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City Backpacker Hotel Biber
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“Great little hostel”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

The stairs getting you up to the rooms aren't very inviting but you won't regret staying here. The place is clean and the staff is quite helpful. The location is pretty amazing and the terrace on the roof is worth a visit just to take in some fresh air and the view. The common room was pretty active and good place to sit and chat with fellow travelers.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This hostel is located beautifully, in the middle of everything and easy to find from the train station. The saying goes though is that you get what you pay for! This place probably offers the cheapest beds in zurich and if you've ever been to switzerland and payed swiss prices for anything you'll understand what i mean! ;) hence one shouldn't really complain! It is a backpackers hostel and not somewhere to take your girlfriend! lol!. Its small and cramped but very warm and cosy. The beds were uncomfortable, id recommend this place for its location and if you were on a budget, especially at swiss prices!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Located in old town portion of Zurich, this hostel wasn't exactly easy to locate. Just a door at street level with a sign above it. It is a long walk up to the reception of the hostel. This was probably one of the worst equipped hostel. There are no individual lights or power socket at each bed. The toilets can get quite dirty, but it was clean daily. The lounge was small and it was hard to find space. Now for the positive things. The internet speed is very fast here, and the receptionist very helpful and friendly. For the price I paid, I would return to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Tustin, California
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Between the two youth hostels in Zurich that I compared, one had a great location but was not so clean (Biber) and the other was a bus ride out of town but was immaculate. I'm glad I chose Biber. I went with a group of teenagers and they were able to run around Niederdorfstrasse (which is carless) and eat, shop, whatever, any time of day or evening because we were located right in the middle of it. Only about a 10 minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof, it's perfect. Yeah, the many stairs are kind of a bummer, the bunk beds had some graffiti on them, and the wool blankets were a little dank and itchy, but in any other country this would be an A+ hostel. It's only that you expect perfection when in Switzerland, so you notice the flaws here. Staff was VERY kind and helpful. Would definitely take a group here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Booked this hostel becos this is the cheapest. Unlike the Hostel I stayed in Bern, this one paled in comparison. On the way up to the room /reception, u passed by the back kitchen of adjoining restaurants, not a pleasent sight. The staircase feel & look oily & not too clean. The rooms & commom bathroom are ok. Be prepared for lots of noise from restaurant's activities downstairs all the way till early morning. Staff are friendly. Stay here only if u have no other alternative or a limited budget. It was convenient for us cos we left early for the airport & the location is really convenient.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: City Backpacker Hotel Biber
Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
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Ranked #7 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Zurich
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,504 - ₹ 13,416
Number of rooms: 17
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