Hostels in Alsace Hostels in Alsace

You are looking for hostels in Alsace? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Alsace hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Alsace.

All Cities in Alsace

We list every single hostel in Alsace and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Alsace for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Alsace hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Alsace. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Alsace

Alsace is located on the west bank of the Rhine river. It is bordered by Germany on the north and east and by Switzerland to the south. The region is divided into two departments - the Bas Rhin (Lower Rhine) and the Haut Rhin (Upper Rhine). The Germanic influence is readily apparent in Alsace. Known for its steep-roofed and half-timbered houses, the capital city of the Lower Rhine, Strasburg, is the second most visited city in France.

Visitors swarm to Strasbourg in December to visit its Christmas Market which is the largest and oldest in all of Europe. Other tourist attractions include the cathedral, a textile museum, a toy museum, the Palais Rohan which houses three art museums, the Batorama River Cruise, and the Maison des tannereurs, a delightful restaurant located in an historic tannery. Visitors might note that service is already added on your restaurant bill, but for great service, an additional 5-10% tip is recommended. The region is known for its vineyards, so a wine-tasting tour might also be something to add to your list.

There are many places to see and things to do in the Alsace region. The Grand-Ballon is a popular place to go downhill and cross country skiing and to hike. Kids will enjoy a trip to Monkey Mountain which is where 300 Barbary Apes call home. Animal lovers might also like the zoological park in Mulhouse where there are 1200 animals and over 190 species. There is also an interesting place where Eagles soar at the Lavolerie des aigles at Kintzheim Eagle Mountain. The Struthof Museum is located on the site of a concentration camp. Visitors might also like a boat trip on the river Ill.

The capital of the Haut Rhin, Colmar, is just a half hour by train from Strasbourg and is good for at least a half day of sightseeing activities. Other tourists recommend a ride on the green train/bus to get an overview of the city. Colmar is considered one of the best-preserved cities in Alsace. Here you can visit the Mulhouse railway and car museum.

Accommodations in Alsace run the gamut from hotels with spas and restaurants to gites, inns, hostels, self-catering cottages and chalet camping. Hostels may be listed as farm-hostels or backpackers. Don’t forget to take a padlock for your personal belongings when you book with an Alsace hostel.

expert for Alsace hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Alsace hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Alsace - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Alsace. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Alsace. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Alsace

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Alsace?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Alsace here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Alsace safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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