The view of central Bordeaux from Hotel Opera.
Bordeaux, France might sound like a fancy destination to the unacquainted, but it’s actually quite affordable if you plan it right. With our budget guide to Bordeaux in hand, you can save on everything from restaurants to attractions. But what about hotels?
Of course, wine is the most famous calling card of this port city on the Garonne River. And if you want to sip the renowned wine in its natural home, then you need a comfy and affordable home base during your stay.
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If you want to stay right in the city center without breaking the bank, there are a number of excellent options in Bordeaux. Here are a few of our favorites:
35 rue Esprit Des Lois in the city center
Rooms from €75
Set up camp close to everything when you check in at this 2-star choice in the heart of Bordeaux. There’s free Wi-Fi and each room comes with a private bathroom. Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the city. The view is priceless!
Hostel 20 Bordeaux
20 rue Borie in the Chartrons district
Rooms from €45
One of two hostels in Bordeaux, Hostel 20 rests in the chic area of Chartrons, about 10-15 minutes from the city center and Bordeaux’s main attractions. Shared dorms will cost you about €28 per night, whereas a Private Single to Double Bed will cost you from €45-55 per night.
Hotel de La Boetie
4 Rue de la Boétie
Rooms from €73
The rooms might be small but so are the prices at this simple 1-star hotel. It’s nothing fancy, but you can’t beat the location in the heart of Bordeaux. A bonus? The staff earns high marks for their friendly service.
ibis Styles Bordeaux Mériadeck
54 Rue Joseph Abria
Rooms from €83
A stylish option for budget travelers, this 3-star hotel can have some very good deals if you book in advance. Our favorite part? The generous breakfast spread is free for all guests. It’s a tad outside of the city center, but it’s worth it for the modern experience.
12 Rue Saint-Rémi
Rooms from €85
Just a few steps from Place de la Bourse, this 2-star hotel is hard to beat when it comes to location. It also has free Wi-Fi, an elevator, and 24-hour front desk service. Rooms on the top floor have classic rooftop views.
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