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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
  • 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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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 7.4

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Great place! Clean rooms, comfy bed, good shower and washroom! Staff were super friendly and the location was wonderful!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Aug 2019
    Wonderful hostel in a fantastic location, close to the train station and in the heart of the old town. Has everything you need but the plugs were not easily accessible from the bed. The roof top terrace was great. Perfect for a quick stop in Zurich and I would return for another stay!! Thank you
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    28 Jul 2019
    Just there one night, perfect for that
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Aug 2019
    Very helpful staff. Very good location. Close to the main station but also close to the lake. Furnishing is really basic. Additional costs for the bed sheets.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 Jul 2019
    Close to the main station and flix bus stoo.
    Indonesia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Good value for money in expensive Zurich, excellent location close to public transport and main attractions. The street is busy and noisy day and night, not a good option if you're a light sleeper. No breakfast, sheets and towels are charged separately. Very simple room, no plugs or light by the bed, not enough room for suitcases and very small lockers. It's good enough for a short stay.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Aug 2019
    Great location, but the hostel is outdated and not all that clean. The hostel doesn’t have much common space and the dorms are quite small. Zurich’s really expensive so city backpackers is a decent value in the center of the old town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    The location is great. Central to everything in Zurich. But there are not a lot of opportunities to meet people in the common areas as they are not well set up. The showers are small. The rooms are small, no AC, and very loud (street noise doesn’t stop till late at night and starts again early morning).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    06 Aug 2019
    The hostel is located at the old city part, so within walking distance to most attractions. It is situated above a restaurant so you will walk past the kitchen when you're climbing up the stairs (4 flights to the reception) to the hostel; and it's quite noisy at night given there are lots of restaurants along that main st.They charge extra 3fr for sheets and 1fr if you pay in credit card.Hostel was fully booked and we had to stay in a former kitchen with a bunk bed. It's ok for 1 night stay.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    30 Jul 2019
    THIS HOSTEL GAVE ME BED BUGS!!!! STAYED FROM JULY 30-AUG 1 2O19. Paid for the sheets like it says and there were already sheets on the bed....not sure if they were used or not-it didn't look like it. Used the ones I bought from front desk anyways and woke up with bites all over. Must be in the mattresses. Would not stay here again. Also so many narrow winding stairs to climb.
    Canada, Female, 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