Hostels in Bern, Switzerland

4 hostels available. Prices start from $26 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Bern

Hostel 77 Bern

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…30 CHF; children up to 16 years 1.50 CHF per person/night. We accept cash, all major credit cards, PostCard and Twint. This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Hostel 77 is … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The rooms were clean, as were the common room and kitchen area. The South African couple that run the hostel were really friendly and we met loads of cool people in the evenings. I would … More

Youth Hostel

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…They were very gracious to agree, and I luckily took exactly fifteen minutes to find them in the dark and rain with my tiny map. The place was clean, well situated along the beautiful river, and I … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Remember that Bern is yet another Swiss city apparently known for being the richest of all -- in consequence, backpacking isn't exactly the cheapest sport. To get to Marthahaus from the train … More

Hotels in Bern

"…There's several facilities to use for everyone: our library with a mini shop, underground parking, laundry machine & dryer, lockers, skateboards to rent, etc. Alpenblick Bern - kind of a hotel … More

Hotel Jardin

Free Breakfast
"…Berne is very central located in Switzerland and from here, you can easily reach all the most interesting points of the country by train or by car. We have private parking facilities, for our … More

Hostels in Bern, Switzerland

4 hostels available. Prices start from $26 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Bern (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bern.

 Get to know Bern (no more

Bern receives very mixed reviews from its visitors; some find it intriguingly charming while others are put off by the overall grayishness of the old town (resulting from the gray stone used as a building material there). Whether the coloring appeals, it doesn't change anything about Bern being a very well-kept, historic town in a pristine location in a deep valley along a winding river. It is the capital of Switzerland, albeit not the biggest city in the country (that would be Zurich) and has more of a small-town flair than a cosmopolitan touch.

It is for the historical lovers and all the outdoor people, as the hinterland is fantastic for hiking, biking, and mountaineering with some of the best mountain climbing routes in spitting distance. In town itself there is decent shopping, good food, and some cultural institutions and events, but not much in terms of nightlife. Add the "capital"-factor to the already-high price level in Switzerland and Bern becomes a rather expensive place. The heraldic animal of Bern is the bear and -- to the dismay of animal rights activists -- they keep some in a ditch close to the river. Please do not climb down to the bears. They look cute from above but when up close they might well be the end of you -- which has sadly happened before to tourists trying to cuddle them!

Getting to and from town is possible by train and some long distance buses. The frequency is not quite as high as in other parts of Switzerland, so checking ahead is well worth it.

Hostels in Bern are few and far between, but those that exist are quite central and of very good standard. With a bit of enthusiasm, the Bern hostel of your choice is reached on foot from the major drop-off points. Otherwise, there is a notable network of city buses helping out. Those buses might become more important when you wish to leave the hostel zone (inner city) as the surrounding terrain is pretty hilly.

Written by local enthusiast for Bern hostels

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Bern Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bern, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $61
Average private room price $211
Cheapest Hostel in Bern Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke with $50.5
Party hostels in Bern Hostel 77 Bern (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.4

FAQ about Bern Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Bern. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Travel Tips for Bern - from the Community

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