This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ueberlingen.
Ueberlingen is a city of contrasts when it comes to its population -- on one hand it's a preferred retirement haven for the wealthy; on the other hand it is overflowing with young kids, as it is host to more than twenty schools that cater to the surrounding villages and towns. Add to that a lot of families who frequent the shops and the promenade, and you have a lively and lovely little town. As with most Lake Constance destinations, Ueberlingen bustles in the summer months, when hordes of tourists come to stay at Ueberlingen hostels to enjoy its beautiful lakeside location and gardens as well as the extensive old town centre and its culinary delights. Another fantastic time to come is during carnival season, when the town is usually host to a big pageant and has a thriving nightlife with people all dressed up. Due to its location, Ueberlingen is also a favourite stopover for cyclists who circle the lake; it is equally comfortable to reach by car or train.
Ueberlingen unfortunately is a relatively expensive place, especially when it comes to prime housing locations in the old town or in lakeview areas. Thus the choices for Ueberlingen hostels are limited, but include an old-standing JH (equivalent to the international YHA); the JH hostels in Germany really are for students/school groups, though, and thus generally quite sterile and always full of screaming kids. It's the same with another option, situated in the countryside, which is more like a holidaypark. There are some tiny little B&Bs smack in the middle of the old town with only a room or two for shared accommodation that might be a nice alternative.
Written by local enthusiast for Ueberlingen hostelsgagalichen