Since the reunification of Germany and the increased popularity of Dresden as tourist destination, the city’s hotels are in high demand and room prices have rocketed. Indeed, Dresden has some of the highest room rates in Germany. Nevertheless, Dresden boasts a wide of choice of accommodation to suit every taste and, to an extent, budget.
The bulk of Dresden’s midrange and top end accommodation is situated in the centre of the city. The majority of these hotels are large conference-style hotels and are owned by famous international brands. Due to the subsidies that this part of Germany received during the 1990s, most of the luxury hotels in this area are up to international standards and a number of them offer special packages, such as activity holidays, which are not seen in West Germany. The Kempinski Taschenberg Palais, which is situated near Dresden Palace and Zwinger, is a notable luxury hotel in the city. This hotel is certainly the city’s grandest guesthouse as it is a member of the prestigious The Leading Hotels of the World consortium and is hosted in a stunning, reconstructed palace.
At the budget end of the spectrum, there are a range of hostels situated in Dresden. Peak season for hostels is at the weekends and during the summer months of July and August. The cheapest options are hostels with shared amenities and dormitory-style rooms. However, north of the Elbe, you will find a number of private hostels that are incredibly popular with the many backpackers that visit the city every year. If you are a young person looking to stay in Dresden cheaply, you may want to take a look at the handful of youth hostels that are situated just south of the Elbe.
Alternatively, you could look into staying at one of the small pensions or private rooms situated in the suburbs. As well as being an economical option, pensions have a considerable amount of local charm and can give visitors a more authentic experience. You can book a private room or a room at a pension in advance via the tourist office.
Apartments are a popular accommodation option for those who plan on staying in Dresden for an extended period of time as they are more economical than a hotel. In addition, those travelling with large families may prefer to stay in an apartment as they are considerably more spacious than a hotel room. There are a number of helpful online website that can help you find the perfect apartment.