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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 7.1

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    22 Sep 2020
    Great stay, kind and safe
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2020
    It's a old hostel, but it really charming and nice. Also the receptions is a really nice guy
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Jul 2020
    Unbeatable location, maybe a 10 min walk from the train station & right in the altstadt w lots of cafes & cute shops around. My friend & I had booked a 6 person female dorm, but we got upgraded to a 4 person room that ended up being just the two of us, so that was really nice! The receptionist was friendly & we were able to check in early & also leave our luggage at reception after check out. There are a lot of stairs & no elevator, but there is a fair warning in the description before booking.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    29 Jul 2020
    Lovely hostel situated in the middle of the old town. Nice facilities available on each floor such as kitchen with fridge freezer and microwaves though you might need to ask for a key for those. Still useful to have. Offers a good laundry service, bathrooms cleaned every day too. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Each room had a small locker useful to store valuables but nothing for large bags. Very good for place for the price imo would stay again
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    07 Aug 2020
    Good location, nice staff. The place was fine as the dorm was only 50% occupied, otherwise must be tricky with the shared facilities. The only downside were the numerous steps to access. Good staying overall. Would come back one day with my friends.
    France, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    24 Jul 2020
    I spent one night in the Hostel. Everything was clean and nice. The staff was very friendly. The rooftop terrace was also really good with a view. But it was open only from 3pm until 10pm. I was a little sad about it.
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    05 Sep 2020
    The woman at the reception was extremely nice. She spent a lot of time making sure we were updated about events and best bars in town. She also gave us a lock because we did not have any. Unfortunately the next day someone told us, the entire hostel was closing and they refused to let us keep our staff in their reception for the day. We had to carry it all the way. The hostel is central and pretty clean. There are 3 kitchens, one for each floor and each floor has 2 toilets and a shower.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Aug 2020
    Hostel has an amazing location and the staff were all great. Due to covid I book a 6 person dorm room and was upgraded to a 4 person and had the room to ourselves. The rooms are quite small FYI. Besides that the bathrooms and kitchens are fine, and the rooftop terrace is amazing. WiFi worked fine. Just be aware you have to pay extra for bed sheets and pillow cases.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Jul 2020
    Good location. Is ok for 1-2 nights stay. Food location down stairs.
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    06 Aug 2020
    Not a great hostel, very basic and due to the covid-19 restrictions I was unable to use any of the facilities really (1 x person at a time can access the kitchen, for example, as its very small - same with the common area). Way too many steps and stairs and no elevator. Just a very basic hostel in a good location, nothing more, nothing less.
    Wales, 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