City Backpacker Hotel Biber

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 9 reviews
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wonderful location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 10, 2005

A good hostel despite all those stairs.

Unique Quality: Friendly and convenient for a short stay.
In the Niederdorfstrasse- a narrow pedestrian street full of restaurants,bars and shops.
Reception is even higher than the second floor in winter.

Directions: At the back of Hotel Biber. About a ten min walk from Hauptbahnhof on the opposite side of the Limmat River.

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Awesome location!

by written on November 9, 2004

Well, I'm living so close to Zurich, that I never had to stay in a hostel or hotel in Zurich. But if I were a tourst, I'd stay here.

Unique Quality: The location is excellent. Right in the heart of the Old Town, about 10 minutes walk from the Main Station, 2 minutes to the next Tram Stop and just about 10 minutes walk to the lake. GREAT!

Directions: The Niederdorfstrasse is the main walking street in the Old Town. The hotel is about 5 min. walk from Central. Check out the map. The entrance is in a smaller sidealley. You have to turn to the right at the nice Kebap Stand on the left.

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City backpackers

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 1, 2003

city backpackers is right in the heart of the city in the old town on Niederdorstrasse, and is surrounded by bars and restaurants. dorms are 34F with 20F key depoist. the rooms are ok with showers on each level. theres also a kitchen and a small common room, reception closes for munch 12-3pm.

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The City Backpacker-Hotel Biber

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 1, 2003

I have never been inside this backbacker as I had my own apartment. The reason why I picked this one to introduce is because of his great location in the Niederdorf. I think the prices are quite reasonable for Zurich

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We sleeped in City Backpacker...

by written on August 26, 2002

We sleeped in City Backpacker hostel.

Unique Quality: First you step in to this relatively small hostel from one narrow sidestreet of Niederdorfstrasse you think 'this can't be good at all...'. That's because of you have to climb up dirty and old stairs to get to the reception... When you find the reception it might be also closed if you happen to come in wrong time (reception isn't open between 12-15 afternoon).
Reception works fine and staff is enthusiastic and smiling.
Rooms are clean and there is also a kitchen on each floor. WC's and showers are common and not so clean all the time.

Directions: Niederdorfstrasse 5 (near to the night life central of Zurich)

Hotel Biber / City Backpacker

by written on August 26, 2002

The price per night is 29 CHF (Swiss Francs) for a 6 bed dorm style room with lockers.

Unique Quality: Right in the heart of Zurich. A short 5 minute walk from the trainstation. A great deal for only 29 CHF a night. THere is also a courtyard just outside its doors that host a bunch of outdoor activities all summer long.

Directions: City Backpacker - Hotel Biber
Niederdorfstrasse 5
8001 Zürich

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right in the heart of buzzing niederdorf

by written on August 26, 2002

I recently stayed at the Biber and found it excellent. It's often full so it's better to make reservations in advance. In case you are stuck there's a second hostel, a HI, but it's located out in the suburbs. Address will follow soon.

Unique Quality: It's the city's backpacker's hostel at Niederdorfstrasse 5, in the old town, where the nightlife is. A really nice hostel, in the middle of everything, for 29 swiss francs a night in the dorms.

Directions: in a side lane

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Address
City Backpacker -...

by written on August 26, 2002

Address
City Backpacker - Hotel Biber
Niederdorfstrasse 5
8001 Zürich
Phone: +41 1 251 90 15
Fax: +41 1 251 90 24
Email:sleep@city-backpacker.ch
http://www.city-backpacker.ch/

Price/Facilities

Dormitory: Fr. 29.--
Double Room: Fr: 92.--
Lockers
Kitchen facilities
Washing facilities
64 Beds

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City Backpacker - Hotel Biber,...

by written on August 25, 2002

City Backpacker - Hotel Biber, Niederdorfstrasse 5
CH-8001 Zuerich, Switzerland
phone ++41 1 251 90 15 fax ++41 1 251 9024
e-mail sleep@city-backpacker.ch
www.city-backpacker.ch
A bed in a dormitory room was 29 Swiss Franks (about $20) a night. Clean sheets were 3 Franks extra in case you are not carrying a sleeping bag.

Unique Quality: Cheap and convenient!

Directions: In the heart of the city, close walk from the main train station.

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