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City Backpacker - Hostel Biber Reviews

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland

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77%

Rating
1716 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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100%

Our party of 4 was extremely happy with the accommodations. The property was secure and the room was clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend this hostel to others!


80%

The hostel is near the train station, but instructions were not very clear. There is also a lot of stairs to climb to get to the reception (and possibly your room). Not easy if you have big or a lot of luggage/bags. Room was very small, but sufficient as we only stayed one night as a stopover. Wifi is only available in the lounge area - but there are power sockets there - and lots of chances for mingling.


86%

Great location within walking distance of main train station. Good facilities to cook since Zurich food is so expensive


86%

I had no real problem with this hostel at all.


74%

Very close to train station, but expensive (like everything else in Zürich I guess). Lounge was good for meeting people because everyone had to go there to get wifi. On the downside, you have to go to the lounge to get wifi. It gets the job done for a couple of nights.


69%

The hostel is decent and gets the job done but is nothing special. The bathrooms were not super clean and the amount of beds in a room kinda squished everyone together. It was kind of expensive, but so is Zurich so it was kinda expected.


91%

Nice hostel, close to main city attractions and main train station, rooms were fine, clean and tidy, free wifi only in reception, very helpfull and friendly staff. Good for short stay at Zurych.


74%

There wasnt elevator it could be hard to carry your bags if yours are heavy. Nice rooftop garden though


89%

the location of this hostel is wonderful!!! just in the Niederdorfstrasse, quite near from Zurich HB, and every attraction, just a few minutes on foot.and also the service is great, the staff is so nice.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

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.


80%

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)


77%

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)


69%

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.


97%

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


86%

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


91%

Excellent location.


49%

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


80%

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


71%

the additional bed sheet is really expensive!

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


69%

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


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