The Best Hostels in Bern for Backpackers, Solo Travelers, and Couples
This capital city of Switzerland is relatively small with a beautiful old town, plenty of history and culture, and a romantic charm.
Hostels in Bern can be hard to come by, as the city itself is somewhat small. The hostels and hotels we've listed here are the best value and provide everything a budget traveler could need or want. Keep in mind that Bern can be somewhat expensive, both for hostels and for food. Several of these hostels offer free breakfast and plenty of other amenities, but each has their own vibe.
How much do hostels in Bern cost?
|Average Dorm Price
$46 ($45 to $47)
|Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel)
$115 ($100 to $130)
A social, central hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $36.03
With a perfect location in the central part of historic Bern, and a long list of amenities for guests, you really can't go wrong with this award winning hostel.
Private rooms and dorms are available with shared bathrooms. A communal kitchen is just off of the comfortable common room, and includes everything you would need to cook. The common room is a nice place to meet other travelers and plan your trips around the city or elsewhere in Switzerland. Free Wi-Fi is included, as are free transportation passes for the city. Laundry is onsite, too.
The social vibe is good, as the dorms themselves encourage social interaction, as does the bar just below the hostel.
The staff is friendly, helpful, and can help book tours or activities, or arrange transportation.
Rathausgasse 75,3007 PO Box 503 ,
A relaxing hostel near the city center for solo travelers, couples, and groups
Dorm Bed: $46.83
This large hostel is only a few minutes' walk to all of the sights in the historic district, and is close to the river. Only dorms and bunk beds are available, but rooms are of various sizes starting at 2 beds and going all the way up to 18 and 20 bed rooms (great for large group bookings). Bathrooms are shared.
The social vibe is enhanced by the spacious dining hall, the common areas with foosball and TVs, and the outdoor terrace with a BBQ.
Free breakfast is served, buffet style, in the large dining hall which is a great spot to meet other travelers and plan the day around Bern. A free city transportation pass is also included. Internet, a small supermarket, luggage storage, laundry, car parking, and other typical hostel amenities are also available.
Guests leaving reviews give very high marks for the friendly staff, nice facilities, and terrific location.
Weihergasse 4 ,
A guesthouse (bed and breakfast style) for couples or solo travelers
The Marthahaus is a comfortable and luxurious little guesthouse in the center of Bern offering free breakfast, nice rooms, and a lively atmosphere.
The common room area and dining room provide a nice, comfortable location to relax and mingle with other guests. The free breakfast buffet is very nice, and also gives guests a chance to meet, make friends, and plan their day around Bern or beyond. The rooms are simple but well furnished, and bathrooms are shared yet very clean and modern. Only private rooms are available, some larger than others. A communal kitchen is also onsite for those wishing to cook their own meals.
Free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, late checkout, hot showers, and more are on the long list of amenities.
The location is good. Although it is not in the historic city center, it is not far either. Restaurants and shops can be found in the surrounding streets.
They receive many positive reviews from guests, particularly about the nice breakfast, the cleanliness of the facilities, and the warmth and friendliness of the staff.
Wyttenbachstrasse 22a ,
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