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Berne Youth Hostel

Weihergasse 4, Bern, 3005, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 87%

The Youth Hostel Berne, in Switzerland's capital, is an ideal starting point for excursions all over Switzerland.


Bern Hostel

Hostel Bern

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Our hostel in the capital city of Switzerland is nestled in the shadows of the ‘Bundeshaus’ (Swiss Parliament building) providing all groups staying here with an enviable location.

Just 10 minutes away from the train station, the hostel has a number of organised activities on offer. For school groups, why not take the ‘classy’ programme? With a discount of 20% for groups of more than 10, you can take a guided tour of the Federal Parliament; visit the Paul Klee Museum or Einstein Museum. And you can see the bears at the recently enlarged bear pits before heading off to relax at the Aqua Park.

For those groups looking for more an adrenalin rush, the hostel has partnered with Swissraft which can take you on half-day and one-day canyoning and rafting tours. Book up your space at reception.

And a few metres away from the hostel, alongside the river Aare, lies the ‘Marzili’, Bern's most popular riverside swimming pool with a magnificent view of the Parliament and the Münster (Bern Cathedral).

Easily accessible on foot, groups can discover the fascinating medieval history of this beautiful city. A must –see attraction is the Zytglogge – the Clock Tower. Built around the turn of the 13th century, the locals are proud to tell you it's ‘the longest running act in show business’. On the hour, every hour throughout the day, there is a stunning display of early animatronic technology.

Check out The Gurten, a lovely hill just outside the city. It features great views over the city on one side and a nice panorama of the Bernese Alps on the other. Hiking paths lead in all directions and you will almost certainly stumble across some cows when walking around. Families with children should not miss the cool playground.

So whatever your reason for visiting Berne, our hostel here is in a great location to make the most of what the city has to offer. Why not make an enquiry now?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 1 to 2km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 12:00
From 14:00 to 00:00
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 31 326 11 11

Fax. +41 31 326 11 12

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Bundeshaus (Less than 500 m)
  • BärenPark (Less than 500 m)
  • Zeitglockenturm (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Alternate Transport
During the day (until 9pm), from the station square by Christoffelgasse to Bundesgasse: cross the road and follow Bundesgasse about 50m to the left. At the height of Gurtengasse right through the small park to Marzilibahn . The Marzilibahn is wheelchair accessible. At the valley station of the Marzilibahn turn left into Weihergasse. The hostel is the last house on the left. A path with paving stones via the patio to the main entrance . From 21.00 clock . From the station square bus No. 30 (low floor buses with folding ramp), Dalmazibrücke get off . Approximately 50m downstream cross the Weihergasse and follow this for around 30m. The hostel is located on the right side. You will find a path with paving stones via the patio to the main entrance.
The hostel has a limited number of chargeable parking. The access road for buses to load and unload is possible.
From the station, head in the Christoffelgasse direction Bundesterrasse . Take the Marzilibahn of the Federal Terrace into Marzili or walk the Bundesrain down ( the route is signposted). At the valley station of the Marzilibahn turn left into Weihergasse. The hostel is the last house on the left. The Marzilibahn goes to 21.00 clock . After 21.00 clock the bus no. 30 runs from the station Marzili direction to "Dalmaziquai" stop.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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