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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


City Backpacker - Hostel Biber

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    O hostel é muito bom, staff simpático e prestativo, localização excelente e muito limpo. Vale muito a pena. @praladalinha
    Brazil, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 May 2019
    Great location within walking distance of the main train station. Initially a little confusing to locate, as I wasn't failed to see the sign hanging higher up on the wall. Beds were average, mine was lopsided which made it rather uncomfortable. The rooms were on the smaller side. Showers/toilets were clean and in good working condition. Downside was having to walk up 4 flights of stairs to reach the reception area, which was small and got crowded quickly.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    04 May 2019
    Top of a very twisty set of stairs but bathroom and kitchen on each floor, which is appreciated. Needs more microwaves. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable. Well located within the city for the major sites and shopping locations. Close to the train station. Lots of restaurants in the area, with local grocery stores. Reception is closed during the day, so storing of bags if you arrive during that time is not easy, but maps are available.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Basic hostel. You get what you pay for. The city is crazy expensive so the hostel made it affordable to see. Common area is small. Vibe is pretty non existent. Plugs are on the floor so top beds don’t work out well. Location is great and staff were super helpful. If you want somewhere cheap to stay for a cpl nights it does the trick.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 May 2019
    Very central place and very nice staff. Unfortunately it is a very old building, small rooms, and not too clean (shared facilities; room very very smelly but this is due do other guests). However, it is a good compromise for visiting this super expensive city especially for young people.
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 May 2019
    The reception is up 4 flights of stairs so be prepared to get nice and sweaty. The reception is unattended from 1200-1500. I arrived at 1140 and was told ‘It’s too late, we don’t have time to check you in.’ When I came back it literally took 5 min. There are 2 shared toilets and showers per floor. There were 2 power outlets in the 4 bed dorm. The room itself was very small, with lockers for small personal items only (bring your own lock). Great location
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 May 2019
    Only stayed for a a long layover. Great location to enjoy Zurich.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Apr 2019
    Do yourself a favor and spend a little more on an air bnb or hotel. I felt like I pay to stay in jail for a couple nights. Location and staff only positive thing about this place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    13 Apr 2019
    The staffs were kind, but the hostel has to improve the security. The lockers were too small and not even fixed to the ground.
    South Korea, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    26 Apr 2019
    It has a good location right in the middle of the city. Not a great building, the space is very limited and the facilities not very attractive
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
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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