Bruges Hotels and Accommodation

(Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium)

Photo of the city centreThe attractiveness of Bruges means that this well-developed city enjoys many year-round visitors. This has resulted in Bruges offering a large selection of accommodation, with more than 100 different hotels and numerous additional B&Bs.

For budget travellers and backpackers, the cheapest accommodation in Bruges comes in the form of hostels, while those looking for long-term rental options and apartments will also usually find plenty of choice.

However, during the high season, which falls between April and October, many of the hotels stay fully booked for long periods, meaning that reservations are always a good idea.

View of the central Grote Markt squareIn general, most hotels in Bruges choose not to raise their room rates during the high season, remaining competitively priced all through the year. If you arrive in Bruges without booking your accommodation ahead, then the city's tourist office will be able to help you locate a hotel, with no charge for this service.

Where to Stay

Bruges offers a surprising number of hostels, with some of the most popular options including the Bauhaus on the Langestraat, the Passage on the Dweersstraat, and the HI-affiliated hostel Europa Jeugdherberg on the Baron Ruzettelaan. Cheap hotels are not in plentiful supply in Bruges, which is why so many B&Bs fall into this price bracket.

Photo of canal and waterfront lodgingFor mid-range hotels in Bruges, check out the centrally located Hoogstraat, off the Boomgaardstraat. Close by and next to the Alberthal, a choice of hotels is based around the Oude Burg, such as the rather quaint Hotel 't Voermanshuys.

However, over one third of all the accommodation in Bruges falls into the luxury bracket, with the Die Swaene Hotel on the Steenhouwersdijk being amongst the best, while for good views across the canal, consider a room at the 17th-century Relais Oud-Huis Amsterdam on the Spielgelrei.