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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

Reopened in April 2018 after extensive refurbishment and surrounded by a quiet garden with a terrace outdoor chess and morris, this youth hostel in the centre of Bern is just a 5-minute walk from the Swiss Parliament and the Aare River. Youth hostel Bern is just a short walk from the popular “Marzilli” public swimming pool on the river, and the Oktogon hammam and spa is located across the street. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Guests can choose between rooms with private or shared bathrooms. Table tennis and table top football and a TV can be enjoyed in the common area. A washing machine and a dryer are also provided.
A varied breakfast buffet is served every morning. Lunch packages and dinner buffets are available on request.

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 Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Conference Facilities
  • Lockers Available
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 15:00 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 500m)
  • BärenPark (Less than 500m)
  • 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 500m)
  • 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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