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7.7
Very Good 2738 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.8
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Staff 8.5
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 6.9
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7.7
Very Good 2738 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.8
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Staff 8.5
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 6.9

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12th Feb 2017
8.3

Perfect location, friendly vibe without being big and crazy. Everything was quite clean. Not a lot of comfortable common area, especially in winter when the rooftop terrace is less of a draw (this would be lovely in summer!). Just a couple minutes' walk away from cafes, restaurants, shopping, the river... So lovely and charming!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
27th Jan 2017
9.1

Zurich itself of course is super expensive so in terms of meeting people, it's not as good as places like Budapest or Prague, but to be fair to this hostel it does it's best. There is a bar crawl each Friday and there you'll find lots of Swiss people joining in because for 20 Swiss Franks, it's good value for money (a shot at each bar and entry to the club included in this price). Location-wise, it's pretty good; it's in the old town. It's also a clean hostel. Lots of stairs but who cares.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
23rd Jan 2017
8.6

People really should stop complaining about the stairs... This hostel is very middle of the road. Overall the facilities are perfectly adequate and kept pretty clean. Location is nice, right in the middle of the old town with the lake and some sites easily walkable. Common room could use an update or at least a couple new couches. The staff was nice and very helpful. Definitely a bit pricey, but that's Zurich...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
20th Jan 2017
6.0

Great location and that's about it! No social vibe at the hostel, staff were not very enthusiastic, no effort to bring all the travellers together to socialise. I wouldn't recommend staying at this hostel if for a solo traveller and are looking at meeting people! No social room to relax and meet other travellers. Rooms have limited power cords which was not ideal! Very noisy at night and be ready to walk up and down the stairs! Overall very average.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
16th Jan 2017
4.3

Beds too close together. No atmosphere. Great location. Expensive

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
15th Jan 2017
9.1

Great place to stay!! Awesome location, in the center of old Zurich and right in the area of lots of shopping and restaurants. Be prepared to walk up a ton of stairs to get to the hostel reception and rooms. Very clean and friendly and helpful staff!!! Really enjoyed my stay

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
8th Jan 2017
8.6

The only problem we found were the thousand stairs we needed to get for going upstairs. It was really a thousand.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
8th Jan 2017
7.1

This hostel was in a great location near the train station and the staff were very friendly. The facilities were fine but basic, and it was very expensive, also considering they charged extra for sheets and towels. Was okay for the one night in Zurich

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
3rd Jan 2017
7.4

Lack of plugs in bedroom and just one very bright light over sink.....have been in much cheaper hostels that managed to have a bedside light and individual plugs. Location is the only good thing.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • China, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
2nd Jan 2017
6.0

need to buy clean sheets(compulsary), super high stairs no elevator, room helly crowded

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness

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