Thun hotels and hostels
Herberge Zur Schadau
You can’t miss this sky-blue hostel, a five-minute stroll along the riverfront south of the train station. The pine-walled dorms are basic but clean.
This Swiss farmhouse of sorts catches your eye with its ornately carved eaves. Though furnishings and bathrooms are a ’70s flashback, rooms are airy and spacious and not too much noise floats up from the bar below.
Hotel Krone Historic
Housed in a 14th-century bakers’ guild house on Rathausplatz, the Krone seamlessly combines historic charm with contemporary design. The rooms are bright and spacious, and the homely restaurant (mains Sfr30 to Sfr50) serves Swiss–French cuisine.
Nestled at the foot of the castle is this graceful 18th-century hotel, with an inviting wood-panelled restaurant (mains Sfr28 to Sfr43).
Zunfthaus Zu Metzgern
Sitting on Thun’s prettiest square is this 700-year-old guild house. Bold artworks glam up the well-kept, parquet-floored rooms.