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.)
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)