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7.7
Very Good 2747 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.7
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Staff 8.5
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 6.8
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7.7
Very Good 2747 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.7
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Staff 8.5
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 6.8

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18th Feb 2017
8.3

The hostel is so expensive like Zurich (so I think it is not a problem), but the big problem is the opening hours of reception, it is very strange a hostel works 08h-11h and 15h-22h, I see the people waiting long time in the common room because it is not possible keep the luggage in the luggage room because there is not a staff to do this.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GokhanBozkurt
  • Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
16th Feb 2017
5.7

I accept the fact that Zurich is an expensive city. maybe for the money they charge (I paid 38 euro per night) I should have not expect anything more than basic service. But still hostel literally does not have anything attractive or extraordinary. Everything is very basic, in the simplest form you can imagine. There is no social room or any lobby (I mean there is one very small badly decorated room with a few chairs, thats all) Atmosphere zero! Dorms and kitchen are small. location is good.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
16th Feb 2017
6.0

Could be alot better. For the price its bad - you have to pay for sheets on top. Comparing to other hostels- this one would be the worst and most expensive( it is Switzerland thou) hostel ive stayed in in Europe. Its ok for two three days max thou. Could be cleaner too. Be prepared to spend alot on everything!! Switzerland is super expensive.. however in saying that its a beautiful and pretty amazing country. :)

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
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
10th Feb 2017
8.9

Everyrhing was so cool with our stay in terms of room or showers, but the kitchen utensils were almost non existant. One pot for a whole floor! Not to mention about a towel or a freaking napkin. Very poor

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
8th Feb 2017
8.9

Great location, good atmosphere, good value overall. Could benefit from larger lockers and perhaps staff could offer to help guests carry luggage up the stairs (reception on second floor, some rooms on fourth). I wasn't the only one struggling!

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

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