Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Lucerne, Switzerland. You can choose from 6 Lucerne hostels. In total, there are 18 cheap places to stay in Lucerne such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $38 for a dorm.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Lucerne? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Lucerne alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Lucerne. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Lucerne before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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 Kari
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Lucerne. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Lucerne. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Lucerne costs on average $51 for a dorm. A hostel in Lucerne with private rooms costs on average $110.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Lucerne. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lucerne. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Lucerne and Switzerland.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.