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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in Zurich

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.

Getting started: First do an availability search in the box above or read through our list of recommended hotels. If you need help choosing the right neighborhood to sleep in, read through our neighborhood descriptions. And for additional money-saving tips for visiting Zurich, be sure to read through the articles listed below.

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Our top 13 reviewed hotels in Zurich

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
easyHotel Zürich, Zurich

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. 

6.9 Guest Rating

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$95

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Editor's Pick
Olympia Hotel, Zurich

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.

7.4 Guest Rating

From

$117

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Editor's Pick
Etap Hotel Zurich City West, Zurich

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.

From

$105

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Editor's Pick
Anwand Lodges, Zurich

Situated in the eclectic Langstrasse neighborhood, the three-star Anwand Lodges offers urban convenience and quaint charm, with respectable rates, to boot.

7.5 Guest Rating

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$107

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Editor's Pick
Kafischnaps, Zurich

The ultra-cool Kafischnaps is a hip café and bar with five basic rooms for rent upstairs. The bathroom is shared, the aesthetic artsy and the rates are cheapo.

From

$84

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Editor's Pick
Alexander Guesthouse, Zurich

The two-star Alexander Guesthouse offers 20 simple rooms and a fabulous location in the heart of Old Town. 

7.9 Guest Rating

From

$149

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Editor's Pick
Hotel Marta, Zurich

The two-star Hotel Marta offers 39 basic, recently refurbished rooms in the heart of Old Town. Its rates are on the higher end of the EuroCheapo spectrum, but still reasonable for Zurich—worth it for the prime location.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$159

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Editor's Pick
Guesthouse Brauerstrasse, Zurich

Located about a ten-minute walk from Zurich’s main train station, the Guesthouse Brauerstrasse offers reasonably priced rooms close to the city's action.

6.9 Guest Rating

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$116

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Editor's Pick
Youth Hostel Zurich (Jugendherberge Zurich), Zurich

Situated in a quiet suburb a 15-minute bus ride from central Zurich, the  Jugendherberge Zurich is a reliable Hostelling International outpost with 290 beds spread across simple, clean dorms, privates and doubles.

7.9 Guest Rating

From

$42

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Editor's Pick
City Backpacker - Hostel Biber, Zurich

It's quite basic, but the inexpensive City Backpacker Hostel Biber is located smack in the heart of Zurich.

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$122

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Editor's Pick
Ibis Zurich City West, Zurich

A branch of the reliable European hotel group, the Ibis Zurich City West offers standard rooms a prime location in the trendy West neighborhood and reasonable rates.

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$138

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Editor's Pick
Dakini's Bed & Breakfast, Zurich

The colorful, pet-friendly Dakini's B&B is run by the feisty artist Susanne Seiler and her adorable dog. It offers eight unique rooms (with shared bathrooms) near the funky, happening West district.

8.1 Guest Rating

From

$127

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Editor's Pick
Zum Guten Glück, Zurich

The trendy Zum Guten Glück is ultral-hip bar downstairs and sleek pension upstairs. These rates here are rock bottom for Zurich, but note to Cheapos: There are two shared bathrooms for the 10 guestrooms, and the staff here may be too cool for their own (or their guests') good.

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$84

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