Where to Stay in Zurich Switzerland on a Budget

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Figuring out where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  Zurich apartments and hotels average about $150-$200/night in the summer time (more for last minute bookings), which is ok but I knew that if I kept looking, I could do better than that. When we found Zurich apartments for a little over $100 per night, I thought that it had to be too good to be true.


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We stayed for three nights at the Swiss Star Apartments Zürich-Oberstrass in a three bedroom apartment.  If you are looking for other places to stay in Zurich, Swiss Star has apartments all over the city.  You are sure to find something that meets your space and location needs.

When we arrived in after a long day of travel and we started exploring, I felt like we had hit the vacation jackpot.

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Where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget

Where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget

What We Loved About Our Zurich Apartment:

  • The apartment was clean, modern and well furnished.  When looking for where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget and with kids, clean was a big priority for us.
  • The kitchen was functional and had all of the basic necessities needed for cooking.
  • There was a grocery store right across the street.
  • This was the best location to stay in Zurich if you are flying in or out of the Zurich airport.  There was a #10 tram line stop right in front of the apartment.  This is very convenient as this is the tram line that runs to and from the Zurich airport!
  • Check in was very easy – we put our code into the key box as directed and out came our key with no problems or hassles.
  • There was a washer and dryer in the basement that were almost never busy.  This was SUPER nice after having to get up in the middle of the night to use the washer and dryer at the hostel in Interlaken.
  • Communication with the Swiss Star folks by e-mail was fast and clear.  I asked a couple of questions to clarify a few things and they always responded with the requested answer within 24 hours.

Where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget


Where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget

Things to Note:

  • We could not get any channels on the TV while we were here. There was a DVD player, but no DVD’s (I assume you would need to bring your own).
  • There was no dishwasher detergent.  If you wanted to use the dishwasher, I think you need to provide your own.
  • Be sure to check the cancellation policies of your reservation.  This is a great option if you are trying to figure out where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget, but the reservation was prepaid and non refundable.

All in all, I think that this was one of the best places to stay in Zurich Switzerland.  It was conveniently located and had all of the amenities that we needed.  It was an amazing place to unwind and wrap up our whirlwind tour of Switzerland with plenty of space for us all to stretch out!

Switzerland can be CRAZY expensive, but it is sooo worth it! This coupon book has 2 for 1 offers for many restaurants and attractions around the country. I wish we had known about this when we visited Switzerland…it would have saved us a TON of money!

Do you have any suggestions for Where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget?  Please leave them below in the comments!

Shanna Schultz

We are Shanna and Aaron + kiddos. We are a travel addicted family of four who love to escape at every possible opportunity. When we travel, we love to focus on creating meaningful travel experiences that help us all learn about the world together and bring us closer as a family. Shanna also writes about travel in the Midwestern part of the United States at her blog A Midwest Travel Companion

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