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The Coolest Hostels in Switzerland
Backpacking in Switzerland
Switzerland is a great travel destination for every backpacker who loves adventure and outdoors activities! If you fancy paragliding, canoeing, river rafting, skydiving, biking or skiing book your hostel in Switzerland and enjoy its green fields, the Alps, blue lakes and good food. Visit Switzerland and you will love its small villages, surrounded by mountains, cities with cosmopolitan character, open-minded inhabitants, green hills, meadowland and vineyards. You can easily move between small villages and cities; all towns have excellent transportation and good connections. HostelsClub recommends travelling by train with the Swiss Youth Pass and Swiss Pass which allows you to save money. You can also move around with the Swiss Post buses, they are ideal if you want to travel across alpine passes.
At every train station you can rent a bicycle, it’s the best way to reach the hostel and to explore the country. Bicycles can be rented at most railway stations and in the cities of Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, and Vevey, you can even borrow bikes free of charge! Switzerland is an ideal country for hiking but also for winter sport and in every winter resort you can rent equipment, such as skis, boots, snowboards, sledges, skates, etc.
The Coolest Hostels in Switzerland
Start your trip in Zurich! Zurich is a fantastic city and you will have an unforgettable time. You will find a perfect combination of natural beauty, cosmopolitan charm and urban buzz. Explore the romantic old town, the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the lake promenade, the Langstrasse area with its international ambience and the red light district. Go to the some art gallery in the trendy Zurich West. This city has a lot of buried treasure such as the building at Fraumünster 8, greatly admired for its precious stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Stay in Youth Hostel Zurich and enjoy its international ambiance. Only 10 minutes by foot to the shores of Lake Zurich and a bit further, you will find the new “Rote Fabrik” (Red Factory) cultural centre.
Going in the direction of Bern, book at Berghaus Niederhorn in Beatenberg, and you will stay in the hostel located at 1,950 metres above sea level. It's a perfect destination in winter. Right next to the hostel you will find ski slopes. This hostel is only accessible by cable-car but the ride is worth it thanks to breath-taking panoramas. You will have the most beautiful view of the sunset from your room! Bern is perhaps the most charming city in Switzerland and in the summer months, Bern has earned the title of “most beautiful floral City of Europe”. Stay in Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke it is the most centrally located hostel in Bern close to restaurants, bars, clubs museums and theatres. It is a comfortable backpacker’s hostel and offers you all the services; big common room with a great communal kitchen, laundry, internet, TV, free tea, free Wi-Fi and a football table. Saying in Bern you will understand why Einstein developed his special theory of relativity here and you will enjoy taste the best Emmental cheese!
From Bern you can easily reach Interlarken, Jungfrau, Lucerne, Basel or Geneva. Stay in [Twins Minbak Bed & Breakfast-http://www.hostelsclub.com/hostel-en-17077.html] in Lucerne which is located very close to the old town. In Lucerne you will have an incredible panorama of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), the spiritual heart of Switzerland. Twins Minbak Bed & Breakfast offers bright dormitory rooms, modern facilities, wireless internet in all rooms, and very friendly staff. Another very cool hostel in Switzerland is Hostel JBN in Chur. Chur is Switzerland's oldest city and is the small cultural heart of Switzerland, you will find; music, cultural events, clubs, museums and boutiques. Hostel JBN is the first Backpacker-hostel in the Canton's capital and its nice combination of Espresso bar and uncomplicated guest house. In the heart of Chur's nightlife, the 'JBN' is located between restaurants, bars, clubs and even a bowling alley and is very stylish.
Interlaken is one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland for skiing; it's the meeting point of the adventure activity scene. Three world-famous peaks Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau make it paradise for anybody who loves skiing and snowboarding! But Interlanke is also beautiful in the summer; the city is situated between two lakes – Lake Thun and Lake Brienz a unique place. And Interlaken is the number one resort in Europe for adventure and fun! Stay in Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof and enjoy the fabulous nature and exciting adventure possibilities! Villa Sonnenhof is the perfect base for those looking for the comfort and convenience of a centrally located hostel that provides just that little extra. With accommodation ranging from dorms to double rooms and located in its own garden it offers everything you could desire to make your stay really enjoyable. You will get a free breakfast and clean linen, uses of self-catering kitchen and Wi-Fi. It's really cool place to discover Switzerland with backpack!
Don't miss Basel on you backpackers trip in Switzerland. Basel is located at the elbow of the Rhine on the borders of France and Germany and is the most cosmopolitan and open-minded city in Switzerland. The oldest university in Switzerland (1460) makes the city popular with students and Basel offers a vibrant night life. Stay in YMCA Hostel Basel and enjoy its modern facilities; free internet (terminal and wireless), free ticket for all public transportation in Basel, kitchen, laundry room with washing machine and tumbler, TV room and even chill-out room.
Switzerland has a lot of amazing regions, and in every city or town you will find friendly and cheap backpacker’s hostels and in each hostel you have the possibility to book additional outdoor activities! Enjoy Switzerland!
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