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Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland

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77%

Rating
1689 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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97%

Lovely hostel, will stay again and would recommend to others. Nice beds in dorms. Only slight negative was that not one powerpoint per bed. Staff friendly.


77%

everything is good, but the receiption of hostel is floor 4 so I were too tired to bring my lagguage. The receiption desk should in lower floor :)

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Overall we enjoyed our stay here and the staff were friendly and helpful when we first arrived and when we had questions. The only issue we really had was that the wifi was only available in the hotel lobby and that in the evening it tended to get crowded. Really not an issue at all, just a first world problem and not something one can complain about with their reasonable prices. I'd be happy to stay there whenever I head back to this beautiful city!


77%

The hostel was a nice place to stay for my quick stop over in Zurich. The facilities seemed clean and small lockers were provided in the rooms. The hostel is about a 10 minute walk from the main train station, which was very convenient. The hostel is quite pricey, but typical for Switzerland.


94%

The kitchen was a lifesaver! Zurich is super expensive and I was able to save a lot of money by cooking my breakfast and dinners there. The location is awesome, as it is about 10 minute walk from the train station and a 10 minute walk from all the major sites.


77%

Good choice to stay


80%

This hostel has the sweetest receptionists!

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great location, only problems were wifi only in the reception area and a have to go up a couple of floors to get to the hostel, but overall a good and easy experience.


83%

Excellent hostel with a lovely receptionist. The bathrooms, bedrooms, common area are all of a very high standard and no free internet (except wifi). The only negative is that it's a bit pricey, but that's Zurich. Thank god for the supermarket.


86%

Great location, perfect ! Everything in Zurich is very expensive but was still a nice hostel.


66%

There is no wifi :(


71%

Pros: Short walk from train station and tram Staff is helpful Fairly clean Cons: Lots of stairs (you won't care about this until you have to carry your luggage up) Wifi only works in lounge area (but you'll meet new people!) I walked in to the lounge early in the morning and there was a hobo sleeping on the couch? Overall, it's a decent hostel. Stay here for the convenient location, but know that Zurich is really expensive anyway so maybe minimize your time there.


77%

Super friendly staff. I can't remember the woman's name who helped me (someone in their 30s who likes metal), but she was great. Not a party hostel, and a bit hard to meet people. No A/C either so you'll probably be hot if it's the warmer months. Far from the hardcore clubs, but not too far from the main bar district (20min). Close to the train station and water.


89%

was good hotel and the service was excelent.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

good atention, excellent recepcionist

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Clean, great location, nice common area, and the staff was great. WiFi only in the reception area, and a pretty bad connection at that. So if you want a lot of internet (or want to text your girlfriend before going to bed) that was a bit of a hassle. Kitchens were well kept, but they were very aggressive about keeping old food out of the fridge, which meant that I lost a tomato. Only one microwave in the building. Stove took forever to heat up.


71%

Hostel room was incredibly cramped and included only one outlet. Main reception is up two narrow flights of stairs and is also very small and cramped. Tiny lockers in the rooms. Great location that is easy walking distance from everything. It may be hard to beat the location, but the hostel itself is below average.


74%

The location is perfect but dont have big lockers just small! A localização é o melhor desse lugar no centro de Zurique onde tudo acontece! Só que não tem compartimentos grandes para colocar a mala mas é seguro, mas tem cofre pequeno para as coisas de valor!


83%

Nice location. But there is no elevator.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

1) Six-beds dorm, there are only 4 plugs for power supply. 2) These plugs are far from the beds, e.g. 2 located just next to the door (Security problem). 3) Weak power supply (really slow to charge the phone) 4) No Wifi in the room. 5) Extremely small common room but people gather here for internet (extremely crowded) 6) Claims "Tea/Coffee Making Facilities" but selling machine. 7) Costly (Fair price in Switzerland) but not worth. 8) Worst hostel I've stay in my 30 days trip


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