Cheap hotels in Langstrasse, Zurich
The Langstrasse, a wide thoroughfare filled with adult theaters and various restaurants, runs north from the district courts, cutting west across the train tracks and ending at Limmatplatz near the water. The Kreis 4 ‘hood is home to the city's Red Light District (southwest of the central train station), but it also happens to be the city's youngest and most dynamic quarter of late.
While the side streets branching from Langstrasse may seem seedy at first, you'll also see young women having a fun night out without a care in the world. Keep your wits about you (like in any city) and you'll be fine among some of the city's most cutting-edge galleries and bars. From the Langstrasse, the Bahnhofstrasse shopping district is about a 15-minute walk east, and Old Town is just a bit further, over the Limmat River.