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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really average hostel. Horrible bathrooms. There are a lot of stairs to climb to get to the reception and then more to the rooms. There is no microwave and good luck finding the things you need to make and serve a meal. There is no common area, just a small place to sit near the reception that is too cramped... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is more than average but not quite in the very good category. Its location is excellent, just about a six/eight minute walk from the main train station, and it is in the old part of the city which has lots of atmosphere. The rooms are clean, linen fresh and the reception staff are very helpful and friendly. Note... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it's been said before - perfect location, but a million stairs. Nice rooftop for sitting. Also, provided a great way to get rid of ubiquitous 1/2 franc pieces - feed 'em into the coffee machine in the lobby. Also, really sorry we didn't check out Cabaret Voltaire nearby - the place has a rich history!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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 December 4, 2014

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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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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