If you are on a tight budget, this hotel is for you as it is only about 15 mins walk to the central station and once you are at the central station, it is the city center so you can walk to see the shops and restaurants on bahnhofstrasse which is the main shopping centers street in Zurich and if you keep straight walking on it, you will see a beach or a lake where there are boats and people swimming on the lake, etc. The Grossmunsterplatz which is a major tourist attraction (a church) is nearby.
The hotel is really, really basic. A small room with no air conditioner but it has a small fan on the bedside bed. It has a shower and it does have hot water to the maximum celsius available for you who like hot water :)
Bed pillows are not eng speaking countries pillows size. They are smaller at the hotel and a square type of pillow so if you want standard eng speaking countries pillow, bring your own pillow.
Because there is no carpet on the room's floor and because of the type of the floor, it can get dirty, wet and slippery when you walk out the door of the bathroom after showering. And in the summer, it can get uncomfortable after shower (remember, small rooms, bad floor type in the room and hot air in the room).
There may not be enough place to put your baggage in the room as it is very small. There is a small round type of chair in the room and not even a straight square desk in the room which is actually an extended part of the window (?)
Many clubs and backpackers accommodation and strip clubs around in the area. Also many bars and minority people there so it does get loud and crowded at nights esp. on weekend nights. up to until 4 am when it suddenly gets silent. But if you really shut down the windows, you will hear almost none. So noise isn't a problem. The hotel does not have many staff and it does have only 30 - 35 rooms. Avoid the rooms on level 5 (there are only 3 of them) because the stairs from Level 4 to Level 5 is not safe and half of them has no holders for hands and and half way of it, the ceiling is too short so you have to duck your head and still lift your bags because there is no lift that goes to level 5 (lifts go to level 4 maximum). So imagine, no stairs holders, low ceiling, heavy bags. Avoid Level 5.
Breakfast: 12 Francs for non meat buffet breakfast and if you want meat, 20 Francs.
in Vienna for paying the same amount of money to stay at this hotel, you'd get a 4 star hotel because Austria is cheap but here you get a basically a motel. This hotel to my experience is a motel but it's ok if you are on a tight budget. I don't know if the room is big enough for 2 people in it. I've been to 15 countries worldwide so I am used to differences that hotels and countries and rooms have and I enjoy them but if you are the type of person who wants all the comforts at home, then don't stay here. But be aware that "average" hotels in the city maybe something like at least 250 francs a night. Yes, Zurich like Oslo is one of most expensive cities in Europe.
Things are unbeliavably expensive in Zurich. Even supermarket foods. a hot dog (bratwurst) just the sausage with no bread from a street stall costs 7.50 Francs which is about 8 Dollars. That's unbelivably. 100 grams of cooked fries at supermarkets (yes, major supermarkets sell cooked meals too and it can get EXTREMELY crowded during evening peak time and you won't be able to walk comfortably in the supermarket) were 2 Francs. So if you want 300 grams of fries which is little, it would cost you 6 Francs. Even a 1.5 liter of natural water at the supermarkets (supermarket brand ones) cost me around 3.50 francs a bottle whereas in Berlin, it cost me only 20 cents at Aldi (because Berlin is much cheaper than Zurich).
So you will need a lot of money, a map for your first trip to the hotel from the station because the street signs may not be displayed the same way it is displayed in Eng speaking countries. You would get lost without a PROPER map.
There is a small minor supermarket right across the street and many restaurants too.
Use the airport train to go to the central station and from there walk to the hotel (15 mins IF you know the way already).
You get friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Central location and personal serviceThis island in the lively Langstrasse district of town offers open and personal service, thus ensuring the comfort and wellbeing of guests.A warm welcomeCentrally located and easy to reach - this is the ideal place to socialize, make contacts and discover urban Zurich. ... more less
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