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City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 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 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK, so the price is a complete rip-off for Europe - but hey, this is Zurich, and prices are very expensive, generally, even for a bed in a shared room. The hostel is located in a nice part of Zurich, tucked away in a side alley. There are MANY flights of stairs to climb in order to reach reception (and... More

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel was very bad and very expensive considering its condition. The bed and the room was very small. Moreover the location is also very bad. The entrance is from the kitchen of one of the restaurants below and at night it was very noisy because of the bars and restaurants nearby.

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing is cheap in Zurich, best we got in this hostel is a private room with a shared bathroom on the same floor which was always clean and a nice kitchen to prepare quick meals. The flight of stairs is not kind to those with heavy luggage, but the hostel has a very warm atmosphere partly due to the friendly... More

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to rearrange a trip at very short notice because of an airport strike so I got off the plane in Zurich with no accommodation organised. I wanted a cheap hotel or a private room in a hostel, not too expensive, central and safe. Hotel Biber ticked all these boxes and I'm really pleased their single room (86 Fr)... More

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banja luka
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms and the bathroom were quite clean,there is one kitchen on every floor.The location is perfect,in the heart of old city.Near is really good supermarket Coop,where you can get good and cheap meal.The staff in hostel is polite and helpfull.The flaw is that the reception is not open all the time,and you have to arrive before 22p.m. to check... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

City Backpacker was in the heart of the city but it wasn't very clean (showers, especially) and no ambiance. We also weren't aware of the 4 steep flights of stairs we'd have to carry up our luggage. Not great. The receptionist, however, was extremely helpful and friendly. Overall-- if you're only going to stay just a night or two, it's... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

In terms of location, Hotel Biber has it down, right in the heart of the altstadt near some excellent bars and restaurants. It is roughly a 10 minute walk from the HBF (main train station), but location is all it has going for it. The staff were quite friendly, but the reception had limited opening hours and the hotel wasn't... More

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Wodonga, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Do not book here unless you want a good workout using your luggage instead of weights.There is no lift and you will be going up to at least third floor to the reception - which is not open during the middle of the day, meaning you need to pickup your belongings at checkout (10 AM) or wait all the way... More

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Innisfail, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I stayed at the hostel for 5 nights and I stayed in 3 different rooms. All of which had ample heating and small but safe locker to lock your most valuable things in. Also the rooms seemed quite secure with the types of keys they use. I had to extend my stay twice while I was there and each time... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

location is great, in the middle of the old town and 10-15 min walk to the train station. there are plenty of places open at night around the hostel if you are into that. otherwise, the hostel was cramp. the common room was wayyy too small but was the only place with wifi. my room's floor was sloping, which made... More

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Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Old Town
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Ranked #6 of 22 Specialty lodging in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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