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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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City Backpacker - Hostel Biber

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

City Backpacker - Hotel/Hostel Biber is located in the pedestrian area right in the heart of the beautiful and lively old part of town.

The most important sights and places are in walking distance, such as churches, museums, the lake and of course the famous shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse. Nightlife, music and entertainment are all just around the corner as well.

Our hostel offers cheap and comfortable dormitory beds with a maximum of six beds per room. We also have some private single/twin/triple/quad rooms. There are toilets and showers on each floor.

We have self-catering kitchens, free tea and soft drink vending machines and a small kiosk/shop at reception.

Further facilities include lockers in the dormitories, a guest internet station, laundry facilities, luggage storage, discounts on Swiss army knives and souvenirs.

Reception is open from 8am to noon and from 3pm to 10pm and check-in is available until 10pm. We have no curfew and no membership is required.

Our friendly staff are pleased to answer your questions and book accommodation in other cities, tours, etc.

So enjoy your stay here with us, relax, meet new friends while having a drink in the living room or on our rooftop terrace with nice views and make your visit to Zurich unforgettable!

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With a prime location in the heart of Zürich's old town, City Backpacker - Hostel Biber is perfectly placed for exploring the Swiss city. Take in the view of the city skyline from our wide-open roof terrace, or just stretch out on a sunlounger to soak in the summer sunshine. In the evenings, you'll find Zürich's nightlife and live music venues right on our doorstep, and there's no curfew so you can stay out as late as you want.


When you step out of our front door you'll be in the bustling heart of Zürich's old town, Niederdorf, on a sweet little pedestrian street. We're a 5-minute walk from the Grossmünster, the city's landmark 12th century cathedral, and an 8-minute walk from the famous shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse. Getting here is easy – we're only half an hour from Zürich Airport via public transport and a 5-minute tram ride and short stroll from the main train station.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're feeling sociable, pick a bed in one of our mixed or female-only dorms. They all have lockers so you can keep your things safe and sound. Prefer privacy? Our twin and quad rooms give you plenty of space. We've got toilets and showers on every floor, plus laundry facilities in case you didn't pack enough pairs of socks.

Extras and activities

Make yourself at home by cooking a meal in our self-catering kitchen. We've got a vending machine and a small kiosk shop at reception for midnight munchies, too, and there's free tea available in the kitchen. You can catch up on the gossip from back home at our public computer or using our free Wi-Fi. Should you need to pick up a last-minute gift or a memento of your travels, you'll get discounts on Swiss souvenirs just for being a guest of the hostel!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2019
    The location is amazing, close to the central station of zurich, great price! Is not a party hostel, but I met amazing people in the room who made my trip, the staffs are friendly.. The bad part is that the reception is not 24 hours, but I highly recommend and would stay there again!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2019
    Very good hostel with excelent location. Staff friendly and helpful :)
    Morocco, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    Excellent location. Cute hostel. The staff are very nice and the beds are comfortable. There are quite a few stairs and the staircases aren't large, which may be difficult if you are carrying large baggage. I would highly recommend this place. The location is really fantastic.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Nov 2019
    Pretty solid hostel! The staff were so helpful! Although the crazy amount of stairs to get up wasn't the best. Definitely not accessible to all body types. But the location was amazing. Right in the center of everything and not too far of a walk from the train/bus stations. The shower was a little small, but it did the job! The bedroom didn't have many plug-ins, and it would be nice to have little shelves near each bed. But other than that, great hostel!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Nov 2019
    The hostel is simple and kind of old, but good. For the price, you expect something better, but it's still the cheapest option in the city for this amazing location (just 10 minutes walking to the central station and you can access any part of the city by walk), so it was worth it. The kitchen could be better equipped and there were no power plugs in the top bunk beds. It would be better if the reception stayed opened all day (it closes from 12-15), but at least they warn you a lot about it.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    07 Nov 2019
    I only stayed one night, but the staff was helpful and the location was great to explore the city in my short time there. A little on the pricey side for a hostel, but Zurich seems to be on the pricey side in general. If in Zurich again, I would definitely consider staying here.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    11 Nov 2019
    Hostel was located very much near the city centre n also it had good place of near by tourist attractions. I found only dissatisfying things was to carry lungage to a 4 floor as it has its reception at 4 floor which was little difficult with heavy bagage. rest all was perfect n fine to stay in zurich
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    06 Nov 2019
    This is my 2nd time staying here as I found the first time around pleasant enough and didn't want to bother with looking up another place. It didn't disappoint. Worked well for my short stay in Zurich. Easy walk from the train station and easy to get around the city. Basic accommodations but nothing to complain about. Definitely do the street art free walking tour if you get a chance!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Nov 2019
    The location could not be better! The hostel itself was not the best place I have stayed in. The bathrooms were not very cleanly and the place looked in need of renovations. If you are a budget traveler and location is your top priority, then this hostel is a good option.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    24 Nov 2019
    Overcrowded rooms
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games