Colmar is a picturesque town in the Alsace region, a starting point of the Alsace Wine Route and a must-see destination when visiting the east of France. Colmar's convenient location, just a few minutes from the border between France and Germany and within an hour's drive from Strasbourg, makes it a popular destination for travelers from all around the world. The nearest airports are Baden-Baden in Germany and Basel in Switzerland, which means it's easy to find cheap flights and then take the train to Colmar Train Station or the bus into the city. Home to one of the most beautiful historic centers in Europe, fairytale-like cobblestone streets, Little Venice and the beautiful canals, colorful houses, and a renowned Christmas Market, Colmar attracts over 3.5 million visitors a year, half of which travel in winter time for the Christmas Market.
With so many tourists flocking to Colmar each year, the charming town offers a wide range of accommodations for every budget and preference. Whether you're on a romantic trip with your loved one, or a family trip during school break, Colmar has plenty of hotels for your budget trip. But when it comes to hostels in Colmar, you won't find many. However, Strasbourg is just within an hour's drive, and there are plenty of hostels there if that type of accommodation is your main preference.
Also, if you need a safe place to drop off your luggage as soon as you arrive, Bounce partners with hostels, stores, dry cleaners and more, helping you save even more money on your budget trip. But if you end up choosing a hostel that we don't partner with, you'll find Bounce luggage lockers conveniently located all across Colmar.
Auberge de Jeunesse HI Colmar (Colmar HI Youth Hostel)
The Auberge de Jeunesse HI Colmar is one of the best hostels in the town for budget travelers, backpackers, job seekers, seasonal workers, and students. Conveniently located near Mittelhart Stadium and just a mile and a half from Colmar's historic centre, the Old Town, and Musee d'Unterlinden, it's easy to explore the city's hidden gems from the Auberge de Jeunesse HI Colmar even if it's by bike or on foot.
Clean and comfortable, the hostel features basic amenities and facilities like free wifi, self-catering facilities, a front desk, free parking, bike rentals, laundry, and an outdoor space with barbecue and table tennis, where you can enjoy your free time and get to know other guests. Breakfast and towels are available for a small fee. Also, as a Bounce partner, this Colmar hostel can store your belongings safely while you're out on the town or have a late arrival or early departure.
The hostel offers a variety of rooms, both private and shared dorms. You can choose from rooms that sleep between 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9 beds. Some of the rooms can be rented for longer periods of time.
What makes Auberge de Jeunesse HI Colmar unique
Besides its prime location, this is one of the best hostels in Colmar for its price and friendly staff. The garden is one of the highlights of the hostel, allowing you to mix and mingle with other travelers or just relax and breathe in the fresh air of Colmar.
Auberge de Jeunesse HI Colmar prices
Prices at the Auberge de Jeunesse HI Colmar start at $23.50 per night for a bed in rooms with 2 to 9 beds or $32.00 for a single room. Families or groups of friends can opt for family rooms for about $82.00 a night. This hostel is one of the cheapest in Colmar and sells out fast, so make sure to secure your spot in advance.
B&B HOTEL Colmar Lumière
If hostels in Colmar run out of room for your dates, there are lots of budget hotels in Colmar that may check all your boxes. One of the best budget hotels in Colmar is the B&B HOTEL Colmar Lumière, located North of Colmar, just 3.1 mi from the Old Town. A bus station is within a 5-minute walk, making it convenient to connect to other parts of the town.
Guests at this hotel can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, a work desk, a wardrobe, and an en-suite bathroom. There's free WiFi access across the premises and a garden where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee. The hotel has a nice seating area in the lobby and vending machines for coffee, sandwiches, and light snacks. Some of the best features of this hotel are the all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast and the free parking at the Hôtel Roi Soleil.
At the B&B HOTEL Colmar Lumiere, you can pick from double and twin rooms, which are perfect for solo travelers and couples.
What makes B&B HOTEL Colmar Lumière unique
This budget hotel is recommended for its quiet location, clean rooms and helpful staff. What really makes it stand out from the rest is the free all-you-can-eat breakfast and close proximity to the city centre.
B&B HOTEL Colmar Lumière prices
This 2-star hotel with a great location and free breakfast will cost you around $89.00 a night for a double/twin room with an ensuite bathroom, breakfast included.
Les Hauts de Colmar
Located in the very heart of Colmar, this property is the best option for travelers who want to be in the midst of things. The 645 square feet apartment can accommodate up to 7 people, making it ideal for large groups of friends and families.
Some of the amenities and facilities guests get to enjoy in this bright and spacious apartment are free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a bathtub, towels, and linen. The beds in the apartment are two queen beds and two sofa beds. The fridge is stocked with groceries so you can prepare yourself breakfast in the mornings. Nearby landmarks include the Unterlinden Museum, Colmar Old Town, the Christmas Market, and Saint-Martin Collegiate Church.
What makes Les Hauts de Colmar unique
This apartment in the center of Colmar has everything you need to make you feel at home, from the fully-equipped kitchen and free wifi to ironing facilities, heating, and air conditioning.
Les Hauts de Colmar prices
Pricing at the Les Hauts de Colmar starts at $80.00 a night for five people and $88.00 a night for seven people, making it one of the cheapest accommodations in the city centre. The apartment's location and price make it a popular choice for budget travelers, so make sure to secure your date in advance.
Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare
Colorful and bright, the Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare is conveniently located near Colmar Expo and Theater Colmar, within a short walking distance of the des Petits Trains, Colmar Little Venice and Le Village Hansi and Museum. Colmar Train Station is just half a mile from the hotel, making it easy to get to nearby cities and landmarks.
The hotel offers bike rentals, free wifi, daily housekeeping, elevators, and CCTV cameras. Private parking is available at the hotel for around $9.00. There's a snack bar and a buffet breakfast in the range of $7.00 and free for children under 12. Room options at the Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare include double and family. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a TV with satellite channels, a wardrobe, and private bathrooms with free toiletries.
What makes Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare unique
This is one of the best budget hotels in Colmar for many reasons, including its superb location and great breakfast. Ibis Budget is a popular hotel chain, and the one in Colmar checks all the boxes for an enjoyable stay.
Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare prices
As with all hostels and hotels, the cost of booking accommodation is based on the time of year. Prices at the Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare start at $93.00 a night for a twin/double room, with a good buffet breakfast included.
Hotel Arc-En-Ciel Colmar Contact Hotel
If you're looking for a good value-for-money location in Colmar, from where you can explore all of the top attractions by foot or bike, the Arc-En-Ciel Colmar Contact Hotel could be the perfect spot. Located half a mile from the historic center of Colmar, just a mile from two Colmar train stations, and within a short walking distance to Musee Anime du Jouet and Musee d'Unterlinden, this budget hotel is ideal for solo travelers, digital nomads, couples, and families looking to explore Colmar on a budget.
The hotel features a lovely outdoor terrace and veranda where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing and a cozy lounge with sofas to hide when the weather is cold. There's also a meeting room, garage for bicycles and free private parking. Free optic fiber wifi is available throughout the entire hotel, and you can enjoy a wonderful continental breakfast for around $13.00.
Available rooms at this budget hotel include double, triple, twin, and family, all equipped with modern en-suite bathrooms, a TV, a work desk, and closets.
What makes Arc-En-Ciel Colmar Contact Hotel unique
A stay at this hotel puts you close to such local gems as the Musee Anime du Jouet and Musee d'Unterlinden, helping you save money on transport. Other than that, guests love this hotel for its great value for money, friendly staff, and excellent breakfast.
Arc-En-Ciel Colmar Contact Hotel prices
Pricing at the Arc-En-Ciel hotel starts at $94.50 a night for a twin/double room. This is one of the best budget hotels in Colmar, which means rooms sell out fast, so try and book yours as soon as you can.
Au Mariafeld Guest House
If a central location isn't your priority when in Colmar, the best way to save even more money is to book your accommodation further off the city centre. Au Mariafeld is a 2-star rated guest house in Rosenkranz, north of Colmar, just a 15-minute ride from Colmar's historic centre, Bartholdi Museum and Colmar Little Venice.
The hotel provides guests with free parking, and there are many shops nearby, but the hotel itself is in a quiet location, ideal for light sleepers. The only room options available are deluxe double rooms, which are the perfect choice for families with one child. At Au Mariafeld, you can pick from rooms with a garden view or a quiet street view. All of the rooms have free WiFi, coffee and tea-making facilities, a seating area, and a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, a stovetop, and a toaster. Breakfast is available at a small fee and upon prior request.
What makes Au Mariafeld unique
According to guest reviews, the Au Mariafeld guest house is clean, cozy, and run by friendly owners. Despite its remote location, Au Mariafeld has everything you need for a pleasant stay in Colmar.
Au Mariafeld prices
Pricing at the Au Mariafeld starts at as little as $49.00 a night for a family room for three, making it one of the cheapest accommodations in Colmar.
The best hostels in Colmar for backpackers and budget travelers
Staying in one of the Colmar hostels is an excellent way to save money, meet people from all around the world and make new friends. But since Colmar isn't cheap, it may be hard for budget travelers to find accommodation that's within their budget. Besides the price, when looking for the best budget hotels and hostels in Colmar, consider other important factors such as the location, hygiene, and whether the hostel offers free amenities like breakfast, wifi, parking, etc. It's also a good idea to look at the ratings and reviews of the hostel, which will make your search a lot easier.
And if you'd like to get more familiar with this colorful Haut-Rhin town, we suggest you take one of the hikes in Colmar to see the sights. But before you do, sit down for brunch in Colmar to start the day off right.