Ratings based on 113 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.0 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Walter from Toronto Canada
Good Place to rest and sleep.Posted Jun 17, 2013
Cons: The washrooms sometimes not very clean.
Location: Exelente, everithing is close.
Is a good place to be if you are in a budget trip wich was my trip, the location is great right in old Zurich 10 minutes of walking from the main train station and a lot of grocery stores to buy everithing you need especially COOP is very chap and they are very close also MC Donalsd and coffe shops> I have a grat time and remember that Switzerland is expensive so the Hotel was perfect fot me if Idecided to come back to Zurich that is the place for me and my famuly, Thanks Expedia they have free internet in the lobby and is good.
for Everyoneby Alex
Inexpensive room in great locationPosted May 9, 2013
Cons: Please note: the entire hotel is smoking rooms only. The Expedia website offers to put in a request for a non-smoking room. This is misleading.
Walking distance to many sights and to the central train station
for Studentsby Solo Traveler
Budget place to stay for student / young travelersPosted May 5, 2013
Appears to be a reasonably priced hotel for Switzerland (apparently it's an expensive place to stay). Good location in the old town. Short walk from train station.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Hostal not hotelPosted Mar 24, 2013
i did not like this hotel because It felt more like a hostal than a hotel. It was very old, worn out adn the room smelled terrible. The staff was friendly though. I would not return again.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Posted Mar 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
Halfway between a hostel and a hotel but good for a brief visit. Friendly staff and great location. No frills whatsoever.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler from London
Extremely basicPosted Dec 2, 2012
Pretty grotty corridors and rooms. You wouldn't want to do more than sleep here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London, UK
Stay away unless you're broke!Posted Dec 2, 2012
Pros: It was in a central location, though this works against it as well.
I've stayed in some pretty rough hotels and hostels in my time, and the Zic Zac undoubtedly takes the biscuit in terms of European dumps to avoid. The only reason I stayed after check in was because 1. I consider myself adventurous and don't like to be defeated, and 2. I thought at least it would make for a good story. One of my travelling companions decided it was not for him. The rooms are filthy. There is a constant smell of damp curry. The shower in my room was literally, just placed, in my room. It looked like a TARDIS had materialised at the end of my bed. The floors creek and the decor is gloomy, plus No TV. Don't let the website pictures mislead you. I'm a photographer and know how easily it is to make something look appealing. The hotel is located in the club district so expect noise into the early hours, this didn't bother me too much as I was on the top floor, but if you're on a lower floor....oh dear!! As we returned to the hotel on Saturday night there was a fight outside the hotel. Next morning I got up early to take photos and there was a drunken young lady passed out opposite the entrance. These occurrences are not the hotels fault, but it gives you a insight as to the location. I travel in the States a lot and you can get a decent room, clean, en-suite, with large flatscreen TV and breakfast included for less than half the price of the Zic Zac, and if it were half price I still wouldn't be going back. Suitable only for stags and desperados.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby jaz
paint the placePosted Nov 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
not good for price....needs tender loving care
for Business Travelersby D Tonge
At least it is cheapPosted Nov 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is an interesting hotel. All the rooms are named after rock acts of the sixties and seventies. The guest is offered a step back in time to an age when hotels did not offer wifi or even a TV set. None of the rooms was named after John Cooper Clarke but the communal shower and toilet facilities could be an unattributed homage to 16 Beasley Street. The sixties ambience is authenticated by the stale smell of cigarettes in the room, but the corridors have the aroma of curry from the Indian restaurant situated on the first floor. The hotel is very well situated in the best part of the city and the staff are friendly and helpful. This is probably the cheapest hotel in town but there is a very obvious reason for this.
Posted Oct 25, 2012 on Hotels.com