Expert reviews of cheap hotels in Zurich
The best budget hotels in Zurich... inspected and approved.
The easyHotel does for sleeping what easyJet does for flying—it offers a frill-free and inexpensive experience, with basic rooms, a convenient location and, of course, plenty of the standard easyJet orange.
The three-star Olympia Hotel is located a thirty-minute walk (or a quick tram ride) from Zurich’s Old Town. It's a business-class property with a friendly family feel.
Situated within walking distance of Zurich’s Old Town and just steps from the Kunsthaus Museum, the Hotel Foyer Hottingen is a central one-star pick.
Very Good 7.7
Situated in the eclectic Langstrasse neighborhood, the three-star Anwand Lodges offers urban convenience and quaint charm, with respectable rates, to boot.
Very Good 7.9
The two-star Hotel Otter offers 16 uniquely decorated rooms with shared baths, right in the heart of Old Town.
Very Good 8.2
An outlet of the reliable French hotel chain, the Etap Hotel Zurich City West is a frill-free affair with 160 clean, simple rooms, a convenient location and rates that are cheaper than some of the hostels in town.
Housed in a stately mansion atop a hill, the Justinus-Haus Zurich is a student dormitory that offers a handful of guestrooms—and incredible views—about 10 minutes outside of Zurich's city center.
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Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Zurich and throughout Europe. Our editors have visited, inspected and reviewed budget-friendly hotels in the city, from the train station to the far side of Grossmünster. If it is even moderately affordable, we’ve visited it!
Zurich does not give a hearty Swiss welcome to budget travelers. The city’s “high season,” ironically, is during peak business times—so hotel prices can drop a bit over weekends and during holidays when business travelers go home. Regardless of your dates, the hotels we’ve recommended should offer affordable rates year-round.
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