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Old 15.08.2010, 21:37
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Re: Laundromats in canton Zurich?


I was in Zürich for a few weeks in May on a business + personal trip. EF was great reading material for me while I was in Switzerland

The hotel laundry had astronomical per-piece prices, so I did a bit of research on affordable laundry options. Here's my contribution back to the community in hopes that it will be useful to others. FYI, another option is drop-off laundry -- no experience personally, but I met another tourist couple who told me that they used a reasonably-priced drop-off laundry place in the Zürich Airport train station.

  • Winterthurerstr. 62: old machines, clean, the most expensive, well-maintained and many magazine. Call 044 361 60 98 to investigate if this laundromat is still around.
Didn't visit this one, but here's the Google Street View link.

  • Sihlfeldstr. 88: The biggest, busiest and cheapest one, well maintained machines, parking space available
I went to this laundromat twice. Its name is Lea's Waschhaus (Selbstbedienung), which I learnt from Google Translate is Lea's Self-Service Wash House.

Prices (as of May 2010 when I went)

9 Washing Machines
  • 30 °C -- 30 minutes -- CHF 5.80
  • 40 °C -- 40 minutes -- CHF 6.20
  • 60 °C -- 45 minutes -- CHF 6.60
  • 95 °C -- 50 minutes -- CHF 7.20

4 Dryers
  • 15 minutes -- CHF 2.40
  • 45 minutes -- CHF 6.80

  • No change machine, but there are shops along Badenerstrasse where I got change.
  • Vending machine sold laundry powder (CHF 1.00) and fabric softener (CHF 0.50). Alternatively there's a Coop (Coop - Google Street View) among the shops on Badenerstrasse.

From downtown Zürich where I was, I took Tram 2 from Börsenstrasse (Direction Farbhof) and got off at the Lochergut stop (Google Street View - Lochergut). You will see a big shopping complex on the right. Walk north along Börsenstrasse and turn right on Sihlfeldstrasse. Lea's Waschhaus is next to the hair salon, among the small row of shops (Lea's Waschhaus - Google Street View).

According to the signage, the hours are Mon-Sat from 7am to 8:30pm, but at the top it says "offen bis 22.00 Uhr" which Google tells me means "open until 10pm"? My guess is that the last wash is 8:30pm and the laundromat closes at 10pm, but I've never stayed that late.

Images (I took these myself)

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