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City Backpacker - Hostel Biber Reviews

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland

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1656 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The front desk personnel with an Irish accent was absolutely helpful and a delight to talk to. Vey informative and friendly--I needed that after a rough day of feeling tired and a bit sad.


It's a great hostel to stay, clean room and toilet. Just that there is no lift and the room is a bit small if all bed are occupied.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very expensive, probably worth it to find somewhere cheaper. Hostel was nice altogether, just way too much money with nothing included (ex; sheets, towels, breakfast)


This hostel located in third floor without a lift. Narrow and steep staicase not suitable with older people and bulky baggage. The staff is excellent.


Excellent location, very nice hostel, and you will get a discount for the breakfast in Henrici cafe nearby hostel:)


staff is friendly and helpful. if I visit zurich again I will certainly stay in hotel biber.


Excellent location.


This hostel charges extra fee for credit card payment, which was not informed in the reservation and may cause inconvenience.


Very good location near the city center in an area with a lot of restaurants and bars. Clean hostel with bathrooms and kitchen on every floor and a roofterrasse. Very friendly staff - price for Zurich is good


the additional bed sheet is really expensive!

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


tiny room, and no lift, have to climb stairs urself , when with luggage, a bit difficult. but very good location.


stayed here for a second time :) good hostel!


not recommanded


I really enjoyed the roof patio hangout spot. Thought this spot could have had more promotion and better lighting, but was very happy with my stay nonetheless.


A hook near the shower, so the guests could hang their clothes would make the life much easier.


Reception staff helpful. Thanks for finding a shop for repair my suitcase. 6 persons dorm a bit small. Kitchen facility is simple. Still worth for money as the location is good.


Grungy back street hostel. The hostel is up 3flights of stairs above a Spaghetti House restaurant, who's kitchens back onto the main stairs. The hostel has small common area with no atmosphere, the staff are ok but rude when I turned up at 12:30


We stayed in a twin room with shared bathroom. The shared bathroom was clean and as there's one on each floor we didn't usually have to wait to use it. The staff were helpful and friendly. Note the internet only works in the reception area. Very convenient location to the train station, shops. If you're not into live music you might find it annoying at night, as the hostel is right next to a lot of bars and restaurants, however we thought it was nice to listen to.


I loved everything in the hostel! I would definitely stay there again. I just think the bed sheets should be included in the price.


Hostel is on the fourth floor, no elevator, difficult with a heavy luggage..., but everything else is fine:)

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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