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Youth Hostel Zurich
2 out of 5
Mutschellenstrasse 114, Zürich
The price is $127 per night from Mar 26 to Mar 27

Located in Wollishofen, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Rote Fabrik and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bahnhofstrasse and ETH Zurich. Zürich Opera House and Kunsthaus ...

4.3/5Excellent! (263 reviews)
Clean but rather expensive for what it is.

"Clean with a reasonable infrastructure. Expensive for what it is, modern hotel concepts have a better price / offering relation than the Youth Hostel Zurich. The youth hostel includes breakfast but given current times there was no buffet, the offered breakfast was not that great, in particular the ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

Youth Hostel Zurich
Budget Hostel Zurich
3 out of 5
Riedenhaldenstrasse 7, Zürich
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Located in Center, this hostel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from MFO-Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hallenstadion and University of Zurich. Swiss National Museum is 3.1 ...

3.2/5 (24 reviews)

"The room is terable,no soap,the bed is woes,pillows old and in bad foam,rooms not look good at all,I will never go there again"…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Budget Hostel Zurich
Budget Youth Hostel
1.5 out of 5
175 Ackersteinstrasse, Zürich, ZH
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Located in Hoengg, this hostel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Puls 5 and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bahnhofstrasse and Hallenstadion. ETH Zurich and Letzigrund Stadium are ...

2.4/5 (8 reviews)

"Had me sleeping on a fold out futon in the dining room. 1 shower in the whole building as far as I saw, and the light was burned out. Seriously avoid this place. Also miles from anything remotely worth seeing."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

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Hard Hostel Zürich
2 out of 5
2 Hardstrasse, Zürich
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Located in Center, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bahnhofstrasse, Fraumuenster, and Swiss National Museum. Kunsthaus Zurich and ETH Zurich are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"A simple and cozy accommodation with very polite owner."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Hard Hostel Zürich
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The Dolder Grand

The Dolder Grand

5 out of 5
Kurhausstrasse 65, Zürich, ZH
The price is $624 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
4.7/5Exceptional! (213 reviews)
Beautiful

"Wonderful hotel. Excellent facilities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

The Dolder Grand
aja Zuerich

aja Zuerich

4 out of 5
Vulkanstrasse 108b, Zürich
The price is $123 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
4.2/5Excellent! (159 reviews)

"Staffs was amazing very kindly. Hotel is perfect. 🙏"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

aja Zuerich
Residence Appartements

Residence Appartements

3.5 out of 5
Letzigraben 177, Albisrieden-Altstetten, Zürich
The price is $83 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
3.9/5Very Good! (346 reviews)

"Overall is okay, with safety underground parking for 29 CHF. But I think that with the rental fee for the kitchen equipment should be left out, since you just sleep and go there, cook a lot, was definitely not wanted."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Residence Appartements
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 in the market for an affordable place to stay in Zurich, there are 212 lodging options here to choose from, including hostels. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Zurich for a good value, so you can save your budget for fun things to do. The lake views create an appealing natural setting, and you can enjoy attractions like the zoo.

Hostels in Zurich

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to look first:

Youth Hostel Zurich - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Wollishofen Station and Brunau S-Bahn. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant. You'll find desks in all rooms.

Budget Hostel Zurich - Property features include free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers and desks.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Zurich?

The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 54° F and nighttime temperatures average 26° F
  • April-June: 74° F is the daytime average and 37° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 76° F and nighttime averages are around 47° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 62° F during the day and 27° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 42.91 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Zurich?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Bahnhofstrasse
  • Fraumuenster
  • Kunsthaus Zurich
Natural Features
  • Lakeside Promenade
  • Belvoir Park
  • Mythenquai Beach
Cultural Attractions
  • Swiss National Museum
  • Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
  • Museum Baerengasse

Generally, Zurich is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Cultural attractions
  • Cafés
  • Live music
  • Historical sites
  • Shopping
  • Opera

How to Get to Zurich and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Zurich (ZRH), located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) away from the city center. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can access metro transit at Paradeplatz Tram Stop, Borsenstrasse Tram Stop, and Helmhaus Tram Stop. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Zurich Central Station, Zurich Altstetten Station, or Zurich Oerlikon Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Zürich?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money for going out. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and live music venues.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Zürich?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start looking: Youth Hostel Zurich - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Morgental Tram Stop and Wollishofen Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with desks and linens. Budget Youth Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Meierhofplatz Tram Stop and Schwert Tram Stop. Guests can enjoy free WiFi. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms. Budget Hostel Zurich - Guests can enjoy free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms. Hard Hostel Zürich - 2-minute walk from Albisriederplatz Tram Stop for easy access to public transit. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen at this property. You’ll find showers and coffee/tea makers in all rooms.
How many hostels are there in Zürich?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Zürich, one of Expedia’s 5 hostels might be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Zürich?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 63°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 35°F. Average annual precipitation for Zürich is 43 inches.
What is there to see and do in Zürich?
Generally, Zürich is known for its museums, cafés, and live music. Major attractions include Bahnhofstrasse, ETH Zurich, and Hallenstadion. Get out into nature with places like Lindenhof, Botanical Garden, and MFO-Park. Cultural attractions include Kunsthaus Zurich, Zürich Opera House, and Swiss National Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Zürich while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Zürich in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Zurich Airport (ZRH), 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city center. After you’ve arrived, you might want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Paradeplatz Tram Stop, Borsenstrasse Tram Stop, and Helmhaus Tram Stop. To explore more of the area, catch a train at Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station), Zürich Hauptbahnhof, or Zurich Altstetten Station.

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