Youth hostels in Switzerland

Youth hostels in Switzerland

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Cheap basic lodging: hostels

One of the cheapest accommodation types is the (youth) hostel. Swiss hostels in general are of good quality, but rooms are basic. Staying in a dormitory (e.g. 6 or 12 beds per room) is the cheapest way to spend the night. Second best from a price point of view are private rooms with shared bathrooms in the corridor. Most hostels also offer rooms with a private bathroom.

Other budget hotels

Youth hostels are not the only option. There are affordable basic hotels as well, even on top locations. The best ones can be found here.

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You'll find a lot of Swiss hostels here:

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Lauterbrunnen, Valley Hostel

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.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hostel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Lauterbrunnen: 3 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lauterbrunnen: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Town: Lauterbrunnen
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Lugano, Hotel&Hostel Montarina

This villa built in 1860 is situated in a quiet green area next to the rail station of Lugano and at walking distance from the city center and the lake. There's a garden with a pool. This is a good option for backpackers and anyone looking for affordable accommodation.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hostel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Lugano: 4 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lugano: 10 minutes (on foot)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Basel, Generation YMCA Hostel

Popular basic accommodation near the rail station Basel SBB.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Basel SBB: 5 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Basel: 13 minutes (on foot)
    Basel airport: 23 minutes (bus/tram)
  • Town: Basel
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Basel, Youth Hostel

Youth hostel situated near the river Rhine and a few minutes from the town center.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Basel: 7 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Basel SBB: 19 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Basel SBB: 12 minutes (bus/tram)
    Basel airport: 33 minutes (bus/tram)
  • Town: Basel
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Bellinzona, Youth Hostel

This hostel is located at the base of a hill, right next to one the castles of Bellinzona, the Castello di Montebello. The historical town center is only minutes away. The train station is at walking distance as well.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Bellinzona: 3 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Bellinzona: 13 minutes (on foot)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Bern, Backpackers Glocke

Cheap basic accommodation at an absolute top location in the old town of Bern.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: lively, town
  • Rail station Bern: 10 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Bern: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Town: Bern
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Davos, Youth Hostel

Popular budget accommodation in the outskirts of Davos, on a hill overlooking the entire town. Also a good view of the Alps from there.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 3-star hostel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Davos: 6 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Davos Dorf: 12 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Davos Platz: 16 minutes (bus)
  • Town: Davos
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Geneva, City Hostel

Fine low budget accommodation at walking distance from the main rail station.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Geneva: 7 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Geneva: 7 minutes (on foot)
    Geneva airport: 16 minutes (on foot, train)
  • Town: Geneva
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Interlaken, Youth Hostel

Basic but good quality lodging in a convenient location near the rail station.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Interlaken: 4 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Interlaken Ost: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Town: Interlaken
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Lausanne, GuestHouse & Backpacker

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.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hostel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Lausanne: 4 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lausanne: 12 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Lausanne
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com
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