Budget hotels are widely available, even in popular mountain villages like Mürren.
Use our list below. We have hand-picked cheap hotels at the best central Swiss locations for you.
Use the Swiss Hotelcard. As a MySwissAlps.com visitor, you can get it for a special rate of EUR 39 (for 1 month) or EUR 50 (for 6 months). The Hotelcard offers discounts varying from 10% to 30%, and sometimes even 50%. There are 500 participating hotels all across Switzerland, so you can often find a hotel in the area of your choice.
Check the hotels we recommend for Switzerland's popular towns and set the "Price" filter to "Low".
Look into Swiss Youth Hostels. They're of good quality and offer lodging in dormitories, which is the cheapest way to spend the night.
Book a hotel without breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, unless it's a great deal. Do your own groceries instead and have simple but delicious Swiss meals.
Visit in low season. Swiss hotels are cheapest in March-April and October-November.
Don't stay in famous Swiss tourist resorts, but in a nearby town that's less expensive. Examples are: Wilderswil, Bönigen and Ringgenberg instead of Interlaken. Or Samedan, Celerina, Bever and Zuoz instead of St. Moritz. You'll find suggestions on each of our town hotel pages.
The 2023 rates of cheap Swiss hotels in popular towns range from CHF 80 to CHF 140 per night and per room. This mostly includes breakfast and tourist tax. The exact price depends on the hotel, room type and travel dates you choose.
Like all MEININGER hotels, it provides modern facilities to ensure you'll have a perfect stay. This includes 24-hour reception, free WiFi, washing machine, dryer, luggage storage room, lockers, and rooms that come with a range of other amenities. There are also public areas to relax and socialize, such as the bar, guest kitchen and game zone.
Come to Balmers and stay in the oldest private hostel in Switzerland! Our hostel is situated in three traditional Swiss wooden chalets that surround a courtyard, terras and garden. The look and feel of our accommodation can best be described as playful, comfy and unique.
Situated in the most beautiful region in Switzerland the Happy Inn Lodge offers a cosy hostel accommodation with a relaxed and casual atmosphere in the centre of Interlaken. Located just 5 minutes walking distance from Interlaken West station.
Popular excellent hotel at a less than 5-minute walk from the famous Staubbach waterfall. There are budget rooms with a shared bathroom, and rooms with a private bathroom. In-house dining options are not available, but you'll find 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 several chalets with shared kitchens and toilets. There are private rooms and dorms, and most rooms have a balcony.
The pretty village Lenk, south of the Simmen valley, is a perfect base for lovers of the outdoors. The highly rated Hotel Garni Alpenruh is located across the railway station, so you can easily reach Zweisimmen. There are south-facing rooms with balcony, and most rooms have a private bathroom. Apart from breakfast, the hotel doesn't serve meals, but you'll find several cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
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.
Small affordable hotel in the luxurious shopping street Via Nassa, which is part of the pedestrian zone in the historical city center of Lugano.
Popular basic accommodation in the center of Zermatt.
This hostel is located in the heart of Zurich with a trendy bar where you meet locals as well as other travellers. The legendary Hotel Otter changed 2016 into a hostel right in the old town of Zurich. The hostel is above the Wueste Bar, a trendy bar.
Popular basic accommodation near the rail station Basel SBB, with all kinds of rooms: from single-bed rooms to 8-bed dorms and family rooms.
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.
This small affordable hotel is located in a village just outside Lugano. Easy to reach by train. Note that this hotel is closed in winter.
This large, modern hotel at walking distance of Celerina's railway station offers a wide range of rooms for any budget: from affordable multi-bed rooms to stylish studios. You can have a bite or a drink in the lounge/bar. Parking, WiFi, use of the nearby tennis court and many more services are all included.
Fine low-budget accommodation at walking distance from the main rail station.
Come on over. It’s worth it. Authentic like the mountains, easy like Sundays and exciting like the Eiger North Face: Welcome to the Eiger Lodge.
Affordable rooms just outside the center of Grindelwald. Great views of the Eiger and the other mountains from the south facing rooms.
We are a non smoking backpackers hostel in the centre of Interlaken. All rooms and dorms have a sink with hot & cold water, and we also have rooms with shower/WC en suite. We offer you free W-LAN and an internet terminal for free use as well.
Small hotel in the center of Interlaken, at walking distance from the Interlaken West station.
Affordable hotel just across the river in the suburb Unterseen. At walking distance from shops, restaurants and the Interlaken West train station, which is the starting point for your day trips.
Basic but good-quality lodging with a restaurant, at a convenient location near the rail station Interlaken Ost.
Centrally located cheap guest house in Locarno. Everything you need (shops, restaurants, train station) is only a few minutes away on foot.
This isn't your average budget hotel: it's located in Lucerne's former prison. The souvenir shop and room names still remind of this past. Breakfast and free wifi are at your disposal. The Barabas hotel is located in the old town, within easy reach of the railway station.
Affordable modern guesthouse between the Lugano city center and the district of Paradiso.