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Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke

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Rathausgasse 75, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I had a very short stay in Bern, but the hostel surprised me. Very clean, organized and practical! The receptionist was also very kind and helpful. The location is quite good too, lots of places to eat very close, and a beautiful view of the city next to it!

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really close to the train station and various attractions around the city. The hostel has a nice common area with a kitchen and places to sit. The kitchen comes with stoves, cutlery, microwaves, and sinks. An oven is the only thing thats missing. The dorms are basic looking, but have all the necessities. Most beds have electrical plugs, a locker,... More 

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great central location, 10mins walk to the train station and walking distance to all tourist attractions. As a solo traveller, I wanted to meet new people and share new experiences - this did not happen. It was upsetting but you get what you pay for ~ budget and basic! Clean with limited facilities and if your lucky the receptionist will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bern is beautiful and peaceful and it is lovely to walk around and see the city. The hostel was fine and the location was perfect, the room was clean and was a good size with a good view of the town. If you are travelling and want to sleep I wouldn't recommend this hostel as there is no soundproofing. We... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Horsham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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