Best Airbnbs Zurich

10 Best AirBnB Rentals in Zurich

Spending a few days in Zurich is probably a must when visiting Switzerland. This financial capital is the perfect mix or urban and traditional, nature and infrastructure. It is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. You can opt to stay in some of the world's most popular luxury hotels or some unique boutique hotels. But if you're looking for something a bit more homey, a bit more local, and a bit more "Zurich", then check the list below for some of the best AirBnB places in Zurich.

The best of Zurich AirBnb

Penthouse River View

Quick Summary

  • 1 Bedroom, 2 Beds, Accommodates 3
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: 11AM
  • Key Amenities: Free parking, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Iron, Toiletries, Towels, Crib, Kid Friendly
  • General Location: Inner suburbs of Zurich, 5 min to Zurich main station and Bahnhofstrasse, 10 minutes to the airport
  • Price: $237 per night, additional $67 per night after two guests

Take advantage of 140 square meters of space and a wrap-around 88 square-meter terrace that overlooks the city of Zurich and the Alps in the background. It has a spacious living room and a fully-equipped kitchen. It also has access to the rooftop terrace to sit in the sun during the summer. 

The master bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed, while the sofa bed in the living room can accommodate another person. There are two bathrooms, one in the master bedroom and another in the common space.​

The Penthouse is centrally located at Escher-Wyss-Platz. It takes around 5 minutes to get to the main station and the shopping destination, Bahnhofstrasse. 


Medieval Heart of Zurich

Quick Summary

  • 1 Bedroom, 2 Beds, Accommodates 4
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: 12PM
  • Key Amenities: Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Toiletries, Towels, Kid Friendly
  • General Location: Downtown
  • Price: $300 per night

The property is right at the center of downtown Zurich. Public transportation is accessible in every direction. Simply going down to the main streets already brings you at the center of the medieval corner of Zurich. You'll never run out of restaurants and bars to spend time in, plus it's only a few steps away from the famous Schober Café.

The interiors are modern and sleek and comes with a fully-equipped kitchen. The masters bedroom has a double-sized bed, and another double-sized bed sits in a private corner of the living room area.​

This is one of the most convenient locations in Zurich, but the area is very busy at night. If you're out to party and mingle with tourists and locals, then this is the place for you.​


Central, Spacious, Bright Mountain View

Quick Summary

  • 2 Bedrooms, 6 Beds, Accommodates 6
  • Check in: Flexible
  • Check out: 1PM
  • Key Amenities: Free Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Iron, Toiletries, Towels, Kid Friendly
  • General Location: Klusplatz
  • Price: $195 per night, additional $30 per night after first guest

This 120 square-meter apartment is bright and sunny thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows and glass panel walls. It also boasts of a large terrace which can be a living space on its own.

There are two bedrooms and a very large common space enough for both privacy and socialization. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, while a secondary bedroom has two single beds. The living room also has a sofa bed which can fit two more people.​ The fully-equipped kitchen is also perfect for home-cooked meals.

While its location on the fourth floor gives it fantastic views and sunlight, there are no elevators in the building.​

The apartment is located further downtown and one minute from Klusplatz station. It sits in a quiet neighborhood but not too ​far from public transportation. It takes 10 minutes to get into the city, and 20 minutes to reach the airport.


Quick Summary

  • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Beds, Accommodates 5
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: 11AM
  • Key Amenities: Free Parking, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Iron, Toiletries, Towels, Baby Bath, High Chair, Crib, Kid Friendly
  • General Location: Wollifshofen
  • Price: $300 per night, additional $25 per night after two guests

This two-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment sits close enough to Lake Zurich for a partial view of its waters. The open plan apartment is very modern, light and airy, with full glass panels, open plan kitchen, and open plan living room. The property also has an outdoor garden with tables and chairs and sun loungers.

​Each bedroom has a king-sized bed, while an adult can sleep in one of the large couches in the living room. There are extra cots, pillows, and duvets available as well if you'll be staying as a group.

The house is located within Wollishofen, an upscale neighborhood. The closest public transport is the tram station that is just an 8-minute walk and goes directly to Paradeplatz. The bus station is 100 meters from the property, which brings you to the center of the town in 6 minutes. If you don't want to go too far, Restaurant Seerose is just seconds away. There are also nearby Badi places for guests to enjoy.


Luxury Penthouse

Quick Summary

  • 3 Bedrooms, 5 Beds, Accommodates 8
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: 11AM
  • Key Amenities: Free Parking, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Iron, Toiletries, Towels, Baby Bath, High Chair, Crib, Kid Friendly
  • General Location: Zurich West
  • Price: $430 per night, additional $62 per night after two guests

Stay in the hip West side of Zurich in an equally hip designer penthouse. This central accommodation give 180 square meters of space, with common areas on the ground floor and bedrooms on the second floor. The 4-meter high ceilings and glass panel walls make for an airy stay with spectacular views. The living room has a sofa corner with an adjoining balcony. It also has cable TV with more than 500 international TV channels in different languages.

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, direct access to the bathroom, and electronic blinds. It also has a full wardrobe and a sideboard for extra space. The second bedroom has a double-sized bed and chest drawers, while the third bedroom has two single beds. If there are more of you, there is also a sofa bed in the living room to sleep two more adults. The two bathrooms in the penthouse are also ultra modern with wellness showers and double washbins.

The property is located right next to Zurich's Prime Tower, directly at station Hardbrücke. It just takes 3 minutes to get to the Main Station and the famous Bahnhofstrasse, and 9 minutes to the airport​. There is also a supermarket 150 meters away for quick snacks or to for meals to be cooked in the high-tech and fully-equipped kitchen.


Economy Accommodations and Shared Spaces

Modern Apartment on top of Zurich

Quick Summary

  • 2 Bedrooms, 3 Beds, Accommodates 5
  • Check in: 2PM-8PM
  • Check out: 11AM
  • Key Amenities: Free Parking, Pets Allowed, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Iron, Toiletries, Towels, Kid Friendly
  • General Location: Birmensdorf/Uetliberg
  • Price: $93 per night, additional $26 per night after two guests

Those looking to be one with nature will find this apartment the perfect place. It is located at the "top of Zurich", also known as Uetliberg, Zurich's own mountain. It's surrounded by trees and forests, which is part of the property. There are 3 baclonies surrounding the whole flat for guests to enjoy nature at every angle and view.

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, while the second bedroom has a sofa bed that can accommodate two adults. There's another sofa bed in the living room if you need more sleeping space. The fully-equipped kitchen opens up into the living room and dining room, both of which look out to the green.​

There are no elevators in the building, and you will need to walk up two flights of stairs. There is also no air conditioning, which can be a challenge during the summer.

It's a mere 10 minutes by bus to the city, and around 30 minutes to the Zurich airport.


Zurich Wipkingen

Quick Summary

  • 2 Bedrooms, 3 Beds, Accommodates 5
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: 11AM
  • Key Amenities: Wireless Internet, Washer, Toiletries, Towels
  • General Location: Wipkingen
  • Price: $50 per night, additional $20 per night after first guest

Take advantage of living with two hosts who speak German, English, Italian, and French and get to know the ins and outs of Zurich. The hosts are also in the hospitality business, and know how to take care of guests. 

The private room has one queen bed and a wardrobe for clothes and personal belongings. The bathroom is shared with the host, and the kitchen and living room are common areas to hang out in.

Wipkingen is a little bit outside of the city, but public transportation is just walking distance from the flat. From the flat, it takes 15 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to Lake Zurich, and 9 minutes to Hauptbahnhof via tram. Lake Zurich is also reachable on foot if you're up for a nice walk.​


Paradeplatz and City Hall in 50 Meters

Quick Summary

  • 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, Accommodates 4
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: 10AM
  • Key Amenities: Free Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Iron, Washer/Dryer, Hot Tub, Toiletries, Towels
  • General Location: Downtown Zurich
  • Price: $155 per night

You will rarely find a good deal on accommodations right at downtown Zurich and around the corner of Paradeplatz. This one-bedroom flat is spacious and warm, with foodstuffs like cereals, coffee, tea, instant noodles, and condiments all free for guest use. There's no better welcome after a long flight than free food to snack on.

There is a king-sized bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. The fully-equipped kitchen is also good for cooking when you're trying to tone down your spending in the many bars, restaurants, and cafes in the area.​

Bahnofstrasse is just 50 meters away, and Lake Zurich is a mere kilometer away as well. Langstrasse is 20-minute walk , while Paradeplatz and the Town Hall are just a corner or two from the flat.


Big Apartment with Balcony

Quick Summary

  • 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, Accommodates 2
  • Check in: After 12PM (noon)
  • Check out: 3PM
  • Key Amenities: Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Towels
  • General Location: Near Langstrasse/District 4
  • Price: $129 per night

For an interesting stay in Zurich, stay in this flat which is a mere 3 minute-walk from Langstrasse. Despite its location in a busy area known for its night life, the apartment is very quiet and comfortable. The huge space is best for two people, but another person or two can still fit in the flat.

You can opt to rent the entire space or crash at the sofa while the host is around. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the sofa bed in the living room can sleep two adults.

District 4 where the flat is located is the liveliest district in Zurich. It is known for multiculturalism, and here there will be no lack of bars and clubs to party the night away. It takes just around 20 minutes to get here from the airport, or 10 minutes to get into the city center.


Easy Comfort Zurich City

Quick Summary

  • Private Room, 1 Bed, 1 Couch, Accommodates 4
  • Check in: 2PM-10PM
  • Check out: 11AM
  • Key Amenities: Free Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Iron, Washer/Dryer, Toiletries, Towels
  • General Location: District 5
  • Price: $58 per night, additional $33 per night after first guest

District 5 is an up-and-coming neighborhood and is becoming trendier with new restaurants, cafes, and bars. The location of the flat is by the border of District 4 and 5, so it's easier to reach more destinations from the property.

There are three rooms in the apartment, which you can rent separately. It is also possible to rent all three rooms to get the entire space to yourself. Each room has a queen bed, and you can also stay on the couch in the living room. Fitting in four people can get tight, but it's still possible if you're looking for a cheap place to stay.

The fully-stocked kitchen is free for all the guests. You can make yourself your own breakfast or snack, or bring in some ingredients to cook your own meals. However, the flat is on the third floor but there are no elevators in the building.

It's a 10-minute walk to the Main Station, which is a great jump-off point to other areas in Zurich or for a day trip to nearby towns. 


AirBnB is a great way to stay in some unique and very homey accommodations. It's also a great option if you're traveling on a small budget. Whether you book an entire mansion or share a flat with locals, this list shows some of the best places you can book on AirBnB in Zurich. Hopefully, this saves you some time going through the list of thousands of listings in Zurich!

About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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