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Worst day of my life

by solange (March, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside
Pros: Nothing

F*** This was a nightmare. I had to take a flight from Madrid to Oslo with a scale of 12 hours in Zurich. My stay was at the airport all night, IT WAS HORRIBLE !!!, I did not find a restaurant or fast food open, I had to steal water from a coffee store because the drinkers did not work, whenever I found some guy from staff of cleaners and I asked where I could find a safe place to sleep, they said that they did not speak English. The wifi did not work. Everything was dark, and all the time that I never saw even a watchman or policeman or someone similar, there were some creepy people also stayinf there, and I was very scared. Its not at all a nice place for a young woman alone to overnight, Now I think that overnight in Central Park is safer!!! I hope to never return to this place. This can not be a Flight Airport Connection, and does not continued >>

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Zurich Airport

by web-administrator (September, 2014)

Pros: -
Cons: -

(GUEST) I am always happy when I have a layover in this airport because it has such a soothing atmosphere. No matter where I am coming from, when I enter the terminal I just feel at peace with myself!

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The best.

by tashore14 (March, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside
Pros: The most peaceful airport in Europe.
Cons: What cons? Okay, there were some homeless, but they're alright.

Zurich isn't cheap, so a nice little trip to the airport for the night is an ideal way of saving money, even with the slightly pricey, albeit efficient, trains from town to the airport. Really, I had a terribly pleasant night there. There are some homeless people, but it's Switzerland; they're fairly safe as well. Police and soldiers are everywhere, but not at all troublesome. I wholeheartedly recommend it as Switzerland's cheapest hostel.

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Better night's sleep than I expected

by Khai13 (August, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Airside
Pros: Free Wifi, lots of travellers around(safety in numbers), free phone charger
Cons: Cushioned seats- but with partitions between them, free wifi 60 mins only

Arrival 9:15pm at Zurich airport. Transfer at 7:10am the next morning. I felt it was not worth it to go to a hotel, so I decided to experience sleeping in the airport itself. After all, it's just for a few hours. I had a quick dinner and found a waiting area on the airside where a lot of people were gathered. The airport slowly closed(?)- shops shut off their lights and restaurant workers started going home around 10:30pm. There were still lights on in the corridors of shops, but the waiting area, which had a terrific view of the airplanes outside, was almost all dark. Good for sleeping. There was cleaning going on, but the noise wasn't too bad. I even found a seat near a free phone charger, cos they would only charge your phone for 20 minutes before the charging stopped. You could still leave your phone there, but it wouldn't charge continued >>

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by fkhudairi (May, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Other
Where: Airside
Pros: good seats, 1 hour free wifi
Cons: I haven't finished the night yet so we'll see...

The whole airplane ride getting anxious because a couchsurfing person I was messaging rubbed me the wrong way, so I had no where to stay during my night lay over. Travelling alone. Some guy from the airplane gives me strange eyes as I get up to get my bag. In my close minded freak out, I just bolt for the nearest bathroom because well, I have to pee, and I just want to leave. Little did I realize, I left the area where all the seats are. Bought an hour of internet to look up places that I could stay (fully aware I'd have to pay an arm and a leg and this is where the pit in my stomach continues to grow to its fullest potential). 10pm. Times tickin'. Then, I think, what the heck, I'm going to try to get back in even though I already left the terminal. I realize there is nobody left as all flights were or had already boarded for the night. T continued >>

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