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Switzerland - Accommodation on the Via Francigina

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This Switzerland accommodation page provides a choice of accommodation for walkers on the Swiss section of the Via Francigena.


* Note - an updated and more convenient pdf with over 500 listings is now available - click here for more info*


Switzerland offers many different accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets and this is shown in the directory on this page.  Hotels, chambre d’hotes and ferme auberges can be expensive in Switzerland, but ask for a discount and show the Pilgrim Passport. Youth Hostels are of good quality and are cheap, but there are not many on the Via Francigena route.  There are a few campsites along the way, however,  which may help keep the cost of the Pilgrim journey through Switzerland down. There are also a number of very good inexpensive religious accommodations / apartments available, but proof of Pilgrim status is required.


We strongly recommend booking the famous Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard on the Col in advance to avoid disappointment if you are walking through the Pass to Italy. it is a remarkable place, very popular and gets very busy.


It is advisable to carry the Via Francigena Pilgrim Credential / Passport with you.  It is a personal and official document that Pilgrims can have stamped at the beginning of their journey and at each accommodation venue  along the way to Rome. With proof of Pilgrim status ie posession of this Pilgrim Passport you are often permitted reduced accommodation rates in B&Bs, hostels, town halls, convents, monasteries and campsites.

The Pilgrim Passport can be obtained from Canterbury or Reims Cathedral along with a Pilgrim blessing, or it is available on-line at or

This accommodation directory was correct at the time of publishing. Please contact us if you see any corrections that are necessary, or with further recommendations of listings that should be added.


Please use this searchable directory to find accommodation to suit your needs.  You can filter by walk name, town, accommodation type and price code (see key below) and visit the accommodation website by clicking on the links below, OR you can purchase a more up to date, comprehensive and convenient pdf list of all VF accommodations.


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