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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

“Decent Rooms, Good location, some frustrations”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on August 12, 2018

The good: -great location with lots of restaurants, bars nearby -clean, safe rooms -kitchen available for cooking The bad: -many flights of stairs up (I had a backpack, so it wasn't too bad. Be...

“Friendly staff”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on July 03, 2018

Good location, the hostel is a few flights of stairs up. The lady at reception was super friendly and helpful. The room was basic and a little small, but did have lockers and a sink. The hostel had...

“Way too noisy (weekend stay)”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on June 23, 2018

The positives: The hostel is located numerous steps up a building conveniently located near both the city centre and the train station. Many good food options around. Decent size kitchen where 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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