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“Good location, busy, breakfast not included”

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City Backpacker Hotel Biber
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This was the most inexpensive accommodation for one person in Zurich, but still not cheap. It is very conveniently located close to the train station - an easy walk. Dormitory style - 6 beds per room. Lots of night life in the area which also means quite noisy at night.

Breakfast was not included. You need to bring your own sheets or sleeping bag liner.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

This is typical backpackers' accommodation in the heart of Zurich. It is located on a lively street with lots of shops and restaurants in the heart of Zurich. This did mean that, on the Saturday night we stayed, there was a lot of noise outside our bedroom window. But nevertheless, the room was comfortable and the location was great for exploring the city - about 1 minute walk from the river and 10 minutes from Lindenhofplatz. Note that the reception is closed over lunch time, so you may have to wait should you arrive between certain hours.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. It is quite expensive but I think all Zurich is expensive. Kitchen was good. Staff were good when they were there. Wifi not so good. Bathrooms good enough and rooms are small but good enough. Nothing too special here except location.

There are limited reception hours so if you go to the toilet at night bring your key or you will get locked out.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

located above spaghetti restaurant and a bit too further up the stairs, i was lucky to have brought along just a small rucksack for luggage. the staff was friendly and the place seemed safe once inside. though the 6-bed dorms were separate, the bathrooms were shared on mixed basis. that was a bit uncomfortable at times. but luckily, the rooms also had a small washbasin. one had to bring their own locks for the cupboard as the key-card would only help access the door. the stay did not have breakfast included, although their were plenty of options to eat out in the Niderdorfstrasse area, abuzz with plenty of authentic Swiss and multi-cuisine restaurants.. Major attractions like Bellevue, GrossMunster and cruise on the limmat river were closeby. In spite of the few minor inconveniences, the stay was good as the rooms were comfortably furnished and the price was reasonable compared to most other places in Zurich.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

I was warned about the stairs, but was still very surprised. The hostel is located above a spaghetti restaurant so the staircase seemed REALLY endless, especially if you're carrying heavy luggage like I was. And the directions could have been a little more clearer, I missed the sign before I found the small entrance in the alley. Other than that the facilities were great, and there was a sink in the room, which was VERY convenient. Staff was very friendly and helpful, loved them!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Reception has limited opening hours. Had to wait for over 3 hours when we arrived here, not including the long queue when the reception was finally open. Stay here if you have all the time in the world. Moreover, the wifi here has intermittent connection. I cannot think of any good reason why anyone would choose to stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

The Hotel Biber is several flights up a staircase adjacent to a Spaghetti Factory restaurant location in Old Town Zurich. Its location is unparalleled - it is smack-dab in the center of the medieval quadrant of gorgeous Zurich; there is a crafts market in the square one-minute walk from the hostel; and the rooms have windows facing panoramically into the city. Though the city of Zurich is disrupted by the tolling of bells at every quarter-hour and hour, it is a beautiful place that requires a lot of walking, and thus a good, centrally located home base. There is none better, in my experience there for nearly a week of travel, than the Hotel Biber on Niederdorfstrasse. I do, however, recommend that travelers going there take only backpacks or duffel bags with them. Rolling bags down the riverfront, near the Zurichsee, or into Old Town to get to the hostel will likely smash their wheels or zippers.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
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Ranked #6 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Zurich
Price Range: £28 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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