Cheap hotels near University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland

With over 25,000 students, the University of Zurich is the country's largest university. Although the university has several buildings, its home base is situated on Ramistrasse near the University Hospital just north of Altstadt.

Established in 1833, the school is known for being “everyone’s university,” as it offers a number of public institutions including hospitals, libraries, galleries and museums. The university expanded from a theology school founded by famed 16th-century Protestant Reformation pastor Huldrych Zwingli, making it the first university in Europe to be founded by a state rather than by a church or monarch.

The university’s libraries are open to the public daily. The Museum of the History of Medicine as well as the Botanical Gardens are also part of the university and worth a visit. For more information visit the University of Zurich’s Web site.

Cheap hotels near the University of Zurich: Below you’ll see several budget-friendly accommodation options in few choice neighborhoods, especially in Aldstadt. Most of these are 1 and 2-star hotels. (Do a date search to see many more hotel options.)

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Hotel Marta, Zurich

1Hotel Marta

2 star star

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. 

7.9 Guest Rating


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Justinus-Haus Zurich, Zurich

Address Freudenbergstrasse 146 (Around Zurich)

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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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.


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Hotel Hottingen, Zurich

5Hotel Hottingen

1 star star

Address Hottingerstrasse 31 (Hottingen)

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.

7.6 Guest Rating


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