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Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke

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Rathausgasse 75, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke
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Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Bern
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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los angeles
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel is great... Clean, crisp sheets, great lounge, wonderful location. I wasn't there during the loud clubbing nights, but the hostel itself is very well run. Bern is simply wonderful... A cafe ridden city, it's one of my face places in Switzerland to unplug and unwind. Not sure about the nightlife, but this quaint little town shouldn't be missed.... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for six nights in a private room on the fifth floor and would use again, you are within hundred meters of the clock tower. About 15 mins slow walk from Bern Barnhof ( or jump on the frequent tram) Clean and well equipped hostel with a large common room, friendly and helpful staff. Supermarkets close by (... More 

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hong kong
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166 reviews 166 reviews
56 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well, Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke is a traditional backpacker hostel. it is clean & good location although is a bit far away from train station but near restaurant, bar & fast food shop. so far ok but got noise sometimes. staff is also nice & helpful. the room inside is small but i take the dorm is ok &... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glocke keeps getting better. I've been here several times over several years. This time I stayed in room 47, on the 4th floor, with two beds and private bath. Previously, one had to go to the common room for steady internet. But now there is good wireless internet on the 4th floor. Room 47 only has a view of... More 

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New Delhi, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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