Cheap hotels near James Joyce Pub in Zurich, Switzerland

James Joyce (1882-1941), the famous Dubliner, writer and one-time Zurich resident, is said to have penned much of his most famous work, Ulysses, while living in Zurich. He died here and is buried near the Zoo in Fluntern Cemetery.

His legacy lives on in the so-named James Joyce Pub in Zurich’s Hochschulen neighborhood near Hottingen and the banks of the Limmat River. This place is a must-visit for lit types.

The interior space, once part of the Jury’s Hotel (then the Union Bank) near Bahnhofstrasse, is actually described in Ulysses. (Architects for the pub reassembled pieces of the old bank in the bar.)

Today the place serves up a typical British-Irish pub scene with a daily offering of specials and an impressive lineup of beers on tap. The James Joyce Pub is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the pub's Web site.

Cheap hotels near James Joyce Pub: As a budget-friendly alternative to the charming, yet pricier Altstadt hotels, check out the cheap sleeping options in Hottingen. The affluent neighborhood sometimes feels like a village, and is home to Zurich's Kunsthaus

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich, Zurich

Address Universitätsstrasse 101 (Hottingen)

Quick Read: The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich is a four-star property, located in Zurich’s university quarter, that sometimes offers decent deals on room rates.... read review

7.3 Guest Rating

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Hotel Otter, Zurich

Address Oberdorfstrasse 7 (Altstadt)

Quick Read: The two-star Hotel Otter offers 16 uniquely decorated rooms with shared baths, right in the heart of Old Town.... read review

7.5 Guest Rating

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Hotel Hottingen, Zurich

Address Hottingerstrasse 31 (Hottingen)

Quick Read: Situated within walking distance of Zurich’s Old Town and just steps from the Kunsthaus Museum, the Hotel Foyer Hottingen is a central one-star pick.... read review

8.6 Guest Rating

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City Backpacker - Hostel Biber, Zurich

Address Niederdorfstrasse 5 (Altstadt)

EuroCheapo Review: It's quite basic, but the inexpensive City Backpacker Hostel Biber is located smack in the heart of Zurich.... read review

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$118

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Alexander Guesthouse, Zurich

Address Zähringerstr 16 (Altstadt)

EuroCheapo Review: The two-star Alexander Guesthouse offers 20 simple rooms and a fabulous location in the heart of Old Town. ... read review

7.9 Guest Rating

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