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You will have to take care of accommodation yourself.

Below you will find a list of reasonably priced hotels and pensions located within easy walking distance of the University (USI, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano].

A full list of hotels can be found at Lugano tourism, Ticino info, Ticino Hotel (with on-line reservation) or SCTA [Swiss Hotel Federation, Ticino region].


  • Reserve your room as early as possible.
  • Sharing a room with another participant helps keep accomodation cost down (in addition some hotels have only a few single rooms).

List of hotels and pensions

Please note that this list is not an "official recommendation", but simply a list of hotels and pensions, not too far away from the University - some of them have been recommended by former participants at the Swiss Summer School in Lugano.

Hotel Pestalozzi
(10' from USI)
Piazza Indipendenza 9, 6901 Lugano map
Tel. 091 921 46 46; E-Mail: pestalo@bluewin.ch

Zurigo Garni
(12-15' from USI), Center of the city
Corso Pestalozzi 13, 6900 Lugano Map
Phone: +41 (0)91 923 43 43

Albergo Rosa
Fam. Bassi-Chappuis, Via Landriani 2/4, 6900 Lugano Map
Phone: +41 (0)91 922 92 86

Villa Marita
Via Lucino 49, 6932 Breganzona
Phone: +41 (0)91 966 05 61

Somewhat outside of the city, but USI can be reached easily with public transportation; from Breganzona take bus number 3, stop Sacre Cuore. Has a swimming pool.

La Residenza
Piazza della Riscossa 16, 6906 Lugano-Cassarate
Phone: +41 (0)91 973 35 00
Google Maps Map

Via S. Balestra 19, 6900 Lugano
Phone +41 91 923 10 44

via Concordia 12, 6900 Lugano
Phone: ++41 (0) 91 971 29 21; E-Mail: info@atlantico-lugano.ch

Via Montarina 1, 6900 Lugano

Recommended by several participants: Behind the railway station; access to a nice park and swimming pool; offers various types of rooms including shared rooms, and hostel type accomodation.

Youth Hostel
Ostello della Gioventù Lugano - SavosaVia Cantonale 13, 6942 Savosa
Tel. 0041 91 966 27 28; E-mail: info@ostellolugano.ch

[not in the city center]Somewhat outside the center of the city [Google-Maps] at Lugano-Savosa, but it is on the bus 5 route (Stop Crocifisso) [Bus 5 stops near the University].