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New City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was centrally located on one of the liveliest streets in Old Town Zurich. It is within short walking distance of countless restaurants, shops, and the river. We stayed in a spacious 4 person dorm with a great view of the street below us. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the lockers were huge. There are only communal...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I stayed 2 nights in the large 4-bed female room. The dorm room itself was the highlight, very spacious and comfortable bed with extras such as a kettle, mini-fridge, wardrobe, big lockers, good free wifi and table/chairs in the room. Breakfast (toast and cereal) and towels/linen included. Location in the Old Town was also great, right next to the lake...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights here as a base to several tours throughout Switzerland. Very generous room size with two couches and a table with two chairs. The man on reception upon my arrival was very lovely. I had booked a mixed dorm as there were no only female rooms available for my length of stay. He offered to place me in...

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1Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great Location! Everyone working at this hotel was so helpful and nice. We arrived extremely early before our check in and they were very accommodating for our needs. They also recommended places for us to go to, how to get around, and directions to everything. The hotel was also very clean and the beds were comfy. I would recommend this...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stayed 4 nights in Hotel Otter which impressed me right from the time I booked. They replied within 24 hours to my request for a lower bunk. On check in day, I called and was told they could store my luggage to let me explore Zurich unhindered. Then Handan, the receptionist on duty understood my dilemma about trying fondue as...

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2Thank Limlle
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Hotel Otter has great character, kind and helpful staff, and a fantastic location, all at a very decent price given that it's at the historic center of one of Europe's most expensive cities. I wish they served breakfast earlier - 7:30 is not early enough for many travelers - but when I complained, Handa (sp?) went way out of her...

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1Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I wish we would've booked our room for longer than for one night. We were lucky to have the African room that comes with a small balcony - with gorgeous views over the Zurich old town. It takes a certain kind of traveler to appreciate this place properly. If you enjoy discovering something new off the beaten track and like...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Dining out costs a fortune in Zurich, but the room has a fridge and you can make do with sandwiches, cooked chicken, and packaged salads. The friendly staff will direct you to the nearest Coop to pick up groceries.In the morning they have the standard continental breakfast in addition to a selection of cold cuts, rolls, and hard boiled eggs....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Positive: --Excellent location, 3 minutes from Bellvueplatz, Zurich. -Plenty of eating options near by. A COOP store on Bellvue platz is an advantage. --I stayed in 4 bed mixed dorm. Room size and lockers are good. A wash basin in the room. -Beds are comfortable and clean. - A small refrigerator is provided in the room which is a great...

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The location is perfect. Great environment. the stuff was very friendly specially the lady on the main desk, she helped me with something urgent even after the check out. I very much recomend this hotel.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Otter

Address: Oberdorfstrasse 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: ₹ 2,859 - ₹ 10,865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Otter 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Otter Hotel zürich
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Zurich
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“The corner rooms are very spacious”
  • Mini Fridge in Room
 of 5 bubbles aworldofbs, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra for the large dorm rooms”
 of 5 bubbles juliab551, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My room was above the bar and outdoor seating area but the noise did not bother me at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Limlle, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The women's dorm in the left corner on the third floor is great.”
 of 5 bubbles N5838FGtracyb, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not much choice in room.”
 of 5 bubbles VinVin2014, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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