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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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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 helpful votes 9 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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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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81 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located downtown, near the train station and most attractions. You could pretty much walk everywhere, if you would like, which is always a plus for me. Room and bathroom are very simple (really basic), but clean as one would expect. You will receive bed linens/sheets, but no towels, and will have to climb a few steps... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

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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