LFG06 Hotel Reservations
Your priority should be to reserve a room for the duration of the
conference. Konstanz is a prime tourist destination (though mostly
for German tourists, which is why everything is in German) and so
rooms will be filling up quickly.
Internet Access: Very few hotels have internet access.
However, there will be internet access at the university (computer
room+ wireless) and several of the cafes and (Irish) pubs allow for
free internet access (MacDonalds as well).
There are several ways to make a reservation.
- Sign up via the on-line form provided by the Konstanz Tourist Information Office.
The tourist information office has reserved a block of rooms for
us: 18 doubles and 54 singles. Since July is heavy tourist season,
not many hotels were willing to reserve rooms for a special price so
far in advance. Below we provide a list of the hotels that have rooms
reserved for us.
The area of town called "Staad" is fairly close to the university
(there is a bus, No. 4) and is very close to the ferries and the
lake. One can walk to the university through our version of meadows.
This "official" list of hotels is as follows (with links, where
Schönblick: this is in Staad and more expensive (72 Euros).
- Bodensee Arena. This
appears to be a "Sporthotel" with an ice rink that is just across the
border in Switzerland. Reasonable rates of 40-44 Euros. If you do
not have a Visa for Switzerland, make sure you do not get this hotel.
The bus stop to the university is within walking distance (bus No. 9).
- Bahnhofhotel. This is in a little street in the old city directly
across from the train station. Reasonable rates at 55 Euros,
reasonable hotel but don't expect too much.
Jakob. This is a a hotel between the university and the old town
(about 20 Minutes walking distance in either direction, bus stop in short
walking distance). It's next to a forest. Fairly reasonable rates
at 60 Euros.
- Guesthouse Centro.
This is right across the train station and right above MacDonalds.
The hotel has recently been redone. Reasonable rates at 58 Euros (80
for a double).
This is near the old town (just across the street), near the train
station and apparently near an Irish pub. Bus stop to the university
within short walking distance. Reasonable rates at 45 Euros, but few
Holzer This is in Staad and reasonable (53-59 Euros), but few
You can cancel any reservation you make with the tourist
information until June 6th. After that your reservation is
- The following is a list of hotels that we have had some
experience with and that are quite good. It should still be possible
to reserve rooms with them, though there are no guarantees!
- Steigenberger Inselhotel *****. Right by the lake
and center of town, classy place.
Barleben am See. Stilish hotel at the lake promenade. If you want
to treat yourself...
Schiff am See. Pricy hotel right by the ferries near the lake.
Nice location, but not near old town. (English Info)
- Stadt Hotel Pricy hotel in the center of
town. (English Info)
- Hotel Mercure Halm
****. Right across the train station, nice hotel. (English Info)
- Hotel Bilger Eck. Nice hotel near the Rhein, on the
way to the university. Not far from the old town either (just have to
cross the Rhein). (English Info)
- Hotel Barbarossa ***. Old town, warren of rooms,
good restaurant with medieval athmosphere. (English Info)
Petershof ***. Good hotel on the other side of the Rhein from the
old town on the way to the university. (English Info)
- Hotel Goldener Sternen. Across the way from the old
city, near train station. (English Info)
Garni Hirschen **. Nice, simple hotel across the way from the old
city, near train station. Kate Kearns reported champagne for
breakfast. (Note; no elevator). (English Info)
Garni. Located near much of student housing across the Rhein on
the way from the old town to the university. One of the few that has
Hotel. Near the ABC
hotel. Features kitchen and internet.
- Hotel Bayerischer Hof ***. Nice hotel in the
center of town. (English Info)
- Nicht-Raucher Hotel
Gerda. Nice non-smoking hotel in
center of town. Reasonable rates.
Gretel. Cheap but okay hotel right in the center of
town. (English Info)
- In addition, there are many other hotels and also holiday
apartments available. You can try this link for
a full listing, though the information is all in German. Note that
you could also go camping (bring your tent, pitch it by the lake, have
a barbeque, etc.)
- Finally, we are arranging for crash space for students or other
persons with little money. If you are interested in this option,
please send us an email.