Oldtown Hostel Otter - Zurich

Oberdorfstrasse 7, Zurich, Switzerland, 8001show map
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Overview

The boutique 2-star Hotel Otter provides quick access to an opera, a museum and a gallery nearby. Founded in 1350, the hostel underwent a complete renovation in 2007.

Set in City Centre district of Zurich, the property is about 5 minutes' walk from Wasserkirche. Guests will enjoy Italian and Lebanese cuisine of Spaghetti Factory, which is about 100 meters away.

The Kantonsschule tram stop is 350 meters from Hotel Otter, offering direct links to Zurich Stadelhofen train station.

Rooms

This property comprises of 14 guestrooms. They are fitted with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a dressing area, a seating area and a personal computer. Many rooms have beds with pillowcases and linens. Rooms are fitted with double beds, single beds and sofa beds. Private bathrooms are appointed with showers and washbasins. Free toiletries and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a complimentary buffet breakfast served in the dining room.

Services

Guests of Hotel Otter can take advantage of laundry, tour/ticket assistance and ironing.

Relax

A picnic area and a safety deposit box will make a stay in Zurich a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   16.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Laundry

Dining

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children

  • Board games

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Sitting area

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
GrossmünsterGrossmünster700 ft
FraumünsterFraumünster1000 ft
Zürich StadelhofenZürich Stadelhofen1000 ft
BahnhofstrasseBahnhofstrasse2000 ft
Kunsthaus ZurichKunsthaus Zurich700 ft
LindenhofLindenhof2000 ft
Zurich Opera houseZurich Opera house1400 ft
University/FIT-ZürichUniversity/FIT-Zürich2300 ft
ETH ZurichETH Zurich2700 ft
ParadeplatzParadeplatz1700 ftBahnhofstrasse / Poststrasse
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KronenhalleKronenhalle400 ftRaemistrasse 4
Spaghetti FactorySpaghetti Factory200 ftSchifflande 6
NoonNoon100 ftOberdorfstrasse 9
Restaurant und Zunftstube Weisser WindRestaurant und Zunftstube Weisser Wind100 ftOberdorfstrasse 20
TschinggTschingg100 ftOberdorfstrasse 2
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Zoo ZurichZoo Zurich1.7 mi
Main Railway Station ZurichMain Railway Station Zurich3700 ft
Main Railway Station ZurichMain Railway Station Zurich3700 ft
Messe ZurichMesse Zurich2.9 mi
FIFA HeadquartersFIFA Headquarters1.6 mi
Letzigrund-StadionLetzigrund-Stadion1.8 mi
HardturmHardturm2.5 mi
HallenstadionHallenstadion2.9 mi
Swiss National MuseumSwiss National Museum3700 ft
Flieger MuseumFlieger Museum4.5 miAir Force Center, Uberlandstrasse 255, Dubendorf
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Getting around
Airports
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)6.6 mi
Altenrhein (ACH)48.2 mi
Train
Zürich Stadelhofen1400 ft
Main Railway Station Zurich4000 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  126  reviews
  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    :( Very bad service and hotel for crazy money.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Nice, clean, and modern hotel with a cosy bar. Friendly staff and perfect location.

    Three rooms share one bathroom and one restroom.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It is not a standard hotel, but an hotel with its own atmosphere. All rooms are different.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    15 mins to main station by foot

    smoking

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good location, close to train station and tram stops. Lot's of nice restaurants and shops in short walking distance. Rooms were all individually decorated and quite funky (and clean). Breakfast was basic but the croissants/bread was nice and fresh.

    Still expensive considering you are sharing a bathroom, but I think that's just because it's Zurich. The bar and street made it noisy in the evenings, but it was ok with the windows shut (though it got a bit hot).

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The breakfast is good ! hotel staff are good !

    There is no air condition and it's very noisy in the very early morning.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The design of the room and the location of Hotel Otter were great!

    The smell of smoking is quite strong

  • 6.6
    Good

    The location of the hotel is excellent.

    The bathroom is shared. There was no air conditioning in the room, breakfast was poor.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    the design of room is special and good~~

    the bar on the ground floor is noisy at night.....

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very central, clean.

    The free wireless internet didn't work during the evenings on the top floor where I was staying, the connection was only working in some parts of the room as well. Very poor sound isolation towards the corridor, you could constantly hear when people closed the doors. No breakfast before 8 during the weekdays.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Good breakfast and nice late checkout. Helpful stff on level one

    Terrible noise level when trying to sleep.wifi not working properly, big guy in the pub below unhelpful and did nothing to fix wifi or reduce noise level even after the pub below had closed at 1am. Woth paying more and staying somewhere else unless you go out and come home late each night

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It's just very good value for money. Bang in the old centre of Zurich, old, but extremely clean rooms and a very nice breakfast.

    The toilet is in the corridor, you share it with two other rooms.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Tha staff, the view, the location.

    Surprised to find that the rooms all come with a shared toilet. But it worked well - only 3-4 rooms share, and it was all kept clean and nice.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    This hotel is very original and in some way your experience may depend upon the room you are allocated as all have variously themed designs. I stayed in a room with the potentially underwhelming title of 'mix', but found a tasteful and refined room which I greatly enjoyed. The included breakfast was also fantastic, being served in the bar downstairs meant real coffee which was a great bonus.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great hotel at a great location. Clean, very convenient location and spacious. My room had no noise from the bar downstairs.

    The only drawback is that the toilet and bathroom are shared but luckily on the same floor, so you share only with 2 other rooms, and there is a sink in the room. However, for the price, it is an excellent steal.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)6.6 mi
Altenrhein (ACH)48.2 mi
Train
Zürich Stadelhofen1400 ft
Main Railway Station Zurich4000 ft
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