Oldtown Hostel Otter
New hostel in the heart of Zurich with a trendy café-bar where you meet locals as well as other travellers. The former Hotel Otter changed recently into a hostel right in the old town of Zurich. The hostel is above the Wueste, a trendy café-bar. The upper floors remain with the previous hotel standard, whereas the lower floors changed into dormitories. The private rooms keep the same services as at the former hotel times with the additional use of the common room with its kitchenette and lockers.
If you are used to stay in dorms, you will appreciate the central location with the possibility to have a great night at the bar and meet many people – locals as well as other travellers. The tourist sights are all within walking distance from the hostel. The Lake of Zurich is just 200 meters away. Although the art museum and the opera house are only five minutes walking distance and the legendary Café Odeon is just around the corner.
The hostel offers 45 beds at the Oberdorfstrasse that leads through upper part of the old town. It offers 7 dorms and 8 private rooms for moderate prices.
There is a small kitchenette with a microwave, fridge and oven to prepare some small food. All dorm beds get a basic self-service breakfast (toast, cereals, instant coffee, tea, orange juice, milk, jam, margarine) in the common room, whereas the private rooms and the standard dorms get a breakfast buffet at the café bar included in the price. Free tea and instant coffee 24 hours in the common area.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Free Breakfast
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Cancellation policy: 48hrs before arrival.
In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the whole stay.
Non-refundable bookings are charged 100 % after booking.
Check-in 15:00 – 22:00 after you can check-in until midnight in the
attached Wueste-Bar*/, we might charge the creditcard for the balance
due when we give the check-ins to the Wueste-Bar/**/
Check-out until 10:30
breakfast 07:30 – 10:30 / Sat & Sun 08:15 – 10:30
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From Zurich Flughafen (Airport):
Take any train to Zurich Hauptbahnhof or Zurich Stadelhofen (ca. every 15 min, price CHF 6.80). See below
From Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Maintrainstation, 1.3 km):
Take any tram from the line 4 or 11 (every 8 min., CHF 2.70, short-distance ticket) to Bellevueplatz (200 m), from there you walk uphill (pass Odeon Apotheke) on Rämistrasse for about 70 meters, then turn left after one block (at the little park) walk along Oberdorfstrasse where until no. 7, at Wüste Bar / Otter
From Zurich Stadelhofen (350 m): walk on Stadelhoferstrasse towards the old town (turn to the right at the station), after about 200 meters you cross Rämistrasse at the traffic light (Valpiano Restaurant on the left). Continue straight on Oberdorfstrasse until Wueste Bar / Hotel Otter (no. 7)
Entrance: Through the café-bar (after 16 h) or around the corner. If nobody is at the reception on the 1st floor, ask at the café-bar.
The reception closes latest at 21 h, after you can check-in at the Wuste Bar until midnight, weekends until 1 am.
Just two minutes walking distance from the lake of Zurich and another two minutes from the Grossmünster, the main tourist attraction of Zurich. We are right on Oberdorfstrasse, the main street through the old town. You have a lot of restaurants, bars and shops just within a few meters from the hostel. The world famous Kunsthaus (art museum) is just a few meters away as well as the Cabaret Voltaire - the place where the dada art movement was born - and the historical Cafe Odeon.