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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Good location, close to the main station and in the heart of the old town. There are a few flights of stairs before you reach the reception, luckily we were pre-warned. Rooms are on the small side and quite basic, decor is a bit on the dated side. It's a shame that you have to pay for linen and towels...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Fairly neutral stay. Expensive in the realm of hostels but cheap for Zurich. You also have to add in the cost of linen rental if you don't have your own. Hostel is clean, beds are comfortable. Kitchens are very basic, but there is one on every floor which is nice. Decor is dated. The staff seemed flustered most of the...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This was unfortunately just an overnight stop. The staff was excellent and waited up for us to arrive, it was excellently located, and very clean. I also felt very safe. It's pricey for a hostel, but it's the best price you can get for Switzerland. When I get back to Zurich, I will definitely stay at this hostel.

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Thank Jennifer D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is the most expensive hostel I've ever stayed at, but it's a given considering it's in Zurich, one of the most expensive cities in the world. The hostel is in a good location, near shopping streets at one side and near the river on the other. It's only a short walk away from the rail station and Lake Zurich....

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Regina, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The most expensive hostel I've ever stayed at, and also one of the least pleasant. That said, it's still going to be one of the cheapest places you'll find to stay in pricey Zurich. The timing is absurd with check in only occuring during specific hours, with a lineup completely filling up the common, it was utter chaos, and it...

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm and it was spacious enough. linen and towel are payable if you don't bring your own. They have very strict timing at the reception desk so if you come there at odd hours the reception office will be closed. great location in the old town are with ample sightseeing, dining, shopping and nightlife...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I took separate room but bathroom was not attached and it was outside. Though toilets and shower rooms were very clean and maintained. Reception boy was very nice and helpful. It is on walking distance from main Zurich train station. Some good and big shopping malls are also very near. For stop overs its good hotel considering the price you...

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Brooklyn, United States
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is not only one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in, but the price was on the dot. For a split room, less than $50 USD. Of course in Switzerland you need to pay up for a private room, but if you're out all day and don't care, then pay less! The beds are spread out and...

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Coimbatore, India
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Went there along with my friend.. good enough hostel. Stayed for a day. Cost also was relatively cheap. Ders a kitchen on every floor to cook n have food. The reception is friendly and you can keep ur bags here if u have reached before your check in time. I would recommend this..:)

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Walking distance from the main Zurich train station. Wonderful location, walking distance to everything you need and want to buy although Zurich's town centre is admittedly not very big difficult to explore. Rooms are a bit dated with squeaky floors. Lockers are not very big, about 30cm by 40cm (estimate). But apart from these, enjoyed my stay there. Can't have...

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Address: Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: RM168 - RM567 (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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