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Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland

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1915 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Altogether great hostel... but for wifi and size of common area


Hostel was average but good location, beware of the stairs! Only complaint would be that our room was slanted and made us feel nauseous when standing. The people staying at the hostel at the same time as us was very random.... It appeared like no one liked each other which was highly amusing.


they only work a few hours in reception, in the website says is open until 12 pm and open again back at 3pm, but when you get there they close at 11 am which is annoying, Though the staff was polite. Rooms were horrible, the floor was uneven, no space to put your luggage, was too small with to many beds. Sheets were not soft at all, Is very expensive for what you get, but considering is switzerland I guess is decent price. Well located, you can walk anywhere. Poor wifi, doesnt work in rooms


A great location - just a short walk from the main train station and near to pretty much anything you need to. Friendly staff but no real atmosphere - didn't seem to be much encouragement or opportunity to mingle with other guests. Wifi only worked in reception and was inconsistent at best. Room basic but serviceable enough.


Perfect location! Good staff, but they do not have lockers. You will have to use your onw and you will be able to hide just a few things because the compartiment is very small! Wi-fi only in common area.


room is a little bit too small

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