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Featured Hostels in Lugano

Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa
2 out of 5
Via Cantonale 13, Savosa, TI
The price is $87 per night

This family-friendly Savosa hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Piazza della Riforma, Cantonal Art Museum, and Palazzo dei Congressi. University of Lugano is 1.6 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
A good night's sleep

"I stayed at this hostel for one night and I enjoyed it. It was very clean and the receptionist was helpful. The reception is only open until 10pm so you need to make sure you check in by then. The hostel is a little far from the town centre, but the free public transport pass is really helpful and ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa
Hotel & Hostel Montarina
2 out of 5
Via Montarina 1, Lugano, TI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $97 per night

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (131 reviews)
Great place to stay in Lugano

"Great location and lovely pool. All clean a spotless and very central. Complimentary travel tickets were great too Had a very communal feel"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Hotel & Hostel Montarina
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Other property types in Lugano

Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality
Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality
4.5 out of 5
Via G. Bagutti 4, Lugano, TI
The price is $184 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (261 reviews)

"Good service, spacious room, mini bar and Nespresso machine. Modern design throughout the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality
Hotel Lido Seegarten
Hotel Lido Seegarten
4 out of 5
Viale Castagnola 24, Lugano, TI
The price is $260 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (231 reviews)
Delightful hotel

"We had a great day three day stay. The location and views are fabulous. Fine restaurant Good breakfast Helpful staff. Simple bedrooms. Overall we loved staying there and plan to return"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hotel Lido Seegarten
Park Hotel Principe
Park Hotel Principe
4 out of 5
Via Montalbano 19, Collina d'Oro, Lugano, TI
The price is $207 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (159 reviews)

"Not easy walk to town (we came in rental car), staff are friendly and room is very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Park Hotel Principe
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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.

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