Best hotels and hostels in Swabian Alps Region

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Ulm

    Hotel Schiefes Haus

    There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile…presumably to the world’s most crooked hotel. Fear not – this early 16th-century, half-timbered rarity is not about to topple into the Blau. Up those creaking wooden stairs, in your snug, beamed room, you won’t have to buckle yourself to the bed thanks to spirit levels and specially made height adjusters. If you’re feeling really crooked, plump straight for room No 6.

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    Becker's Boutique Hotel

    The Münster bells are your wake-up call at this supercentral new boutique hotel. There are just seven rooms, tastefully done out in crisp whites, blues and greens, with luxurious fabrics, parquet floors and walk-in rain showers. Lots of thought has gone into little details, including express app check-ins, generous made-to-order breakfasts, and toiletries hailing from a local soap factory.

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    Brickstone Hostel

    We love the homely vibe at this beautifully restored art nouveau house in Neu-Ulm. The high-ceilinged rooms are kept spotless and backpacker perks include a self-catering kitchen with free coffee and tea, plus an honesty bar, bike rental and a cosy lounge with book exchange. Bed linen costs an extra €3. Take bus 7 to Schützenstrasse from the Hauptbahnhof.

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    Hotel Restaurant Löwen

    It’s amazing what you can do with a former monastery and an eye for design. Exposed beams and stone add an historical edge to streamlined rooms with parquet floors. Breakfast is a hearty spread of homemade jam, eggs, freshly baked bread and cold cuts. Take tram 1 from central Ulm to Söflingen. The chestnut-canopied beer garden is a boon in summer.

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    Hotel am Rathaus & Hotel Reblaus

    Just paces from the Rathaus, these family-run twins ooze individual charm in rooms with flourishes including stucco and Biedermeier furnishings. Light sleepers take note: the walls are thin and the street can be noisy.

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    Hotel Schmales Haus

    Measuring just 4.5m across, this half-timbered ‘narrow house’ is a one-off. The affable Heides have transformed the slender 16th-century pad into a gorgeous B&B, with exposed beams, downy bedding and wood floors in the three rooms.

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    Hotel Bäumle

    Big on old-world flair, the Bäumle can trace its history way back to 1522 and houses smart, immaculately kept rooms. Triples are big enough to accommodate two adults and two children. Unless you class cathedral bells as ‘noise’, you’re going to love the location. No lift.