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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel is fine. The guy at the Front was friendly telling everything about Zurich. basic place to stay, ideal for Backpackers ! For me the prece is fine . the rest was good as well The noise could be due to the area where is located. However by 10 pm you can rest well. It would be great if... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was in a great location - near many restaurants, shops, etc. Very easy to navigate to/from this hostel. The staff was very friendly and helpful! They have a very nice sitting area on the roof of the hostel with picnic tables and chairs which is a great way to meet other travelers! The rooms were nice (a little... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed here for one night, which we were quite glad about once arriving. If you are arriving with heavy/lots of luggage be prepared for lots of stairs! Didn't realise we would be charged extra for bedding and for the bedding to be washed. Rooms were quite small for the amount of people they had in them and had no... More 

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La Plata, Argentina
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too expensive! more than 50e just for a bed, we have to pay 3e extra for the bed sheet, no breakfast and the rooms does no have air condition or at least a fan. There was a kitchen in each floor, but each of them were incomplete, our floor kitchen did have microwav, so if you want to use it... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As Zurich is so expensive, this is the only reason we would stay here again. Even then it's really overpriced for what you get. This place has great central location but: - reception is closed between 11:00-15:00. This is really inconvenient when you arrive as there is nowhere to put your luggage. So you waste time sitting waiting until 15:00... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wonderful location for doing things on either side of the river. Also, close to the train station, a 15 minute walk. I thought it was easy to find.The staff is very helpful and will attend to all your needs. Hard to make a judgment on value because Zurich is the most expensive city in the world. My only criticism is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place was quite nice. I stayed one night in a private room. The room was small, but clean. With the private room, we were given sheets and towels, which it is my understanding was not provided in the dorm. Beware that the reception is closed from 12-3 pm. We got there at 12:15, but fortunately the receptionist saw us... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

At first the hostel was a little difficult to find (it's down near a Spaghetti restaurant) as we arrived late. However, it is in the perfect location - in old town, which is really accessible via tram or even walking from Zurich HB and exploring the city. A friend and I slept in a 6 bed all girls dorm, which... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Perfect location...but not easy to find. Behind and above a place called Spaghetti. Works .A very cool/chic location. My private room, no. Ensuite bathroom, had a sink. Staff eager to assist/please About. The many stairs. ( no. Lift ) I'm. 71, and considered the stairs good exercise. Zurich even more expensive than my trip to Sydney. So, pack many lunches.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This little hole-in-the-wall hostel is a decent place, bit pricy but that's Zurich for you. The location is great, right in the middle of the old town. The reception is not open 24 hours like it said on my booking confirmation, but apparently there is a number to call them if they're not in the office. They have kitchens which... More 

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