"Scary or Fun"
One of the lowest priced hotels I found and directly in the city of Zurich. Despite it having a bit of an older, worn feel, I was unexpectedly surprised by the fact that everything was as clean as it could be. No air-conditioning, though, so the room forces you to open the windows to the outside, which brings the "active city-life right into your bed." Literally, there's music, noise, traffic, people, and night-life directly outside, including some, ehem, so-called "businesses" which earn their profits, um, working the streets. Very convenient if you want to step outside of the hotel and walk right into a dozen caberet clubs, or, be near the train station. Not quite recommended for the very faint-of-heart, but if you're comfortable walking the streets of a big city at night, well, the, um, "sightseeing" might be something interesting and entertaining (I'm not talking about seeing churches and museums). The breakfast included with my room rate was surprisingly good (the lobby is small and not necessarily inviting, so you don't have a tendency to sit there for a long time, but the bread, the croissants, the meats, the cheeses, the coffee, the juice, the jellies, etc. were all there, and despite the simplicity, everything tasted great. I would have no problems going back to this place because I thought it offered a great value at half the price of other budget hotels (even though nothing in Zurich seemed to be priced for one's normal budget). Note: scaredy-cats should stay away!
Oliver from New York, Boston, Munich