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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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!

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2018
    The location of this hostel is ideal and it was by far one of the cleanest hostels I’ve been to. I had booked a two night stay in a 6 bed dorm, after arriving to the hostel, we received an upgrade to a private double bed dorm, which was superb!!! The beds were super comfortable and the reception was super nice. I had a great experience and I would recommend staying at this hostel if you’re in town!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2018
    The staff here were very friendly and informative! Basic room and kitchen, etc but very easy access to everything, and quiet.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    07 Dec 2018
    I don’t want to sound rude but it was a bad experience comparing to other hostels in Europe and it was the most expensive, even though it was the cheapest in Zurich. The staff is adorable but the hostel in general is not good. They charge 3CHF for bedsheets; the reception is on the 4th floor; they have specific reception hours (8am-12pm and 3pm - 22pm) which means you won’t check in if u don’t arrive between these hours😅. Always call them before if you need any assistance out of office hours!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    07 Dec 2018
    Beds dont have special lights. No elevator. Nice location . They are taking money for bed sheets.
    Turkey, Male, 18-24
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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


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Please note: Reception is open from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 22:00. The latest possible time for check-in is 10pm (22:00).

Payment is due in Euro, US dollars, Visa or MasterCard upon arrival. (we charge an extra fee of 1 CHF for credit card payment)

Please note that sheets are not included in our rates. Sheets can be rented for CHF3.00.
For bookings for dormitorys: You're allowed to bring your own sheets or sleeping bag.

We have no elevator and there are a lot of narrow stairs to take up to the hostel. So please try to keep your luggage not all to heavy.

Prices include taxes.

We have a 48hr cancellation policy.
Cancellations must be made by email.

If you arrive in the morning before 12 noon, you are welcome to leave your luggage with us until check-in. :)

Have a safe journey and see you soon in Zurich!