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Where to Stay in Strasbourg | Best Areas and Hotels

We will help you find the best place to stay in Strasbourg. Several criteria need to be considered whether you’re visiting Strasbourg as a couple, with family, alone, or with friends. The busiest time, and the hardest to find a place to stay in Strasbourg, is during the world-famous Christmas market. We will share our tips and hidden gems with you, but we will also help you choose the neighborhoods of Strasbourg that suit you best!

Our favorites in Strasbourg

In which neighborhood to stay to visit Strasbourg?

The Grande Île is the heart of the historical center of Strasbourg. It is where you will admire the impressive Notre-Dame Cathedral, the beautiful Place Kléber, the traditional Alsatian half-timbered houses, and charming cobbled lanes.

Petite France is a quintessential neighborhood of Strasbourg. Right next to Grande Île, Petite France offers a unique romantic atmosphere, leaving you with beautiful travel memories. However, just like Grande Île, Petite France is one of the most tourist places in Strasbourg.

To avoid the crowds, you can stay in quieter and calmer neighborhoods but still near the historical center. Among these neighborhoods are Poincaré and Neustadt. Each has advantages, with outstanding value for money (for instance, Hotel D).

The European institutions are located in the European district of Strasbourg. This district is away from Grande Île but offers a calm, relaxed, and less touristy ambiance.

If you arrive in Strasbourg by train, you can stay in the train station area. It is practical and close to the city center, but quite noisy.

Have you chosen the best neighborhood for you? If you are still unsure, discover the pros and cons of each of these neighborhoods now!

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How to choose the best neighborhood to stay in Strasbourg?

The best neighborhoods to stay in for visiting Strasbourg are, therefore, the following:

  • Grande Île of Strasbourg: the most visited and most touristic area of Strasbourg;
  • Petite France: the most picturesque neighborhood of Strasbourg;
  • Krutenau: the bohemian district of Strasbourg;
  • Train station area: the most practical for train travelers;
  • Poincaré: a quiet neighborhood close to Grande Île;
  • Neustadt: an elegant and surprising district;
  • European district: a calm, safe, but rather outlying area.

Each neighborhood has its advantages and disadvantages. To make the best choice, find a description of each of these districts of Strasbourg below.

The Grande Île of Strasbourg: the most visited district in Strasbourg

Staying on the Grande Île of Strasbourg is staying in the heart of Strasbourg’s historic center, in its most touristy part. Here, accommodation prices are among the highest in Strasbourg.

Why choose the Grande Île for staying in Strasbourg?

Here beats the historical and cultural heart of the city!

On the Grande Île, you will find Strasbourg’s must-see places, such as Place Kléber or Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is also in this part of the city that the famous Strasbourg Christmas market is held.

The architecture of the Grande Île is remarkable. Each street tells a story and offers to dive into medieval history: it’s as if one were traveling through the ages and time!

The Grande Île of Strasbourg is full of museums, theaters, and galleries that promote the arts and Alsatian history.

It’s pedestrianized, or almost. So you can stroll around in peace and enjoy this place’s architecture and unique atmosphere.

As it is the most touristy district, there are a lot of accommodations, far more than in other areas of Strasbourg.

The pros and cons of the Grande Île of Strasbourg

  • The most central and most beautiful district of Strasbourg
  • Splendid architecture
  • Strasbourg Christmas market
  • Very touristy

Where to stay on the Grande Île of Strasbourg

BOMA easy living hotel: right in the heart of Strasbourg, this hotel offers rooms with outstanding value for money. A great place to stay for the Strasbourg Christmas market.

Maison Rouge Strasbourg Hotel & Spa: a magnificent upscale hotel right in the heart of Strasbourg!

Goodtime Apartments Strasbourg: a lovely two-bedroom apartment right in the heart of Strasbourg! The location is ideal for visiting Strasbourg with family.

Citadines Kléber Strasbourg: located on the Grande Île of Strasbourg, this aparthotel offers double and family rooms. The Petite France district, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Strasbourg Station are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

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Kléber Square, Grande Île, Strasbourg

La Petite France: the most picturesque district of Strasbourg

The La Petite France district is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a must-see in Strasbourg and one of the best areas for a romantic stay in Strasbourg!

Why choose La Petite France to stay in Strasbourg?

La Petite France is THE district to visit in Strasbourg (read our article: What to do in Strasbourg). With its half-timbered houses, the district reflects traditional Alsatian medieval architecture. You will certainly fall in love with this district!

Crisscrossed by several canals, this district offers magnificent views. The cobblestone alleys, bridges, and floral houses create a unique atmosphere: a must-see on a trip to Strasbourg!

La Petite France is a central neighborhood. You will be able to visit the historic center of Strasbourg and the Grande Île on foot without any trouble. Moreover, Strasbourg train station is less than a 15-minute walk from La Petite France.

La Petite France is a small district with few hotels and apartments to rent. Here are our favorites in La Petite, France, or nearby on foot.

The pros and cons of La Petite France

  • Picturesque and romantic
  • Touristic
  • Quiet in the evening
  • Few accommodations
  • High prices

Where to stay in Strasbourg in the La Petite France district

Pavillon REGENT PETITE FRANCE: the most romantic hotel in Strasbourg!

LE NID DE L’ILL: a duplex apartment that perfectly combines the old and the modern! A lovely place for an unforgettable stay in Strasbourg.

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La Petite France, Strasbourg

Krutenau: Staying in the Bohemian Quarter of Strasbourg

Krutenau is a lively and vibrant district. It is known for its young and bohemian atmosphere.

Why choose the Krutenau district for staying in Strasbourg?

Krutenau is one of the best districts for visiting Strasbourg on foot. Reaching the historic center of Strasbourg from Krutenau is just a matter of crossing the Ill River.

The Krutenau district is full of cafes, pubs, and trendy bars, offering an animated nightlife and various cuisines. You will therefore easily find a nice place to go out in the evening.

If you come to Strasbourg for the weekend, come and have a look at the Krutenau market. Every Sunday morning, you will find a friendly and family-like atmosphere typical of French markets.

Opt for accommodations near Division Leclerc Street and the bridges crossing the Ill, the Corbeau-Rawebruck Bridge or the Sainte Madeleine Bridge. It will allow you to get to the Grande Île of Strasbourg even more easily.

Pros and cons of the Krutenau district

  • Close to the Grande Île of Strasbourg
  • Possibility to visit Strasbourg on foot
  • Lively and pleasant district to live in
  • Many places to go out at night
  • Need to take public transport to go to the Strasbourg Train Station

Where to stay in the Krutenau district of Strasbourg

Hotel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg: one of the most beautiful hotels in Strasbourg!

LIFE INCITYa very well-located hotel that offers superb family suites.

If you are looking for an apartment with parking, here is an excellent apartment in Krutenau: 3-room apartment.

Corbeau Bridge Rawebruck
Corbeau Bridge-Rawebruck, Strasbourg

Train Station Area: Convenient for Train Travelers

If you arrive in Strasbourg by train, the train station area is undoubtedly the best place to stay to visit Strasbourg.

Why choose the train station area for staying in Strasbourg?

The proximity to the historic center is the main advantage of this area. Indeed, the Strasbourg Train Station is a 10-minute walk from La Petite France and Place Kléber.

In the train station district, you can find accommodations at reasonable rates while staying close to the heart of Strasbourg’s historic center.

The train station area offers a wide range of accommodation options, particularly a strong presence of big chain hotels.

Pros and cons of the train station area

  • Convenient if you arrive in Strasbourg by train
  • Possibility to visit the Grande Île of Strasbourg on foot
  • Noisy district

Where to stay near the train station area of Strasbourg

Hotel Tandem: our favorite! This boutique hotel is a gem. The decoration is modern and friendly, and the breakfast is excellent.

Hotel Arok: another hotel close to the train station and very well located for discovering Strasbourg.

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Station district, Strasbourg

Poincaré: Quiet and close to the historic center and train station

The Poincaré district is neighboring the train station area. It is less known than other emblematic districts of the city. However, it has exciting advantages for a stay in Strasbourg.

Why choose the Poincaré district for staying in Strasbourg?

Poincaré is mainly a residential district located 10 minutes on foot from Strasbourg Cathedral and 15 minutes from La Petite France. It therefore allows you to stay in Strasbourg away from the tourist hustle and bustle, whilst being close to the historic center.

If you enjoy walking, staying in Strasbourg in the Poincaré district will allow you to visit Strasbourg on foot. Getting from Poincaré to the historic center of Strasbourg is just a matter of crossing the Canal du Faux-Rempart via one of these three bridges: the Paris Bridge, the Foundry Bridge, or the Stone Bridge. The journey is pleasant and quick.

Shopping enthusiasts will be happy in the shopping center: Place des Halles. There are nearly 120 stores and restaurants, as well as a hypermarket.

The proximity to Strasbourg Train Station is also a plus. If you do not have large suitcases, you can get there on foot in less than 15 minutes.

Pros and cons of the Poincaré district

  • Quiet district
  • Close to the Grande Île
  • Possibility to visit Strasbourg on foot
  • Few accommodations and places to go out

Where to stay in the Poincaré district of Strasbourg

Hotel D: a superb location and excellent value for money for staying in Strasbourg!

City Center Apparthotel Place des Halles: an apartment with 2 bedrooms, very well located for visiting Strasbourg as a family or with friends.

Neustadt: An Elegant and Surprising District of Strasbourg

A stone’s throw from the Grande Île, the Neustadt district offers an entirely different atmosphere and architecture! It’s a district that surprises and allows you to discover another facet of the city.

Why choose the Neustadt district to stay in Strasbourg?

The Neustadt district was built mainly between 1871 and 1918 when Strasbourg was part of Germany. It features a variety of impressive architectures in neo-Gothic, neo-Renaissance, and Art Nouveau styles. A completely different architecture compared to the Grande Île of Strasbourg!

Here, you will find beautiful examples of Prussian-style architecture. For example, the Palais du Rhin, the National University Library, and the University of Strasbourg. The Place de la République is also definitely worth the detour.

The district is well-served by public transport. Many bridges connect it to the Grande Île of Strasbourg.

The Pros and Cons of the Neustadt District

  • Stylish, quiet, and safe district
  • Off the beaten path
  • A stone’s throw from the Grande Île of Strasbourg
  • Few hotels and accommodations

Where to Stay in the Neustadt District of Strasbourg

Régent Contades: an ideally well-located hotel, just two minutes on foot from the Grande Île of Strasbourg!

Le Moon: an ideal place where you can rent a studio or a larger apartment, just a few minutes on foot from the Grande Île.

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Neustadt District, Strasbourg

The European District – Orangerie – Contades: Residential and Quiet

The city of Strasbourg is the parliamentary and citizens’ capital of the European Union. And it’s in the European district where you feel it the most. This district is home to several EU bodies, including the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights.

The architecture of the European district is modern and contrasts strongly with that of the historic center of Strasbourg. Nevertheless, this district is one of the best places to stay when visiting Strasbourg. Here’s why!

Why choose the European district to stay in Strasbourg?

The European district area comprises two other Strasbourg districts: Contades and Orangerie. These districts have numerous green spaces, notably the Parc de l’Orangerie and the Parc du Contades. Two nice spots for a relaxing walk or a picnic!

The European district and Orangerie and Contades are well served by public transportation, making it easy to access the historical center of Strasbourg.

The presence of the European institutions gives the district an international atmosphere. Thanks to this multicultural dimension, you can find numerous restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.

Finally, it’s a safe and quiet district. It is ideal if you are looking for a calm place to stay in Strasbourg.

The Pros and Cons of the European District

  • Safe and quiet district
  • Away from tourist crowds
  • Proximity to European institutions
  • Need to take public transport to visit the historic center of Strasbourg

Where to Stay in the European District of Strasbourg

Le Relais de l’Orangerie: here, you will find charming, modern, and comfortable studios just a step away from the Orangerie park.

Boutique Hotel Des XV is a charming hotel a stone’s throw from Orangerie Park!

ibis budget Strasbourg Centre Republique: a perfect place for cheap accommodation in Strasbourg.

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European district, Strasbourg

Where to Stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas Market

The Christmas market in Strasbourg is a must-do at least once in a lifetime! It is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world! The illuminations and atmosphere are incredible. A wonder for the eyes!

The main events happen on the Grande Île of Strasbourg. If you want to be at the heart of the festivities, this is the ideal place to stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas Market.

Be aware, however, that the Grande Île of Strasbourg is also the most tourist area of the city. Some travelers prefer to enjoy it only during the day or evening and choose other city districts for accommodation.

Districts such as Krutenau, Neustadt, or Poincaré are very well located far away from the crowds. And for an even calmer stay, in a safe and quiet area, you can also choose the European district.

These four districts are excellent alternatives to the Grande Île of Strasbourg, especially during the end-of-year festivities when the streets are packed with people. Find out more in our article: Visit the Strasbourg Christmas Market.

? For a first trip: BOMA? As a couple: Hotel Cour du Corbeau
? Luxury hotel: Pavillon REGENT? For family: LİFE İNCİTY

Where to Stay in Strasbourg for a Romantic Getaway

Discover our selection of the best accommodations to stay in Strasbourg for a romantic getaway.

BOMA easy living hotel: A great place to stay for a romantic getaway in Strasbourg, especially during the Christmas Market! Located on the Grande île of Strasbourg, this hotel is a perfect base for exploring the city.

Hôtel Tandem – Boutique Hôtel: situated a 15-minute walk from Strasbourg Cathedral and the Petite France area, this hotel offers comfortably furnished and beautifully decorated double rooms, leaving you with wonderful memories of your romantic trip to Strasbourg.

MIDPOINT STUDIOS by Life Renaissance: A lovely place to stay for a romantic trip in Strasbourg. Facing the Grande Île of Strasbourg, this aparthotel offers welcoming and pleasant studios, some with views of the Ill river.

La terrasse Desaix: an apartment located on the Grande Île of Strasbourg! The terrace of the apartment is a major plus. The Petite France and Strasbourg Cathedral are just a few minutes’ walk from the apartment.

Where to Stay in Strasbourg with Family

Discover our selection of the best hotels and apartments to stay in Strasbourg with your family.

Citadines Kléber Strasbourg: This aparthotel is ideal for visiting Strasbourg with your family. You can walk everywhere. The apartments feature a kitchenette and can accommodate 3 or 4 people.

Embassy Corner: located in the European district of Strasbourg, this two-bedroom apartment is 72 m2 and can accommodate up to 7 people.

Le Carré d’or: a magnificent apartment with two bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people maximum. It’s a great place to stay in Strasbourg with family, and it offers views of Notre-Dame Cathedral as a bonus.

where to stay in strasbourg with family

Where to Stay in Strasbourg on a Budget

Here is our selection of the best accommodations, hotels, and apartments for an affordable stay in Strasbourg.

Aparthotel Adagio: this aparthotel offers studios with a kitchenette close to Strasbourg’s Petite France district. It’s an excellent place to stay for a budget-friendly couple’s getaway.

Le Cocon: an apartment with an incredible view of Strasbourg! Less than a 15-minute walk from the Christmas Market and Petite France, this apartment offers outstanding value for money. It’s an excellent place to stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas Market.

3-room apartment with private parking is located in a quiet corner of the Krutenau district. This apartment is ideal for visiting Strasbourg with your family without breaking the bank. Private parking is a real plus.

Résidence La Canopée is located in the European district. This residence offers double rooms as well as family rooms. It’s an excellent place for exploring Strasbourg. For instance, the Strasbourg Cathedral is just 5 minutes from the residence.

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to visit Strasbourg on foot?

La Grande Île and La Petite France are Strasbourg’s two iconic and central districts. If you stay in these areas, you will be able to explore Strasbourg on foot without any worries. However, if you’re looking for quieter places, opt for the Poincaré district or Neustadt. Very well located, these two districts also offer the opportunity to discover Strasbourg on foot.

What’s the best place for a romantic stay in Strasbourg?

La Petite France is often considered the most romantic neighborhood in Strasbourg. If you are going to Strasbourg with your loved one for a memorable stay, you can book accommodation directly in this district or nearby.

Where to stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas market?

Everything takes place on La Grande Île of Strasbourg! This is where you will be at the heart of the unforgettable festive atmosphere of Strasbourg. However, accommodation rates skyrocket during this time of the year. You can choose other districts farther from the historic center to save on your budget. For example, the European district.


Finding accommodation in Strasbourg for the Christmas market at the last minute can be pretty complicated. It is best to plan to have more choices and better rates. Strasbourg is a very European city: the European calendar significantly affects accommodation rates. When you choose the timing of your trip, check to see if it does not coincide with major European events. It will help you avoid overly high rates.

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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