Lonely Planet Writer

Nothing stands between you and the view at this new open-air hotel in Switzerland

A new hotel in Switzerland is perfect for travellers who can’t decide if they want a luxurious night at a hotel or an evening of camping under the stars. The unique accommodation lets travellers crawl into a comfy double bed without any walls (or roof) to impede their view.

The new version of “Null Stern – the only star is you”, no real estate, no walls, and no roof.
The new version of “Null Stern – the only star is you”,
no real estate, no walls, and no roof. Image by Null Stern Hotel

The project comes from Null Stern Hotels (German for zero stars) with the tagline “the only star is you”.

The room was created by conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin and hospitality professional Daniel Charbonnier. Null Stern made headlines back in 2008 after they created a hotel in a nuclear bunker in Switzerland. That hotel, in Sevelen, had the tagline “the first zero star hotel in the world”, but the project has since evolved into its current title “Null Stern – the only star is you”.

Thomas Buchli, President of Safiental municipality with his wife Tanja. To their left, local farmer, Marco Waldburger, in the role of the Modern Butler.
Thomas Buchli, President of Safiental municipality with his wife Tanja. To their left, local farmer, Marco Waldburger, in the role of the Modern Butler. Image by Null Stern Hotel

The double bed is located in the Swiss Alps and is available for rent. It’s managed by local residents and has a group of “modern butlers” who welcome guests, for a cost of 250 Swiss Franc (230 Euro) per night.

The project is made with support from the Alps Arts Academy and Safiental Tourism and the groups hope to install more beds through the Swiss countryside.

While the hotel room truly delivers on the view – it does not come with a bathroom or a shower.