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The Best Airbnbs In Zurich, Switzerland

House Digest logo: MainLogoHouse Digest 5/18/2022 Allie Lebos
city of Zurich at sunset © Rasto SK/Shutterstock city of Zurich at sunset

Switzerland is known for its pristine cities, crisp air, and beautiful Swiss Alps mountain range. While there are many stunning places in Switzerland, Zurich is one of the most popular cities to fly into and explore. According to Lonely Planet, this vibrant and liveable city has everything from shopping to chocolate tasting. It's also quite hip with a thriving arts and culture scene. Whether you plan your visit in the winter or the summer, Zurich should be at the top of your Swiss bucket list. Even Tina Turner has a retreat in Switzerland.

However, there is no denying that Zurich, and Switzerland in general, is on the pricier side. While there are some chic luxury hotels and resorts, they are often expensive. However, Airbnb is a perfect resource for finding affordable and unique rentals that are still in some of the best parts of the city. We've rounded up some of the best Airbnbs in Zurich, Switzerland to help you find the best options for your stay.

Take A Look At This Plant-Filled Apartment

living room filled with plants © Airbnb living room filled with plants

Even though Zurich is a pretty big city, this apartment allows you to feel immersed in your own natural oasis due to the abundance of bright green houseplants. According to Airbnb, this studio can accommodate four guests across a spacious king bed and a plush sofa bed. Though it is on the smaller side, this furnished studio utilizes the space wisely, making the apartment feel more spacious than it actually is.

If you need to move your body and break a sweat before starting the day, there is even some workout equipment in the studio. Enjoy soaking in the tub and take advantage of the spa-like bath tray by bringing a book or a glass of wine. Best of all, there is an outdoor balcony where you can gather over evening drinks or dinner as you look down onto the bustling streets below.

Make Yourself At Home In This Modern Rental

modern studio with bed and desk © Airbnb modern studio with bed and desk

According to Airbnb, this studio apartment is a cozy and artsy hideaway for two travelers to call home while in Zurich. This apartment comes together with a design-forward focus and the use of high-quality pieces like marble floors and a bright color palette. Start each day by making a coffee in the kitchen, and then enjoy your brew at the adorable dining table as you look out onto the city below through the tall windows.

Guests also have access to the community gym on the lower level of the building, ensuring that you can get a workout in during your vacation. The spa-like bathroom connects to the bedroom, and the white porcelain tub is the perfect place to soak in a hot bath after a long day of strolling the charming streets of Zurich. Though it is small, there is also tons of storage space in the closet.

Check Out This Bright And Airy Apartment

white bed and couch in studio © Airbnb white bed and couch in studio

This simple apartment is beyond stunning down to every detail, including the crisp white walls and the sleek leather couch. Per Airbnb, this studio is within walking distance of Zurich's best bars, restaurants, and public transportation. The location is virtually unbeatable, and the apartment has all of the basic amenities you need to get comfortable. Lay low with a movie on the flat-screen TV or make a local meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy your food over a candle on the white and spacious dining table.

Though there is plenty of room to spread out in the apartment, no more than two travelers should try to stay here at a time. The kitchen has a coffee maker and microwave, and although there isn't a full stove or oven, you can easily heat up leftovers if you find yourself hungry at home.

Take In Epic Views At This Airbnb

bistro table by window with views © Airbnb bistro table by window with views

Whether you're looking for an adventurous stay in Zurich or you will be blending business with pleasure, this rental has everything you need to feel right at home. According to the listing on Airbnb, this studio is on the smaller side, but it has a large bed where you can get cozy in the evenings and a spacious work desk for those who need to get some work done during their vacation.

There is plenty of storage space and shelves for you to organize your belongings. Next to the workspace, there is also a hidden mini-fridge where you can keep your leftovers or simple items for quick meals at home. The small bistro table by the window is perfect for taking in the city sights while you sit with coffee in the mornings or a glass of wine at night. Look out over the rooftops and enjoy the picturesque view of Zurich.

How Stunning Is This Penthouse?

staircase next to kitchen with tile © Airbnb staircase next to kitchen with tile

Step out onto the stunning rooftop terrace and soak in Zurich from a new perspective at this breathtaking penthouse. According to the Airbnb listing, this one-bedroom loft can accommodate four guests across a plush queen bed and an optional air mattress. The bright tiling in the kitchen sets the scene while you whip up a quick breakfast or lunch at home, and there is plenty of seating downstairs where you can spread out and enjoy chatting over some good food and drink. Plus, the warm wood flooring makes the space feel comfortable and inviting. 

However, the rooftop terrace is the clear highlight of this rental. The idyllic outdoor space has pretty plants and plush white cushioned couches where you can post up with a drink in hand as you watch the city below. This outdoor spot is the best place to be for sunrise or sunset, and it is so great to be able to wind down here after an adventurous day.

Enjoy Modern Amenities At This Rental

modern side table and TV © Airbnb modern side table and TV

According to Airbnb, this cozy apartment is perfect for two or three travelers looking to experience the very best of this vibrant Swiss city. Though there is only one double bed in the bedroom, one additional guest can sleep on the sofa bed if necessary. The apartment is predominantly black and white, giving it a modern vibe and style. Keep in mind that this rental is technically a studio, and there is no formal bedroom. However, you can hide the bed with a sleek separator that provides more privacy.

The kitchen is surprisingly spacious and long and has a small dining table inside. The table on the outdoor patio is a bit bigger and allows guests to enjoy some fresh air while indulging in a glass of wine or a cup of tea. There are plenty of glass and plates and a kettle, toaster, and coffee maker.

Stay At This Stylish Apartment

modern glass dining table with plant © Airbnb modern glass dining table with plant

The Pastorini is one of the most design-forward and stylish rentals on our list. According to the listing on Airbnb, this one-bedroom apartment can house up to four guests at a time, across a nice queen bed and a sofa bed. The warm wooden accents and neutral color palette create an inviting and cozy atmosphere that maintains a modern aesthetic. There is plenty of room to spread out and get comfy, and there is even a sleek desk where you can sit down to get some work done if business comes up.

Guests will also appreciate the washing machine in the bathroom, especially if staying for longer than a week. As for outdoor areas, the small but charming balcony has an adorable bistro table where you can sit and take a load off. Whether you want to watch the sunrise or do some stargazing, you'll find yourself sitting on the balcony and enjoying the crisp mountain air as often as possible.

Unwind In The Heart Of The City At This Studio

white bed next to window © Airbnb white bed next to window

Per the Airbnb listing, this rental unit sits on the fourth floor of a nice building, and it is within walking distance of the best spots in the city. Since it is on the smaller side, this Airbnb is best suited for no more than two travelers, though solo travelers might find it most comfortable. The interior is predominantly white with vibrant red accents. The space has all of the basic amenities, including a plush bed and a cute dining table.

Wake up every morning and open your windows to look out onto the city below without leaving your bed. The studio features views over the rooftops in central Zurich. When it comes to the kitchen, guests have access to a coffee maker and a microwave. While you can't cook extravagant meals, you can heat leftovers or pull together something simple for dinner.

How Beautiful Is This One-Bedroom?

white living room with tv © Airbnb white living room with tv

Between the bright green plants and the modern lights across the high ceilings, this one-bedroom apartment has everything that two travelers need to feel right at home while exploring the best of Zurich. According to Airbnb, this rental has a full kitchenette that is both sleek and sophisticated, allowing you to make simple meals from the comfort of your temporary home when necessary. You'll have everything from spices to nice flatware, and there is even a cute wooden tray that you can use for breakfast in bed.

The retro decor feels reminiscent of the '70s, and you'll notice this vibe in the hanging light fixtures and accent chairs. The bedroom has a cozy white bed so you can enjoy a restful sleep, and the living room couch also pulls out into a large sofa bed. There is also a sweet Bluetooth sound system so that you can set the scene and play some of your favorite tunes while hanging in the rental.

Check Out This Colorful Apartment

modern bed with floral ceiling © Airbnb modern bed with floral ceiling

There is no denying that the stunning ceiling is the clear highlight of this rental. Per the Airbnb listing, this quaint studio has a convenient kitchenette, living area, and cozy bed for two guests. The floral ceiling is something out of a dream, and there is nothing quite as sweet as walking up to the picturesque view every morning. The matching walls and cabinets create a cohesive style, and the pink accent chair ties everything together. However, if you prefer a different aesthetic, other apartments in the building are available with a different look.

If you require something more spacious, there are also options with more bedrooms and space. Though you probably won't be spending too much time in the room, you have everything from a TV to a slim dining or work desk to post up. The marble bathrooms are also worth noting, and the deep tub is a solid place to relax and unwind after a busy day.

Stay In Style At This Sleek Penthouse

modern kitchen with dining table © Airbnb modern kitchen with dining table

There is nothing quite like being able to wake up each morning and walk out onto a stunning terrace before starting your day. According to the listing on Airbnb, this one-bedroom penthouse apartment can accommodate three guests at a time due to the spacious sofa bed in the living room. The color palette is predominantly olive green and beige, creating a warm atmosphere that contrasts nicely with the contemporary furniture.

If you need some sunshine, head up to the rooftop and enjoy the views of rolling hills and local architecture. There are a few simple tables and chairs that you can use, and it is a great spot to snap some beautiful photos at sunrise and sunset. Make the rooftop extra cozy by bringing up a bottle of wine and some glasses as you look out onto the city and enjoy the crisp and clean mountain air.

How Adorable Is This Sunny Studio?

white bed with framed pictures © Airbnb white bed with framed pictures

Need to get some work done during your trip? This modern studio is complete with a home office so that you can blend business and pleasure when necessary. According to the Airbnb listing, this studio is situated right in the center of Zurich, and everything from the train to renowned restaurants are only a short distance away. Since the space is on the smaller side, this rental is best suited for no more than two travelers.

You can start each morning with a cup of espresso with the easy-to-use machine in the kitchen. Then, head up to the rooftop for a moment of peace. Although it is pretty simple, the rooftop is the perfect place to catch a breath of fresh air during your trip, and if you head up around sunset, you'll get to watch the sky dance with a display of vibrant colors.

Look Out Onto The City From This Spectacular Loft

large windows in living room © Airbnb large windows in living room

Live in luxury when staying at this boutique apartment. Per the listing on Airbnb, this stylish loft is colorful, bright, and airy, making it the perfect place to call home for design-forward travelers. Even if you plan to spend most of your time exploring the city, this rental gives you a stunning and relaxing place to come home to each night. Everything from the decor to the architecture works together to create a cohesive environment, and the massive windows that look out onto the city give you a breathtaking view.

The dining room is a great spot to settle in with a glass of wine at dinner, as the sleek wooden table and western skull art on the wall set the scene. There is also a stunning patio where you can unwind and take in the sounds of the city. The small bistro table is perfect for two people to get cozy under the stars, and there is even a grill where you can cook up some meat or veggies for a tasty Swiss dinner at home.

Spread Out At This Cool Duplex

downstairs living room with stairs © Airbnb downstairs living room with stairs

This duplex is a modern oasis in the city center, complete with a modern glass staircase and an all-white interior. According to Airbnb, this apartment has two bedrooms and two and a half baths, making it an ideal size for a group of five or less. The decor is simple and minimalist, resulting in a clean and contemporary space that feels somewhat futuristic. There is even a washer and dryer unit in the main bathroom so that guests can do their laundry with ease and convenience.

The sleek tiling in the bathrooms and dim lighting create a spa-inspired atmosphere for relaxing and unwinding. In the kitchen, guests will find gray cabinets and stainless steel appliances that are up-to-date and easy to use, along with chic and plush bedding that invites you to take a load off and get some good rest in between adventures.

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