Welcome to your detailed guide for Lugano hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Lugano, Switzerland. Compare prices for Lugano hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Lugano. To help you make friends with Lugano before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Lugano, which has been developed heavily in the last twenty years, is the third-largest financial center in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva. Worth seeing is the Parc Civico with its lush southern vegetation, which also houses the Villa Ciani. The city has a distinctly Italian character, especially the old town with the promenades Via Nassa and Piazza RiForma. Other attractions are the two hills of Lugano -- the mountains Monte San Salvatore and Monte Bre. You can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the city from Lake Lugano and the Ticino Mountains. The mountains are accessible both by train and on foot. You can also visit the picturesque village of Gandria and the Villa Favorita.
Lugano has several museums -- the Museum of Art, the Culture Museum, the Cantonal Art Museum, the Cantonal Museum of Natural History, and the Swiss Customs Museum. You should definitely visit the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. The church is first mentioned in writings dating back from the ninth century. The splendid Renaissance façade was completed in the early sixteenth century. Other interesting churches are the Parish Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, the Church San Rocco, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
If you're looking for nightlife and clubs, you will be disappointed and you may even find Lugano somewhat boring. It is a peaceful and quiet city with great infrastructure. As such, there are not many Lugano hostels, as it is a rather small and non-tourist city. However, you can find a few Lugano hostels in the center of the city, all of which are quite expensive for normal hostel standards but normal for Switzerland. It is a very expensive country, so you cannot expect to find very cheap Lugano hostels. To compensate the high price, the hostels in Lugano are very good and they offer more than the average hostels do.
Written by local enthusiast for Lugano hostels George Traveller
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Lugano. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Lugano. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Lugano costs on average $74 for a dorm. A hostel in Lugano with private rooms costs on average $111.
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Hotel & Hostel Montarina is the best hostel in Lugano for families.
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Lugano is one of the best kept secrets in Europe -- visually stunning scenery, mild climate, great shopping (and I hate shopping), and everything operates with the efficiency that only the Swiss are famous for. It's great any time of the year. I wish I could make it my home.
Jude Rene Montarsi
Lugano is the best place to go in all of Europe!
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