Montreux & Vevey Budget Accomodation

Mar 23rd, 2006, 11:44 AM
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Montreux & Vevey Budget Accomodation

I am traveling to Switerland solo....next week. I am interested in the Montreux & Vevey area, however, I am overwhelmed with accomodation options.

Does anyone have suggestions on some places that I can stay at on a budget? I was thinking for about 3 nights.

Thank you very much!!
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 11:48 AM
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I'm not sure how "budget" you mean, but there is a nice hostel right on the town square and the lake in Vevey. About 5 mins. walk from the train station. www.rivieralodge.ch

If you tell us those you are considering we might be able to better help.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:01 PM
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Something like this is perfect! Do you have any other recommendations that are faily inexpensive? Also, any that I could stay in by myself?

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:03 PM
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Hi kate7ann,

A friend of mine stayed at the Negociants a few years ago and liked it. It's about 100 chf/night. Website at www.hotelnegociants.ch.

Good luck!

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:11 PM
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That price is a bit steep. I was thinking more like 25-45 CHF/night.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:50 PM
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Nope, that's it in that price range.

I am fairly certain because I have friends who live in Vevey and visit them often.

And definitely there's *nothing* in Montreux in that price range.

Riviera Lodge gets pretty good reviews on the hosteling websites also.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:54 PM
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Thank you so very much!
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:16 PM
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You're most welcome.

If you are in Vevey on Saturday there is a wonderful open air farmers market in the town square right by the hostel. On Tuesdays it is the same, but a little smaller, and held on the pedestrian streets. Great place to mingle with locals and have some delicious and cheap food.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:29 PM
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oops, suze, not quite true. There is a youth hostel in Montreux-Territet where you can get a bed in a dorm for 31 chf. Here's the link:

http://www.hostel.ch/hosteldetails.h...er_hostels_pi1[bez]=MOX&suche=go

There's also an obscure one-star hotel called Villa Germaine where you may be able to find a room in your price range, and there's the hotel/restaurant Du Pont in the old town where you may be able to find something. I don't think they have websites, but if you want the phone numbers, I can post them.

Good luck!

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:42 PM
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You are both spectacular!! Do you know anything about Lucerne? Or have any other tips for me?
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Here's some info on Villa Germaine -- single w/o bath is 50 chf. Reserve through the tourist office.

Note, though, that it's pretty far from the center of town.

http://www.montreux.ch/villa-germaine/

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:08 PM
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You know, another option would be a bed and breakfast. I stayed in B&B's throughout Switzerland because of the cost factor. They were approximately 40 swiss francs per night which included breakfast. Whilst the standard varied I felt that overall it was the best option compared to the price of hotels generally there. If you go to the Swiss tourism site they actually have a list of all B&B's and I know there is definitely one in Montreaux because we too, stayed there.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Go HERE for a listing of budget accommodations in Switzerland:

www.rooms.ch
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Swandav, sorry to misinform.

My friends often mention Riviera Lodge, but never anything in Montreux... my mistake.
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Mar 24th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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Hey suze, I just know that area (Veytaux/Territet) like the back of my hand; my old school is just up the block from the youth hostel. My mom stayed at Villa Germaine in 1968, when my sister and I were students there . . .

Great idea from stormbird -- check www.bnb.ch to see a lot of them; you can search by location. I know there are a few in Montreux, and I believe there are also a few in Luzern.

Like Intrepid1, I checked out www.rooms.ch, but there was only one hotel listed for Montreux/Vevey, and it was in the 100 chf + area.

Anyway, best of luck kate7ann; you'll have a blast!

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Mar 24th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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So how close it the Montreux hostel to the main street and the quai? Can you walk or would you catch a bus?
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Mar 24th, 2006, 07:42 AM
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suze,

The hostel is just about a block from the lake, and you can either walk to Villeneuve or to Montreux along the lake; the website says it's a 30-minute walk to Montreux. It's probably about the same to Villeneuve. If you go up to the main road (maybe two blocks), you can take bus #1 in either direction. You can take a ferry from the docks at Villneuve, Chillon, or Territet. You can also take a local train from Territet, which is about two minutes from the hostel.

Here's a link to the map:

http://www.hostel.ch/hosteldetails.h...er_hostels_pi1[bez]=MOX&user_hostels_pi1[tab]=arrival&cHash=c93734c2b3

Man, I'm SO homesick! Bus, ferry, train, walk -- wish I were there!

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