Double bed, new matress with underside storage, 140cm wide by 200cm long.During the day with the shades down.
Roomy well-lit Private room Heart of Zurich
Roomy well-lit Private room Heart of Zurich

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Two metro stops from Zurich mainstation. Very convenient and central. Between Sihlcity/Manesseplatz. One spacey room of flat, on the crossroad of 2 train stations (S4, S10), Tram 5, Tram 13, grocery, butcher, and a bus station (Bus 66, Bus70, Bus72, Bus76, BusN5, Bus200, BusN12). One double bed, big table, hotpot, oven, WiFi, bathtub and "sofa" bed. Expect old building! Recommended for easy-going persons. Shared bathroom, toilet, and kitchen. Private room.

The space

Please inquire before booking! Absolutely no discounts or refunds as prices are already competitive! You will be rejected immediately!

Train station just in front of apartment. Exactly two metro stops away (Giesshubel) on S4 from Zurich HB (mainstation) running every 20 minutes. A 10 minutes ride. Between Sihlcity/Manesseplatz near Schmiede Wiedikon. Available is a room of flat, on the crossroad of 2 train stations, tram, grocery, butcher, and a bus station. One double bed, one single bed, a big table, hotpot, oven, and WiFi and Bathtub. Expect old building. About 35 to 45 min from airport by train to apartment.

Suggest easy going people who are noise tolerant sleepers, as it's on the crossroads and train station. This is not a child-safe apartment. Please communicate and confirm if you are going to be late ahead of time. No one wants to be waiting for hours for a late guest or host, and nor would you.

Luckily, this building has an elevator. The room has a big table you can work on with bright lights and WiFi Internet only. Can be leased are laser printer and scanner for productive people who get bored of just relaxing on the sofa or the bed. Kitchen and washing machine are available.

Unlike most Zurich apartments are generally hardly lit, quadratic, sterile, TV centric. They are too badly illuminated to do any serious reading at night, and it probably eventually sends people to the psycho-the-rapist during Winters.

Be warned that this is in a busy area, and a practical space, NOT a quiet fancy-smancy place, and there is absolutely no TV around, because I feel TV makes you passive and lazy.

There is one key set for the private room (your bedroom) and apartment for added privacy and liberty. For groups of more than 3, you will have 2 additional single beds. Bathroom is shared with host, possibly other guests.

The room faces the riverside. You can even go walking or jogging in the refreshing treeline pedestrian only street next to the river which goes on to Zurich HB (mainstation). It is in the city near the transport, so it isn't a quiet place. It is where the locals live, away from the tourist traps.

Smoking is not allowed indoors. Parking is hard and around here so better you come by public transportation. Private parking costs about 45chf/day but that's not in this building.

Guest access

Clean sheets (never ironed) and pillow covers per stay. One big bath towel will be provided every 3 days. Earplugs are available upon request.

I think Swiss drinking water one of the best tap water in the world. But, you can enjoy the state of the art Japanese water filter system attached to the faucet, if you want to make it even cleaner.

Washing machine can be arranged, if available. There is also an ironing board. Water boiler in the room for your convenience.

Usually, there is kitchen access for the guests, given priority to the host. You also have access to a forced convection/microwave oven, so you can bake your pizza or even cook meat.

Internet via WiFi only. No physical cables. B&W laser printer (Brother HL-2135W) may be leased for a fee.

Also a small speaker system, document scanner, (Canon Canoscan LIDE 100) may be available on request. You are responsible for setting it up and trouble shooting the equipment.

I do the best to keep the WiFi Internet running, but on rare occasions it can be down.

Interaction with guests

Usually, the host will be available for check-in and check-out unless you are late. ALWAYS communicate plenty ahead of time, if you are late via SMS or mobile, if you want to avoid a nightmare! Please make sure you get my verification that I received the message, especially because foreign mobile phones often have problem with international SMS.

Other things to note

Zurich is perhaps the most expensive city besides Oslo in the world. Don't consider coming to Switzerland on a budget as you probably won't enjoy it and feel ripped off! The Swiss Franc is very strong.

Only few minutes away by walk where you can jump in a Spa with a Sauna, Turkish bath and massage at Sihlcity Asia Spa. Within the shopping complex, there is also cinema complex, lots of shops open until 8pm, and a supermarket open until 9pm. There is a green grocery, "Alima" that is open until 8pm and a butcher "Keller" that is open till 6:30pm at Manesseplatz.

If you are into shopping, shops usually close at 8pm and on Sundays. Exceptions is the basement of Zurich mainstation, where there is a shopping mall open even Sundays and until 9pm.

At night the area around Langstrasse is open past midnight and great for nightlife. Christmas to 1st week January is quite dead so I recommend Swiss mountains, Paris or Vienna!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 8PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 36 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 22
Security Deposit: 729
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 8PM

The blue drum in the kitchen is a sealed compost container. Please put only biodegradeable food stuff, no plastic, etc. It smells very bad, so please open it ONLY after, cooking, eating, and cleaning and seal it properly afterwards. Please close the door to the kitchen with the windows open to clear the room. The city collects it only once 3 weeks so be careful!

In Western Europe we flush used toilet paper in the toilet, not in the trash. However do not flush plastic and trash in the toilet.

Sorry, little children not allowed here because it's not child safe.

Please look elsewhere if you want to ask for refunds or discounts. You will not be refunded even if you decide to leave earlier.

Guard my keys with your dear life, because it's incredibly expensive to replace Swiss registered keys as they cannot be copied and requires an expensive bureaucratic lengthly process which inconveniences many people. At the minimum your will lose your entire deposit if you lose or forget to return the keys. You can understand that we don't want to replace the locks for the keys you lost. If I don't have it at check out, that is considered a lost key. Maybe tie it around your neck so you will have it even if you were to become unconscious.

No smoking indoors. Please be quiet especially after 10:30 pm as neighbors will be sleeping. Please take shower or bath between 6am and 10:30pm. Please No pets, No young children, or babies.

Please take shoes off before you enter rooms.

We will take a photo of your ID upon arrival for regulatory compliance reasons.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Elevator broke down. Will be fixed by Mid August.
Potential for noise - Noise tolerant sleepers recommended.
No parking on property - Street parking is free Saturday 8pm to Monday 8am, and holidays.
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen, bathroom, toilet shared. Room is private.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

92 Reviews

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Zhi User Profile
August 2017
Josh is very nice and helpful to us! His place is equipped with essential living things. He also provided us with a lot of useful information. We had a good time there!

Erik User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful host. Very knowledgeable about the area and gives great advise on what to do in Zurich. Great location and great for couples or two travelers.

Roxanne User Profile
June 2017
Great host and good location!
Josch User Profile
Response from Josch:
Thanks for staying! Everything was perfect and all the best with the rest of your adventures!
June 2017

Laura User Profile
June 2017
Josch was a great host! It was the hottest season in Switzerland but he got us an extra fan. We wanted to check-in early and he was able to accommodate. The house is clean and airy. Host allowed us to cook in his house. Location is a stone throw from the train station. Some stairs before reaching airbnb apartment but manageable. Host also provided information on where we could tour in Zurich. Thank you, Josch.

Yusheng User Profile
June 2017
Yosh is the best host we ever met. He is considerate and friendly who provide everything u could imagine and u gonna need in Zürich. Highly recommended!

Tarun User Profile
May 2017
The room was comfortable and well located. Yosh had great advice on stuff to do around Zurich.

Samuel User Profile
May 2017
The flat was absolutely perfect. Josch was by far the best host we have had! So helpful and just great to chat with. I wouldn't have had such a great time in Zurich if it wasn't for this place. Very easy to get to from Zurich HB station. Would 100% recommend to anyone.

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Much like Darth Vader, I decided to stop working for The Emperor and decided to side with Luke Skywalker, Yogi and his friends. Yogi learned me martial arts, and I like to carry around my light saber, and stow my aircraft in my apartment.

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