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Langstrasse 120, Zurich 8004, Switzerland (Langstrasse)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here as part of my working-trip to Switzerland. The bedding was clean, but I recall having red spots on my arms and legs a few days after arriving in the hostel (potentially bed-bug bites, although this is not definite). The hostel is located along "Langstrasse", a street which divides opinion. Some feel this is lively, and has lots... More

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Tain-l'Hermitage, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noisy Noisy Noisy and Noisy. The Hostel is Rubbish, Located in the middle of what must be a red light district, with drunks and beggars walking the street day and night it not the best location to encourage Travellers to stay.One would think. The music down stairs is thumping till 3am I could hear every song chance very clearly and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not a bad location. The street is probably the dirtiest in Zurich. The beding sinks!.on the other hand, the staff are really friendly and helpful and the freedrinks are great (although the main sellers seem to be smartly priced?) Not a bad hotel if you really want something rock bottom.

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

WAS SOOOO GOOD STAYING HERE! Loved the street (bohemian party-district) and the great staff. Met some cool locals at the bar. Several times a week live concerts and crowded bar. Rooms were basic (logically, for it’s the cheapest option in town) but everything you need is there. Everyday good cleaning. Only can recommend it! Thought Zurich will be a bit... More

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Tvedestrand, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This were the cheapest I could find in Zurich so thats way I got there. The staff is nice and sleeping in a room with 10+ strangers isn´t really that bad either. You get to know them well and have fun together. The problem for me here was as many others the location. The street outside isn´t the best Zurich... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This backpacker's located in the middle of the party street of Zurich. It's an interesting bohemian area (red light, multicultural, arty), but not dangerous at all.. Zurich's massively overpriced and therefor it's not cheap staying there, but I guess you can't find anything cheaper which is inclusive breakfast. Staff is great, met locals at the bar and saw some cool... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

worst location to be in an otherwise lovery city of zuerich. surrounded by drug dealers, prostitutes, criminals of every color and trade. hard to believe a country who claims to be so perfect and sucessful would tolerate such conditions. Glad to have only booked one night (who would have known or expected). My image of a clean perfect country has... More

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The actual hostel itself doesn't really compare to most of the hostels I've stayed in, in terms of space/cleansiness/etc. However, the location was quite good - the street was less shady than I had expected after from reading some reviews. The bar downstairs is definitely a fun place (free beer after 8pm too). The staff is really nice (shout out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Firstly, it may seem expensive to stay here but it’s just the going rate in Switzerland which is a very expensive place to visit anyway. On top of this, you have to pay a 20CHF deposit for the room key which is returned upon check out from the hostel which seems an excessive amount. Free breakfast in the morning is... More

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19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It's really difficult to find a decent, good-value hostel in Zurich, so I was quite happy when I came across reviews of this hostel and it seemed quite reasonably priced. Well, there were good things and bad things about it. The main positive is that staff were really friendly and helpful, this always makes a huge difference when staying in... More

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Address: Langstrasse 120, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Langstrasse
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 22 Specialty lodging in Zurich
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New hostel at the party mile of Zurich with free breakfast and concerts in the hostel-bar.We offer 26 beds at the famous Langstrasse near the main train station. By now we offer 3 dorms (6-bed female only / 8-bed & 12-bed mixed) and a cool cafe-bar on the ground-floor for a moderate price. Soon we will offer some more roomsLangstars is a nice place to know Zurich. You have the chance to meet locals and other travellers at the cool bar downstairs. ... more   less 
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