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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed here for 2nights in 6 beds dorm room. The room was large,simple and comfort. Bathroom and toilet are nearby the room. The hostel location is just in the middle of the old town ,a few steps from clock tower. Supermarket is not far. Kitchen is clean and equipped. Reception is on the first floor with no lift, a...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Glocke for a few nights during our trip to Bern, and on the whole, it was a nice Hostel. Like most things in Bern (and indeed Switzerland) the hostel is very pricey. That said, compared with some of the hostels we have stayed in around Europe, you do at least get a good hostel for...

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed for one night in a double room on the top floor. Pros: Location is great, easy to find, in the middle of the old city center. Views on the top floor were really nice! Room was spacious with a nice cupboard for your stuff. Had our own sink in the room. Cons: Very expensive, but likely like all...

1Thank Loeka v
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I was just here for one night. There was nothing terribly wrong; everything was clean, it was in a decent part of town, and there was a kitchen. But we had trouble getting into the building, the person at reception was not friendly, and the room felt a bit like a prison cell (even when compared to other hostels). The...

Thank Laura F
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The location is very good, at the center of the old city. The room is clean and the staff is friendly. Reception not working all times (9am-12noon) (3pm-10pm). WIFI only available in the first floor and not in the rooms.

Thank Etem H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2013

This hostel was one of the nicest hostels we stayed in around Europe. Clean rooms. Friendly knowledgable staff. Nice big common area with a kitchen. Right in the centre of town. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Tomlyons1987
Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 11 November 2013

That's a great hostel, where you can get easy access to day-trips. The bedrooms and common spaces are great, with a good kitchen and common room to rest, talk and have your meals. The staff is well prepared. The place is clean and organized.

Thank FabrizioZC
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Great location, but directions from station were not that clear. Room was small and basic, with bathroom across the corridor. Would not suggest staying here on a Friday or Saturday night if you want a good sleep, as the disco downstairs is deafening - especially for oldies! The kitchen & dining facilities downstairs are wonderful, everything is provided that you...

1Thank Pam S
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This place is mostly a hostel, but has traditional hotel rooms on the top 2 floors. The rooms were small with sloped ceilings and dormer windows overlooking the rooftops below. Bern was a spectacular city that looks like something out of Harry Potter. Ancient buildings everywhere with clocktowers and arcades everywhere you turn. Excellent light rail integrated seemlessly into this...

1Thank happy577
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Great place for a first night in Switzerland on the way to the Alps after a long afternoon-arrival flight from the US in Zurich. There are hourly trains from Zurich airport to Bern, and then the hostel is only a 10 min walk from the train station. We had a room for two people with what in the US would...

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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 

Additional Information about Bern Backpackers - Hotel Glocke

Address: Rathausgasse 75, Bern 3011, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Price Range: $53 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Request bottom bunk”
 of 5 bubbles juliab551, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“lots of stairs - take the elevator!”
 of 5 bubbles SarahFabolous, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
“if you are a couple, try private room, but if you are travelling with 4 or 6 people together, they can offer a a private room for 4 to 6 people with sharing bathroom. If you want to buy a Swiss Army foldable knife, just in front of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles iwane2013, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Remember that the reception closes between 12:00 and 15:00!”
 of 5 bubbles 830pedroa, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Top floor is a good bet to avoid noise.”
 of 5 bubbles hnoramczyk, 27 May 2014 | Read review
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