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Berne Youth Hostel

Weihergasse 4, Bern, 3005, Switzerland

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The Youth Hostel Berne, in Switzerland's capital, is an ideal starting point for excursions all over Switzerland.

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Bern Hostel

Hostel Bern

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Berne is the capital of Switzerland and is not only a political and diplomatic metropolis but also a very popular and much-visited destination, due to its central, geographical location. Only a stone's throw from Geneva, Zurich and Basle, Berne is an ideal starting point for trips and excursions all over Switzerland.

The romantic medieval streets of the city is still a reminder of Berne's glorious past from the 14th to the 16th century. But, even now, Berne has lost none of its former sparkle, for the city's medieval façade, created during that period, still remains largely unchanged today.

Stroll along or shop in the city's long, inviting arcades or linger in one of the numerous street cafés. The Zytglockenturm (clock tower), the Münster (cathedral), the bear pit and the breath-taking view from the rose garden are some of the lasting impressions which visitors to Berne can take home with them. Berne also has a number of cultural attractions; plenty of museums, a diverse range of theatrical entertainment and a pulsating night life.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 00:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 00:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 7 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 1 to 2km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jan to 31 Dec

From 07:00 to 12:00
From 14:00 to 00:00
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 31 326 11 11

Fax. +41 31 326 11 12

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Bundeshaus (Less than 500 m)
  • BärenPark (Less than 500 m)
  • Zeitglockenturm (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



The hostel itself is a bit outdated and the lockers were too small for all my gear but the staff said that they were in the process of getting the whole place upgraded so that should improve things alot. Location was really handy to everything Bern had to offer.


Avatar for Adam


Thu 08 Sep 2016

Me encantó que nos entregasen, al hacer el chek-in, una tarjeta de transporte personal e intransferible con la que podíamos acceder a cualquier tipo de transporte público de manera gratuita. Aparte del detalle, el albergue es estupendo, hay muy buen ambiente, tiene un precio asequible, está limpio, es cómodo, está en un buen lugar, a pocos minutos del centro (gracias a la tarjeta de transporte), y el desayuno merece la pena.


Avatar for Irene


Wed 07 Sep 2016

This hostel is looking pretty tired. Rooms are small for the numbers. Hanging space is an issue for many hostels. Lockers should really be in the room. A lift would be good as well. Food was fair. Good range of cheese but some poor cold cuts of meat. Dinner was quite good however and reasonably priced. The staff were engaging and helpful .


Avatar for John


Sat 27 Aug 2016

The location is good, and there are enough numbers of locker along the aisle. However, the shower rooms are too small to use. In addition, the cost of laundry is high(9-10CHF). Overall, I give this hostel "Fair" rating.


Avatar for Kouta


Mon 18 Jul 2016

Excellent location, and a very nice hostel. I was impressed with having electronic room keys and the free table tennis.


Avatar for Robert


Sat 16 Jul 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Alternate Transport
During the day (until 9pm), from the station square by Christoffelgasse to Bundesgasse: cross the road and follow Bundesgasse about 50m to the left. At the height of Gurtengasse right through the small park to Marzilibahn . The Marzilibahn is wheelchair accessible. At the valley station of the Marzilibahn turn left into Weihergasse. The hostel is the last house on the left. A path with paving stones via the patio to the main entrance . From 21.00 clock . From the station square bus No. 30 (low floor buses with folding ramp), Dalmazibrücke get off . Approximately 50m downstream cross the Weihergasse and follow this for around 30m. The hostel is located on the right side. You will find a path with paving stones via the patio to the main entrance.
The hostel has a limited number of chargeable parking. The access road for buses to load and unload is possible.
From the station, head in the Christoffelgasse direction Bundesterrasse . Take the Marzilibahn of the Federal Terrace into Marzili or walk the Bundesrain down ( the route is signposted). At the valley station of the Marzilibahn turn left into Weihergasse. The hostel is the last house on the left. The Marzilibahn goes to 21.00 clock . After 21.00 clock the bus no. 30 runs from the station Marzili direction to "Dalmaziquai" stop.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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