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Youth Hostel Bern

2.0 out of 5.0

Youth Hostel Bern

2.0 out of 5.0
Weihergasse 4, Bern,

Recent guest reviews

We had a private room in the separate building overlooking the river. I really enjoyed the giant windows and views! The bed was SO comfortable, I wish I could have taken the mattress with me all over Switzerland. The aesthetic is kind of bare and spartan with the cement walls, but I liked it. Spacious bathroom with a flood shower and lots of shelf space by the door. Breakfast was pretty basic, but it was included. Plenty of tables outside to enjoy the sunshine during the day, and a coffee shop inside. Storage room to keep your things after checking out, really central location, and they gave us a visitor card for public transportation. I'd recommend!

I stayed here for a night in Bern in one the 8 person rooms which was in the main building. I think the other building has the private rooms (hotel style.) There’s a clean bed and new sheets for you to put on. The room has 8 beds each with a night light and electric outlet. The entry way into the room has the closet locker which can fit a med size suitcase. The room and locker use a RFID key to open. The bathroom and showers are in the hall way with a 2-3 of each on each floor. You’ll need to bring your own shampoo and soap for the shower. I found the shower clean but small with only a couple hangers to put your items. I had the dinner ($17.50) because I arrived in the evening and there’s no food in the area around it. Dinner was pork, noodles, veggies, salad and a slice of cake. The breakfast was good with cereal, yogurt, bread, cold cuts, cheeses and hot beverages and juices. The location of the hostel is below the parliament building in the suburbs. There’s not much around. When you check in, you’ll get a local transportation card for unlimited use of the trams and buses for the main parts of the city. The hostel is very organized and professional.

Spent an unplanned night here when I lost my passport in Geneva. Was really impressed. Good location in the old town. Very smart and clean, good breakfast and friendly helpful staff. Highly recommended

I stayed here at the Bern Youth Hostel as my base while in town visiting a special exhibit at the Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts). I arrived early in the day and picked up my transit card which is included with all Bern overnight stays. I toured the town during the morning while waiting for check-in later. The Bern Youth Hostel is located at a great spot next to the Aare River and a park across the street. Staff: Check-in went very smoothly (except for parking issues, see closing note) and staff was super friendly. They happily gave maps, info about the city and answered my other inquiries. Room: I had a double room in the new building and all these rooms face the park and the Aare River. This new wing is a separate building with card access via stairs or elevator. I was most pleased with my spacious room with bedside table, a small table and chair, large windows, storage shelves, in-room bathroom (toilet, wet bathroom with shower curtain, and sink). Bedding was provided. At check-out, just strip the bed and leave bedding/towels in the bins near the stairs. The beds were simple, but very comfortable. There are several wall power outlets in the room. Services: There is a seating area near reception, two-level seating space in the dining room with the upper seating area offering tables & chairs, sofas, a table fussball game, juke box, and more. Food/Meals: -Breakfast, served between 06.30-10 (though c/i receipt states 7a-10a) was very good with a nice variety of breads, fruits, sliced meats/cheese, jams & chocolate spreads, cereals, fruit cocktail, muesli, yogurt, cream cheese, apple sauce, hot/cold beverages, powdered chocolate, juices, and more. A great start to the day! -Dinner was just as impressive. There is a full salad bar, soup, beverages, and the night’s dinner consisted of beef over pasta, veggies and dessert all for just 17.50CHF. Check the daily menu at reception and purchase your dinner ticket at check-in or early in the day as meals may be limited when the hostel is at capacity. The food was delicious and hearty! Extras: The hostel offers limited pre-reserved parking; free secured Wi-Fi (access code on check-in/payment receipt). The Youth Hostel is located near public transit and the Drahtseilbahn which can whisk you up the hill if you are not up for the steep walk to the Bundeshaus. The transit pass is also good for the seilbahn. Negative: Parking issues. Though there is understandable limited parking, I reserved a parking spot along with my reservation. At check-in, parking spot was not available and staff was not really able to monitor or secure the reserved spaces. I was given a special spot to park until a spot became available. Overall, I enjoyed my stay at the Bern Youth Hostel and would certainly visit again and highly recommend!

We just stayed this week with my family of 4 including 2 children of 9 and 11, while the room was relatively small with a pair of bunker beds the reality is perfect for those that are looking for an easy place. Breakfast is good enough and they also serve a very nice warm dinner. Location was perfect just walking distance from the old town. Highly recommended for families as well.

We booked the same day during a big event in Bern and we found a room for 4 people. The staff was very very friendly, the rooms absolutely clean and tidy, it was a beautiful surprise for us because is an hostel; breakfast is included and you will be not disappointed, if you have forgotten something, you can borrow from them with a deposit. The location is central and they give you a special card for free tram/train etc. Bern is beautiful, but this hostel is an amazing place to stay to enjoy fully your stay.

I was very happy with my stay at the youth hostel in Bern. I stayed in an 8-bed female dorm. Access to the room and lockers was by keycard. The room was very spacious and the locker was a good size too. There was also a sink and a mirror in the room, and the bed had a small shelf with a light and a charging spot which was very handy. The included breakfast was good. The dining room was also large and there were lots of places to sit and relax. The bathrooms were adequate and clean and they also provide free wifi. I found that the staff were friendly and happy to help, and reception was open 24/7. The location of the hostel is great close to the train station and public transport. The Aare River is very close and is beautiful. They also give you a card which allows you free access to public transport within Bern for the duration of your stay (I think this is standard for visitors to Bern). Make sure you use the funicular to get your luggage back up the hill! The only downside was that they didn’t have laundry facilities onsite. The lady directed me to a place called Wash-Bar in a nearby shopping centre. This was a combination laundry/coffee shop/bar and had reasonable prices. You also have to make your own bed when you arrive and strip the sheets when you check out, but this didn’t bother me. Overall, I highly enjoyed my stay and would recommend the hostel to anyone wishing to stay on Bern.

This was the first time I stayed in a Youth Hostel as I. normally stay in 4 or 5 star hotels but I've changed certain aspects of my life as a traveller. This hostel had some negative reviews in the past but it has been completely refurbished its brand new. I arrived on the 5th day of its opening. It's absolutely amazing it's clean spacious everything about the place is simply amazing. It's location us perfect and the views from the place awesome. It's right alongside the River Aare... The WiFi is free throughout, the meals breakfast and lunch are ample. The staff are super. All the facilities toilets, rooms, bedding, etc spotless. I actually spoke with the Asst Manager very open and interesting lady, very very nice too. 😁😘 Infact I didn't come across any of the staff who were contrary. I know we all have our moments so there must be someone a bit grumpy 😡. Great hostel great atmosphere definitely stay here again might even live here.. Don't hesitate staying here it's a truly amazing place. They also have free parking spaces but it's limited. I had to park on the street but they said any problems with the car they'll sort it as I did reserve a parking place. The gold 🥇 standard of hostel.. Oh another thing is that there are plenty of families with kids here also.. No 1 hostel!

Este albergue nos surpreendeu positivamente, Ficamos em um quarto com banheiro privativo e grandes janelas que nos proporcionaram uma maravilhosa vista para o Rio Aar. Dotado de uma estética minimalista, este local oferece o essencial para quem busca uma experiência prática, confortável e econômica em Berna. O café da manhã é completo e delicioso. Ao reservar, ficamos receosos com a distância do centro, porém, percebemos que o acesso é muito fácil por meio de um funicular gratuito. O hotel localiza-se em uma região tranquila, onde é possível caminhar até os principais pontos da cidade.

Отличное место великолепный Хостел сказочное расположение,красивейшие места СПАСИБО ИМ ОГРОМНОЕ,все очень понравилось прекрасный Завтра,чистые комнаты очень уютно,рядом Удивительнейшая Река ААРА,очень красивые мосты особенно Kirchebruge,красивейшие здание парламента,отличный Отель рядом,все просто великолепно,Фантастический Заопарк рядом СПАСИБО ЕМУ ОГРОМНОЕ,НИЖАЙШИЙ ПОКЛОН И ВЕЛИЧАЙШАЯ БЛАГОДАРНОСТЬ ЭТОМУ ВЕЛИКОЛЕПНЕЙШЕМУ МЕСТУ!!!!!

Weihergasse 4 Bern

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm)
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Sandrain, Youth Hostel Bern is adjacent to Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm). This 50-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

Guests staying at Youth Hostel Bern enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Self parking is available for CHF 7.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area.

Room options

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Room, Shared Bathroom (Sextuple)

Twin 6 | Sleeps 6

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

49.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 25 reviews

Youth Hostel Bern

Weihergasse 4, Bern, 3005