Switzerland isn't cheap, but that does not mean you can't come if you're on a budget. We have selected the hotels below because they're cheap, but also located centrally and close to the rail stations.
Popular excellent hotel at a less than 5 minutes walk from the famous Staubbach waterfall. There are budget rooms with a shared bathroom, and rooms with a private bathroom. There are no in-house dining options but there are restaurants at walking distance. The rooms with a balcony offer the best views.
Ideal for budget travelers: affordable accommodation only a few minutes on foot from the Lauterbrunnen train station. The hostel offers a self service kitchen, a launderette, lounges and a luggage room. There are private rooms and dorms, and most rooms have a balcony.
Popular basic accommodation in the center of Zermatt.
Popular basic accommodation near the rail station Basel SBB.
Cheap basic accommodation at an absolute top location in the old town of Bern.
The affordable Schlosshotel offers a scenic view of the Stockalper Palace and its parc. It's located just outside the town center.
Fine low budget accommodation at walking distance from the main rail station.
Affordable rooms just outside the center of Grindelwald. Great views of the Eiger and the other mountains from the south facing rooms.
Small hotel in the center of Interlaken, at walking distance from the Interlaken West station.
Basic but good quality lodging in a convenient location near the rail station.
This is the budget accommodation we recommend in Lausanne. It is affordable, very close to the train station and at walking distance from the city center.
A basic hotel, not in the city center, but still at a comfortable location for day trips. The bus stop to reach the Pilatus cable car is nearby. The Lucerne rail station is within walking distance.
Small affordable hotel right next to the Mürren train station, so easy to reach! There's a pool, bar, restaurant and terrace. Book a superior room for the best views.
Modern affordable hotel in France. Very close to the airport and at walking distance from the Saint-Louis train station.
Basic accommodation in the outskirts of St. Moritz, near the forests.
We think this small hostel is an excellent choice if you're on a budget. Even though it's not in the center of Montreux, it is very easily accessible: just minutes from the train stop, boat dock and even the funicular up to Glion. The hostel offers breakfast, dinner and packed lunches. Suitable for families too. There is a playground nearby.
Affordable hotel in a great central location in Zermatt, at walking distance from all attractions and shops.
'Urban style' friendly priced accommodation near the rail station Basel SBB.
An affordable place to stay on Lake Brienz. It's not in the town center, but as usual in Switzerland, still easy to reach by public transport. There's a shared garden to relax and enjoy the view across the lake to Interlaken.
Hotel Touring is located in Naters, the village next to Brig. Brig is just across the river Rhone, at walking distance. The hotel has its own restaurant. It also offers massages.