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Roomy well-lit Private room Heart of Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland
Private room in flat hosted by Josh
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 shared bathrooms
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Two metro stops from Zurich mainstation. Cheap, 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 an artist’s apartment full of things. Good for easy-going people who are not bothered by clutter. Shared bathroom, toilet, and kitchen.

The space
Please inquire before booking! Absolutely no discounts or refunds as prices are already competitive! You will be rejected immediately! Absolutely no residential registration nor mail drop for short stays.

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 is available 8am to 9pm. 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 fast WiFi Internet running, but on very rare occasions it can be down due to the carrier.

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!
Two metro stops from Zurich mainstation. Cheap, 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 an artist’s apartment full of things. Good for easy-going…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Paid parking off premises
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Zurich, Switzerland

From Zurich HB, get off 2 Metro stops at S4 Giesshubel, and S10 Binz station almost comes to the door my apartment from Zurich main station, so it's very convenient. S4 runs every 20 minutes. In addition there are one tram station for tram 5 and 13, and a bus stop (Manesseplatz) for bus 72 (to Escher-Wyss-Platz) station nearby. Take the S4 subway, unless you have a GPS or a map! It takes about 30 minutes to get here from the Zurich Airport according to (website hidden) maps, if you are right on train schedule. I would say 60 minutes is more realistic.

In Manesseplatz is next to Schmiede Wiedikon where locals hang out. Famous Tattoo shop, Ink Tank across the street. There is also a restaurant with a yellow sign of a fork and knife across the apartment. There are nice restaurants around to discover. However, Zurich prices are very high.

Super convenient to just hop on the S10 train nearby at Binz to go straight to the top of the mountain at Uetliberg in 15 minutes, walk 5 minutes to the Mountaintop Restaurant with a super panorama view of the city for romantic dinners. The Alps and even Germany is sometimes visible.

Famous Hurlimann Thermal rooftop hot bath with the view of the city and Alps is just across the small river. It's a rather large mineral bath complex.

If you need something you can go to Sihlcity, for shopping. Mall supermarket open until 9pm.

Sihlcity has a Sauna and Massage Spa as well, a more commercial chicky-micky style.

Next to the lake as you walk down the hill, you are at grungier Seebad Enge, perhaps the Best Sauna in the World. The sauna floats on the lake and you can jump straight into the lake, perhaps the best well kept secret of Zurich. Much more friendly and local. On a clear day, you can see the Alps on a clear day on a la nude.

Right outside is a nice park to take a walk or go walking or jogging next to the river side with trees.

Zurich is a convenient city to take day trips to the mountains and other cities as well.
From Zurich HB, get off 2 Metro stops at S4 Giesshubel, and S10 Binz station almost comes to the door my apartment from Zurich main station, so it's very convenient. S4 runs every 20 minutes. In addition there…

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Please send inquiry before you try to book it. 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. Some Quotes: "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - Albert Einstein "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. You cannot subjugate a nation forcibly unless you wipe out every man, woman, and child. Unless you wish to use such drastic measures, you must find a way of settling your disputes without resort to arms." - Albert Einstein "All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking." - Albert Einstein "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." - Albert Einstein "We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient. We have to understand." - Terrence McKenna "Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this illness is reflected in the press." - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn "My ultimate dream is to sow seeds in the desert. To revegetate the deserts is to sow seed in people's hearts." - Masanobu Fukuoka "Men tend to have the beliefs that suit their passions. Cruel men believe in a cruel God, and use their belief to excuse their cruelty. Only kindly men believe in a kindly God, and they would be kindly in any case." - Bertrand Russell "Live as if you were living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now." - Viktor Frankl "The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society — and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic. In the context of this study the crucial question is whether the hypothesis of a quasi-autistic or of low-grade schizophrenic disturbance would help us to explain some of the violence spreading today." - Erich Fromm "World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation." - Marshall Mcluhan "Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new." - Bertrand Russell Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss “It’s more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” ― Hippocrates
Please send inquiry before you try to book it. Much like Darth Vader, I decided to stop working for The Emperor and decided to side with Luke Skywalker, Yogi and his friends. Yogi…
During your stay
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.
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 avo…
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House rules
Check-in: After 8:00 pm
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $752