Switzerland is one of the most beautiful and one of the best cities to live in. The Swiss capital of Geneva is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. This doesn’t exactly bring the words ‘budget accommodation’ to your foremind. However, it is possible to find some reasonable deals! Here are some of the cheaper options available around for around 100CHF or less.
1. City Hostel Geneva
Just off Rue du Lausanne, one of Geneva’s main traffic arteries and close to the lively district of Paquis is the City Hostel Geneva. This hostel includes a shared kitchen, games room, safes, and a “relaxing room”. Private rooms or dormitories are available. It’s one of the cheaper options but with few luxuries, but if you are just passing through it’s a handy option.
2. Nash Airport Hotel
The Nash Airport Hotel is a 10-minute ride from the center of Geneva. Amenities include free wi-fi, a bar, fitness center and a sauna. An on-site restaurant allows you to sample traditional Swiss dishes as well as a range of international dishes.
3. Hotel Moderne
Sitting only 200 meters away from Gare Cornavin, Geneva’s main train station, Hotel Moderne is a good budget choice for those wanting to feel the pulse of the city. Amenities are a little thin on the ground and you’ll have to make do with wi-fi and tea and coffee, but the Hotel Moderne is one of the cheaper options given its prime location. The hotel also has an Italian and Japanese restaurant on-site.
4. Zurich Youth Hostel, Zurich
Zurich Youth Hostel is great for meeting other travelers, getting some cheap food and a decent night’s sleep all for a price that won’t make your eyes water. Unlike many youth hostels around the world, the rooms here are quite comfortable if slightly spartan. The building is modern and there are plenty of open spaces to relax and chat. The Youth Hostel is 20 minutes from the city’s main train station and city center, and just 10 minutes from Lake Geneva.
5. Camping Fischers Fritz, Zürich
If you are looking to cut costs and have a unique experience, head to Fischers Fritz, Zurich’s only camping ground which sits directly by the lake. If you didn’t bring your own tent don’t fret as you can rent a safari or hanging tent, or splurge a little on a caravan. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is also available from an on-site restaurant, where the specialty is fish straight from Lake Zurich.
Posted By, Shubham Sharma