Hostels in Lucerne, Switzerland

6 hostels available. Prices start from $29.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Lucerne

Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Its just 10 Minutes from City-Center / Trainstation. 2 Minutes walk and 10 Meters of Stairs. - Car parking cost 15chf extra per night. - Whirlpool cost 15 CHF extra per person. - Sauna cost … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…No one wants to cook in a dirty kitchen or shower with a floor flooded with water -- don't understand why people would complain about this. The staff spoke amazing English and Marc (Mark?) the … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…No curfew. Pet friendly. Non smoking. The maximum period of stay is of 14 days." …"The Barabas hostel is located in the old town of Lucerne, not even 10 minutes walking distance from Lucerne … More

Luzern Youth Hostel

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…These buses stop only a couple of minutes' walk from the hostel, which is ideal. Given its location, this hostel is surrounded by greenery and gives a calming feeling. Rooms and Bathrooms … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…capsule hotel Lucerne is just a 7-minute walk from Lucernes main train station and is located on the 5th floor in a separate part of the Hirschengraben Co-Working and Innovations Spaces building. … More

Tourist Hotel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…The staff were helpful and there was a good breakfast, included in the price. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with bunkbeds, a sink, a common table and a ground heater, and good blankets for the cold … More

Hotels in Lucerne

Hotel Alpha

Free Breakfast
"…There was only one computer that we could see and it was in the middle of the stairwell! There is a lockout time, but they give you a key, just don't lose it! There is a nice common room upstairs … More

Hotel Luzernerhof

Free Breakfast
"…During our stay here, very impressed with the staff and every little detail. Food was fantastic. The prices are ideal. You are in the middle of everything. A few minutes walk takes you to … More

Hotel Rothaus

Free Breakfast
"…Hotel Rothaus Luzern & Peruvian Culinary Art is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Lucerne, an extremely passionate team offering a concierge and room service, to make your visit even more … More

Hotel De la Paix

Free Breakfast
"…Public parking is possible at a location nearby and costs CHF 30.00 per day. Breakfast is included in the room rates. Taxes are not included at CHF2.00/person: Taxes are included on the … More

Hotel Des Alpes

Free Breakfast
"…We also have a special menu for kids. Enjoy the romantic setting of our other restaurant with a balcony terrasse and a view over the lake. In a perfect setting by the shores of Lake Lucerne, … More
"…There is no curfew, however we ask our guests to be mindful of others and respect quiet times between 22:00 and 7:00. Cancellation policy - until 14:00 on the day of arrival. In case of a late … More

Hostels in Lucerne, Switzerland

6 hostels available. Prices start from $59.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Lucerne (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lucerne.

Guess what? Lucerne is also named and spelled Luzern - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Lucerne is a medium-size city, but it's fairly compact, so all sites can be reached via foot. The city can be reached by bus or train. The difference between daytime and nighttime in Lucerne is literally night and day -- during the day, it is a sweet Swiss city; at night people are getting drunk and escort services are available (they are even advertised in tourism books).

There are a few Lucerne hostels (but more budget and upscale hotels) in the city, a couple are within fifteen minutes of the train station. During the summer these Lucerne hostels fill up quickly, so try to book well in advance. Switzerland is expensive, so be prepared to spend more money than in other Western European countries.

There are many sites to see around Lucerne including the Chapel Bridge (also known as the portrait bridge), the Water Tower, the Musegg Wall, the Jesuit Church, the Mill Bridge, the Lion Monument, and the KKL culture and convention centre. The Musegg Wall is free and offers breathtaking views (make sure to wear sunscreen -- it won't seem as though you're burning, but a sunburn appears). On the way up to the Musegg Wall, there are pastures with Hairy Coos (Scottish cows, the same breed as the infamous Hamish in Scotland). The Chapel Bridge is absolutely gorgeous during the day as well as night. The old town portion offers gorgeous paintings of some of the buildings -- wander around the old town and you will undoubtedly find some.

Around town there are multiple grocery stores, food markets, restaurants, shops, and sweets stores (including a well-known macaron store in the old town portion). Additionally, in the summer they occasionally set up flea markets. They often have events going on, including a Red Bull extreme BMX event in town. In addition to the festivals, shops, and sites, do what the Swiss do -- enjoy the lake and parks (swim, boat, barbeque, or hangout)!

This is a safe city; just don't wander around at night alone (make sure you have a friend with you). It is gorgeous and peaceful and should not be missed. In terms of a cheap meal, grocery stores are the best bet. Since most of the sights can be seen for free, the high prices are somewhat outweighed by not having to pay admission fees to sights.

Written by local enthusiast for Lucerne hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lucerne hostels Kari

Lucerne Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lucerne, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $66
Average private room price $198
Cheapest hostel in Lucerne Luzern Youth Hostel with $56
Party hostels in Lucerne Young Backpackers Homestay (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

FAQ about Lucerne Hostels

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Travel Tips for Lucerne - from the Community

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