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“It Is What It Is: You Get What You Pay For.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Krone
Ranked #34 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Zurich
Jackson, Wyoming
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It Is What It Is: You Get What You Pay For.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is a hotel in central downtown Zurich, ten minutes from the main train station and most of the major attractions in Zurich. It doesn't have a bar or restaurant (except in the morning), and the bathrooms and showers are shared among everyone on a floor. I have stayed here four times and the rooms are always basic, functional, and clean, and the staff is courteous and helpful. It is more of a hostel than a proper hotel, but for 78 chf a night in downtown Zurich (not exactly a cheap location) what are you expecting, the Four Seasons? Get real. It is what it is: a clean room, clean sheets, and a temporary place. If you can afford it and mean to spend more than a few nights in Zurich, then by all means look elsewhere. However, if you are on a budget, only care that your room is clean and functional, and want to be in the center of the activity, this a great place.

Room Tip: Some are smoking so make sure you request a non-smoking room if you want.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Bill F
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Seattle, WA
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Everything in Zurich is quite expensive. This place was cheap. I stayed there twice at the beginning and the end of my trip to Switzerland. The location was very good, 5 minutes walk from the train station, other sights, and shopping area. 10-15 minutes walk to the lake. Only few minutes walk from the bars and nightclubs. There were restaurants nearby that open until late.

The room was decent, clean, I did not expect it to be American standard chained hotel. The staff was helpful. On my way back to Zurich (the second stay at the end of the trip), the train was late and another one got canceled so I ended up coming back to Zurich after midnight and they arrange to give me the key.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank concorde02
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

There should be some regulations about offering such poor and dirty accommodations. I have stayed in farmhouses and B&B's throughout Europe that were pleasant, simple and clean. Offering the cheapest hotel in Zurich sounds good but to have something this disgusting to offer should be criminal.

Room Tip: Don't go there. Pay a little more or avoid Zurich
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank SNa_12
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

This was quite a disgusting place to stay. I am not difficult, but really, this was NOT cool. When we got into our room, we each sat on our beds, one of them was fine, and my boyfriend immediately caved into his; the foundation was missing 2 wooden bars and 3 others were broken. The windows were wide opened when we got there, decided to close them because it was getting cold, went for a walk, and an hour later when we came back there was a powerful smell of mold. No washroom in the room, just a sink, no soap. Worse: the bathroom (in the hall) had no soap at the sink either. Cheapest hotel we found in zurich and it still cost us 120$ CAD. We didn't have the bedbug problem though.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank CatIsInTheHouse
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

I agree with the review below about Hostel Krone. Staff not helpful but very absent-minded, also making you pay before you even see your room is a sign that they don't trust the quality or appearance of their own place. Cleanliness alright, location quite good, but I also agree that it costs too much for what you get. Zurich costs a fortune at the best of times, but this is just a rip off.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank streviews
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Italy
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

It was my last possibility for 1 week in Zurich, for work! The price was the cipper in Zurich (very expensive for my budget!), but the quality is the worst! For 78 Francs/day I had to sleep in a room terrble: big as a toilet but withaut toilet; dirty white, but because it was very dirty, including carpet; wood wardrobe, where I would not even put the hiking boots and finally a horrible stench of smoke! Toilets and showers were outside and dawstairs...also very dirty!!!...so...I payed my first night, I asked him to give me back the rest of the payment for a week and I ESCAPE FROM THE HOSTEL. I recommand you: do not go to this "Hostel" .

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CatyItaly
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Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2010

I am generally not someone complaining about an hotel, but this hotel was really terrible. I've read the comment here before going there and wasn't sure what to think, but now I agree with almost everyone here. The girl at the front desk was thinking of a lot of things when she served us, but specially not to help us. She gave the wrong wifi password to us for example.

They ask you to pay BEFORE going to your room, which was the first sign of the quality of the place. The shower place was dirty. Hotel location could be good in the day, but very noisy at night when you can hear some drunk people taking beers outside.

At check-out, nobody was at the front desk, so we we're not able to gave them the key before leaving. We just put the key with all other without any safety spot. Very bizzare hotel (very too expansive for what it is).

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank b-noy
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Additional Information about Hostel Krone

Property: Hostel Krone
Address: Limmatquai 88a, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Krone 1*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simple, inexpensive and pleasant hostel in the center of Zurich, close to the Limmat river, in the heart of the old town. 5 minutes to walk to the mainstation and 10 minutes to the lake. The tram stop Rudolf-Brun-Brücke is directly in front of the hostel.The hostel ist located next to the Limmat river, between mainstation and the lake of Zurich. In the surrounding area, there are a lot of different shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, historical buildings, the famous mainstation street, and a car free pedestrian zone along the lake and the Limmat river. ... more   less 
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