The Best Hostels in Bern for Backpackers, Solo Travelers, and Couples

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.


A social, central hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples

Dorm Bed from $48.01
Private Room from $55.25
Overall Rating: 92%
Rathausgasse 75 3011 Bern, Bern
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.


A relaxing hostel near the city center for solo travelers, couples, and groups

Dorm Bed from $59.25
Private Room from $64.41
Overall Rating: 94%
Weihergasse 4, Bern
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.


Dorm Bed from $47.42
Private Room from $70.71
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 91%
Morillonstrasse 77, Bern
Hostel 77 Bern is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, a common room, and foosball. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, parking, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $59.62
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 91%
Kasernenstrasse 29, Bern
Alpenblick Bern - kind of a hotel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and cable tv. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, housekeeping, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $57.24
(Prices vary by season)
Hofacher 22, Bern
You'll love this apartment because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, parking, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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