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Zurich Youth Hostel
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Great hostel, very clean, spacious rooms, friendly staff and awesome free breakfast. The area is really nice, close to the lake and the forest. Trams and buses to Zurich downtown are nearby. Only negative point.. there is no public kitchen, so there's no possibility to cook for yourself. The hostel serves food though. Good place to stay in Zurich.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights recently, As some other reviewers mention it is out of central Zurich. However there is an excellent tram service nearby (300 metres from hostel). The trams go about every 8 minutes. Near the tram stop is a good supermarket and other shops

This hostel is well managed and very clean. The staff on reception were polite and helpful. I had a private en-suite room - well worth the extra cost. They do an excellent breakfast and other meals are available.
The only negative was, we were in room 121 and it overlooked a courtyard where 'smokers' gathered and talked, played music etc. well after the curfew time of 10.00pm - we did report this to reception and they will look into this problem as they do close the doors at 10.00pm.

I would certainly stay here again and would recommend this hostel to friends,

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Great hostel with different kind of rooms, from dorms for very low price to doubles with all facilities. Full board possible, nice conference rooms, good buffet breakfast and other meals. Location is only a few minutes by tram from the city center or about half an hour easy walk. It has also own parking. I recommend it :)

Room Tip: If you have a window at the back side of the hostel a view might be a bit better.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Although not central to Zurich, much more than your usual hostel, rooms very clean with free lockers and wifi, decent breakfast included (good range of options), staff also spoke a high standard of English and were reliable. Would recommend and definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Would I recommend this place to a friend? Absolutely.

Really isn't bad for a hostel. It isn't too expensive considering that it is 1) Zurich, 2) breakfast is included, 3) reliable staff.. come on. What are people expecting for a hostel?

My stay (with two friends/coworkers) in a four mixed bedroom with a sink/wash area was great value. For a few more dollars a night, you get a bathroom in your room.. not necessary in my opinion. There were more than enough bathrooms/showers for everyone on the floor. Plus, sharing a room with three others wasn't bad considering there was a room separating the beds to the sink/storage area. Reduced noise for myself and my roomies!

The positive:
- Nice/helpful staff
- Frequented visits to the ice cream freezer in the main room ;)
- showers and bathrooms are spacious and clean, well kept
- parking spots for only 7 CFH/night
- great for young travelers as well as young professionals (has spaces for cars)
- takes credit card/euros

The cons:
- Switzerland is expensive, of course. This place was a little more pricey - about 66 CHF per person, per night.
- a little far.. two bus transfers until reached river/old town area.

Recommend to bring:
- towels (they offer some for hire)
- flip flops / shower sandals
- water
- ear plugs (if it's hot, you'll want to leave a window open, but folks are still partying outside)

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

It is lovely hotel and place though it is a bit outside of the main city center. Room was clean with lockers facility and free wifi in Lobby. In my next visit I will definitely book and stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

This was an awesome hostel. Everything in Zurich is expensive, so the hostel was a great value. Modern facilities, very clean, exceptionally quiet, felt very safe. Breakfast was wonderful - great selection (cereals, yogurt, fruit, bread, jam, ham, cheese, coffee, tea, juice). Room was more than adequate - stayed in a four-person dorm, fully equipped with sink, lockers (need a 2 CHF deposit to use, but has its own lock), and a separate room for the two sets of bunk beds. Each bunk had its own reading light, electric outlet, and shelf. Shared bathrooms were clean and well-maintained (even on a fully-booked weekend). Staff was extremely friendly and willing to offer suggestions about all things Zurich (food, sights, customs, etc). All guests (including our roommates) were friendly and open. Crowd is quite mixed, age-wise -- saw everything from young families to young adult backpackers to older couples. A little outside the city center, but an easy 5 minute walk and short tram ride brings you right to the city center. It was great! Would certainly return if ever in Zurich.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Zurich Youth Hostel

Address: Mutschellenstrasse 114 | 8038 Zurich, Zurich 8038, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Zurich
Price Range: £31 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Zurich Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zurich Youth Hostel became one of the most modern of the world- open round the clock, so you can really get to know Zurich, the little city on a global scale. The hostel has a roomy entrance hall and a spacious inner courtyard for the international globe-trotting community to meet good cuisine, comfortable rooms in a quiet city location close to the lake. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jugendherberge Zurich Hotel
Youth Hostel Zurich

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