Spent four nights in the hostel in late September while using Bern as a base to see other parts of Switzerland. Very convenient to the train station although at the bottom of a steep hill. Bonus is that it is just across the road from the Aare river.
As expected, very basic accomodation but much more affordable than pensions or hotels. The provided breakfasts and available if booked ahead dinners were home style and filling and much more affordable than local restaurants. Staff were very helpful, the hostel was clean and small laundromat handy. The only downside to the hostel is that it isn't designed to muffle noise. In spite of having a private room for two in a wing with private rooms for two to four people we were kept up three out of four nights by other hostelers who didn't appreciate the "quiet time" rules. While other guests weren't obnoxious they just didn't understand how to be considerate and keep their noise down when coming in late. The front desk shuts down in the night so it was basically self policing. The communal showers and bathrooms were kept clean but were limited in number. No issues if you were an early riser but otherwise some waiting was involved. Overall rating average as you get (for Switzerland) what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bern youth hostel is becoming worthy of a capital city: for 60 years we have been welcoming guests and friends of Bern to the youth hostel. The listed building has been completely renovated so that we can also offer you a pleasant stay in our wonderful capital in future. We look forward to the exciting time during the conversion period and even more to being able to welcome you again at the start of 2018 to Bern youth hostel, which will then be resplendent with its new finish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jugendherberge Bern Hotel Bern