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Burgdorf Castle Youth Hostel

Burgdorf Castle, Schlossgässli 1, Burgdorf, 3400, Switzerland

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From its commanding position above the town of Burgdorf, the castle invites guests from near and far to experience the history of the Zähringens, the Kyburgs, educational reformers and Bernese bailiffs.

  • Dorm
    From $45.95
  • Private
    From $102.84
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Burgdorf Hostel

Hostel Burgdorf

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Burgdorf Castle, a heritage site of national significance, has stood sentinel on the rocks above the Emme for 900 years. Having seen many changes over the years, the castle is set to be completely opened up to the public for the first time in spring 2020. The museum, which runs educational programmes for schools, is now joined by a room for wedding ceremonies, our youth hostel and the castle restaurant. So whether you’re looking for a venue for a wedding or a party, a stunning place to stay or an educational experience, the castle, remodelled by the Zähringens in around 1200, is your perfect choice. Experiencing history first hand, you may feel like you’ve strayed onto the set of ‘Night at the Museum’. And with a special room for wedding ceremonies, a wedding suite and a fine banqueting hall, we have everything you need to celebrate your big day in fitting style.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 14 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Deposit Required
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 26 Apr to 02 Jan
Open from 24 Feb to 31 Dec

From 07:30 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 34 426 10 20


Getting to us

Getting to us

The castle is not accessible by car. Please use the nearest car park. You can reach this as follows: from the A1/E25 take exit 39 in the direction of Kirchberg/Langnau i.E./Burgdorf/Alchenflüh. At the roundabout take the second exit (straight ahead) in the direction of Langnau i. E./Burgdorf. Keep following the signs for Langnau i.E./Burgdorf, then Langnau i. E./Thun. This will take you around the outskirts of the old town and the castle and you will see signs on the left pointing to the ‘Parkhaus Oberstadt und Schloss’ car park. To walk to the castle from the car park, turn onto Schmiedengasse heading towards the old town and stay on this road until you reach Kronenplatz. On the opposite side, you will see Schlossgässli, which leads directly to the castle. It will take you less than seven minutes to reach the castle from here.
From Burgdorf railway station take the 461 bus in the direction of Burgdorf, City and travel three stops to Burgdorf, Kronenplatz (three minutes). From there, head east along Schlossgässli until you reach the castle (four minutes).
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Walking / Hiking

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