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Hotel St. Josef
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hirschengraben 64-68, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Hochschulen)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 126 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Blacksburg, Virginia
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52 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent, small hotel convenient to downtown but not too loud.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

This was a great hotel. Helpful service at the desk, fantastic breakfast in the morning with more excellent staff. Beds were amazingly comfortable. Right next to the universities so a little loud on a holiday eve but nothing major. Away from hustle bustle of downtown but close to whatever one wants to do. Train station is also fairly close, only a few blocks. Everything was very clean, stellar.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

We were given a very large room, and the breakfast was EXCELLENT. The staff were all friendly and helpful, and the room was quiet. A short walk from the train station, and even though we arrived during a heat wave and there was no AC in the room, the large fan they provided made sleeping comfortable enough. The rate was reasonable for Zurich, and we would stay here again on our next visit to Zurich. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

When we bring groups of school kids for a Europe Tour we always stay here before departure from Zurich Airport. It's clean, convenient to the train station, nice big modern bedrooms, quiet little courtyard, big breakfast - what more could you want? My only regret is that we tend to only stay 1 night before flying home the next morning. I wish I could spend more time in Zurich and more relaxing nights in this hotel. We love it.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Location of the hotel was good, and the staff were nice and friendly.
No air-conditioning in the hotel, breakfast was reasonable.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Aus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

Hotel St Joseph is a small hotel that is family friendly, has good sized rooms, friendly staff and in a convenient location to restaurants and the old city.

We made use of the laundry facilites and the carpark in the courtyard which made life easier for us and our small baby. The walk to the restaurant strip in the old city (near the Dom) is about 10 mins and is pretty easy.

Definately recommend the St Joseph if you don't feel like doing the usual chain hotels in town.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Very handy for station apart from steps up to hotel's street, but this can be avoided by using the ramp further along the lower street - wish we had known this before we lugged our bags up the steps!
Small rooms and hard beds of course, but quiet and good location for the river and old town areas.
Great jams & croissants for breakfast but the hard bread rolls were probably left over from the previous night's dinner.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

Spent 5 nights at the hotel. Great staff, modern nice rooms, excellent breakfast, great location near old town and good value especially for Zurich. Only possible downside is the noise from one street below the hotel which is quite loud. With that said, room had double glazed windows which led to peaceful sleeps. If weather was hot & windows need to be open, noise would have made it difficult to sleep (for most). A suggestion may be for the hotel to offer a/c in the future.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hirschengraben 64-68, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Hochschulen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Zurich
#21 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#28 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel St. Josef 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In our charming hotel you will find everything you wish for your holiday or business stay. Our house is located close to the main station of Zurich , only a few steps from the Old Town and the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Theater, cinema, opera house, museums , ETH and University are within easy walking distance . A short walk takes you to the beautiful lake promenade of Zurich . ... more   less 
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