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8.2
Fabulous 3011 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.6
  • Security 8.5
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 8.7
  • Atmosphere 7.5
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.5
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8.2
Fabulous 3011 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.6
  • Security 8.5
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 8.7
  • Atmosphere 7.5
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.5

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15th Aug 2017
8.6

Be warned that reception is closed for four hours in the middle of the day. Extremely inconvenient. If you get there between 11am and 3pm be prepared to sit and wait until they open.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
14th Aug 2017
7.7

This hostel is well located and it is easy to walk to a lot of main attractions in Zurich. Pretty basic place but it does the job. It is located above a restaurant so you have to walk up about five flights of stairs to get to reception...just an FYI if you have heavy luggage.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
12th Aug 2017
7.1

It was a good place to stay, rooms, washrooms and kitchen were very clean. There is no elevator so you have to walk up a number of flights to get to check in & depending on what floor your room is on more flights to get there. Reception also isn't open 24 hours so make sure you arrived when check in is open.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
9th Aug 2017
9.1

Hostel was located in a really great part of town, with lots of restaurants and shops right outside! The staff was also really friendly and accommodating!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 20 reviews
8th Aug 2017
10.0

Great hostel, right in old town, close to everything, good wifi, decent beds, clean, only complaint is it's up 4 flights of stairs - very hard with a heavy suitcase!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
5th Aug 2017
8.9

Very nice place, but not great if you are looking to meet folks to hang out with. No group activities and not a great central hang out room. The terrace closes at 10 p.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
3rd Aug 2017
9.4

Very nice helpful staff. Decent common area. Good wifi. MANY STAIRS to get to the reception. No lift. Fantastic location. Close to train station and center of city. I think charging for bedsheets is tacky. It's unsanitary for people to bring their own bed sheets!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
1st Aug 2017
8.3

Good hostel. Close to train station, shops and restaurants. But it can be loud at night due to restaurants/bars on the street below. The facilities are basic but they all work and are clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. My only suggestion would be to have a fan in the rooms, very hot in 30+ degree weather. Not much atmosphere but a good place to stay for a night or two!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
28th Jul 2017
8.9

Great location in the old town area of Zurich. There is no elevator and there are quite a lot of stairs if you're staying on one of the higher floors. There's a great view from the rooftop balcony. When leaving the building there's some doors leading into the kitchen of the spaghetti restaurant in the building - I managed not to accidentally walk in there but it would be an easy mistake to make! I didn't really meet anyone here - the only 'common' area was a few chairs by reception.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
28th Jul 2017
6.9

Not a bad stay, the rooms are clean and secure, although quite expensive for what you get in terms of facilities (but this is Switzerland). The atmosphere was lacking, not much space to meet other travelers. There's a nice rooftop terrace to sit and relax. Very noisy at night with the hostel being next to the bars downstairs, but with earplugs this wasn't too much of a problem. Overall, an alright place to stay for a night or two.

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

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