I travel frequently to Berne, and I am tired of staying in Hotels. I tried to find self-catering apartments but I am not finding anything. There are all kinds of Bern accommodations listed for the holiday resorts but I am unable to come up with something in the City of Berne itself.
I spent a few frustrating days glued to the computer without results. Maybe I don’t use the correct way of searching. It’s driving me nuts. Can you help?
I understand your frustration on finding anything of value. Even if you use "correct" search terms like "self catering Bern accommodations", "serviced apartments Berne", "short stay rentals Berne", "furnished accommodations Berne" or - if you speak German - "Kurzzeitmiete in Bern" and "Ferienwohnungen Stadt Bern", there's a lot of crap you have to wade through to find usable information.
Also, short-term rentals for furnished flats and studios are not readily available in the City of Berne, so that's maybe another reason why the listings are hidden like little treasures. What's more, the shortage of housing in Bern means that most of the apartments in the city itself are permanently rented.
Though there are a few options:
The City of Bern offers a list of self-catering apartments for short-term rent.
The Artists House offers nightly rates and a discount for two weeks rent and longer
The Florhaus offers accommodation for 14 days and longer, though the prices are steep:
The Mohnhaus is located smack dab in the middle of the old town, minimum rental two weeks:
Another option is to search AirBnB for self-catering apartments;
Just type a word or phrase into the box and off you go!
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