8 best hostels in Strasbourg

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Strasbourg is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe and is a very significant city since it's home to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. It's a wonderful place to live and to visit, with notable landmarks like the huge Strasbourg Cathedral and the many beautiful canals that run throughout the city centre. In the wintertime, it comes alive with festive Christmas markets, and the surrounding Alsace region has endless little villages, castles and old churches to discover.

If you want to visit Strasbourg at any time of year but are worried about the high prices of traveling then we have a few tips that can help you save money. We recommend that you check out the affordable hostels in Strasbourg when you're booking your accommodation since they are usually a lot less expensive than hotels or Airbnbs. If you're a social person that likes to meet other travelers, then you'll particularly appreciate the social atmosphere that most hostels have.

Because many hostels in Strasbourg will have you staying in a room with other guests it's a good idea to find a Strasbourg luggage storage locker close to your accommodation. Bounce does partner with many hostels in Europe and around the globe, but if your chosen accommodation isn't one of them, download the app to find luggage lockers near you. That way you can store your bags and explore Strasbourg without having to worry about the safety of your items.

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Ciarus Strasbourg Hostel

This youth hostel is often said to be the best hostel in Strasbourg. It's a great place to meet other travelers and is close to lots of attractions like the main Christmas Market, Rhine Palace and Strasbourg Cathedral.

You can pay extra to be served a yummy breakfast in the mornings or to have parking, but internet access is free and available throughout the property. Guests can choose between a variety of accommodations like small single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms or quadruple rooms, and there are also male and female designated dorms. Each one also has a private bathroom, which is a bonus.

What makes Ciarus Strasbourg Hostel unique

Want to head out and explore the rich area surrounding Ciarus Hostel? Rent a bike from them to explore it on two wheels, and when you return the onsite bar and cafe with a terrace will be ready to provide you with drinks and snacks. No need to look for evening entertainment, the common room has billiards, air hockey and table football. The staff also schedules movie nights regularly.

Ciarus Strasbourg Hostel pricing

Ciarus Hostel offers competitive prices with a single bed in a dorm room starting at just €45.00 per night. A quadruple room with a private bathroom will cost about €163.00 per night.

Hotel Esplanade

Hotel Esplanade is centrally located in the university area and is a bit quieter than some of the other Strasbourg hostels. Within 10 minutes from the front doors, you can drive to the European Parliament and Strasbourg Cathedral and you'll be close to the main train station as well. The Observatoire Tram Stop can be found right next door so that you can reach all of the top sights in the city with ease.

On site, there is free internet access, TVs with cable and concierge services. Since they are a hotel they do not have dorm rooms, although the private spaces are very affordable.

What makes Hotel Esplanade unique

Looking for somewhere to relax after a tiring day of exploring Strasbourg? The on site lounge and bar is the perfect spot.

Hotel Esplanade pricing

This hotel is in a sought after locale and has nice private rooms with prices ranging between €70.00 and €93.00 per night.

Hotel Graffalgar

Instead of staying in a shared room with other guests, consider staying at Hotel Graffalgar where you can book a spacious private room for nearly the same price. The amenities change depending on which room you choose but so does the cost, giving the opportunity for both budget travelers and those who want more luxurious accommodation to stay here. Most rooms come with a TV, free wifi and desk for digital nomads to work, a walk-in shower, a hair dryer, and some of them also have air conditioning.

As for location, you can't do much better, with the Christmas Market and Petite France just next door, plus close proximity to the main train station will give visitors endless opportunities for sightseeing in the city centre or Old Town.

What makes Hotel Graffalgar unique

Spend some time relaxing at the bar at Hotel Graffalgar when you're tired of exploring Strasbourg. If you just can't get enough of the city, you can rent a bike from the hotel and discover its hidden gems on two wheels.

Hotel Graffalgar pricing

The average nightly price for rooms at Hotel Graffalgar is between €80.00 and €130.00 per night. The more expensive rooms can sleep more guests and are a good choice for families.

CERISE Strasbourg

If you're a couple looking for a romantic and private space or a group or family that wants an affordable apartment then you've come to the right place. CERISE Strasbourg has many apartments available to book for either short or long term stay, and each one comes fully furnished with comfy beds, tables, chairs, a flat screen TV and even has its own kitchenette. You can have access to parking if needed and the property also has a repair kit, pump, washer and parking for bikes. There are laundry facilities and luggage storage, too.

Clean and modern, the building is located close to the Lycee Couffignal tram station and the city centre can be reached in about 10 minutes.

What makes CERISE Strasbourg unique

This hostel has a unique family vibe. With each room having its own little kitchen you can save a lot of money on food here. On top of that, they even serve a buffet breakfast in the restaurant every morning if you don't want to cook. Kids under the age of 4 eat breakfast for free, and those aged between 5 and 11 get the meal at half price. There is a clean lounge where you can relax and meet up with other guests as well.

CERISE Strasbourg pricing

Treat yourself to a nice twin or double bed studio with a kitchenette for around €60.00 per night. You can also book a full apartment for 4 with a kitchenette at approximately €90.00 per night.

Hotel Premier Classe Strasbourg Ouest

Although it's a hotel, the affordable and flexible accommodation at Hotel Premiere Class Strasbourg Ouest can be appreciated by all backpackers. Standard rooms are private and cheap, and you can customize the kind of sleeping arrangements that you want and keep the same great price. Take your pick between a double bed, 2 single beds, a single and double bed, or even 3 single beds. Every room has a private bathroom and shower, cozy beds to rest in, a flat screen TV, a desk, and free wifi.

If you're visiting Strasbourg for shows you'll be happy to hear that this is one of the closest properties to Zenith de Strasbourg live music venue, and the city centre can be reached in 10 minutes using the tram from Poteries Tramway Stop. Want to take your trip into Germany? The border is only a short drive away, and the European Parliament and Palais de Congres are easily accessible as well.

What makes Hotel Premier Classe Strasbourg Ouest unique

This hotel has a nice picnic area and a breakfast room that has an outdoor terrace perfect for bright sunny mornings. They also have lounge rooms where you can chat with other guests in case you've missed the social atmosphere of other properties and hostels.

Hotel Premier Classe Strasbourg Ouest pricing

This lodging option has a lot to offer. A standard room at Premiere Classe goes for an average price of €58.00 per night.

The People Hostel Strasbourg

Located in a former tobacco plant, which is actually a listed historic monument, this newly transformed party hostel is the perfect place for those who want to have fun and be active. It's situated in the Krutenau student quarter with plenty of nearby nightlife on the banks of the Ill River and close to the Strasbourg Cathedral, the Strasbourg History Museum, the Strasbourg Christmas Market, St. Paul's Church, and the Strasbourg University Botanical Gardens.

Take your pick from mixed or female only shared rooms as well as private accommodation ranging from double rooms to entire dorms, with either a shared or private bathroom. Included in your stay are free wifi, access to a shared kitchen, and a reading light next to the beds.

What makes The People Hostel Strasbourg unique

The uniqueness of staying in a building that was once a tobacco plant is a fun draw for travelers. There are endless opportunities for fun here, with an on site bar, cafe and restaurant as well as a comfy shared lounge where guests love to hang out.

The People Hostel Strasbourg pricing

Staying in an 8 bed shared dorm room will cost you about €35.00 per night. If you're a big group you can even book the same 8 bed dorm entirely for around €277.00.

Auberge de Jeunesse HI Strasbourg 2 Rives

Welcome to Auberge de Jeunesse HI Strasbourg 2 RIVES. Rooms at this hostel only sleep between 1 and 5 guests so it will never get too crowded, and you can have private single or group rooms as well. The shared dorms are gendered for males and females and have either a shared or ensuite bathroom.

This hostel in Strasbourg has spacious grounds and a nice location with plenty to do nearby, but if you get tired of the city you can reach the bridge that connects France and Germany in just a few minutes by foot. Inside the property, you'll find a laundry room, free internet access, free parking, self-catering facilities for making meals and a BBQ.

What makes Auberge de Jeunesse HI Strasbourg 2 Rives unique

Each morning when you wake up you'll get to have a tasty free breakfast before heading out the doors and into Strasbourg. You can also get a Strasbourg pass at the hostel reception which will give you access to museums, bike rentals, a cruise on the river, and a useful map of the city.

Auberge de Jeunesse HI Strasbourg 2 Rives pricing

The price for staying in any of their dorm rooms is about €36.50 per bed each night, and prices can range around €182.50 for a 5 bed private ensuite.

Hotel Le Grillon

Hotel Le Grillon has a lovely facade. This is not a hostel, meaning that you won't find any dorm rooms or shared bathrooms, and you can expect a comfortable and spacious room all to yourself. Don't worry if you're traveling as a group since this establishment does offer double, twin, triple and even quadruple rooms, each of which has a flat screen TV and free wifi.

Aiming to give guests a memorable stay and with the main transit station not too far away, it will be easy to hop on a bus or train to go anywhere in the town centre that interests you. Within walking distance, there are lots of shops and restaurants, too.

What makes Hotel Le Grillon unique

Travelers staying at Hotel Le Grillon can grab a drink in the bar frequented by tourists, locals, and anyone else passing by the neighborhood. It's a great place to meet people from around the world.

Hotel Le Grillon pricing

Prices start at about €95.00 for a private twin or double room, and can go up to €137.00 per night for a quadruple room.

Finding affordable accommodation in Strasbourg

Hostels aren't just for solo travelers; in fact, they can be fantastic places for couples or groups of friends to stay, too. Listed above are some of the best hostels and cheap hotels you can find in Strasbourg so keep them in mind when you're planning your trip.

We always recommend taking the time to do adequate research on your travel destinations before you book, so read up on The Best Time to Visit Strasbourg: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Strasbourg: Everything You Should Know. Then you'll be prepared to enjoy Strasbourg to the fullest.

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