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Offering 24-hour front desk, free public Wi-Fi and a spacious lounge area with flat-screen TV and billiards, Youth Hostel Zurich is 260 ft from the Jugendherberge bus stop. The Youth Hostel serves a traditional Swiss breakfast as well as packed lunches and dinners. Snacks are available around the clock. Bicycle storage, washing machine and a dryer are available. The souvenir shop sells Victorinox pocketknives, among others. Zurich's Main Train Station is a 20-minute tram ride away. The Morgental tram stop is 1700 ft from the hostel. Guests can reach Zurich Lake within a 10-minute walk. The Rote Fabrik cultural center, which hosts concerts and plays, is a 15-minute walk from the Youth Hostel.

Zurich Youth Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jul 29, 2011

Property Highlights

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian

Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
2 twin beds
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Maria
    The staff, the breakfast, the organization, the location. It's really incredibly good.
  • Lee
    This is a hostel management group. They have a standard way to run hostel busiiness. Therefore "hardware" is not so much of problem.
  • Mehdialam
    The staff behavior was really nice. The breakfast was excellent. It was a pleasant stay
  • Nafiseh
    breakfast was good.staff was so friendly. the place was clean.location was near to bus stop.
  • Anna
    The best Youth in Switzerland (out of 4 I've stayed in)
  • Pallav
    Overall a great place to stay. Open and big common spaces. Close to the train station (10 min walk) and Tram stop right behind the hostel. Friendly staff and good facilities. Recommended for a couple of days stay
  • Maili
    Compared to hostels in other countries, this is a next level, excellent hostel. Compared to hostels in other Swiss cities, it's also one of the best (I visited altogether four cities). If you consider that the breakfast is included in the room/bed...
  • Maryna
    Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff! Breakfast was very nice
  • Michal
    Really nice team, kind and helpful, the breakfast was included and good!!
  • Anand
    overall environment was very good and lively. very much suited for small group.
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hai, may i know if during summer do you have a/c in the room?

    There are no A/C in our rooms.
    Answered on 25 August 2022
  • how to reach your hostel from zurich kloten airport ? and how to go to zurich main station from your hostel

    1. From the airport, take a train to Zurich HB 2. From Zurich HB, at Bahnofstrasse take the tram number 7 direction Wollishofen and the stop station ..
    Answered on 20 February 2020
  • Hi! I'm interested in booking a female dormitory. Could you let me know which one of the rooms is female, please? Thank you.

    Hi! For a female-only dorm please book a 4-bedded-dorm. All our 6-bedded-dorms are mixed.
    Answered on 5 July 2022
  • Do I need to buy the ticket to commute from Zurich HBB to the hostel? If yes, where can I buy it?

    Yes of course, you can buy the ticket at Zürich HBB and from Zürich HBB till Zürich Wollishofen. its about 3-4 franks
    Answered on 24 June 2022
  • How to commute from zurich airport and how far this place is from zurich airport thanks

    Hi Dear The airport is 14 km away from our Hostel. You can take the train every half hour from the airport to Wollishofen and then from Wollishofen to..
    Answered on 24 July 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Every friday and saturday there is a Pub Crawl Zurich for the ones who wants to meet new people and discover the night life of Zurich.
    Answered on 20 February 2020
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Zurich Youth Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Bar
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Walking tours
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 10 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Zurich Youth Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

All rooms are fitted with bed linen. Please note that towels are only provided in the Double Room with Shower and the Quadruple Room with Shower. Please note that the parking space for disabled guests is available free of charge for holders of a blue parking permit for disabled people.

Please inform Zurich Youth Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Zurich Youth Hostel

  • Zurich Youth Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Zurich Youth Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Ping-pong
    • Walking tours

  • Guests staying at Zurich Youth Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian

  • The prices at Zurich Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Zurich Youth Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Zurich Youth Hostel is 1.6 miles from the center of Zurich. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.