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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #7 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Zurich
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is quite expensive to pay 70 EURO per night just for two bunk beds without breakfast. This place has no elevator and you need to climb at least 4 floors. The Lounge is very small. The show is very narrow and small. Microwave does not work. There is no reading light by your bedside. The only good thing is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biber hostel was decently priced for hostels in Switzerland and our stay was very comfortable! They accommodated us when we showed up with an extra person very well and were very friendly. Only bummer is that there is no meals included in the stay.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited for one night and all in all, my stay here was very good. The location is fantastic. a short walk from the train station, and right by the river. There are also a lot of bars and shops in the area. For me, location is everything, as my intention was to come ti Zurich to get some night... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zurich City Backpacker Hostel, also known as Biber, is located in a convenient location about 10 min walk from the HB train station. There are a lot of bars, shops, restaurants on Niederdorfstrasse Street, so just look for the Biber hostel sign hanging above a restaurant on the right when walking away from the train station. Because of the busy... More

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For what you pay this hostel is great. Fantastic location for the train station and city centre. The rooms were nice and the beds comfy. Great facilities and a friendly atmosphere. Only criticism would be that there aren't enough plugs in the rooms.

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Chino Hills, California
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27 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

1 night stay in this hostel. 10 minute walk from the Zurich Train station. Overall stay was great. I was able to meet plenty of people during my stay and was able to hang out with them at the lobby for a few hours and walk around. A shout out to Ruth I believe her name was in the lobby.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A fun hostel right where all the action is. We had a private room, so I have no idea how dorms were, but our room was clean and the beds were comfy. Some noise during the night, of course, due to the location. A lot of stairs, so not a good choice if you have problems with walking. They do... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The hostel was of average quality. It had an okay bathroom, kitchen and everything was provided, however it lacked atmosphere. On the upside it had amazing view of Zurich from a rooftop terrace. The member of staff that greeted us was really nice on both arrival and departure.

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Chennai, india
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Terrible steep climb all the way for the reception. Very inconvenient. Just central location does not give it any points. as with public transport network so good, a couple of stops away from this place has got too many choices at the same price. I am not impressed. Among the hotel throughout I have seen in Europe this was probably... More

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Shanghai, China
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20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hostel was a close walk from train station in the great location of the old city (a skip away from the river!) It has quite a few stairs to reach reception so be prepared. Reception is friendly and helpful but closed from 12-3 which seems a bit too much. Wifi is only in lobby so prepared for that to... More

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