Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The medieval air of this city with its many fountains, sandstone facades, narrow streets and historic towers is unique. Guests will enjoy lingering in the lounge or on the hostel's comfortable garden terrace with its outdoor chess, mill game and table tennis. A few meters away lies the Marzili, the most popular public swimming area of Bern at the river Aare with view onto the federal parliament building and the cathedral. The youth hostel Bern is perfect for families, groups and single travellers.