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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Swiss accomdoation is expensive but this accomodation was ok - the rooms are really hot in the summer but the bathrooms are fairly clean. Its fairly easy to reach from the train station which is nice. The rooms arent massive but they are clean - you do have to pay extra for sheets but just 3 francs whihc is not... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is not that easy to be found, though it is quite good located. The room and also the hostel itself is really small, they don't have separated showers, in our room there was only 2 plugs for 4 people so I had to charge my phone in the common area, but at least the receptionist was kind. Not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed one night in this hostel and this is a better hostel than many ordinary hostel around Europe. The hostel is famous with backpackers around the world and always full. The room, bathroom and kitchen were clean and the location was in the old town, 10-15 minutes walking from Zurich train station. You could easily get restaurants and supermarkets... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

City backpacker is a super cute quaint little hostel in a great location of Zürich. Its definitely a good alternative since Switzerland can be quite pricey. Everything was clean, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were fine and the staff was nice. Nothing to complain about here!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Very central though a little tricky to find. By the river go down the alley way next to the Bodum shop into a small square with restaurants and opposite you'll see an alley way and the hostel sign. The stairs didn't bother me but you have to pass open restaurant kitchens. The reception is typical of a hostel. The rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night with my girlfriend and it served decently our purposes of fast touring Zürich. There is a lots of stairs to climb up and no elevator. The man in the reception was very helpfull and recommended us some great places to visit. The location is in the old town, so it's easy to go everywhere... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I stayed in this hostel for one night from 31/4/2015 to 1/5/2015. I payed 37 Euros which was the cheapest price I could get for this time. reaching the hostel from city center isn't so difficult. My first impression when I got there wasn't so good. A narrow corridor leading to a stairs where you find people cocking food in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This was a nice hostel centrally located just off the Limmat River. Plenty of places to eat at near by and a kitchen on every floor. The only downside to this hostel is the stairs. The staff was extremely helpful and nice. If I ever go back, I would stay here again.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Just 10 min walk to major train station. Downtown Zurich doesn't get better than this. There are great restaurants around the hostel. Many shops near by for great shopping. You really have to try this place.

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Thank Phil M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

For a hostel this is what I'd expect. On the simpler side. Had a nice private room. Everything was clean. Comfortable. Shared kitchen upstairs with basic equipment was nice. Working and clean bathrooms. Friendly staff, helped with laundry and numerous other small things. Free wifi everywhere. All in all a totally functional, basic space to spend a few days. Didn't... More 

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Additional Information about City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: $40 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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