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The Oldtown Hostel Otter and its old-established Wüste Bar is a stylish place for the young-at-heart in Zürich's Old Town, about 1,000 feet from the Zürich-Stadelhofen train station and the lake.

The hostel offers beds in dormitory rooms, as well as individually furbished private rooms with access to a shared lounge with a kitchenette and luggage storage.

Surrounded by a wide choice of restaurants, bars, boutiques and international galleries, the Otter Hostel is also a very convenient place to stay.

Wireless internet hotspots are available in the entire Oldtown Hostel Otter free of charge.

The Kunsthaus art museum and the opera are a 5-minute walk away and the famous Café Odeon is just around the corner. The nearest airport is Zurich Airport, 5.6 mi from Oldtown Hostel Otter.

This is our guests' favorite part of Zurich, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Oldtown Hostel Otter has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 19, 2010

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  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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About Oldtown Hostel Otter

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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    yes, bedsheets and towel are included in the prices


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    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Wondering if you have any gluten free options in your continental breakfast inclusion?

    for covid we don't have breakfast at the hostel


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    Answered on December 28, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    we have free self-service lockerboxes in our common rooms on the 2nd floor for the day of arrival or departure


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    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Hello! 1) i study in Prague, do you need covid test? 2) do you have kitchen? 3) if i”ll come to this hostel on 30 december, 8 a.m. can i enter room?

    Hello 1) we don't need a covid test at the hostel 2) we have a small kitchenette (microwave, fridge, cattle and oven) 3) you can leave the luggage after around 8:30 am at the hostel, check-in depends on the availability, write 1 day ahead


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    Answered on December 28, 2020
  • Hi Hostel Otter, You have male dormitary room? Pls let know Many thanks Adi

    we have a 2-bed male only dorm, the 6-bed are mixed. If you wish to stay with male only, write me a message before arrival. thank you


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    Answered on December 28, 2020
  • Hello, are there sockets near the beds? I can't see any in the pictures. Thanks

    we have some multiplugs at every bunk bed, they have some usb-plugs as well


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    Answered on February 14, 2020
  • Hey, I’m planning arrive at 22:50 at bus station, it’s possible do my checkin between 23h-middle-night?

    Hi, with a full prepayment, we leave the key in the keybox at the entrance, so you can check-in anytime


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    Answered on September 3, 2021
  • Do you have laundry service?

    hello, we offer wash and dry at the hostel for CHF 10.--, you have to drop the laundry between 9 and 10 am, so it will be done later that day


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    Answered on December 28, 2020
  • Hi, do you have a female-only room?

    yes, we have the standard (bigger) and the eco 6-bed female dorm


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    Answered on June 23, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    usually it is quiet, weekends are sometimes noisy until around 1 am


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    Answered on December 5, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    no, we don't offer any activities


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    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • In your kitchen, what are the facilities i. e. stove, MW, cutlery, pots and Pans, dishes, coffee mugs etc. There is no photo of Kitchen... I see you said refrigerator... but what else ??

    We do NOT have a kitchen only a common room with a kitchenette, NO stove for cooking! We just have a fridges, microwave and oven, some plates, cups and cutiery It is not meant to cook a big dinner, just some small food.


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    Answered on August 24, 2021
  • Can I check-in until 12AM or 11:30PM?

    check-in after 3 pm until around midnight in our bar, weekends until around 1 am / sunday until 23 h


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    Answered on January 6, 2020
  • Is breakfast buffet available? If so what is the price per person?

    Hello for Covid-19 we don't offer a breakfast. We have coffee and tea available 24 hours. In the morning I usually put some cornflakes and toast to get at least something...


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    Answered on December 2, 2020
  • Hello I hope you are doing good. I have a question., the bathroom is shared with the lady’s in the same room or other people in the hostal?

    the bathroom is shared on the floor with other rooms


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    Answered on December 15, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    we provide keys for the lockerboxes, you don't need a own padlock


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    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    you can use your sleeping bag


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    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Hello, How do I get to Hostel from Zurich airport?

    Take train S16 to Zurich Stadelhofen (every 30 min, price CHF 6.80). Walk on Stadelhoferstrasse towards the old town, after about 200 meters you cross Rämistrasse at the traffic light (Valpiano) walk straight on until Wüste Bar (no. 7).


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    Asked about: Budget Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room • Answered on January 17, 2021
  • Is there any agreement for which your guests can have some discounts for public transports in the city?

    In Zurich, there are no discounted transportations options. You can get a 24h pass at every stop for CHF 8.80 (what is very cheap for Zurich)


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    Answered on February 14, 2020
  • Hello What floor is your apartment, is it located in the rooftop? Do you have a service elevator? Thank you

    the apartment is between the 5th and 6th floor, so you have to walk half a stair. The elevator is just running from the 1st floor 24 hours. From the ground level the elevator is just accessable when the bar is open before 10.30 and after 4 pm


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    Answered on December 7, 2019
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Located in the historic old town

The old town's brightly painted houses surround Lake Zurich and the crystal-clear Limmat River. There are enough quirky shops and restaurants here for endless exploration.

What's nearby
  • Bellevueplatz
    0.1 miles
  • Helmhaus
    0.1 miles
  • Grossmünster
    0.1 miles
  • Kunsthaus Zurich
    0.2 miles
  • Fraumünster
    0.2 miles
  • Zurich Opera House
    0.2 miles
  • Rathaus Zurich
    0.3 miles
  • Bürkliplatz
    0.3 miles
  • St. Peter Zurich
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Tschingg
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  • Restaurant Noon, Libanese Food
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  • Restaurant Sternen Grill
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Paradeplatz
    0.3 miles
  • Bahnhofstrasse
    0.4 miles
  • Lindenhof
    0.4 miles
  • ETH Zurich
    0.6 miles
  • Zurich Central Station
    0.7 miles
  • Swiss National Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Museum Rietberg
    1 miles
  • Zoo Zurich
    1.7 miles
  • Uetliberg
    2.8 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Uetliberg
    1.9 miles
  • River Limmat
    0 miles
  • Lake Lake of Zurich
    0.2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Zurich Stadelhofen
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Zurich Airport
    5.8 miles
  • St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport
    47.9 miles
  • Basel-Mulhouse Airport
    50 miles
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Amenities of Oldtown Hostel Otter
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Oldtown Hostel Otter takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa EC-Card Oldtown Hostel Otter accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Males who book the female-only dormitory room will not be permitted to stay and a refund will not be issued.

Please note that cash payment is not possible at this property.

Please note that no visitors are allowed in the hostel

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Oldtown Hostel Otter 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.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Oldtown Hostel Otter

  • Oldtown Hostel Otter is 650 feet from the center of Zurich.

  • Check-in at Oldtown Hostel Otter is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

  • Oldtown Hostel Otter offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Oldtown Hostel Otter by:

      • Train 20min