Sleeping in Switzerland

According to many surveys, Switzerland is the most expensive country in Europe. Finding accommodations for less than $100/night is difficult. For example, a one-bedroom apartment with kitchen and private bath in Austria can cost under $70/night. The same apartment in Switzerland will cost $150 to $200/night or more depending on location.  It is hard to find a bed and breakfast for two people for less than $100/night.  On our 2017 trip, we used Airbnb.com and found:

  • a bedroom with a private bath and shared kitchen for $52/night in centrally located Wald.

  • a one-bedroom apartment with kitchen and private bath in a 600-year-old log house in Ferden located in the beautiful Lötschental Valley for $64/night.  (See photos)

We also suggest searching:

       (See accommodation examples below.) 

View from the apartment
View from the apartment

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Erik's Airbnb Apartment $64/night
Erik's Airbnb Apartment $64/night

Erik's Airbnb is in Ferden in the beautiful Lötschental Valley.

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Erik's Airbnb
Erik's Airbnb

His one-bedroom apartment with kitchen and private bath occupies the floor above the garage and below the deck. It is in this house built in the 1400s.

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Wendy relaxing on a futon
Wendy relaxing on a futon

In addition to the double bed, the room has a futon and a single bed.

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Kaspar's Airbnb in Wald $52/night
Kaspar's Airbnb in Wald $52/night

Kaspar's two-room school is behind the large bank of windows. Above the school are a large deck and his living quarters. The attic contains the Airbnb room and bathroom.

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Double Bed
Double Bed

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MySwitzerland.com Go to "Accommodations" and select the type of accommodations you would like,  "On the Farm," "Bed and Breakfast," etc.  Here are some examples:

  • Brig in the Rhone Valley,  45 minutes from the Matterhorn.   A B&B on a farm for two for 104CHF ($111)

  • Lenk im Simmental in the mountains south of Berne, 100 minutes from Interlaken. A B&B for two on a farm with shared bathroom facilities for 108CHF ($115)

  • Scuol in far eastern Switzerland near Tarasp Castle, 70 miles (via car train) to Davos and 90 minutes to St Moritz.  A B&B for two with shared bathroom for 158CHF ($168)

 

bnb.ch is an easy site to navigate. Use the map option to find where you want to go in Switzerland. You can select a search for farms under "Type of Accommodation."

  • Langwies   Room for two with breakfast and shower in the hall in a beautiful farmhouse.  Five minutes from Arosa and 30 minutes from Chur.  100CHF ($107)

  • Stalden (Sarnen)  Room for two with breakfast on an organic farm 25 minutes south of Lucerne and 70 north of Lauterbrunnen.  90CHF ($96)