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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


Rating: 1 Reviewed on June 24, 2019

This is quite an old trip but because I’ve been using TripAdvisor more and having good experiences, I feel the need to share 1 bad experience I did have so as to be of use to others travelling to...

“Good value and location”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on May 08, 2019

Needs renovating but it's a good location which is usually very expensive to stay. We stayed on the 4th floor which I counted 92 steps up to, so we were usually out of breath with burning calf...

“Cheapest option especially for bachelors came to explore city”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on April 21, 2019

Pros:The best part is it is close to city center railway station, bus stop of Zurich. Very good economic option for friends/bachelors came to explore the city. Rooms are clean, tidy, beds are good...


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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