The Best Hostels in Lucerne for Backpackers, Couples, and Families

The Best Hostels in Lucerne for Backpackers, Couples, and Families
Lucerne is both a jumping off point for central Switzerland as well as a worldc-class destination itself. This medium-sized city sees a huge number of tourists every year, and rightly so, as the central area of town is quaint, beautiful, and full of history and culture.

The hostels we've listed here are all worth a good look, as they provide a good atmosphere and great amenities in a fun, exciting city. Although they all offer a long list of great features for guests, each has its own vibe, so take a look at all of them before making your decision.
How much do hostels in Lucerne cost?
Average Dorm Price $43 ($37 to $47)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $96 ($85 to $104)

A social hostel for solo travelers, couples, and groups

Dorm Bed: $45.72
Private Room: $49.76
Overall Rating: 92%
Alpenquai 42 , Lucerne Switzerland
Located on the lake, and just a bit outside of the city center lies this terrific hostel with plenty of great features. There are plenty of beds in dorms of 4 beds as well as private 2-bed rooms, all with balconies (great views!) and shared bathrooms.

The communal kitchen is available for those wishing to cook, and the common areas are large, comfortable, and spacious. Foosball and table tennis are available for entertainment, as are other games, books, and more. Internet and laundry are also on offer.

The friendly and helpful staff can provide everything you need, plus book tours and activities and give travel advice for Lucerne and beyond.

Guest reviews state that the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the balconies are terrific, and the staff is super friendly. This hostel consistently and continuously receives great rating and reviews from previous guests!

Highly recommended!

A quiet hostel for solo travelers, couples, and families

Dorm Bed: $46.83
Private Room: $51.89
Overall Rating: 82%
Sedelstr. 12 , Lucerne Switzerland
This large hostel just outside of the city center receives many positive reviews from former guests. They have dorm rooms of various sizes, including a huge 20-bed room. Bunks have individual lights and plugs, and are modern and comfortable. Private rooms are also available, including some with ensuite bathrooms.

The list of amenities is long. As this is larger hostel, they have plenty of common space. A pool table, table tennis, TVs, and other entertainment options can be found. Internet, laundry, and a friendly staff to help with travel advice round out the list.

And don't forget about the free breakfast buffet! The onsite restaurant also serves other meals, and coffee and tea are also available. They also have parking for cars, and bike rental to help you get around town.

The location is good, as it's not far from the city center and is close to public transit.

Guest reviews give positive comments about the friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere.

A former prison, now a hotel for solo travelers and couples

Private Room: $37.02
Overall Rating: 63%
Lwengraben 18 , Lucerne Switzerland
As a former prison building transformed into a hotel/hostel, this option provides a great historical experience, and is also in a convenient location! The hotel is right in the middle of the city and is within walking distance to everything Lucerne has to offer.

Rooms of various sizes and prices are available, from dorm-like bunks to larger private rooms. Most rooms have their own ensuite bathrooms. Keep in mind that this was a prison, and rooms are small, simple, and stark. They offer free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, a great breakfast (cost is extra), helpful tourist information, and more.

The rooms do not have TVs or much else, as the hotel wants to keep the feeling of the historic prison as much as possible.

An onsite nightclub opens on weekends, and guests receive free entry.

Guests leaving reviews provide positive and negative stories involving cleanliness, a disorganized staff which is sometimes friendly and sometimes not, and noise on the weekends from the night club.

A resort with dorms for families, solo travelers, and couples

Dorfstrasse 10 Morschach, Schwyz , Lucerne Switzerland
A good distance outside of Lucerne is this large resort complex with a waterpark and plenty of other amenities for all types of travelers, including families. Usage of the outdoor and indoor swimming pools and water slides is included in your stay. They also have volleyball, a bowling alley, a rock climbing wall,

Also included is free breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Dorms are available even though the appearance of this resort is more like a hotel. Rooms come in various sizes and prices, so something is available for everyone.

They also have a restaurant and bar, as well as a small grocery store. A gym, hot tub, sauas, and a spa are available as well.

It's worth a look if you need to get way from history or culture for a while.
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