of all taxes.
User Reviews (16)
The very best location, facility, and staff26 October 2005
We were not backpackers, but pure tourists who somehow found our way to a street that included the Glocke. What a find!!! Friendly staff who spent exra time helping us tourists find our way and amazinging location in the heart of cafes' and the heartbeat of the historic splendor. Beds and comforters were extremely bright, fresh and welcoming. We stayed in the backpackers suite with three wonderful comfy beds on two different levels, lots of privacy,very, very clean, and a view of the great rooftops of a city and a hotel we shall always long to return to. It was great fun to be at a backpackers hotel versus a traditional hotel where tourists are aplenty. The whole experience was absolutely refreshing!
central location in a clean building15 November 2004
Bern is a beautiful underrated city in switzerland it has a compact and gorgeous altstadt. Bern backpackers was a delight, very clean rooms with comfy beds centrally located to all major sights and a 10 minute walk from the train station. I did notice the signs with wierd rules but didn't have any problems. the common room was very nice to meet others travellers. My only negative was on the second night the Bar down stairs was playing very loud techno music which was strange because the bar had no dance floor and really only had about 12 tables? good laundry facilities, and i found the staff very helpful and fluent in english.
millitary camp X christian camp9 October 2004
its a great hostel with excellent facilities and comfortable beds. Also a excellent location. But it is spoilt by all the rules and regulations. If you like to get up early and be directed in all you like to do you will love it. The 2 most absurd rules are the no barefeet rule and no lying on the couch rule. Its ridiculous and every day there seems to be new signs with new rules... This morning, after 2 really big nights I wanted to sleep in but NO! the man comes in screaming at everyone that it is check out time ( 10 Am). Also even if u wanted to sleep there are no curtains so the sun comes shining on in. I do reccommend staying here but be prepared for the rules and regulations. I thought it was an independent hostel not the bloody YMCA
Bern Backpackers and Mirco to the Rescue3 August 2004
Bern Backpackers came to the rescue in my hour of need. I ended up in Bern by accident and needed a place to stay. Mirco was friendly and went above and beyond to share information about the city, sites, etc. The rooms, sheets and bathrooms were spotless - really!!!!! However, my flat mates were into having a humid sleeping environment ( they didnt open the windows). But like every other hostel, once the key components are set ( clean sheets, WC, and bed) its really your flat mates that determine what your room experience will be like. Also, the optional tour of the Caillier chocolate factory ( at the end of the tour you get unlimited amounts of chocolate to sample - YUMMMY!!!), Gruyere Village and Cheese Tour was a cheap way to have an eventful day. Not included in the tour is the HR Giger Museum (8 Euros) which is a must if you like something out of the ordinary or if you are fan of the ALIENS movie. I would HIGHLY recommend this for other backpackers.
Something cheap in Switzerland!11 May 2004
I´m referring to the pool table, 5 CHF for a hour is a bargain not to be missed :) There is one internet computer, but it is expensive. But the hostel itself is the place to stay in Bern. It is right in the centre of everything, I was here for 3 days in May 2004 and enjoyed it a lot. There is a good kitchen, which helps keep costs down, and the dorms are very secure (you get keys for the dorm and the locker in the dorm). The rooms were good (6 people in my dorm but it was well spaced out and even had a sink in the room). The beds each had a little light and a shelf for things, very useful. The showers and toilet were seperate, and decent. The common area was good, it felt really friendly. There is a tv and pool table, plus small selection of books to swap (always good). And the staff were very helpful, which is nice. This hostel is part of a chain called "Europes Famous Hostels", and they will book you in at one of the others if you ask!
Clean, central and helpful staff2 February 2004
I stayed in a private room with private facilities, so I can't comment on the dorms. However, I thought the hostel was great - the staff were really friendly, the room was spotlessly clean and it is centrally located. The only downside was the price - 135F - but the room reflected the price really. For those of you with cars, I was able to park the car a five minute walk from the hostel (over the bridge).
Big rooms, good facilities, location and common area28 January 2004
A nice easy walk from the train station and located right in the heart of town. Great dorm rooms sleeping 6 people with reading lamps and lockers. Large friendly common area with tv, pool table, equiped kitchen and laundry. Showers with hot water and a dry, private area for changing. All you could want or need in a hostel.
Backpackers hostels were a surprise!9 July 2003
The one thing that stands out in this hostel is the excellent localization!It's really in the heart of the old city,near everything and easy to find. All the rooms and showers are very clean (it's the only hostel I know where they cleaned it every morning!). They have a very good kitchen that everyone can use, and that's the best ,because it allows you to save some swiss francs! The rules are a bit strict, but that's what makes the hostel work. It's definitely the place to stay in Bern!
Un poco caro, pero agradable25 September 2002
Tuve suerte de encontrar lugar en este hostal, que si bien es un poco caro, tiene algunas ventajas, pues los cuartos son bonitos y limpios, y las camas confortables. Más maravilloso resultó encontrar a un par de españolas que me permitieron hablar en mi idioma con total tranquilidad. El hostal tiene un área de televisión bastante amplia y el control de la tv lo tiene básicamente el que lo gane, aunque hay que pagar una cuota extra en caso de que se quiera ver una programación especial. La cocina es fabulosa, de manera que es posible ahorrar unos francos suizos o euros en alimentos que se pueden preparar ahí (porque en la calle tambíén todo es carísimo). Está bien ubicado: la estación está cerca, otro punto a favor. Y sí, el bar de abajo es carísimo, mejor ni entrar. Otra ventaja del hostal es que tiene lavandería e internet, este último tan sólo en una máquina, lo que a veces hace que tengas que esperar tu turno durante horas. Sin embargo, es un sitio bastante agradable.
Very Clean19 January 2002
IT was a very nice place to stay. finding it from the train station was really easy. There is a bar downstairs but it's really expenisive so i really wouldn't recommend going there. But the hostel is really clean and the first night you pay for sheets and then it's 23 franks a night after that. Another big plus is it has a very nice kitchen so you can use it too cook and keep some cost down.