Home to one of the oldest universities in Germany, Giessen houses the University of Giessen, founded in 1607. Today, the town houses over 20,000 students, from all over Germany. Giessen was first mentioned in the 12th century, referring the location of the town as located between many water bodies and it is divided in half by the river Lahn.
The town belongs to the state of Hesse and there’s a lot of things here to discover. We’ve compiled a list of 10 places for you to stay, for a smooth journey in Giessen.
The Akzent Hotel Köhler is conveniently located right in the middle of town. It’s the best place to be if you don’t want to spend too much time travelling from point A to point B. The hotel is located a few metres away from the Liebig Museum, the theatre, and there’s an array of rooms to choose from. They’re all well equipped with towels, toiletries, WiFi, and the basic essentials.
If you’re hungry, drop by the hotel’s restaurant and savour the local German food and delicacies from the Hessen region. You can also grab a cold beer and an array of wines from the Hessenstube Bar.
Located nearby the Akzent Hotel Köhler is the Hotel am Ludwigsplatz. Its central location makes it very easy for you to get around the city centre. The staff here is amazing and they’ll go above and beyond to ensure you a nice and comfortable stay. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable.
They’ve also got a good variety of food during their breakfast buffet, every morning. If you’re hungry afterwards, you can have a go at the hotel’s restaurant. They serve amazing German and Balkan dishes.
SleepySleepy Hotel Gießen provides you with interesting, retro-styled rooms, which will transport you back to the colourful times of the past. The hotel has free WiFi and also a bar, where you can wind down and have a pint or two while basking in the nostalgia. They’ve also got an amazing breakfast buffet, with a rich variety, every morning just for you.
Hang out in the lounge and read a magazine or take up the various activities offered by the hotel, such as horseback riding and cycling. If you’re driving in, they’ve also got free private parking.
Hotel & Restaurant Heyligenstaedt is the perfect place for you to stay, with its huge variety of amenities that you can use. They have a sauna, a fitness centre and a gourmet restaurant, all tucked in the same compound. They’ve also got a satisfying breakfast, every morning, to soothe your tummy. If you’re heading to the restaurant, you’ll be served with an array of German and regional cuisine.
In the evenings, you can wind down and chill at the hotel bar and order a pint. The hotel rooms are warmly decorated, with stylish modern furnishings and a crisp and clean look.
Drop by the Hotel Tandreas and experience the hospitality of this family-run hotel. It’s located right in the town centre and is quite accessible from the A485 motorway, perfect for those driving in and out of town. The rooms here come with a private balcony and they’ve got a variety of accommodation types, ranging from single rooms to spacious suites and apartments.
The hotel’s restaurant serves a hearty breakfast in the morning, followed by regional and international cuisine in the evenings. There’s also a bar here, which offers a plethora of drinks and snacks.
Once an ice storage plant, the Hotel Altes Eishaus is now a place with warm hospitality, set in a very scenic place. Located just beside the River Lahn, you can have a romantic walk here in the evenings or simply dine at one of the restaurants by the river. The hotel is also nearby several attractions, such as the Botanical Gardens and the Mathematicum.
If you’re driving in, they’ve got free parking spaces available for you, too. The accommodation here is neat and clean, with a variety of types to choose from.
If you fancy an alternative accommodation experience, try out this place. The room is nice and cute, with an awesome waterbed. They also have a desk in the room, which you can use to do your itinerary planning or simply chill by the comfy seat beside it. The apartment is located in an old building on the third floor. It is conveniently located in the centre, with a lot of places nearby, such as the train station, the theatre, cafes and pubs.
If you love animals, you can hang out with the host’s pets, a cat and a dog. They’re both really friendly and would love to snuggle with new people.
A comfy room with a waterbed
Price: from 31 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This beautiful room is definitely worth a mention. The room is bright and clean, with a crisp and stylish modern design. The high ceiling makes the room look spacious and you’ve even got your own balcony attached to it. The apartment is perfectly located in the town centre.
You are free to use the kitchen here and the wifi is splendid. They’ve also got other essentials, like towels, for you. The washing machine and dryer are also available for you to use.
A bright room with a balcony
Price: from 41 USD
Number of Guests: 2
The bedroom here is really nice and comes with a single bed. They’ve got a desk inside for you to use and a nice mirror. The apartment is located right in the city centre and offers you access to many different attractions. There are also pubs and restaurants around the area, where you can wine and dine. The apartment has a high ceiling, which makes the room spacious and the host has some pets that you can play with.
A bed by the city centre
Price: from 31 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Wind down and stay in this beautiful apartment, which is ideally located in the centre of town. It has a nice little garden and a terrace for you to hang out and its central location makes it easy for you to get to the attractions. It’s also quite close to the pubs and restaurants.
They’ve got a kitchen for you to use and a good internet connection. You can also watch the TV and use their towels. If you’ve got a pet or want to hold an event, you can simply arrange it with the host and he’ll sort it out with you.
Gartenwohnung, zentral und ruhigSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe key handover was super chill and the apartment was easy to findeasy check-in and the apartment was beautiful and had everything one needsthe space was clean stylish and comfortablethe apartment is very comfortable quiet warm immaculately clean and well equippedrolf’s apartment was totally great the room is so beautiful and clean
Host:rolf was a great host and really responsive to questions i hadrolf is really welcoming and a great hostrolf was an outstanding host (easy to communicate with and fast to reply)rolf is a gentleman and genuinely great hostalso he is absolutely a great host and always helped us with very useful infosRead more reviewslocation was close to the downtown and easy to walkit’s in an ideal location in a quiet neighborhood perfect walking distance to uni and city centervery nice and stylish apartment in a good central area
With all these amazing places to stay, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the different kinds of accommodation available here. So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to book a place, pack your bags and travel to the beautiful town of Giessen.
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