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Zürich Youth Hostel

Mutschellenstrasse 114, Zürich, 8038, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 90%

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


Zürich Hostel

Hostel Zürich

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This huge modern building has been described as one of the most important examples of 1960s architecture (Brutalism) in Switzerland and has been included in the City of Zurich’s list of protected buildings since 1998.

It is one of the only hostels in the country to be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has become a popular destination for groups looking to explore this vibrant city.

In just 20 minutes you can be at the main railway station or the city centre, where you can discover the major attractions including Gothic churches and museums. Or if you prefer walking in just 10 minutes you will be on the banks of Lake Zurich – with its stunning promenade - where you can catch a number of cruise boats for a great day out.

Travel a little further afield from the hostel and groups will find the new ‘Rote Fabrik’ (Red Factory) cultural centre. And if you are missing the countryside this is never far away with the green, unpopulated part of Zurich only a five minutes' walk away, great for the sporty or just taking some time out for your activities.

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

So whether you are a group looking to find culture in Zurich or you are here to experience some of the great shopping our hostel will make a great base for your trip of discovery.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



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 - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • 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


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

Sustainability labels