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“Wonderfully Quaint, Charming, Neat & Clean!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel St. Josef
Ranked #17 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderfully Quaint, Charming, Neat & Clean!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I can't recommend this little hotel enough! It is an easy walk of less than 10 minutes from the main train station. The two buildings that comprise the hotel are impeccably neat and well-kept and the staff that I encountered were all very polite and attentive. The room that I had (#832) was small yet very charming & clean.

They also have a nice continental breakfast in the mornings seven days a week. Unfortunately, the restaurant is only open for dinner on weeknights; so I didn't get a chance to try it.

There were only two negatives:
1. The towels weren't very soft - somewhat akin to sandpaper.
2. There was only one pillow on the bed - two would have been nice.

Other than these two minor negatives, you can't go wrong with this hotel!

All-in-all, the Hotel St. Josef is an excellent deal for a city so expensive as Zürich. If you are looking for something big, glitzy & ostentatious, then this place might not be for you. Otherwise... STAY AT THIS HOTEL! You will be very pleased.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

A great hotel - room is spotless, spacious (for a big city), 10 minutes walk from the railway station, across the road from lanes chockfull of restaurants, bars and coffee shops (on account of Zurich Universitat being next door). A lovely bargain in an expensive city. the only drawback is the longer distance from the Banhofstrasse, which is the main shopping street. its about a 20 minute walk away. Breakfast was a good assortment of breads, salami, ham, jams, fruit juices. Simple, but delicious.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We have stayed here several times and the rooms are clean and good sized. The price is reasonable by Zurich standards and the breakfast is quite good for a three star hotel. It is a "reasonable" walk from the main train station (about 4-5 blocks distance) if you have a suitcase that rolls. It is very close to the Niederdorfstrasse which has many restaurants and some clubs. it is also then 4-5 blocks from many of center of Zurich with all its attractions. A very good, convenient and reasonably priced place to stay while in Zurich.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Zurich is beautiful, but rather expensive: this hotel is a very good balance between price and quality: don't be misguided by the 3 stars - I believe it's just because there's no air conditioning, as the hotel is both beautiful and well managed. On top of it all, a great location, in walking distance from the main sights and the shopping areas.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Zurich hotels are expensive so this hotel is excellent value for money. Great location only 5 minutes walk from the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station). Note: don't haul bags up the steps. Walk about another 150m up the road and you will find a ramp which comes up direction in front of the hotel. Be sure to ask for one of the newly refurbished rooms in the second building (800 room numbers). Very large room - well appointed and comfortable. Small bathroom and no bathtub but for the price that's ok. Tea and coffee making facilities provided in the room. Dining room (Timeout Restaurant) is very pleasant and staff (a young team) speak english. The breakfast was excellent and we had dinner twice in the evening. The food was excellent and again great value for money. Overall hard to fault for the price and the staff are pleasant and obliging.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel St. Josef

Property: Hotel St. Josef
Address: Hirschengraben 64-68, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Hochschulen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Zurich
#26 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#30 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,189 - ₹ 17,916
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel St. Josef 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In our charming hotel you will find everything you wish for your holiday or business stay. Our house is located close to the main station of Zurich , only a few steps from the Old Town and the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Theater, cinema, opera house, museums , ETH and University are within easy walking distance . A short walk takes you to the beautiful lake promenade of Zurich . ... more   less 
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