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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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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Point Clare, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very handy location close to everything. Basic facilities, great staff, secure and clean, always busy book in advance. I guess the only place in Zurich like this. Minuses: no lifts so you have to walk yourself and your luggage up to 3rd or higher floor for reception and rooms. Free wifi works only in the common room close to reception... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There are restaurants and bars all around as this is a very central location so i needed my plugs to sleep each night. OK but... Expensive place but not the worse (i paid 43 CHF in Basel...). 4-5 floors to climb each day. Good and not too busy kitchen with good fridge & everything to cook (very useful). Im happy... More

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

Of course anywhere in Switzerland is expensive, but this isn't exactly what you pay for. Rooms are quite small and bathrooms were alright. From my experience, it was not a very social hostel either for a weekend. When walking around, there were lots of hostels with people socializing, but this was a quiet hostel. Since I was alone, I definitely... More

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