I had some terrible hostel experience when i was very young so thereafter, i rather cut on everything else but spend it all on accommodation. However, when it comes to Bern, is probably the most expensive city throughout my entire Switzerland stay.
Firstly finding this hostel is a bit difficult, google map shows a rather complicated way and the direction from the hostel is not that easy either. Best is to take tram no. 9 to Wankdof direction and get off on the 2nd stop. The tram will do a left turn and there you see a McDonald's and you can get off, from there, just walk 15 sec. There is a bar downstairs and the hostel reception is on the 1st floor, you only need to carry your luggage for one floor which is not bad.
Reception opens until noon but doesnt mean you can check in. So do bring everything with you. check in starts from 3pm - 10pm. Very well equipped place, everything that you can find in the self catering kitchen, one washing machine and a dryer, you need to change SF 1 x 5 for each of the machine, so do that before the reception closes. You can borrow travel adaptor, hairdryer, cardboard games etc from the reception.
I stayed in a single room on the top floor with shared bathroom, not bad between 6 rooms. Room is clean, basic but too dark for me. I had to work at the communal dining room and there are only 2 tables which are more well lit than others. Bed and pillows are comfortable and same as the heating in the room. unfortunately i was woken by the church bells at 5am... not too good.
Overall, very good experience for a hostel and only if the other occupants could be more considerate by not talking on webcam without headphones and the rest of the people in the TV room had to listen to their conversations!!!
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- 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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