City Backpacker / Hotel Biber

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5 Niederdorfstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
044 251 90 15
City Backpacker / Hotel Biber - Hostel entrance
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joseph98 joseph98
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Gets noisy and hot, but decent enough digs Jul 15, 2015
The latest Lonely Planet guidebook carries dire warnings of this place being a ‘youthful, party hostel’. I have to say that my experience wasn’t really in line with this, which is either a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it.

Ideally situated within easy walking distance of both the historic centre and the railway station, the restaurant underneath was undergoing refurbishment when I visited. While this didn’t inconvenience me in a ‘getting around the premises’ sense, the builders did begin work at about 7 in the morning. Given that the dorms have no air con or fans, we were obliged to fling the windows wide open in the intense summer heat…and the streets of the old town, with the bands and al fresco diners, could get pretty noisy as well.

But if you can deal with those issues, there are some things to recommend this place. Staff are friendly, even if they aren’t at reception as often as you would perhaps like them to be. The communal bathrooms are clean and feature powerful showers, and the kitchen is well-equipped. The main lounge area and rooftop balcony complete the package which, at these reasonable (by Swiss standards) prices make this a decent enough Hostel.
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