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City Backpacker

Niederdorfstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland


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 softdrink 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. 


  • Adaptors
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Helpful and friendly staff”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 11, 2018

I stayed at Hostel Biber just one night and was very very impressed. After a disastrous day of both a cancelled flight into Zurich and lots of train delays, I arrived almost 3 hours after their...

“Stay away, look for a better place”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on April 26, 2018

The guy in reception was really nice, and the location is really convenient, in the middle of Zurich old town. But the room is completely small (6 mixed bed), almost no space to walk between the...

“Many stairs but nice”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on March 31, 2018

Despite the many stairs you have to climb with your luggage, the place is nice and comfortable for a solo traveller. It has a kitchen, you have to pay for the bed sheets and towels so I recommend you...


From Hauptbahnhof (main train station):Leave the station through the big entrance hall and cross the river Limmat. After crossing the river turn right into the old city centre ('Niederdorf'); this is where the pedestrian area starts.Follow the 'Niederdorfstrasse' until you reach Niederdorfstreet no.5. The entrance is around the corner from the side street. It is about a 10-minute walk from the station. If you get lost just ask someone for 'Niederdorfstrasse'; most people know it.There is no parking at the hostel and it is impossible to drive in front of the hostel. However, you can find parking in several parking lots in close vicinity.Please note: Reception is open from 8am to noon and from 3pm to 10pm. The latest possible time for check-in is 10pm (2200).


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