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Zurich Youth Hostel
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had a quick stop over here as part of a backpacking trip and it was all round fine. Its a very large hostel, with several floors. There is a big area on the ground floor for breakfast, and a seating area with a projector screen. World cup games were being shown. It seemed to be well equipped with facilities such as laundry and a bar, however we didn't make use of anything as we were only staying one night. The location was fine. There is a tram and bus stop nearby and we found our way to and from the city centre without much of a problem.

The atmosphere is a lot quieter and more formal than some of the other hostels we stayed in. We didn't speak to other travellers while we were there unlike in other hostels. It felt like the type of place you would stay in on a school trip or with another large group. Don't go expecting a party!

We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm which was clean except for few discarded crisps on the mattress. We were given linen to make our own beds on arrival. The lights and plugs by each bunk are a nice touch. There were large lockers in the room and also by reception so you can leave your bags before/after you have access to your room. The bathrooms were all the way down the corridor but were quiet and clean. The breakfast was the best on our trip. Loads of choice - several cereals, yoghurt, fruit, cold meat, cheese, a selection of bread and spreads and real tea and coffee! The highlight of the stay after eating a lot of poor food on our travels.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

A well run hostel with pleasant staff, more than adequate breakfast (included), and large showers. We stayed in the 4 bed female dorm. Only down sides are very slow wifi that's limited to the lobby and it's a bit of a hike to the city centre and train station.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Very clean hostel spacious rooms with good beds, lockers and washing facilities. The staff were very helpful and more than attentive. The free breakfast was very good and just what you need. Plenty of areas to sit downstairs where it was okay to consume your own food and drink despite there being a bar, there was also free Wi-Fi in this area (not available in rooms). There was no kitchen in available to use in the hostel but there was food available to buy. The location was good; close to a supermarket and only a short walk away from Lake Zurich. Overall I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend to others visiting Zurich.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank livkinney
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Generally as youth hostels go, this one was very industrial and corporate. The hostel itself was spacious and clean, and if you enjoy walking, it's not that far from the city center. Nice value for the price, and the breakfast that is included had a very good spread.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We had to walk up a hill with our heavy luggages to reach this hostel. The location isn't the best and is not located near to the city center. Even after taking tram 7 from Zurich HB to Wollishofen, you still need to walk up a long path upslope to the hostel. The only good thing about the location is it is near Horgen-Meilen, where many locals and tourists alike go to hang out at and soak in the summer heat. :) There is a Spar Express (supermarket) nearby too.

We stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm. The room was very spacious and clean. It was equipped with two sinks and lockers, which are big enough to fit cabin luggages and mountain backpacks. There is a power socket and night light at each bed. It was extremely warm at night during our stay and perhaps it's because it's summer already but they could have installed fans or air conditioning. There are 4-5 cubicles for the shared bathroom and the shower was great.

I agree with other reviewers that the breakfast was amazing! It was sumptuous and there is a wide variety of bread, cereals & muesli, milk, OJ, coffee and tea, cheese and hams. It was very good considering this place is a hostel.

I feel that staff are not particularly friendly or helpful.. or maybe it's just me? But I have definitely seen much friendly hostel staff elsewhere. Wifi is only available near the reception area. Overall I had just an average stay - would perhaps consider somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

What a nice surprise to arrive at the youth hostel in Zurich, expecting something simple and minimalistic, and find this nice, well equipped establishment with friendly and helpful staff. This is certainly worth considering when visiting Zurich.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MSteinberg2305
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Great location with best customer service nearby shopping and station. Its best for value for money with buffet breakfast and wifi free in the lobby. Staff was very friendly and great help. Highly recommend for best deal in zurich as its clean and best location

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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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 - £157 (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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