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Hirschengraben 64-68, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#30 of 145 hotels in Zurich
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In our charming hotel you will find everything you wish for your holiday or business stay. Our house is located close to the main station of Zurich , only a few steps from the Old Town and the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Theater, cinema, opera house, museums , ETH and University are within easy walking distance . A short walk takes you to the beautiful lake promenade of Zurich .
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

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zoeboe1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Thornhill, Canada52 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at Hotel St Josef. There were three of us and our room was very large. We actually had two rooms within our suite. However, we were in the "other" building next door to the reception. Our room was very tired and plain looking. But it was clean and neat. The bathroom was big and bright. They had a portable air conditioner which helped as it was hot in the room. The mini fridge did not work. It was a close walk to the train station and very close to the old city with lots of shops and restuarants. Breakfast was good with some nice choices and home made items like Muesili and jam. The hotel was reasonably priced for the location. I am not sure if rooms in the main building have been updated (as many people in their reviews mention cosy and comfortable - I wouldn't use this description for our room). It was not a room that I would want to spend a lot of time in but it was adequate for a quick stay in Zurich. It was a mid range hotel with a budget feel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Yigal L wrote a review Aug 2022
Israel140 contributions69 helpful votes
The location, one level up from the "central" tram station and very close to the train station, right near the old town, the river and the university, is great. Since I arrived in the morning after a sleepless night, I emailed ahead and asked to be able to check in when I arrived. They said that they would try but could not promise to have a room ready, but they did, so I could go to my room right away and rest. This was very much appreciated! My room was large, with a huge bathroom, and a sitting room. Breakfast was also nice. And the staff were always helpful. On the down side: the mattress was hard and not really comfortable. The minibar in my room did not cool at all - which I only discovered after leaving cheese in it for a whole day and night! The staff were happy to keep what I had left in the kitchen fridge, but after (presumably) someone checked the minibar, they insisted that it was working properly. Also, the hotel rooms, like many in Europe, are not airconditioned. The website said that there were fans in the room. Instead, I had an in-room portable air-conditioner, so I had to open a window, and put the exhaust pipe out the window. And it was quite noisy. Just a fan would have been better.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I was in the main building. A friend who was in the annex complained about the wifi,
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alisa62 wrote a review Jul 2022
Essex, Connecticut223 contributions59 helpful votes
The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. It happened to be very hot outside so we utilized the air conditioning. I was skeptical because it was the type you had to put the hose outside the window, but it worked great. One thing I was NOT a fan of was the opaque glass bathroom door, I would totally recommend the hotel change those out!!! Personnel were all great. Breakfast was continental, included hard boiled eggs and great croissants. Great location, however, be aware if bringing luggage from the train station, go PAST the huge set of stairs up to the street the hotel is on and you will reach a ramp to roll the luggage up and just backtrack a bit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Josie053 wrote a review May 2022
Miami, Florida183 contributions91 helpful votes
This is very pleasant , small hotel located a short distance from Central Station and Old Town so the location is superb. The area is quiet so you’re able to rest yet are close enough to access all the most popular areas of Zurich. Personnel is kind and attentive and the breakfast is tasty and filling. Clean , well organized and rooms a nice size but consider getting the Junior suite as It includes aa desk and sofa which makes the room more expansive and comfortable The bathroom is small but the amenities are more than acceptable including drier . The shower head is excellent and unlimited very hot water A nice plus is the in room AC which added to comfort I hope to return and will rebook
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RebeccaRabbit wrote a review Jan 2022
Madison, Wisconsin44 contributions8 helpful votes
This was one of our favorite hotels on our recent tour of Switzerland. The room was spacious and extremely comfortable, with bright, chic, modern decor that is also homey and comfortable at the same time. The reception staff spoke excellent English (and I'm sure they speak other languages as well), and was very friendly and helpful. The view from our window overlooked the charming little courtyard between their buildings. The location is fantastic - just 5 minutes walk from the train station, but up on a wall above the busier part of Zurich (which can get a bit noisy in the evening), so it's close yet has a secluded feel. The breakfast was excellent - the absolute most delicious birchermuesli we had in Switzerland, as well as some extra nice breads, yogurts, and cheeses. We had a delicious evening meal at their restaurant as well. Would definitely stay here if I am in Zurich again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Yvonne Scharl, Geschäftsführer at Hotel St. Josef
Responded 17 Jan 2022
Dear RebeccaRabbit Thank you so much for this great review. We are very glad that you enjoyed Zürich and that you had a good stay at our hotel. We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed our breakfast with local products and our homemade birchermüsli and that you had a nice dinner in our restaurant. We hope to welcome you again in the future, best regards from Zürich! Yvonne Scharl / Manager
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Karim Maarouf wrote a review Dec 2021
Cairo, Egypt742 contributions400 helpful votes
We stayed here in a junior suite for three people. The hotel is centrally located, only a 5 minute walk from the bahnhofstrasse and the main train station. It is also quite affordable compared to other hotels in the area. The room was pretty comfortable but not too fancy. Staff were pretty helpful and friendly. An added bonus was the free breakfast buffet which had a good variety of food to help get your day started. I would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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nancy b wrote a review Aug 2020
Zurich, Switzerland33 contributions16 helpful votes
Top location, spotless room, tasteful decoration and suprisingly inexpensive. The food is good and the staff is friendly. Although I just stayed for one night on a weekend I imagine they get a lot of regular business travellers who call the Hotel St Josef their home when they are in Zurich. It is that kind of place. Warm, comfortable and cosy. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 Sep 2020
Dear nancyb869, thank you very much for this great review. We are happy that you had a good time in Zürich and at our hotel and hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards YScharl Manager
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Daniel G wrote a review Mar 2020
Bern, Switzerland49 contributions74 helpful votes
Very helpful by the booking, very welcoming at reception! The hotel is in a great location, the room was super - good layout, plenty of space and very clean. The breakfast was full of delicious things - compliments for the homemade jam and Birchermüesli! Thank you - we will definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear 847DanielG847, thank you so much for this great review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcoming you again soon. Best regards Y. Scharl Manager
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derekarmoore wrote a review Mar 2020
Summit, New Jersey2 contributions2 helpful votes
A lovely place. It strikes the right balance - the staff is welcoming without being obsequious, the position is central without being confined, the rooms are comfortable without being pretentious, the atmosphere quiet without being dull. The breakfast was abundant and tasty - especially the coffee.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I was in the annex building, which was just fine.
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear derekarmoore, thank you so much for this great review. We are glad that you had a good time in Zürich and that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We hope to welcoming you again soon, kind regards from Zürich Yvonne Scharl Manager
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AlejandroMT wrote a review Feb 2020
Bogota, Colombia22 contributions24 helpful votes
Hotel St Josef really surprised us as we book an inexpensive alternative in Zurich we wasn’t expecting a lot. However, the hotel it’s clean really well located close to almost everything and the staff service was great. I would definitely stay there again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear AlejandroMT, Thank you very much for having been our guest and this nice review which we appreciate a lot. We are glad that you had a enjoyable stay at our hotel and we hope to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards from Zürich Yvonne Scharl Manager
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US$201 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurichHochschulen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel St. Josef
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel St. Josef?
Nearby attractions include Old Town (0.3 km), Zoological Museum (0.2 km), and Hauptbahnhof (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel St. Josef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel St. Josef?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel St. Josef?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel St. Josef?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laderach, La Pasta, and Didi's Frieden.
Is Hotel St. Josef located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Zurich.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel St. Josef?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel St. Josef?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel St. Josef?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel St. Josef?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Platzspitz (0.7 km), Liebfrauenkirche (0.5 km), and Zunfthaus zur Meisen (0.7 km).
Is Hotel St. Josef accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.