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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read previous reviews and thought it will be worst that what I found. I think the hostel has a really good location and the price is good for Zurich and for what they offer. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. The space in front of reception is also really useful specially if you don't have the Swiss adaptor (a... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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70 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was a very good bargain for Zurich! Although, you do have to pay extra if you would like bed sheets. The hostel was very clean but the rooms were a bit small and the beds close together. Great location in the old town! About a 10-15 minute walk to the main train station and Lake Zurich. This hostel... More 

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Jurong, Singapore
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66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

- about 10 mins walk from the train stn; can also catch a tram car next to the right-most railway track of the railway station (as you face the station after alighting the train). Fare SF 2.60 - hostel reception is located on 4th floor; no elevator, have to climb more than 50 steps to reach Reception. - rooms are... More 

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boston, Ma, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Zurich is more expensive than other European cities. this hostel was best price aside from an air bnb out of the city. clean facility, nice coed showers, good beds sheets extra, towels extra. solid bunk beds: if one bunk bed sleeper moves the other doesn't get disturbed. Sunday night was not too loud with street noise, though smokers -not unlike... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Swiss accomdoation is expensive but this accomodation was ok - the rooms are really hot in the summer but the bathrooms are fairly clean. Its fairly easy to reach from the train station which is nice. The rooms arent massive but they are clean - you do have to pay extra for sheets but just 3 francs whihc is not... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel is not that easy to be found, though it is quite good located. The room and also the hostel itself is really small, they don't have separated showers, in our room there was only 2 plugs for 4 people so I had to charge my phone in the common area, but at least the receptionist was kind. Not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I stayed one night in this hostel and this is a better hostel than many ordinary hostel around Europe. The hostel is famous with backpackers around the world and always full. The room, bathroom and kitchen were clean and the location was in the old town, 10-15 minutes walking from Zurich train station. You could easily get restaurants and supermarkets... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

City backpacker is a super cute quaint little hostel in a great location of Zürich. Its definitely a good alternative since Switzerland can be quite pricey. Everything was clean, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were fine and the staff was nice. Nothing to complain about here!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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81 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Very central though a little tricky to find. By the river go down the alley way next to the Bodum shop into a small square with restaurants and opposite you'll see an alley way and the hostel sign. The stairs didn't bother me but you have to pass open restaurant kitchens. The reception is typical of a hostel. The rooms... More 

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53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night with my girlfriend and it served decently our purposes of fast touring Zürich. There is a lots of stairs to climb up and no elevator. The man in the reception was very helpfull and recommended us some great places to visit. The location is in the old town, so it's easy to go everywhere... More 

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Additional Information about City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: $51 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“In city centre near train station”
 of 5 bubbles CACH88, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Reception is only open at select hours so check that out before heading over to check in”
 of 5 bubbles jessicatS7006UR, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask when you check in. They are honest and will help you.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelinAlan, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I'm solo. My room fine.”
 of 5 bubbles allenbell, 31 May 2015 | Read review
“Other travellers were quiet - but there was noise from the street as there are number of eateries in the area and the weather was mild so many stood outside to eat and drink.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynn446, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
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