Bregenz hotels and hostels
Stop by the tourist office for a list of private rooms (around €30 per person). Prices soar and beds are at a premium during the Bregenzer Festspiele in late July to late August, when it’s highly advisable to book ahead. If Bregenz is booked solid, consider hopping over the border to Lindau in Germany, around 8km away.
Mercure Bregenz City
Hotel Jufa Bregenz
Jugend & Familiengästehaus Bregenz
Ivy creeps up the tower of this stunningly renovated castle in the Oberstadt. Rooms exude medieval charm with antiques and low beams, while marble bathrooms, designer furnishings and wi-fi catapult you back to the 21st century.
Pension Sonne is a straight-up-and-down, no-nonsense digs in the heart of town.
This eco-labelled camp site by the lake uses solar energy, recycles waste and serves organic food in its restaurant. The leafy pitches offer plenty of shade. You can rent a canoe from €28 per day.
Gasthof Pension Matt
The Matt family extends a warm welcome at this guesthouse, 20 minutes’ walk southwest of the station. Done in fresh lemon and lime shades, the quiet rooms have comfy beds, squeaky-clean bathrooms and wi-fi. Enjoy breakfast on the leafy terrace.
The red-brick Hotel Bodensee is as central as they come. Its comfy rooms have an old-fashioned feel with warm tones and flouncy fabrics.
Jufa Gästehaus Bregenz
Housed in a former needle factory near the lake, this HI hostel now reels backpackers in with its super-clean dorms and excellent facilities including a common room and restaurant.
This central hotel looks back on a 600-year history. That said, rooms are functional rather than fancy, with smallish bathrooms. Breakfasts are generous and there’s free access to the sauna.
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Service is attentive at this central pick, with a restaurant rolling out seasonal Austrian fare. The smart rooms sport cherry wood furnishings, flat-screen TVs and organic bedding.
On a quiet side street, this corporate hotel doesn’t exactly ooze local character, but it has perks like a sauna, gym and wi-fi. Its contemporary rooms contrast chalk-white walls with parquet floors and bold prints.