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Where to stay in Bruges ? Tips & hotel recommendations

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Are you planning a trip to the “Venice of the North” and wondering where to stay in Bruges? Captain Ulysses has listed his tips and recommendations to help you find the perfect pied-à-terre!

In summary
👉 Where to sleep when visiting Bruges?
👉 Hostel recommendations in Bruges
👉 2-star hotel recommendations
👉 3 and 4 star hotel recommendations
👉 Luxury hotel recommendations
👉 How much are hotels in Bruges?
👉 When is it cheapest to travel to Bruges?
👉 On which websites to book your hotel in Bruges?

💡 The Captain’s tip 💡

Want to know more about the history of Bruges? Captain Ulysses highly recommends this free guided tour of the city. It’s up to you to choose how much you wish to tip the tour guide!

Planning your trip to Bruges? Take a look at the Captain’s article on the best things to do in the city: A Guide to Bruges

Where to stay when visiting Bruges?

Bruges is a small city and the vast majority of tourist attractions – not to mention the bars and restaurants – are concentrated in the historic center, which spreads out around Bruges’ Grand Place.

That’s where Captain Ulysses recommends taking a hotel. You’ll be able to enjoy the city’s historical atmosphere and walk to the main sites and monuments of Bruges.

In the historic center you’ll find countless accommodations, ranging from cheap hostels to exclusive boutique hotels.

👉 Check out a selection of the best hotels in the historic center of Bruges

Hostel recommendations in Bruges

Nestled in a modern building 800 meters from the Markt, Snuffel Youth Hostel has won the hearts of travelers with its simple, sleek decor, indoor garden, terrace and warm welcome.
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With its newly renovated rooms and friendly atmosphere, Hostel Lybeer Bruges is located in the city center, within walking distance of the main tourist attractions.
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Recommendations for 2-star hotels in Bruges

Unsurprisingly f, the Hotel Central is located in a historic building in the center of Bruges, a few steps from the Markt. The rooms are clean and simply decorated, and the staff is quite charming.
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In the historical center of Bruges, 5 minutes walk from the Markt, Hotel Bla Bla offers modern and simply-decorated rooms. The hotel has a small garden with a terrace. The staff is very friendly.
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Located behind the Grote Markt in the center of Bruges, the Rose Red Hotel is a modern and warm address. The staff is incredibly hospitable and the bar is very pleasant. An excellent value for money.
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Recommendations for 3 and 4 star hotels in Bruges

Located in the historical center (but in a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle), the guest house La Clé Brugge is a very nice 3 star hotel with a refined, modern and bright decoration. The staff is very welcoming. In short, an excellent address!
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In the heart of the historic center of Bruges, Guesthouse Mirabel collects rave reviews. Its secret? A decoration mixing tradition and modernity, an ideal location 500 meters from the Markt and a lovely staff.
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Nestled in an elegant building in the center of Bruges, the Boutique Hotel de Castillion is a beautiful 4 star hotel with a chic and luxurious decoration (the art deco style lounge is magnificent) that fully deserves being featured in this article.
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Recommendations for luxury hotels in Bruges

In the heart of the historic center of Bruges, a few steps away from the Markt and St. Savior’s Cathedral, the Relais & Chateaux Hotel Heritage is an emblematic address, renowned for its central location, its elegant atmosphere and its attentive staff.
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Not far from there, the Dukes’ Palace is located in a former ducal residence dating from the 15th century. It is very popular with travelers for its central location, but also for its sophisticated atmosphere and the quality of the service.
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How much are hotels in Bruges?

It is obviously complicated to give a precise estimate of the price of hotels in Bruges, as rates vary considerably depending on the season, the location of the hotel and the quality of the accommodation.

That said, here’s a rough idea of the prices you can expect:

  • 20-30 euros for a night in a dormitory in a youth hostel,
  • 60-100 euro per night for a cheap hotel in Bruges,
  • 100-150 euros per night for a mid-range hotel
  • more than 150 euros per night for a luxury hotel

When is it cheapest to travel to Bruges?

To save money on your hotel, you should travel outside high season (June to September). You’ll find better deals, especially if you book well in advance and remain flexible with your dates.

On which website to book a hotel in Bruges ?

To book your hotel in Bruges, Captain Ulysses highly recommends either Booking or Hotels.com. You will find a very large selection of accommodation: there is something for every price and taste. Don’t forget to look at the customer reviews to avoid bad deals!

👉 Skip the lines: book your tickets and visits in advance!


👉 Looking for tips and recommendations? Here are all of Captain Ulysses’ suggestions!

🛏️ Accommodation: If your looking for a hotel in Bruges, Captain Ulysses highly recommends checking out Booking.com. From cheap accommodation to luxury hotels, you’ll find a wide range of options.
If your budget is a bit tight, the Captain recommends Hotel ‘t Putje: the rooms are a bit spartan but the staff are lovely and the hotel’s location is ideal.
But if you want to treat yourself, you should definitely consider Heritage Hotel: it is both somptuous, intimate and welcoming, perfect for a luxurious stay in Bruges.

🎟️ Activities: aIf you’re looking to book your visits and activities in advance – which you definitely should if you’re visiting Bruges during the high season – Captain Ulysses recommends three websites: Civitatis, Tiqets and GetYourGuide. Guided tours, sport activities … there’s plenty to choose from!

🚐 Transfers: many visitors decide to travel to Bruges from Amsterdam or Brussels. If that’s your case, you can easily book your transfer from Amsterdam here. You can also opt for an all-included day-trip: from Amsterdam (in English) or from Brussels (available in 7 languages).

🚌 Local transports: Bruges is rather small and fairly easy to explore on foot. The city center is also pedestrian. But if you’d rather not walk, you can always opt for an electric scooter or a rickshaw!

✈️ Flights: Captain Ulysses warmly recommends Skyscanner to book your flights to Bruges. You’ll be able to compare countless offers to find the best deal. If your dates are flexible, you can also compare prices over several months to find the cheapest flights possible. Bruges is also easily accessible by train and bus. To book your tickets, the Captain highly recommends Trainline, which integrates the offer of 207 train and bus companies in 44 countries.

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