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Reopened in April 2018 after extensive refurbishment and surrounded by a quiet garden with a terrace outdoor chess and morris, this youth hostel in the center of Bern is just a 5-minute walk from the Swiss Parliament and the Aare River. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Guests can chose between rooms with private or shared bathrooms. A music box, a TV, table tennis and tabletop football can be enjoyed in the common area.

A varied breakfast buffet is served every morning. Lunch and dinner buffets are available on request.

The Bern Youth Hostel is just a short walk from the popular Marzilli public swimming pool on the river, and the Oktogon hammam and spa is located across the street.

This is our guests' favorite part of Bern, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Bern Youth Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 14, 2011

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Located in the top-rated area in Bern, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Private Parking Available On Site

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  • 2 twin beds and
  • 1 bunk bed
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About Bern Youth Hostel

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  • How late is it possible to check in tonight please

    The reception is occupied till 10pm. In case you arrive later than 10pm please give us a quick call so we can explain you what to do. Kind Regards, Anna


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    Answered on January 17, 2021
  • How to reserve parking place?

    You are welcome to ask for a parking space. If still available, we will be happy to reserve a parking space for you for CHF 7 per night. Otherwise, there will be blue zone parking spaces all over the quarter. You can buy a 4 hour or full day ticket at the reception.


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    Answered on November 30, 2019
  • Is there laundry service? If so how much is it?

    Hi We do not have an official laundry service. If were are done with our laundry we can offer you to wash and dry the clothes for 10 CHF. Have a nice evening and kind regards Patricia


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    Answered on November 11, 2021
  • Hello, Can the wheelchair go freely in the bathroom. Is the shower are free of barriers (no glass cubicle)? Thank you, Poornima

    Hi yes it is even and large, without any glasses


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    Answered on July 25, 2020
  • Hi, I would like to book your room, but I need to check in around 10:30 pm and check out before 6 am, is that possible?

    Hi, yes it is possible. We just need your credit card to secure your booking. Please make a little note with the late check-in and early check-out when making the booking. Have a nice day and kind regards Patricia


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    Answered on July 13, 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Unfortunately we do not have any events or activities of our own. However, we have a lot of information at the reception about events and activities of other providers.


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    Answered on November 30, 2019
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    In your room you find a private locker that you can use for free. For the lockers next to the luggage room you need a piece of 5 francs to lock them. You get the 5 francs back.


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    Answered on October 6, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes, we do.


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    Answered on October 6, 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    The youth hostel is located in a quiet neighbourhood on the banks of a river.


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    Answered on November 30, 2019
  • Hi Do you have a gym in the hotel? Or nearby?

    Hello Thank you for your message. There is no gym in the hostel, but there is a fitness update nearby. go but once on the Internet look if that is close enough to you. Friendly greetings Denise


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    Answered on August 20, 2021
  • Hi, is this Youth Hostel only for the member of Youth Hostel Association, or is it open for everyone to stay there. Regards, Adrianus

    Dear Adrianus Sorry for the late reply. The hostel is open for everyone. You don't need to be a member to stay here. Kind regards Patricia


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    Answered on July 13, 2021
  • is there free parking for our car. Is it close to the hostel?

    No free parking. You can reserve a parking space for CHF 7.00 per night.


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    Answered on December 1, 2019
  • hi can u provide details how to travel from the train station to the hostel. i read many feedbacks it up the slope and can take the cable car and also how do i get the free travel by cable car? and where do i take the cable car and where to stop

    Your booking confirmation is also a ticket for the public transportation. You can take the cable car next from the parliament of Switzerland. The cable car stops just once, to answer your question.


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    Answered on January 4, 2020
  • Hello. Late check out is possible? If yes, what is the cost for it? And which is the latest hour when the room needs to be checked out in this circumstance? Thank you!

    Depending on your date of reservation and only for privatrooms available. 40% of the roomcost. You may ask for support at the Checkin. kind regards Guido


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    Answered on March 17, 2021
  • what the difference between single bed in female dorm and single bed in 6-bed female dorm?

    Dear potential guest, the 'single bed in a female dorm' is a dorm with 8 beds, the other is with 6. We hope this answers your question.


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    Answered on November 17, 2021
  • How do we get from Bern train station to the hostel? Which means of public transport is easiest to use?

    Coming out LOEB corner, department store, nearby church, walk Christoffel street, find plattform around federal building, go to the terrasse, Marzili


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    Answered on July 25, 2020
  • When do you serve breakfast?

    The breakfast is from 6:30am until 9:30am.


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    Answered on January 7, 2020
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Please use the bed linen given to you while checking in. The use of personal bed linen or sleeping bags is not permitted for resons of hygiene.


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  • How much in total for 2 people, 2 nights? (female room)

    wWhich date? Around CHF 200.-- 8-bedded dormitory


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    Answered on July 25, 2020
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    If you booked a room in the new building (private bathroom), towels are included. Bed linen is always included.


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    Answered on January 4, 2020
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • House of Parliament Bern
    0.1 miles
  • French Church Bern
    0.2 miles
  • Bern Clock Tower
    0.2 miles
  • Kornhaus
    0.2 miles
  • Einsteinhaus
    0.3 miles
  • Münster Cathedral
    0.3 miles
  • University of Bern
    0.5 miles
  • Untertorbrücke
    0.7 miles
  • Bärengraben
    0.7 miles
Top attractions
  • Inselspital
    1 miles
  • Paul Klee Museum
    1.4 miles
  • PostFinance Arena
    1.4 miles
  • Wankdorf Stadium
    1.5 miles
  • Stade de Suisse
    1.5 miles
  • Rope Park Gantrisch
    11.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Aare
    0 miles
Public transit
  • Train Bern Train Station
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Bern-Belp Airport
    3.4 miles
  • Basel-Mulhouse Airport
    45.4 miles
  • EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
    45.4 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

Amenities of Bern Youth Hostel
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs CHF 10 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Bern Youth Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Bern Youth Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Bern Youth Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Bern Youth Hostel

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Bern Youth Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Accessible parking

  • Guests staying at Bern Youth Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Bern Youth Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Bern Youth Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong

  • The prices at Bern Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Bern Youth Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Bern Youth Hostel is 1,150 feet from the center of Bern.