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Featured Hostels in Lugano

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Hotel & Hostel Montarina
Hotel & Hostel Montarina
2.0 out of 5.0 Via Montarina 1, Lugano, TI
Free Cancellation
Reserve now, pay when you stay
4.2/5 (97 reviews)

Good value and very comfortable. Laundry also available which was a plus. Walk from train station and bus stop close.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019
Situated in Lugano, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of San Lorenzo Cathedral and Lake Lugano. Santa Maria degli Angeli and Via Nassa are also within 10 ...

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Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Walter au Lac

Walter au Lac

Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano, TI
    3.0 out of 5.0
    4.2 out of 5 (202 reviews)

    Walter au Lac$211

    Jul 7 - Jul 8

    Walter au Lac$211
    Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel

    Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel

    Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano, TI
      3.0 out of 5.0
      3.6 out of 5 (698 reviews)

      Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel$138

      Jul 11 - Jul 12

      Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel$138

      What Is a Hostel?

      If you're searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Lugano, there are 79 lodging options here to choose from, including hostels. These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but all of them have three main things in common:

      • Budget prices
      • A social atmosphere
      • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)

      By staying at a hostel in Lugano, you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your budget for fun things to do during your stay. You can enjoy activities like shopping, and the lake views create an appealing natural setting.

      Hostels in Lugano

      Still deciding where to stay in Lugano? This hostel is popular:

      Hotel & Hostel Montarina - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Lugano Funicular Station and Lugano Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with lockers.

      When Is the Best Time to Visit Lugano?

      The weather can be important when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the local climate:

      • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and February are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 57° F and nighttime temperatures average 33° F
      • April-June: 76° F is the daytime average and 44° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 80° F and nighttime averages are around 54° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 65° F during the day and 35° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 1.02 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Lugano?

      Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places:

      Top Sights
      • Sacred Mountain of the Rosary
      • Villa del Balbianello
      • Villa Carlotta
      Natural Features
      • Parco Ciani
      • Monte San Salvatore
      • Lake Lugano
      Cultural Attractions
      • Cantonal Art Museum
      • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
      • MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland

      Generally, Lugano is known for its:

      • Shopping
      • Restaurants
      • Cafés
      • Museums

      How to Get to Lugano and Around the Area

      You can find the nearest airport in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away from the city center. Another option is Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Make your way to Lugano Funicular Station to catch metro. If you're looking to see more of the surrounding area, head over to Lugano Station to take a train.