Cheap hotels near Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Switzerland

Situated inside a Neo-Gothic castle next to Zurich’s main train station, the Swiss National Museum is a mammoth place and well worth a visit. The complex is comprised of three museums, including the National Museum of Zurich, the Castle of Prangins and the Forum of Swiss History.

The museum, which opened in 1897, boasts a collection to match its size and stature. The museum aims to provide a history of Swiss culture and life through a dizzying array of Swiss artifacts, amassed art and objects.

Highlights include archaeology exhibits, pre-Reformation church art, military items (like armor and weaponry) and gold artifacts. In other words, expect to find anything that showcases Swiss development in the arenas of politics, religion, art and economics.

Doors are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 7 p.m. You can book tickets online. Plan your visit by heading to the Swiss National Museum’s Web site.

Cheap hotels near the Swiss National Museum: You’ll find a variety of neighborhoods have easy access to the museum. Highlighted among our listed properties below are some in Langstrasse, on the other side of the train station.

You'll also find some affordable hotels nearby in Aldstadt and in Zurich West.

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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




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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




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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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easyHotel Zürich, Zurich

Address Zwinglistrasse 14 (Langstrasse)

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




Casa Heinrich Guesthouse, Zurich

Address Heinrichstrasse 68 (Zurich West)

Situated in the trendy Zurich West area, the three-star Casa Heinrich Guesthouse offers 33 comfortable, kitchenette-equipped guestrooms and a back garden.

7.4 Guest Rating




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