Cheap hotels near Rathaus Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland

The Rathaus, Zurich’s City Hall, served as the seat of government for the Republic of Zurich until 1798. Today, the building is still used for official business and houses the city’s municipal parliaments.

The Renaissance-style building that sits here today dates to the 17th-century. It faces the Limmat River and appears to jut out as it sits directly on the water.

The Rathaus is located quite near the city’s guild houses that reside on the Limmatquai. Another bonus? The bridge named after it (the Rathausbrucke) is steps away and is a popular pedestrian crossing point to the other side of the river and into the Lindenhof neighborhood.

For information about visiting the Rathaus, check out their Web site. You’ll need to call or email before a visit in order to be allowed in on a session.

Cheap hotels near the Rathaus: The Rathaus is located in one of the priciest parts of Zurich, so it should be no surprise that finding a budget hotel around here is no easy task. We do have a handful of recommendations for cheap sleeps in Altstadt, including the popular Alexander Guesthouse, a family-run two-star hotel.

Editor's Pick
City Backpacker - Hostel Biber, Zurich

Address Niederdorfstrasse 5 (Altstadt)

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



No online booking

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Alexander Guesthouse, Zurich

Address Zähringerstr 16 (Altstadt)

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

7.7 Guest Rating




Hotel Otter, Zurich

Address Oberdorfstrasse 7 (Altstadt)

The two-star Hotel Otter offers 16 uniquely decorated rooms with shared baths, right in the heart of Old Town.

7.8 Guest Rating




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Hotel Marta, Zurich

Address Zähringerstrasse 36 (Altstadt)

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




Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich, Zurich

Address Universitätsstrasse 101 (Hottingen)

The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich is a four-star property, located in Zurich’s university quarter, that sometimes offers decent deals on room rates.

7.2 Guest Rating




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