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Where to stay in Heidelberg

Landmarks of Germany - beautiful medieval Heidelberg town with impressive castle and bridge

Heidelberg Germany is a beautiful destination that is a bit off the beaten path for travelers to Germany. Located on the River Neckar in southwest Germany, Heidelberg is famous as the home of Heidelberg University and Heidelberg Castle, as well as the world’s longest continuous shopping street.

In addition to the history, architecture and shopping, Heidelberg is surrounded by expansive forests and hills, and offers many day trip opportunities to nearby towns and villages. With our guide to Heidelberg hotels and the best neighborhoods in Heidelberg, you can easily decide where to stay in Heidelberg.

We will cover off all types of Heidelberg accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Heidelberg hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Heidelberg Germany 2023, the best Heidelberg hotels, best places in Heidelberg to visit, the best places to stay in Heidelberg, hotels near Heidelberg attractions, Heidelberg neighborhood guide and many more.

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Altstadt – Where to stay in Heidelberg for tourists

Nearly every city in Europe has an Old Town, or Altstadt if you are in a German region, and Heidelberg is no exception. Altstadt is the city centre of Heidelberg, with historic streets stretching out from the famous Old Bridge to the hill where the castle was built. Two of the best things to do in Heidelberg depart from Altstadt. A funicular ride up to Heidelberg Castle and a boat trip on the River Neckar are both must-do’s when in Heidelbergs Altstadt.

Of course, shopping on Old Town’s Hauptstrasse is also imperative for travelers who love to shop! Old Town is the best area for tourists who only have a short time to stay in Heidelberg and want to see just the highlights. Fortunately, there are many Heidelberg hotels in Old Town, although you will pay more for location and parking is difficult or expensive. Altstadt is considered the best area to stay in Heidelberg Germany.

Best places to stay in Altstadt

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Altstadt
Pension Jeske
Hemingway’s Hostel
Steffi’s Hostel Heidelberg
Eazy Hostel

Budget Hotels in Altstadt
Hotel Mille Stelle City
Hotel Krokodil
hotelo Heidelberg
B&B Hotel Heidelberg

Mid range Hotels in Altstadt
Hotel Goldener Falke
Hotel Garni Am Kornmarkt
Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg
Hotel Hollaender Hof

Family Friendly Hotels in Altstadt
Hotel Am Schloss
ArtHotel Heidelberg
Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Altstadt
Boutique Hotel Heidelberg Suites – Small Luxury Hotels
Der Europaeische Hof Heidelberg

City view of old town Heidelberg in Germany

Bergheim – Where to stay in Heidelberg on a budget

Just next to Old Town is the area of Bergheim. Also along the river, this is where you’ll find the train station, as well as several budget-friendly accommodation options. This neighborhood is very lively and even has a Bergheim campus of the University of Heidelberg, while the main campus sits across the river. In addition to many bars and restaurants, Bergheim has several parks along the riverfront.

Bismarckplatz Park is a nice central location of Bergheim and you can easily walk to any Old Town attractions from Bergheim, while saving a bit of money on accommodation. Additionally, for travelers planning day trips from Heidelberg, it’s convenient to be near the central train station. You can visit spots like Strasbourg, France or Frankfurt, Germany and be back in Bergheim by nighttime. 

Best places to stay in Bergheim

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Bergheim
Hemingway’s Hostel
Steffi’s Hostel Heidelberg
Pension Jeske
Jugendherberge Heidelberg International

Budget Hotels in Bergheim
Hotel Krokodil
Hotel Classic Inn
hotelo Heidelberg
Sevendays Hotel Boardinghouse

Mid range Hotels in Bergheim
Elite Hotel Heidelberg
Bergheim 41 Hotel im Alten Hallenbad
GuestHouse Heidelberg
Holiday Inn Express Heidelberg – City Centre

Family Friendly Hotels in Bergheim
Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre
Bayrischer Hof
Hotel Mille Stelle City

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Bergheim
Der Europaeische Hof Heidelberg
Boutique Hotel Heidelberg Suites – Small Luxury Hotels

Heidelberg Germany. View of Renaissance style Heidelberg Castle - ruin and a landmark in Germany. Popular tourist destination most famous attraction of the area

Neuenheim – Where to stay in Heidelberg with family

Crossing the Old Bridge north from Old Town, you will arrive in Neuenheim, Heidelberg. With several lovely riverfront parks, including Neckarwiese and Tiergarten, this is a family-friendly residential area that offers easy access to the best sights of Heidelberg. There are several attractions within the Tiergarten, including the Heidelberg Zoo.

Neuenheim is also where the Heidelberg University is located, and even if you aren’t a student, you will appreciate a stroll through the campus of Germany’s oldest university. Of course, the student population means there are plenty of entertainment options here, with pubs, restaurants and cafes throughout the neighborhood. Don’t miss Brückenstraße, which has a high concentration of German pubs and restaurants. 

Best places to stay in Neuenheim

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Neuenheim
Pension Jeske
Hemingway’s Hostel
Steffi’s Hostel Heidelberg
Eazy Hostel

Budget Hotels in Neuenheim
Hotel Krokodil
Hotel Central
Auerstein Dependance

Mid range Hotels in Neuenheim
Rafaela Hotel Heidelberg
Hotel Villa Marstall
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Hotel Goldener Hecht

Family Friendly Hotels in Neuenheim
Hotel Goldener Hecht
Gasthaus Hotel Backmulde
Hotel Anlage
Hotel Goldene Rose

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Neuenheim
Heidelberg Suites
Der Europaeische Hof Heidelberg
Alte Zigarrenmanufaktur

Historic Neuenheim Old Bridge in Heidelberg, Germany crossing the Neckar River with the ruins of the Heidelberg castle on the hillside overlooking the town

Rohrbach – Where to stay in Heidelberg for long term travellers

South of the city centre is the neighborhood of Rohrbach. Only ten minutes by tram to Old Town, Rohrbach is the best area for tourists who want a long-term stay and would prefer the quiet ambiance of the suburbs, with easy access via public transportation.

Here you will find ordinary Germans going about their daily lives, with grocery stores, yoga studios and shopping centers. There are fewer hotels in this area, but plenty of self-catering rentals and guest houses to rent. Likewise, if you are arriving in Heidelberg with a car, parking is often free and always more plentiful here than in other areas near the city centre. 

Best places to stay in Rohrbach

Budget Hotels in Rohrbach
Zu Herrnwiesen
NinetyNine Hotel Heidelberg
Boardinghotel Heidelberg
Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg

Mid range Hotels in Rohrbach
Residenz Heidelberg
SUYTES Business Studios
MEININGER Hotel Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof

Family Friendly Hotels in Rohrbach
Hotel Rose Heidelberg
Hotel Heidelberg
ISG Hotel Heidelberg

View landscape and cityscape with traffic road of Sandhausen district and village at morining at Heidelberg in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Where to stay in Heidelberg

Where to stay in Heidelberg

Where to stay in Heidelberg

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!