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Zürich Youth Hostel

Mutschellenstrasse 114, Zürich, 8038, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 30 Reviews

Hostel rating (30)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 77%
Security 93%
Service 92%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 86%

Hostel Zürich is one of the most modern hostels in the world with high quality. Zürich is a meeting point for international globetrotters

  • Dorm
    From €41.77
  • Private
    From €89.05
10 or more people?

Zürich Hostel

Hostel Zürich

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Zurich Youth Hostel became one of the most modern of the world- open round the clock, so you can really get to know Zurich, the little city on a global scale. The hostel has a roomy entrance hall and a spacious inner courtyard for the international globe-trotting community to meet good cuisine, comfortable rooms in a quiet city location close to the lake.

Chat about your last Asian or American trip in the big entrance hall, exchange information and trips on the leisure activities on offer in Zurich, pick up the latest international news headlines on the big-screen TV while eating a snack or play a game of billiards - all of this at any time, around the clock, 365 days a year. Of course, you can also get a good night's sleep here; comfortable rooms with between two and five beds are available. Check-in is possible at any time, rooms are ready from 3 pm.

Are you about to continue your European tour or do you want to discover more of Zurich "Downtown Switzerland"? In 20 minutes you can be at the main railway station or the city centre. 10 minutes on foot take you to the banks of Lake Zurich. A little bit further and you come to the new "Rote Fabrik" (Red Factory) cultural centre. The green, unpopulated part of Zurich is only a five minutes' walk away.

Before rushing out in every direction in the morning, don't miss the breakfast buffet. From six until half past nine in the morning, you'll find everything that belongs to a real Swiss breakfast!

In autumn 2007, the Zurich Youth Hostel had a special distinction bestowed on it by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) in the context of “Historic Hotel of the year 2008” award “for a sensitive and successful conversion of a 1960s building”.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 6 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 43 399 78 00

Fax. +41 43 399 78 01

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Altstadt (2 to 3km)
  • Uetliberg (3 to 5km)
  • Zürichsee (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



El lugar es muy comodo, lo unico que me paso que un dia compre una bici, me dijeron que la deje en un costado que estaba bien y al dia siguiente me cobraron 20 francos por guardarla en un deposito y ensima me la rayaron. Tambien huvo un dia q en el piso donde yo estaba todos baños estuvieron cerrados, solo se podia usar el lavamano


Avatar for Andres


Sun 19 Jun 2016

Good hostel would recommend to a friend. The staff were extremely helpful and happy to answer any questions, even when they asked them an awful lot. Slightly noisy at night but range of school kids and families so can understand why this was the case. Gives a decent free breakfast buffet and evening meals available as well but have to pay on top. The location was alright, just have to tram from the centre but staying in the centre of Zurich I would imagine would be very expensive.


Avatar for Rebecca


Fri 17 Jun 2016

I think the "green" of the food could be improved. (I had only breakfast). A lot of wastage among the clients, not a place for the organic waste, not everything is sorted in the rooms. for me, most of all, the fruit must be organic and seasonal, we have apples all winter and in Summer apples are not local not seasonal, thea are tough. More choice of fresh fruit please. Fairtrade bananas?


Avatar for Miranda


Tue 14 Jun 2016

Very good


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Selvaraju senthamaraik,

Mon 13 Jun 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m to 1km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (3 to 5km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

8km Zürich
500m Wollishofen
Alternate Transport
Of West, North and South in Zurich-Westring Tue Brunau exit "take" and then follow the signs to East; exit takes you to Zürich-Wollishofen. The hostel has a limited number of parking
3km Zürich central station
From Central Station, take tram No. 7 to the "Morgental" stop, then a five minute walk to the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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