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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Ranked #12 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Zurich
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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La Plata, Argentina
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

City Backpacker Hotel Biber is fair place & good location hostel. room is clean, basic & facilities is well enough. staff is nice & helpful. wifi is out of order sometimes & the public rest place is small & crowded always.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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