Last Updated November 8, 2021 11/8/2021

14 Top Airbnbs in Zürich, Switzerland

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Zürich may be best known as the banking and financial capital in Switzerland, but it’s also a lovely place to enjoy some of the finer things in life, such as high-end shopping, lavish nightlife, and fancy cuisine. The city has beautiful views of the mountains, river, and lake, as well as historic architecture that tells the city’s story beyond just the many museums where you can learn about Swiss culture.

To give you more options with your Zürich trip and to also make it more unique and affordable, here are some top Airbnbs in Zürich to consider.

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The Lakeview House
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Terrace overlooking Lake Zürich

The Lakeview House

Up to six people can stay in this residential home when they visit and have three bedrooms and 1.5 baths all to themselves. It’s just a three-minute walk to the lake from here and a 10-minute drive to the city. You’ll have great views of Zürich Lake when you stay here. Two children can stay here in addition to six adults if you request an extra bed. Book this Airbnb to have the first and second floors of a three-story house to yourselves and be by the lake. The large terrace is a common area that’s shared, and additional services can be arranged, such as babysitting, airport pickup, and spa treatments. The rental does not allow pets.

Four-Star Rental Room
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See awesome city views from your room

Four-Star Rental Room

With this Airbnb rental, you’ll have a hotel-style room at Zürich Oerlikon and be in the middle of the city around many restaurants and stores. It’s a 22-square-meter room on the 20th floor to give you nice views over the city. The room is in a well-known, four-star hotel that has been closed for short-term guests but remains open for long-term renters. Room features include a king-size bed, Wi-Fi, and TV with standard cable. The lobby is not staffed at this time, so you’ll check yourself in via 24-hour lockbox. The space is cleaned and disinfected by a professional cleaning company. There’s a restaurant onsite that you can get a discount at if you are staying here. It does not allow pets.

Room for Rent in Trendy District 4
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A great area to be in when you visit the city

Room for Rent in Trendy District 4

For a solo traveler in Zürich, this private room in a rental unit is a highly rated Airbnb choice. It’s a budget-friendly room in a vibrant district near Hardplatz with lots of restaurants, bars, and clubs to check out nearby. This room for rent has a bed, couch, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, and a balcony to sit out on. You’ll have access to the main house’s kitchen and bathroom, as well as the laundry machines if you need them. The Swiss Prime Tower, the largest building in the city, is just 150 meters away from the home and has great views of the Industrial Quarter. However, this room does not accommodate children or pets.

Living in the Cozy Tiny House
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A unique place to stay while you explore the area

Living in the Cozy Tiny House

It’s fun to stay in a tiny house with you visit Zürich and have some peace and quiet next to a vegetable garden and secluded pond. This Airbnb rental is a bit outside of town and about 30 minutes by bus or train to city center. The hosts live in the adjacent building if you need anything, and there are hiking opportunities right outside the door. It’s a kid-friendly space with a cot and baby crib available upon request. Book this cozy, two-room home on wheels in the countryside for a unique stay near Zürich and to explore the greater region.

Cozy City Apartment
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A hip district to be in for your trip

Cozy City Apartment

A solo traveler can stay in this Zürich apartment, which has one single bed, and enjoy being in the hip Wiedikon District. It’s a central, yet quiet, location with shops and restaurants in walking distance. Guests can use the separate bathroom and kitchen that’s equipped with appliances. The apartment is about 25 square meters in size and has a nice balcony to sit out on. Guests can also use the laundry machines here for free and have a private bicycle parking space.

Charming Business/Holiday Stay
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A sunny and comfortable place to be

Charming Business/Holiday Stay

Here’s a Zürich Airbnb that features a quiet bedroom with a queen-size bed for one or two guests. There’s a separate bathroom, free Wi-Fi, free German newspaper, and spacious kitchen here. The space has a four-square-meters balcony just off the kitchen to step outside. Laundry machines can be used for a small fee, and there’s a shaded picnic area and small playground area that are shared among building tenants. When you stay here, it’s best to use public transit or walk rather than renting a car.

Cozy Room in Vibrant Area
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Calming and centrally located

Cozy Room in Vibrant Area

Rooms for rent are a popular way to go in Zürich, so here’s a highly rated one that’s great for two people. It’s a small, cozy room with a double bed, natural light, and access to a bathroom, living room, and well-equipped kitchen. The apartment is in a central location and in the vibrant Kreis 5 area. This is a nice place to be for lots of restaurants in walking distance, as well as cinemas, nightclubs, and bars. Guests staying here also have Wi-Fi and a 65-inch HDTV with streaming services. It does not accommodate children or pets, however.

Unique Ecological Housing
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A cute spot with good vibes

Unique Ecological Housing

Here’s a unique Airbnb rental that sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and has two bathrooms too. There’s a queen-size bed and a hammock in one bedroom and a floor mattress in the other bedroom. Features of this rental include a kitchen, Wi-Fi, laundry machines, and garden view. Here in the Altstetten area, you’ll be 3.5 kilometers to the city center and be able to get to everything you need within about five minutes. The space is not suitable for children or pets.

Bright Room with New Furniture in Best Location
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Get a restful night's sleep here

Bright Room with New Furniture in Best Location

This Airbnb rental is a private room in a 4.5-room apartment where the hosts live as well. You and your travel companion will be the only guests here during your stay though. It’s an eight-minute walk to the train station from here. The rental is great for business travelers because it has a large desk and fast internet. You’ll have nice views over the city from the fourth floor and be able to use the shared bathroom, kitchen, and dining area outside of your bedroom, which has a queen-size bed. This space does not accommodate children or pets.

Naturzimmer Tent
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A clear view of the forest all around you

Naturzimmer Tent

For a truly unique stay in Zürich, book this clear bubble/tent-like structure with a queen-size bed inside! It’s a fun way to go glamping just about 30 minutes from city center. You’ll have panoramic views of the forest and have breakfast provided in the morning. Yoga lessons can be provided upon request. It’s a perfect place to be if you want to enjoy the nature of the region while being close to the city too. Long-term stays are allowed here but pets are not.

Sunny, Ventilated and Warm Room
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Let the light in and enjoy the city life

Sunny, Ventilated and Warm Room

Guests love this private room in a rental unit when they want to enjoy the city life and be surrounded by public transit stations, cafes, bars, and restaurants. It is about 10 minutes from Downtown Zürich and includes access to a kitchen, bathroom, dining table, laundry machines, grill terrace, and bike parking space. The rental space is in a 1910-era building and on the fourth floor, so be prepared to carry your luggage up the stairs since there is no elevator. It has a double-size bed and shared hot tub access. However, it is not suitable for kids or pets.

Cozy Studio with Great City and Lake Connections
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A well-appointed space with everything you need

Cozy Studio with Great City and Lake Connections

This highly rated Airbnb property is an apartment in Zürich with a living room, bedroom with a double bed, small kitchen that’s well-equipped, and a bathroom. It has a balcony to enjoy the sunset, high-speed internet, and easy access to public transportation. The tram stop is just 50 meters from the apartment. The building has a paid washer, while there is a free dryer in the unit for laundry. This is not an appropriate rental for kids or pets.

Bullerby in Zurich – Resö
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The very best of both city and country life

Bullerby in Zurich – Resö

A fun tiny house option in Zürich is Bullerby, which is in a private and green area and one of two wooden cabin wagons near grazing sheep. It’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy both city life and country life at the same time. Sheep, cats, and hens live on the property. The cabin is equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, while other offerings include free coffee and tea, a fireplace, pizza oven on request, and baby crib and highchair if you need them.

Stadt Zürich 207-Albisriederplatz Appartement
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A lovely spot for one or two travelers

Stadt Zürich 207-Albisriederplatz Appartement

In a 25-square-meter space, this studio apartment in Zürich is available on Airbnb and close to public transportation and city services. It comes with a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes, utensils, iron and ironing board, TV, and hairdryer. This is a second-floor apartment with an elevator available. There are coin-operated laundry machines in the basement. The Hotel Crowne Plaza is located next door and has a bar. Café Bauer and Kuhn pastry shop are close by for breakfast. However, the space does not accommodate children or pets.

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