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Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Bern
Reviewed December 30, 2012

To begin with, I know Bern is an expensive place, and finding budget-friendly lodging is not the easiest task, so for that need this hostel will suffice. We arrived early in the afternoon and had to wait over 30 minutes before anyone arrived at reception. The room was very small, but comfortable enough. It is in an excellent location, however, in the heart of the historic old city centre of Bern, and I suppose that's where the price premium kicks in. Overall I would feel better about this place if I didn't have to pay so much for it, but it's a viable option for anyone who wants to check out Bern on a budget. Shop around for a better rate if you can though.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The rooms are very basic but it is by far the cheapest place around for such a good location (just a short walk from the centre and right by the river).
The staff were great and the hostel was very clean.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

There is nothing to fault in this wonderful little hotel located just steps from everything in the heart of historic Bern. Not all rooms have private bath but I requested one and it was a wonderful, quiet room on the top floor under the eaves with a window where I could look out over the city rooftops and watch the gently falling snow.

This hotel gets high marks for comfortable beds, cleanliness & VALUE as well. On a budget? This is as good as it gets in Bern! I'd make this place my home base for day trips throughout the area.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

You will need to climb one flight of stairs up to this hostel. Bottom floor is a fancy bar. Great staff at reception, however they are not opened between 12-2pm (or 12-3pm) so be sure that your check-in time coincides with when reception is opened. You get a large common lounge and kitchen for use (Free wifi in the common areas along with tea; coffee is just a bit extra). The rooms and bathrooms are kept clean. Breakfast is not included in the room rate but bakeries and cafes are easily within walking distance outside. Just a 10-minute walk from the main train station, remember to head towards the main clock tower. You will also see a Mcdonalds.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Hostel is right in the old town, the main reason most people visit Berne. Sorry walking distance from the main railway station. Kitchen is a bit small, but like the rooms, and other common areas is clean. Free locker and does nice and warm. Reception is not 24 hours and WiFi is only available in the common areas. Staff is friendly. Bathrooms are fine. My only complaint is the room keys. For some reason, at about 6 am my key stopped working and because I had an early train to catch before reception even opened, i had to wake up the other people in the room by knocking to get in. Felt so bad. But would still recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

That is a hostel, simple but clean and in the old center. There is a lift but is necessary to climb one floor to reach it. There is no breakfast and the reception is not open all day. There is a public parking near.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The location is very good. Tram and bus station is right at the corner of the street and 10 minutes walking to the train station. The room is comfortable and sleep quality is good. Kitchen is well equipped and the common/dining area is big enough. Good value hostel in Switzerland

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Address: Rathausgasse 75, Bern 3011, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
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Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Bern
Price Range: $45 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our location is unbeatable! Bern Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in Bern. Big common room with a great communal kitchen, laundry, internet, TV, free tea, free WI-Fi, fussball table etc - all available 24hrsClose to restaurants, bars, clubs museums and theatres. Our hostel is clean, safe, comfortable and well equipped which ensures your stay is a pleasant and enjoyable one. ... more   less 
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