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“Clean, efficient, and (for Zurich) cheap” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich Youth Hostel
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37 reviews
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“Clean, efficient, and (for Zurich) cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Stayed there in July. This is cheap for Zurich, even if it seems expensive compared with anywhere else. The location is reasonably central. The building looks new and well maintained. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean throughout. They have luggage lockers near the reception, but they have to be emptied once a day (can't remember at what time). Once you are in your room, you get your own locker. Breakfast is O.K. (nice coffee). Easy to reach by tram and bus (the "Morgental" tram stop may be more useful than the two "Jugendherberge" bus stops, depending on where you're coming from). Easy to book in advance. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank J0E_D0E
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

South of the city of Zurich, loads of roads run parallel close to the lake. But these are mostly very narrow one-way streets. It's a bit hit and miss because the hostel is not on the road going south but is actually on the road that goes back into the city, hence idea for anyone approaching from the south. Having located the hostel, there is a small car park off the street. The interior is sparkling clean and the staff could not do more to make me welcome. There are lifts to the upper floor and a good breakfast restaurant on the ground floor. For eating in the evening, there is an excellent pizza restaurant just opposite. I could easily have stayed here longer.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg
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58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

For a hostel, it is an ideal place to stay: clean, with plain, modern furnishings and within easy access of public transport (trams and buses). Communal ablutions are well kept. Breakfasts are satisfactory and after 10am free coffees stop and you have to start paying. You get issued with clean laundered bedding to makeup your own bed on arrival. There is a locker room to keep your valuables and luggage if you wish.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Krakow, Poland
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Jugendherberge Zurich is so far the best hostel I've stayed in. The building is not very appealing from the outside, but it's quite modern and clean on the inside. The rooms are also in great conditions, they are small, but well, its a hostel! Breakfast was very good actually, it had a wide variety of things and it all looked amazing! Personal was also very friendly, I was made sandwiches at any hour (because many restaurants close at 8 and I, being argentine, am not used to having dinner that early haha) and once I had some personal problems and one of the girls from the hostel came to me and asked me if everything was alright, so nice! haha. Its location is not the best but you'll be by the central station in 15 minutes if you take the tram. There's a supermarket and food take away about two or three blocks away from the hostel. I really enjoyed my stay there!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Desiree1991
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Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maribor, Slovenia
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Zurich Youth Hostel

Property: 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 #1 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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