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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Zurich
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 1 night on my way to Vienna. The room I stayed in had 3 bunks, small lockers, sink and a mirror. The kitchen and showers/washroom was down the hall. The showers were really nice and clean as was the room. The best part about this hostel was the close proximity to Hauptbahnhof, the main train station, as... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here en-route from Paris to Verona, good location, less than 10 mins from the train station and right in the middle of the lovely old town surrounded by lots of restaurants and cafes. The hostel is on the higher floors so expect a long walk to the top! Reception staff were very friendly, and hostel is clean. Only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights on our way from Paris to Rome. The place is a short walk through the picturesque old town. We arrived fifteen minutes prior to the reception opening but were able to sit in the common area and wait. There are lots of stairs. We checked in quickly and the man on reception was really friendly and... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Zurich on short notice and got a bed here for the night due to it's amazing central location. It's just off the main street and up a number of stairs, and then you are greeted by the common area and reception. At the time the wifi was only available in this room but I can see from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed in a private room. I was given a large double bed (maybe queen-size). There was a bedside table and small bookshelf, as well as a sink a mirror. No coat hangers or access to ironing, though they do offer a laundry service for 10 CHF a load and are very quick. During my stay in the last week... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This hostel had a great location and was only a 10 minute walk to Zurich HB. There were heaps of stairs just to get to reception and then more to our room. Wifi is only available in the small common area outside reception. Breakfast wasn't included and there was no toaster. It was a very expensive hostel for what you... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very good location which suited our needs to see as much as possible in just 1 nights' stay. Negatives being the massive amount of stairs up, the wonky floors, the unloved decor and unfortunately (not the hostels fault) but unfriendly feel from the other hostelers. I do appreciate a kind of eccentric feel to a hostel, and the crazy floor... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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California
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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