Unconventional Hotel Experiences


A hotel with British humour, a youth hostel directly at the Aare river, a former hospital that has been temporarily repurposed, or the chance to sleep in a castle constructed in 1225 – a number of new and unusual hotel experiences await visitors in Bern.

Former hospital

Since September 2017, Bern is home to a new hostel. Hostel 77 is located on the site of the former Zieglerspital hospital and sleeps a total of 116 people in single, double and multiple occupancy rooms.

At lot of hard work and passion has gone into transforming the former staff building into a comfortable hostel, which is located only a few minutes from Bern city center and is completely accessible for guests with disabilities.

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Once Upon a Time…

The SchlafSchloss is located in the historical setting of Sumiswald Castle, which dates from the year 1225. It has been operating as a bed and breakfast since November 2017. The eight rooms with a total of 20 beds are situated in the castle tower. The location is an ideal starting point for hikes and for moun-tain bike, e-bike and racing bike tours. The castle’s terrace overlooking the beautiful hilly landscape of the Emmental is the perfect place to relax after an active day.

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British Lifestyle

After a complete renovation lasting over twelve months, Bern’s hotel The Bristol reopened with a new look in January 2018. At The Bristol in Bern, British humour is the recipe for a better life. People are treated with porridge and pie as well as Earl Grey tea because "If tea can’t fix it – it’s a serious problem".

The four-star hotel is located only a few meters from the Parliament building and has in total 98 rooms.

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At the Aare river

Recent months have seen the complete renovation and expansion of the Bern Youth Hostel. On March 29, 2018, the refurbished historic listed hostel, along with its new extension, will open its doors and offer a total of 184 beds. The accessible youth hostel – situated on the banks of the Aare river, just down from the Parliament Building – features an open floor concept and generous glass facades. In addition to supper, the hostel now will also offer lunch.

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