The best located budget hotels in Switzerland

The best budget hotels in Switzerland

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Centrally located budget hotels

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.

How to find a cheap hotel

  • Apart from the hotels listed below, you can visit the page of a specific town you want to stay in and view the hotels we recommend there;
  • Some towns are very popular and thus expensive. Find a town nearby with a rail station. Accommodation can be cheaper there and you still have quick access to all local attractions;
  • Look specifically into Swiss Youth Hostels. They offer lodging in dormitories too, which is the cheapest way to spend the night.

BUDGET HOTELS IN GREAT CENTRAL LOCATIONS

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Lauterbrunnen, Hotel Staubbach

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 you'll find restaurants at walking distance. The rooms with a balcony offer the best views.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hotel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Lauterbrunnen: 3 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Lauterbrunnen: 7 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Lauterbrunnen
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

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: Agoda.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

Lugano, San Carlo Garni

Small affordable hotel in the luxurious shopping street Via Nassa, which is part of the pedestrian zone in the historical city center of Lugano.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hotel
  • Location: lively, town
  • Town center Lugano: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Lugano: 8 minutes (funicular, on foot)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.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: Agoda.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: Agoda.com

Brig, Schlosshotel Art Furrer

The affordable Schlosshotel offers a scenic view of the Stockalper Palace and its parc. It's located just outside the town center.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel
  • Location: scenic, town
  • Town center Brig: 5 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Brig: 10 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Brig
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.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: Agoda.com

Grindelwald, Jungfrau Lodge Swiss Mountain Hotel

Affordable rooms just outside the center of Grindelwald. Great views of the Eiger and the other mountains from the south facing rooms.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Grindelwald: 7 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Grindelwald: 7 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Grindelwald
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

Interlaken, Hotel Blume / El Azteca

Small hotel in the center of Interlaken, at walking distance from the Interlaken West station.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hotel
  • Location: town, lively
  • Rail station Interlaken West: 6 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Interlaken Ost: 16 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Interlaken: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Town: Interlaken
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.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: Agoda.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: Agoda.com

Locarno, Albergo Vecchia

Budget hotel in the historical town center of Locarno. All the shops and restaurants are nearby. The rail station and the lake are at walking distance.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Location: town, lively
  • Town center Locarno: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Locarno: 10 minutes (on foot)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com

Locarno, Pensione Città Vecchia

Centrally located cheap guest house in Locarno. Everything you need (shops, restaurants, train station) is only a few minutes away on foot.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Location: town
  • Town center Locarno: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Locarno: 7 minutes (on foot)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com

Lucerne, Hotel Alpha

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.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hotel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Lucerne: 12 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Lucerne: 8 minutes (bus/tram)
    Town center Lucerne: 12 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lucerne: 8 minutes (bus/tram)
  • Town: Lucerne
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

Lugano, Center GuestHouse

Affordable modern guesthouse between the Lugano city center and the district of Paradiso.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Lugano: 7 minutes (bus)
    Town center Lugano: 9 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com

Lugano, ibis budget Lugano Paradiso

Cheap accommodation in the district Paradiso in Lugano. The funicular to Mount San Salvatore departs just around the corner, and the dock for boat trips is close-by as well.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 1-star hotel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Lugano-Paradiso: 7 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lugano: 8 minutes (bus)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com

Mürren, Eiger Guesthouse

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.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 2-star hotel
  • Location: scenic, town
  • Rail station Mürren BLM: 1 minute (on foot)
    Town center Mürren: 4 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Mürren
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

Saint-Louis, Ibis Mulhouse Bâle Aéroport

Modern affordable hotel in France. Very close to the airport and at walking distance from the Saint-Louis train station.

Details & rates
  • Budget tip!
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel
  • Location: town
  • Rail station Saint-Louis: 10 minutes (on foot)
    Basel airport: 7 minutes (free hotel shuttle bus)
  • Best price guarantee
    Details
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
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