Escape To A Medieval Fairy Tale: Where To Stay In Marburg, Germany - Updated 2021

where to stay in marburg germany

The small town of Marburg feels like a Disney movie. Located north of Frankfurt in the Lahn valley, its narrow winding cobblestone streets and medieval architecture can leave one expecting to see a fairy tale princess around the corner. Church bells ring throughout the town leaving most visitors simply amazed.

The town has a population of approximately 72,000 as it has been virtually undamaged by World War II bombs. Aside from its charm, Marburg is also known as a “green city.” Most homes in the town are equipped with solar panels. In 2008, a law was passed making it mandatory for new buildings to install solar panels. Also a university town, Marburg is home to Philipps Universität, the oldest Protestant university in the world.

1. Get access to all the places you need at the comfy, all-around Hostel-Marburg-one (from USD 53)

Situated on the upper floors of a railway station, guests have commended its location for being central and convenient. A restaurant, cafe/bar and supermarket are just a few steps away. A shared kitchen and restaurant are also on-site. Guests who need to specify their meals can benefit from the special diet menus on request.

Aside from single and double rooms, the hostel also offers dormitory and family rooms. The on-site services include a bicycle rental (with additional charge), luggage storage, fax/photocopying, tour desk, car hire and laundry. Free WiFi can be accessed in all areas and private parking is available on request. This hostel is great for those looking for an inexpensive place that includes all the things you need for modern-day traveling.


Address: Bahnhofstraße 33a
Price: from 53 USD

Face masks for guests available Snack bar On-site parking Free WiFi Physical distancing rules followed Parking Shared kitchen Family rooms

2. Be welcomed with a little taste of luxury at the Welcome Hotel Marburg (from USD 161)

This one is another popular hotel with a central location. Though it is a great hotel for everyone, it is quite popular with visitors traveling for business purposes. Located at the foot of the Schlossberg mountain, the Welcome Hotel has a restaurant and beer cellar. The terrace offers scenic views of the Old Town as well as the mountain.

Tourist spots such as the Gothic Elisabethkirche church and the 9th-century Landgrafenschloss Castle are also nearby. Public parking is available, and charges may apply. All rooms are soundproofed and have a private bathroom, minibar and satellite TV. The hotel has a variety of amenities including a sauna, on-site shops, ATMs, luggage storage and a tour desk. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.

There are also various business services available and guests may also avail of a safety deposit box. As for the meals, guests can benefit from room service, packed lunches and special diet menus on request. Many guests have commended the hotel’s meals, especially the breakfast buffet. A supermarket is just a few steps away from the hotel. Various services such as shoeshine and cleaning services are available on-site.

For families and animal lovers, pets are allowed and children under 5 years old are free of charge. As a family-friendly plus, children 6 to 11 years old are charged 50 percent of the room stay per night per person for extra beds. Another proof that the hotel thinks of everything? It has facilities for disabled guests! For those who don’t mind spending a little more for a place with great meals and a nice location, the Welcome Hotel welcomes you.

Welcome Hotel Marburg

Address: Pilgrimstein 29
Price: from 161 USD

Restaurant Air conditioning Business centre Special diet menus (on request) Newspapers Vending machine (drinks) Room service Pets allowed

3. Get your dose of town scene and Mediterranean food at the Hotel Marburger Hof (from USD 119)

Centrally located and with great food, this privately-run hotel is not one to skip. Rooms are soundproofed and have a flat-screen TV, minibar, and private bathroom. Guests can benefit from the massage and a bicycle rental service. Marburg’s lovely scenery can be viewed from the terrace and sun terrace. Other services include various cleaning services, packed lunches, safety deposit box and luggage storage. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.

For guests on a rush, an airport shuttle and shuttle service are also available. Private parking is available for 7 EUR (8 USD) per day. Those traveling on business can benefit from its various business facilities. For families, family rooms are available and children under 6 years old will not be charged. Children under 2 years old, however, are charged 10 EUR (11 USD) for cots and cribs. Pets are allowed with possible applicable charges.

And finally, the food. Many guests have praised the hotel’s exceptional breakfast buffet as well as the meals in its on-site restaurant, Domingo’s. The restaurant, which serves a variety of Mediterranean dishes, is closed on Sundays but open from Monday to Saturday. There is also a bar on-site and special diet menus are available on request. For those looking for a place with a convenient location and fantastic food, why not try the Marburger Hof?

Marburger Hof

Address: Elisabethstr. 12
Price: from 119 USD

Safety deposit box Private parking Terrace Airport shuttle Shoeshine WiFi Bar Non-smoking rooms

4. Relax without breaking your budget at the classic Hotel Haus Müller (from USD 136)

It’s no secret that the enchanting town of Marburg is filled with Old World charm. Just as charming as the town itself is this family-run bed and breakfast located in a quiet area at the heart of Marburg. The rooms are spacious and are equipped with satellite TV and private bathrooms. For the meals, breakfast is personally served to hotel guests and there are various restaurants and markets nearby. Other services include packed lunches, luggage storage, and a daily maid service. Private parking is available on reservation.

For cycling enthusiasts, a bicycle rental is available for an additional charge. Free WiFi is accessible in the hotel rooms. For traveling families, children under 6 years old are free of charge and those traveling with children under 2 years old can avail children’s cots/cribs for free. Points of interest near the hotel include the Elisabethkirche church, the River Lahn, the university, the train station and many bus stops. If you’re looking for a place with good quality, reasonable price and no fuss, try this one.

Hotel Haus Müller

Address: Deutschhausstrasse 29
Price: from 136 USD

Breakfast takeaway containers Water sport facilities (on site) Bike tours All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Heating Cooking class

5. Immerse in modern art at the inexpensive Hotel Tusculum (from USD 54)

While Marburg’s medieval aura is charming, modern hotels are still worth the hype. A unique aspect of this quaint yet zany hotel is its stylishly decorated interiors which evoke a sense of quirkiness. Supermarkets, markets, cafes, bars and a restaurant are nearby and the hotel’s central location provides access to other points of interest. The Phillips University is also nearby.

Guests can benefit from the shared kitchen and on Sundays, the hotel offers a breakfast buffet. Free WiFi is accessible in some areas and some rooms have a private bathroom while some rooms have a shared shower and toilet. Pets are allowed, as well as public parking, but charges may apply. For families, one child under six years old is free of charge. Those looking for an artsy yet no-nonsense, centrally located and inexpensive place, the Tusculum might suit you.

Hotel Tusculum

Address: Gutenbergstr. 25
Price: from 54 USD

Internet services Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Non-smoking throughout Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus WiFi available in all areas Invoice provided Face masks for guests available Designated smoking area

6. Try something different with a hybrid of modern and vintage (from USD 59)

Who says old and new can’t converge? Located in the middle of the town center, this studio evokes a feel of both rustic and industrial. Its gray walls and modern art combined with Old World elements provide the guests with a unique experience.

Guests are provided with a shower and toilet as well as a fully-equipped kitchenette and a shared sink. Guests can provide their own meals and some supermarkets are nearby. WiFi is available and it is more suitable for those traveling without children. Guests are expected to clean their own garbage. If you’re looking for a place with a unique ambiance, look no further.

Studio in der historischen Altstadt
Marburg, Hessen, Germany
175 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi works very good and all furniture is well taken care of
a quaint old building with modernized amenities it was easy to find sparkling clean and comfortable
nice and clean space very stylish
the space was very clean and modern with a very comfortable bed
great room very stylish and clean
the communication was quick and efficient the apartment was gorgeous clean and at an excellent location in marburg
the room and ensuite bath are modern but cozy and extraordinarily clean
wonderful host and very helpful
excellent host many thanks
the host is great: very kind prompt in replying friendly and helpful
great host super clean and cozy studio worth every penny we will be back
great location in the heart of the old village
wonderful location in a very popular part of marburg
very good location in the centre of the city
the place is amazing near to the city center actually it is in the middle of the city center
it's a beautiful place at a great location
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7. Stay at a place close to the main scene - and a castle (from 29 USD)

Located close to Oberstadt, a center for the dining and entertainment scene, this apartment is suitable for solo travelers, couples and families. There is a shared bathroom and kitchen as well as a TV. WiFi is available and smoking is allowed in the courtyard. The station is 10 minutes away and a botanical garden can be reached on foot for 5 minutes. Following a forest trail for 20 minutes, you might find yourself facing a historic castle. For those looking for a no-fuss, centrally located place, check this one out.

Apartment in central Marburg near a cultural area and castle

Price: from 29 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. Get the comforts of modern living and nature (from USD 72)

Another accommodation with a modern design, this apartment also provides guests with the benefits of nature. Behind this property are the woods and guests can opt to explore on foot or rent E-bikes from the host. The host offers a double bed, walk-in shower, WiFi, kitchen and free parking. Cable TV is also available and extra people will not be charged. The town, 30 to 40 minutes on foot, can be reached by bus and there is a bus stop across the street. For those looking to get closer to nature, try this place.

Appartement in Marburg
Marburg, Hessen, Germany
96 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the photos in the listing portray a good picture of the apartment
very beautifull appartment and very clean
the apartment was very clean modern and quiet
the bathroom was modern clean and spacious as well
the apartment itself is clean modern tidy and well equipped
the apartment was very stylish and clean
the host is also really nice
uwe and his daughter are flexible and welcoming hosts
good location to go explore marburg
good place to stay in marburg
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Of castles, old towns, and modern art

Marburg is a town that leaves visitors enchanted. However, its charm is not limited to castles and fairy tale surroundings. It is also a town rife with 21st-century art and lifestyle and it can be seen through the various types of accommodation it has to offer. Whether it’s old or new, urban or rustic, modern or historic, find a place that leaves you just as refreshed and amazed as the fairy tale town itself.

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