Apparently finding decent cheap lodging in Zurich is difficult. This is about as cheap as you can find. If you're used to hostels in other countries, though, which are not just RELATIVELY cheap but ACTUALLY cheap, be prepared for an unpleasant surprise. Here, you'll pay about $50 for a dorm bed.
The main benefit of this place is that it is very clean and nice-looking. It also has a pretty solid breakfast.
Other than that, it falls short in most categories. The rooms are just average, not super nice or spacious or anything, which makes them seem not worth the price. You have to pay for internet, and it's not cheap. The hostel is located some distance from the main city center; it's only a 10-minute tram ride, but it makes it a bit less feasible to just stroll out for dinner or the like. Also, unlike many hostels I've stayed it, this one does not provide a kitchen for your own use, meaning you can't sidestep the outrageously high Swiss food prices by buying grocery store food at keeping it in the fridge.
To sum it up, the only reason this gets three stars is because I don't think there are any better deals in Zurich. Everything in Swizterland is expensive, so I have to give this a decent rating. If this hostel were in another country, at this price, I would call it a bad deal.
- 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