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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really near everything, you can just walk everywhere. It has a nice price, specilly when you realize you are in Switzerland. The bathrooms were a bit dirty and usually full of water, besides it, everything was perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hostel was really close to the Train Station, so was nice and convenient!!! It's was MANY flights of stairs upwards tho; not great with a heavy backpack on lol The Lady on reception was nice and offered me a better room than I'd previously booked which was nice 😊 The room was very cramped and warm.....the Hostel did provide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in Switzerland is super expensive, so compared to other hostels in Europe you feel like you're getting a terrible deal! But it's not a bad choice compared to everything else in Zurich. Good location. Right in the centre of the old town. Reception hours suck. They're closed between 12 and 3, but if you plan ahead you won't be... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start with the good points. Location is very good as it is just 10 mins away from Zurich HBF. it has many restaurants and cinemas in the area as well. The staff's very friendly and accommodating. Here comes the cons - the stairs!!! It takes 3 flights of stairs to get to the lobby. There is no in-room wifi,... More 

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Indaiatuba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was really hard to find a hostel in Zurich, this one was ok, but it was tiny, we shared the room and it was tight for everybody. The staff was ok, and the best point was the location. For small time (2 or 3 days) it's a good option, but more than that you can fell very uncorfotable with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is simply an average hostel, it's not great, but it's certainly not horrible. It is in a great location right in the middle of the Old Town, which is its main selling point. It's a 10-15 minute walk from the train station, as well as all the major attractions. Many reviewers complain about the stairs, but if you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I had a great stay here, it is expensive but everything is expensive in Zurich. You get everything you would expect from a hostel, it's clean, good bed and has the necessities. There is no elevator, so you need to go up a lot of stairs. And make sure you arrive before 10pm! Ruth in reception was really helpful and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Location is very good. Friendly staff! Beds were comfortable no beside lights though. Kitchen had all you needed to self-cater. Cleanliness was very high in the bathrooms and kitchen! There wasn't much space to just chill out or sit as the central area was packed with everyone using the wifi!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

too many steps to go up to the reception. Kindly travel light if you ever want to book a place in this hostel. You may take Tram no 4 right outside from the Zurich bahnhof. The hostel is located near a shop called Spaghetti Factory.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Location: great, but you need to walk up some very steep stairs inside, 59 steps I think...to Reception. No bedside lights in our dorm, and the only light over the basin seemed to shine right down on my pillow. Extra charges for sheets and pillowcase. Wifi only in central lounge areas.

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Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
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Number of rooms: 17
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