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Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke

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Rathausgasse 75, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't beat this hostel in terms of its location. Right in the centre of the UNESCO protected city! Walk for 2 mins and you're at the clock tower! The place is really nice and tidy with a beautiful and spacious common room, beautifully managed kitchen and all the info you need about the city and the nearby places. Pros:... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The receptionist is the rudest and unhelpfulest girl I have never seen. In adittion, paying 42CHF per night, you have to make the bed by yourself using the linen that the unpolite receptionist provides you. However, the rooms are clean and the location is superb.

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This hostel had a great atmosphere! We stayed here for 2 nights and both nights there were movies on and everyone was welcome to watch them. We cooked both nights along with many other guests as the kitchen (as well as the common room, bedrooms and bathrooms) were all very clean. The hostel was in a great location, the clock... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First the good things: + Location. It was in the center on the old town, and also only few minutes walk from the train station. + It felt safe, not just in the Hostel, but also it's neighbourhood was fine to walk around even after midnight and even for a solo female traveller like me (but on the other hand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The only big problem of this hostel is the bathrooms. I am used to staying in hostels with not very great bathrooms, but the bathrooms on this hostel were the most disgusting I've ever seen. The toilet on my floor was completely clogged and full of toilet paper inside it. The shower was filthy and disgusting, with hair and strange... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This hotel is unlike the rest of the hotels I have went in Europe. The room, toilets (even though it is shared) and kitchen are very clean. The twin bedrooms are quite comfy though the beds are a bit small. Most importantly, the location is excellent! 10 mins walk from train banhoff and 2 mins walk from the Bern famous... More 

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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Been here in Feb '14 for 3 nights. It's the cheapest room that we can find close to Bern Banhoff, it's only 15 minutes walk, but if you don't like to walk try to get a tram to Zytglogge (only 2 stops). We booked by internet with credit card guarantee and payment was upon check in. Our room was basic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Easy walk from train station. Located in the centre of Bern. Restricted reception hours so watch what time you arrive. They'll happily store luggage if you arrive during reception hours but before check in. Wifi only in lounge/kitchen downstairs. Not in rooms. Spacious dorms. Clean toilet/shower in the hall. Lockers big enough for your pack in the room. Overall it... More 

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a nice 2-night stay here. The 4-person room was given to us for a discount since they didn't have a 2-bed room and it was off-season (November). Bern is pricey compared to the rest of Europe but I feel we got the value for our money. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful, spoke very good... More 

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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This hostel was good for the price. I had a private room with a shared bathroom which did get quite wet when a few people had used it. The room had a nice rooftop view and useful to have a sink in it. Nice kitchen in the hostel and large sitting area. Noise carried quite a lot and with a... More 

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