On a recent trip to Switzerland, we didn’t want to miss it’s the biggest city, Zurich but with so many amazing places to stay in the city, we knew to choose where to stay in Zurich was going to be tough. However, it didn’t take us long to find the perfect place to stay in Zurich whilst we were here called 25hours Hotel Langstrasse – and what a hotel it was!
Brightly coloured, fun and with a great atmosphere, this hotel was exactly what we needed after a relaxing 24 hours at the thermal bad. Inspired by the contrasts between banking and the red-light district, between art and capitalism, the designer Werner Aisslinger and his team see the 25hours Hotel Zurich Langstrasse created a self-contained microcosm. Regularly changing resident artists ensure a steady flow of creative input.
When you walk in you are surrounded by quirky interior and welcoming staff to help you.’25 hours’ a day. There is a shop in reception and round the corner is a bar with outdoor seating, where we enjoyed a beer later that afternoon. At the heart of the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse is the ground floor, home to the Cinchona Bar and NENI.
When you walk in you are surrounded by quirky interior and welcoming staff to help you.’25 hours’ a day. There is a shop in reception and round the corner is a bar with outdoor seating, where we enjoyed a beer later that afternoon.
At the hotel, there are 170 rooms which are all comfortable sanctuaries with design elements inspired by themes from the red light district, the bourgeoisie, or the world’s penthouses.
When we entered our room, it felt spacious, this may have been due to the glass shower right in the middle of it! It had a comfy double bed & a big window . The room was decorated beautifully and continued the quirky theme with newspapers hanging on the walls.
There was also a polaroid camera in the room which you can buy film for in the shop downstairs which is a super cute idea! We slept so well that night due to it being quite dark in the morning (and a late-night by the lake!)
There was a rooftop even in Zurich the night we stayed which was where lots of hotels/bars opened their rooftop to everyone. 25 hours opened their rooftop so we went to check it out, it isn’t the biggest space but they had live music and people have enjoyed the vibe.
The hostel is a 5 minute walk away form a tram station that takes you to so many places, it will take you about 5-10 minutes to get into the centre and 15 to go further down to the lake which was our favourite spot in the city.
We also walked into the city which took us about half an hour, which is quite nice to stretch your legs, maybe a little much in the blistering sun that Switzerland was experiencing! The hostel also offers bike rentals should you fancy a cycle, it’s very popular with people in the city!
We went to the lake early evening on the night we spent at the hostel and made some lovely friends who shared their homemade dips, crisps and Zurich wine with us! By the time we knew it, it was gone 11 and we needed to make a move.
Getting the tram back to the hostel was easy and they run often. On our walk back from the tram, the area of the hostel was so busy with everyone out for drinks, due to the weather the streets were packed because it was too hot to be indoors. Outside of the hostel was busy with people enjoying their night but as soon as we went inside, we didn’t hear a thing which was amazing!
When we eventually woke for breakfast, we walked to the other side of the reception and sat down. Their breakfast spread is AMAZING and would highly recommend eating here, it seemed popular with the locals too as a group of women were holding a baby shower there! The breakfast is full of bread, fruit, cereal but also incredible shakshuka, salads and more! The food was great and I had to stop myself from eating more.
After breakfast we got the tram to the lake again for some last minute exploring & sunbathing, when we got back the reception staff were really helpful in letting us use the showers, getting our stored bags and calling a taxi to the airport.
I’d recommend staying here but the hostel in general is very beautiful and in a handy location!
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