Best Places for Backpackers in Switzerland.

Enjoy backpacking around Switzerland without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Switzerland.

Top 50 hostels in Switzerland.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Switzerland.

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Youthhostel Solothurn

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Youthhostel Solothurn

Once upon a time it was a historic 17th-century house serving the people of Solothurn as a trading and customs house, a warehouse, a theatre and finally as a schoolhouse. A modern steel and glass construction was put into the house and it was opened as a youth hostel in 1994. The architecture hig...
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Youthhostel Le Bemont

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Youthhostel Le Bemont

Le Bémont is located on the Jura highway, one of the most beautiful, long-distance, hiking and cross-country skiing routes traversing Switzerland. Visitors arriving on the Freiberg high plateau will experience a fascinating piece of Swiss geology at close quarters. The train ride takes you strai...
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Youthhostel Baden

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Youthhostel Baden

Rustic-style Baden Youth Hostel – a former stable dating back to the last century – has lost nothing of its charm and is ideally suited for exploring the spa resort and its 18 thermal springs. The hostel lies a short distance from the town centre next to the “Aue” sports complex, on the banks of the...
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Pension Marthahaus

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Pension Marthahaus

The Marthahaus Hotel offers you individually and very tastefully furnished rooms in a quiet residential area of Berne, near the center, the old town, the main station, the BEA-Expo, the Stade de Suisse and the PostFinance Arena. A guest kitchen, wireless internet access are available free of cha...
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Restaurant | Hostel Rendez-vous

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Restaurant | Hostel Rendez-vous

Perfectly located in the quiet Alpine village of Kandersteg, we are a great location for exploring the mountains. Combine your visit to the dream holiday destination of Kandersteg, with a stay in our friendly hostel, or a visit to our typical Swiss restaurant. Restaurant | Hostel Rendez-vous is your...
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Downtown-Lodge

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Downtown-Lodge

Downtown Lodge Unique - Simple - Central In the largest Lodge of Switzerland In a beautiful natural setting, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to Grindelwald, the glacier village presented. Our lodge is located in the center of Grindelwald and is the ideal starting point for all activities. In a tot...
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Youthhostel Gstaad Saanenland

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Youthhostel Gstaad Saanenland

The large terrace is perfect for sunny days; on cool evenings there’s the warm stone oven to sit on or the quiet reading corner. And every day starts with an abundant breakfast buffet, which is as always included in the overnight rate. After the three-course meal of local dishes, our guests often en...
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Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park

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Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park

**PLEASE NOTE THIS HOSTEL ONLY ACCEPTS BUSABOUT PARTNER BOOKINGS** Official Busabout Partner – Drop off and Pick up. Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park ***** Best Resort for Budget Travellers Cabins - Rooms - Bungalows – Mobilehomes - Caravans Welcome to Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park in...
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Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel

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Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel

this place is far from car-traffic, massive tourism and hectic lifestyle. east Switzerland is just a 2 hours ride away from zurich. interested? book and then enjoy it! :-) for young and young at heart travelers, for those new experiences and new contacts are more important than comfort and luxur...
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Villa Edera Wild Valley Hostel

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Villa Edera Wild Valley Hostel

Sunbathe under deep blue skies between palm trees. Sleep in a fully renovated 19th century mansion. Eat local goat cheese at the riverside. Be ready for surprises in a stunning villa set in the wildest of mountain valleys. The entire area is on track to become Switzerland's second-EVER National Park...
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Youthhostel Leissigen

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Youthhostel Leissigen

Formerly the summer residence of an industrial family from Berne, Leissigen youth hostel is now a holiday oasis, offering stylish, comfortable rooms, many with lake view. There's plenty of space for children to play and for adults to relax in its wide open surroundings and on its pebble beach. A...
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Altstadt Hotel Krone Lucerne

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Altstadt Hotel Krone Lucerne

The Altstadt Hotel Krone entirely rebuilt is situated in the heart of the old town of Lucerne in the pedestrian and shopping zone. 10 minutes to walk from the train station. All our rooms have a bathroom with shower or bathtub, WC, make-up mirror and hairdryer. They are all equipped with minib...
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Youthhostel Pontresina

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Youthhostel Pontresina

Staying in these magnificent mountain surroundings, with their myriad of contrasts, is a delightful and unforgettable experience. Cyclists can pick up supplies here, while hikers arrive from Alp Languard via the high-altitude trail and discover the breathtaking panorama. And when those taking part i...
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Lago Lodge

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Lago Lodge

Our House offers: -4 x double rooms, 8 x 4 bed and 8 x 6 bed dorms. All rooms with toilet and shower in the room. -A restaurant with an integrated micro brewery, where we produce our organic beer. -A guest kitchen for families and individuals as well as a guest kitchen for groups up to 20 peopl...
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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)

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Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)

Welcome to backpackers’ delight! We've got FREE: WIFI including free in-room Wifi, breakfast, linen, lockers, use of local buses, entry to swimming pools, mini golf, parking and taxes!... Interlaken has developed over the years into a centre for backpackers looking for the ultimate adrenaline...
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Alpine Budget Rooms by Täscherhof

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Alpine Budget Rooms by Täscherhof

Alpine Budget Rooms by Täscherhof - Best price performance ratio for your mountain adventure in Zermatt. Fresh mountain air makes you hungry – Spoil yourselves culinary in a rustic atmosphere. Look forward to tasty Swiss specialties with foresight, in the garden with sun terraces. For the “relaxed”...
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Youthhostel Stein am Rhein

A jewel on the banks of the Rhine. The route from the station to the youth hostel offers an initial view of the Rhine, flowing out of the Lake of Constance at Stein, as well as of the loveliest Old Town in Switzerland, the Mediterranean-style lake promenade, the extensive bathing resort on the river...
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Altstadt Hotel Magic Lucerne

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Altstadt Hotel Magic Lucerne

All our individual equipped rooms with queen-size bed or double bed have a bathroom with shower or bathtub, WC and hairdryer. They are all equipped with minibar, fan (no air conditioning), safe, telephone, TV/radio and Delizio coffee machine. Electrical connection 230V. Savety doorlock with KeyC...
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Hotel Bristol Zurich

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Hotel Bristol Zurich

Hotel Bristol is a friendly hotel which is located 5 minutes walk from the main train station and Bahnhofstrasse from where many of the excursions depart. All rooms are recently renovated and have direct dial telephone, radio, cable TV. The WIFI is free of charge throughout the property. There a...
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Gaestehaus Convict

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Gaestehaus Convict

Our guesthouse Gaestehaus Convict Zuoz is located on the quiet edge of the village, a 3-minute walk from the train station. Look forward to our affordable, comfortable rooms including delicious breakfast, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free parking. 3 Minutes to Train station, which brings y...
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Youthhostel Zug

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Youthhostel Zug

In 1435 and in 1887, an entire section of the town sank into the lake, enticed by the legendary Sea Maiden of Zug. The only things sinking into the lake today, however, are the rays of the setting sun. But you're quite entitled to be enticed by images of sunsets or the water as you approach the yout...
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Hostel Walser

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Hostel Walser

The Hostel Walser is situated in the center of Saas-Fee. It has 19 simple guest rooms with balconies, bathroom with shower and toilet. The rooms where situatet on the second till fourt floor which reach them comfortably with the person elevator. A commun living-area, snack- and drinksmachine is at y...
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Hotel Allegra

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Hotel Allegra

The hotel features 132 spacious rooms with 1-5! beds, shower, toilet, hairdryer, cosmetic mirror, safe, TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi internet. All rooms are equipped with Swiss quality beds and mattresses to secure a sound night sleep. Only non-smoking rooms. Special large rooms for wheelchairs a...
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Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

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Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau region, the Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is simply love at first sight. Buzzing with travelers from around the world, it is quite common to come here for a day and stay for weeks. With perfect access to the many hiking trails from our fron...
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Youthhostel Bern

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Youthhostel Bern

Bern Youth Hostel in the Marzili district can welcome guests with its fresh new look. All that remains is its unique location between the Federal Parliament Building and the River Aare. Bern Youth Hostel is worthy of a capital city. Situated in a listed building and with a view of the Aare loop,...
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Lake Lodge Iseltwald

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Lake Lodge Iseltwald

We are pleased to welcome all backpacker, travellers, hikers and bikers. Our cosy hostel is situated at lake Brienz and offers excellent outdoor furnishings and panoramic views. The Lake Lodge is a friendly hostel built in typical Swiss chalet style and lies directly on the shores of the pictures...
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Nyon Hostel

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Nyon Hostel

Nyon Hostel is located in Nyon, 22 km from Geneva and 34 km from Lausanne. You can easily reach us in 13 minutes from Geneva by train or by car via the highway A1. We are a 23 minute train ride from Geneva International Airport. Direct trains run at :20 and :50 (direction Brig). We offer a comfor...
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EasyRooms dell’Angelo

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EasyRooms dell’Angelo

The Dépendance is directly beside the Dell’Angelo Hotel. The historic building is located in the centre of town, in the most important area of Locarno, Piazza Grande, just a few minutes from the station and the lake. All 15 rooms have satellite TV, free internet Wi-Fi, radio, safe, telephone, hai...
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Valley Hostel

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Valley Hostel

The Valley Hostel is the place to make your holidays memorable. We are located in the beautiful Valley of Lauterbrunnen, in the heart of the Jungfrau Region, just 20 minutes by train from Interlaken. Our reception is open for check-in form 8 am to noon / 4pm to 10pm There is no check in after 10...
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Dachsen am Rheinfall Youth Hostel

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Dachsen am Rheinfall Youth Hostel

The historic castle of Laufen is the most northerly point in the Canton of Zurich, 5 km from Schaffhausen, right on the Rhine Falls. The bedrooms of the hostel are located in a restored building next to the main house. Showers/WC on the floor. Catering: Breakfast buffet (incl.) Varied eve...
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Seminarhaus Bruchmatt

Set within a lush park in Luzern, Guesthouse Bruchmatt is peacefully located, a 5-minute walk from the centre with cafs and restaurants. It offers rooms with wooden floors and work desks. The non-smoking rooms feature most shared and a few private bathrooms. The Transport Museum is about 3 km...
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Hotel Alfa Zermatt

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Hotel Alfa Zermatt

The cosy, family-run Alfa Zermatt hotel enjoys a central situation in the heart of Zermatt, only 5 minutes' walk from the train station, and offers superb Matterhorn views from most rooms. A rich complimentary breakfast buffet with an organic food corner served in the sister hotel next door prov...
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Hotel De la Paix

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Hotel De la Paix

Situated in a quiet, residential part of town, our 3-star family-run hotel offers you tradition and comfort in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our BACKPACKER FLOOR is on the top 4th floor, the lift goes to the 3rd floor only. We are a 3-minute walk from the shopping centre of Interlaken and the...
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The Aarburg

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The Aarburg

Clean bedrooms, a cosy lounge, en-suite bathrooms, local advice and some of the best views in town. Centrally located, we're in the perfect place for exploring Interlaken and the surrounding region! Situated in a typical 100-year old Swiss guesthouse overlooking the River Aare, we aim to offer our g...
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Hostel 77 Bern

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Hostel 77 Bern

Our independent hostel Hostel 77 Bern has been set up here, on the site of a former Hospital in Bern on the foot of the Gurten. How did we transform a modest, functional personnel house into a cosy, welcoming hostel? With heaps of dedication and enthusiasm! Come and have look for yourself! The hos...
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Generation YMCA Hostel Basel

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Generation YMCA Hostel Basel

Your stay in Basel, the way you want it! Customize your stay as you wish with countless options during your time in Basel. Our hotel is centrally located, lies near the railway-station and is available for you 24/7. Enjoy your time as independent and flexible as it gets with our guest-kitchen, our g...
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Pension fuerDich

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Pension fuerDich

We offer three apartments with two double and one single room each. Every apartment shares a shower/bathroom in the hall. The rooms are furnished in a vintage style and provide full size bed, tv, lounge chairs and balcony. Of course we also provide free wlan. Our bar and cafe in the basement is...
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Crans-Montana Youth Hostel

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Crans-Montana Youth Hostel

The Bella Lui house – «beautiful light» in the old Valais dialect – was built in 1930 and is today a listed historic monument and testament to modern architecture. Originally conceived as a luxury sanatorium, it also served, among other things, as a spa and holiday hotel. From June 2017, the youth h...
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Hirschen Backpacker-Hotel & Pub

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Hirschen Backpacker-Hotel & Pub

Youthful hostel with a wide range of overnight accommodation from simple 4-bed-dorm to cosy single or double room, some of them ensuite. All rooms are equipped with washbasin and TV (except dorms). Part of our house is a unique pub with a romantic garden lounge and a small but fine choice of food an...
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Youthhostel Interlaken

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Youthhostel Interlaken

Guests at the new Youth Hostel will meet one another in the spaciously appointed lounge in the reception area. We have an internet station with WiFi, pool, etc. for playing games with other guests from the other side of the world. Anyone feeling a bit peckish can enjoy snacks in the in-house restaur...
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Youthhostel Sta. Maria

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Youthhostel Sta. Maria

The Chasa Plaz youth hostel is housed in a building, dating back to 1537, which was formerly used as a guest- and warehouse. Once upon a time, the vaulted cellar room was packed high with goods, which were transported on horse-back over the Ofen and Umbrail Passes or through the narrow Calven va...
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Hotel Alpha

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Hotel Alpha

The Hotel Alpha, built in 1903, is located in a central and quiet location. It is famous for its familiar and friendly atmosphere. It has recently renewed the lobby and the rooms. All the rooms are simply furnished but bright and clean. Breakfast is available from 07:00 to 10:00. There is no res...
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Youthhostel Klosters

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Youthhostel Klosters

A straightforward, personal and open holiday atmosphere. Families feel as much at home as young sports fans in both Soldanella houses - people love coming back here! In one of the most exclusive and quietest locations in the village, you have superb views of the majestic mountains. The snug wooden h...
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wellnessHostel4000

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wellnessHostel4000

A world first for the glacier village of Saas-Fee. Conceived in the innovative tradition of the pioneers of Alpinism and realised with an eagerness for breaking new ground, the hostel combines the typical laid-back ambiance and low prices of a youth hostel with the exacting requirements of modern we...
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Alplodge

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Alplodge

We are a non smoking backpackers hostel in the centre of Interlaken. All rooms and dorms have a sink with hot & cold water, and we also have rooms with shower/WC ensuite. We offer you free W-LAN and an internet terminal for free use as well. Use our fully equipped kitchen for free and relax in the c...
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Depot 195 - Hostel Winterthur

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Depot 195 - Hostel Winterthur

New hostel close to the old town in an industrial building, embedded in a vibrant and urban area. Nightlife, music, sport and entertainment are around the corner, the main railway station is about 7 min per foot. We offer a wide range of rooms, from 8-bedded dormitories up to double-bedded roo...
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5th Floor @ Hotel Interlaken

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5th Floor @ Hotel Interlaken

The 5th Floor @ Hotel Interlaken is located on the top floor of the 4* Hotel Interlaken, but is not part of the 4* offer. The rooms are cosy and individually decorated and they are for those of you who doesn't want to spend too much on your accommodation, however, you still want to enjoy the ser...
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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

Welcome to our family ecofriendly hostel, ideally located in the very heart of Lausanne.Affordable overnight stay,overlooking Lake Geneva. Quadruple dorms with bathrooms on the floor and double/single with or without private bathrooms. Special offer for families with kids under 12 years (kids un...
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Youthhostel Delémont

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Youthhostel Delémont

Cosy and modern hostel in Delmont, located on the outskirts of the town! The building is surrounded by a large garden, filled with plants and wild flowers. You can enjoy a wonderful area for adventure and play made by woods and stream in opposite of our building. The pretty little town of Delmo...
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Hotel Welcome Inn

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Hotel Welcome Inn

Free Wifi in all rooms All 98 rooms have been renovated in modern style and are fully equipped with shower, toilet, hairdryer, cosmetic mirror, fridge, safe, touch tone phone and free Wi-Fi. Only non-smoking rooms. Free Internet corner in the hotel. Our multilingual staff is always attentiv...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Switzerland.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Switzerland.

If you're already planning to visit Switzerland - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Off The Beaten Path

Joe Enea

Booking your very own winter wonderland

At first when I was booking my one way ticket to Germany in December, I was a little hesitant about the weather conditions. Especially being from Australia where the average temperature for winter is a measly 15 degrees, compared to Germany’s winter average of about 3 degrees. I could barely brave the cold that lies in Sydney, let alone Europe. Regardless of the weather, I booked my ticket and I went. First stop – Frankfurt, Germany. My first step into germany was at approximately 7am and I must admit, I was absolutely freezing. The cold was even worse than I had first imagined. Fast forward a couple weeks and I had adjusted to the cold pretty well. Locals would be walking around in snow jackets and coats, and I was surprisingly warm enough with a hoodie, beanie and scarf. You will adjust to the cold I promise. My current destination and definitely a favourite, is the beautiful Switzerland – in particular, Nendaz.

Taylah-Ann Dinning

My Second Home

Today I’m writing about city which I was lucky enough to call home for one year as I explored my family background while improving my second language. Zurich has played a major part in my personal growth and I will always remember it as a culturally rich land of opportunity, cheese and chocolate. Yes, the food is hefty but too good to pass on. I really made the most of the Swiss culinary world while I was over there, but I’ll elaborate on the deliciousness later. The people I met became some of my closest friends and I miss them every day. It’s just bad luck that Australia and Switzerland are on opposite sides of the planet; having both my homes together would make things a whole lot easier.  I’m writing about my experiences in Zurich to share my discoveries of the city’s hidden gems and give you an idea of what it is like to travel there. I’ve been to many crazy cities in my life and Zurich is definitely one not to be missed.

Larissa

What is Chur?

The city of Chur is the capital of Switzerland’s easternmost Canton, Graubünden. Chur is celebrated as being the oldest city in Switzerland, with archaeological evidence going back 5000 years. The city is solidly located in the Alpine region, and the mountains that surround it have steep slopes; the upper parts of the mountain face are grey and rocky from being unable to host foliage. Grisons is the only Canton with three official languages (German-Italian-Romansch), but Chur is almost entirely German-speaking, so if you like to be polite and say words like please and thank you in the local language, remember this.

Lauren Jones

Experiencing the Swiss Alps

The second best thing about living in Switzerland is the outrageously good chocolate. It’s not a rumor, I dare you to bite into a hazelnut milk bar by Confiserie Sprüngli and tell me it’s doesn’t taste like a creation from heaven. The best thing, though, is that no matter where you are, you’re never more than an hour away from a mountain to climb. A hike through a scenery of green pastures, winding forest paths, crystal glacier lakes and breathtaking snowy peaks is an everyday occurrence for the Swiss. When the beautiful city of Zürich just felt too crowded and too stressful last weekend, I grabbed a bag of belongings and a hiking companion and up to the mountains we went.

Nathalie Ciara Walker

Lausanne – the Olympic Capital

Switzerland is a small wonderland that has lost somewhere in the mountains, it knows a lot about chocolate and watches, it breathes alpine air and it is stuck somewhere between stability and progress. Now I have an exclusive opportunity to explore this mysterious world.

Uliana.Che

Shaffhausen Full Of Water Power

Today we visited the canton of Shaffhausen. The name of this canton sounds for me like the blue city of Chefchaouen in Morocco.  Who knows or ever heard about this blue city can understand that I was so excited about this trip. This is the northernmost canton of Switzerland and lies almost entirely on the right bank of the Rhine, with only part of Stein am Rhein on the left bank. And we started from this town.

Nesik

Of swiss cheese, trains and people

The first thing you should do before starting this article should be finding a playlist of Moby on youtube and clicking on it. Done? That was the playlist on my ipod while I watched Switzerland go by through a train window. It suited the panorama wonderfully.

Outofofficegirl

A Journey to Cheese and Chocolate

If you go to Switzerland and don’t visit the Cailler chocolate factory in Broc or the cheese factory in La Maison du Gruyère in Gruyères, then for shame. Switzerland is the land of cheese and chocolate, so not indulging yourself in the essential commodities of this neutral country must be some kind of taboo. Not only that, but it’s a fabulous day trip because of the nice walking town in Broc, the beautiful train ride to Gruyères, the castle in the plains on top of a hill surrounded by a glorious medieval town, and famous fondue.

Susan Rother

Khajjiar – The Mini Switzerland Of India 

  Khajjiar – The Mini Switzerland Of India  We all know about Switzerland but have you ever heard of mini Switzerland that too in India? It is in a very remote area of Himachal Pradesh and just like it’s name it is very small.  Khajjiar or Mini Switzerland is atypical combination of three ecosystem: forest, pasture and lake. Apart from a few shops,places of accommodation there is nothing but the serene beauty of the Dauladhar Mountains of the Himalayan Range and dense forest of Pine & Deodar trees. It is a perfect place for getting away from the tiring hustle and bustle of the city life.

anwesha

Luxurious Summer Getaway to St. Moritz

It was like a dream when I was finally at Tirano train station with a ticket to St. Moritz in my hand. Why St. Moritz and not other part of Switzerland like Mount Titlis or Lucerne?

Lilita

Leysin: Heaven at 1200 meters

Leysin, a panoramic location situated at 1200 meters above sea level near Aigle, in the French part of Switzerland is a year around attraction for both local visitors as well international. Connected through a railway track as well as a road, Leysin can be reached by both making it accessible like most of the places in Switzerland. From Aigle one can take the scenic route and stop at the Leysin village or head directly at the top. Known also for its mild climate in summer, its health resort for people with lung issues, and the magnificent alps for snow lovers there is hardly any reason not to visit

Amreen Virani

Four Seasons in the Swiss Riviera

Many people come to Switzerland with quaint preconceptions: cows, cheese, chocolate, wine, and probably more cheese (and chocolate). While there’s absolutely no way that this can be disputed, take it from a 12-year resident: the Swiss Riviera is a beautiful maelstrom of so much more.

Rosie Cranie Higgs

A Journey to Cheese and Chocolate

If you go to Switzerland and don’t visit the Cailler chocolate factory in Broc or the cheese factory in La Maison du Gruyère in Gruyères, then for shame. Switzerland is the land of cheese and chocolate, so not indulging yourself in the essential commodities of this neutral country must be some kind of taboo. Not only that, but it’s a fabulous day trip because of the nice walking town in Broc, the beautiful train ride to Gruyères, the castle in the plains on top of a hill surrounded by a glorious medieval town, and famous fondue.

Susan Rother

Swiss Public Transport

For those of you not used to public transportation, the Swiss public transport system is possibly the best way to learn its mechanics. I primarily use the public transport in Geneva, but the Swiss are highly repetitive when it comes to necessity, so public transport should be the same everywhere in Switzerland.

Susan Rother

Luxurious Summer Getaway to St. Moritz

It was like a dream when I was finally at Tirano train station with a ticket to St. Moritz in my hand. Why St. Moritz and not other part of Switzerland like Mount Titlis or Lucerne?

Lilita

Introduction

Switzerland always welcomes people who love outdoors. There’s skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, biking, hang-gliding, and most importantly, hiking. Hiking is possibly the easiest and cheapest outdoor activity to do in Switzerland. With Skiing and snowboarding, unless you have your own equipment, it can cost up to $300, including the ski/snowboarding pass. Hang-gliding is more than $100 because unless you are personally trained to hang-glide alone, and have your own equipment, you have to rent and pay for a professional to make sure you don’t die. If you do it all the time, biking gets expensive since you need the proper clothes, and bike upkeep. Kayaking is a bit cheaper, but you still need to rent out the kayak and pay for a pass depending on where you go. The only thing that isn’t expensive is hiking–the only thing you need to pay for is the train/bus ticket to your destination, because I’m betting you already have good tennis shoes (unless you want to hike seriously, then you’ll need to buy hiking shoes, but let’s face it. I only hiked for fun).

Susan Rother

Experiencing the Swiss Alps

The second best thing about living in Switzerland is the outrageously good chocolate. It’s not a rumor, I dare you to bite into a hazelnut milk bar by Confiserie Sprüngli and tell me it’s doesn’t taste like a creation from heaven. The best thing, though, is that no matter where you are, you’re never more than an hour away from a mountain to climb. A hike through a scenery of green pastures, winding forest paths, crystal glacier lakes and breathtaking snowy peaks is an everyday occurrence for the Swiss. When the beautiful city of Zürich just felt too crowded and too stressful last weekend, I grabbed a bag of belongings and a hiking companion and up to the mountains we went.

Nathalie Ciara Walker

My Second Home

Today I’m writing about city which I was lucky enough to call home for one year as I explored my family background while improving my second language. Zurich has played a major part in my personal growth and I will always remember it as a culturally rich land of opportunity, cheese and chocolate. Yes, the food is hefty but too good to pass on. I really made the most of the Swiss culinary world while I was over there, but I’ll elaborate on the deliciousness later. The people I met became some of my closest friends and I miss them every day. It’s just bad luck that Australia and Switzerland are on opposite sides of the planet; having both my homes together would make things a whole lot easier.  I’m writing about my experiences in Zurich to share my discoveries of the city’s hidden gems and give you an idea of what it is like to travel there. I’ve been to many crazy cities in my life and Zurich is definitely one not to be missed.

Larissa

Leysin: Heaven at 1200 meters

Leysin, a panoramic location situated at 1200 meters above sea level near Aigle, in the French part of Switzerland is a year around attraction for both local visitors as well international. Connected through a railway track as well as a road, Leysin can be reached by both making it accessible like most of the places in Switzerland. From Aigle one can take the scenic route and stop at the Leysin village or head directly at the top. Known also for its mild climate in summer, its health resort for people with lung issues, and the magnificent alps for snow lovers there is hardly any reason not to visit

Amreen Virani

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