Accommodations at Lake Constance

Accommodations at Lake Constance

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Patchouli
Patchouli
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Feb 10, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Hey Slowpoke (and any others who can contribute),

You posted the following on one of the threads that I started in the "Miscellaneous" forum:

"This attached map/boat schedule shows how you could stay at many places along the lake shore, some of which are quainter than Kreuzlingen. Kreuzlingen has good rail service, though."

I couldn't find a map in your post. Would you be able to attach it here? I'd be interested to know where else I can stay.

Thanks for all your help so far!

Arno
Arno
7719 posts
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Feb 10, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Hi Patchouli,

If you're looking for accommodation, please include some addition information as explained here. Thanks!

Patchouli
Patchouli
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Feb 10, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Sure thing!

I'll be travelling solo.

Budget: 40-50 CHF per night

Arrival: May 19

Departure: May 21

Special request: I would like a private room.

Mode of transport: I'll be arriving by train from Zurich, and will rent a bike to get around.

Location: Ideally, a bit centrally located and also close to the cycling path.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 12, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Hi Patchouli,

The map on www.sbsag.ch/fahrplan-preise/kursschifffahrt .html shows where the boats stop. Apart from Kreuzlingen, Romanshorn is another town where both boats and trains stop. Other options are Arbon and Rorschach, although it may make sense for you not to go East too far as you were planning to do the Aare cycling route.

As for hotels: your budget is too low for a private room in Switzerland. Only dormitories will be available around that price. Here are a few cheaper options with private rooms, and in central locations:

Do these options fit your plans?

Last modified on Feb 12, 2016 - 11:02 AM by Arno
Patchouli
Patchouli
11 posts
new member
Feb 12, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Hi Arno,

Thanks for your suggestions!

I thought about staying in other towns, but decided that Kreuzlingen would be best for where I'm headed. I also want to stay somewhere a bit more centrally located during my first 2 days in Switzerland.

I managed to find something in Kreuzlingen, albeit it was 5 CHF more than I had budgeted. Nonetheless I am satisfied.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 12, 2016 - 5:27 PM in reply to Patchouli

You're welcome! Which accommodation did you book? Private rooms for CHF 50 are pretty rare in Switzerland, so I'm curious which one you found.

Last modified on Feb 12, 2016 - 5:27 PM by Arno
Patchouli
Patchouli
11 posts
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Feb 12, 2016 - 5:44 PM

Haus Gisela: bnb-duve-kreuzlingen-konstanz.ch/

I found it on www.bnb.ch! :-) It also had really good reviews on TripAdvisor.

I will be staying in the "Ein 2-Bett-Zimmer (9 m²) mit Balkon und eigenem Duschbad im Erdgeschoss" for 55 CHF per night. My accommodation in Bern is "only" 60 CHF per night, hence the hesitation to spend more than that in Kreuzlingen.

I looked into staying at the youth hostel because, as you said, affordable accommodations are hard to find. But I read that it wasn't exactly walking distance from the train station, and location is a big factor for me due to logistics. I need to have most of my belongings transported to Bern and will be making use of SBB's regular luggage transfer and bike rental services in Kreuzlingen.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
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Feb 13, 2016 - 7:36 AM in reply to Patchouli

<<"will be making use of SBB's regular luggage transfer and bike rental services in Kreuzlingen. ">>

Watch the timing if you plan to use the luggage transfer service. Same day service may not always be available, although it is for most major cities. It costs a lot to get the fastest service, comparable to your room costs

www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/lugg age-and-flight-luggage/luggage-product-comparison.html

Slowpoke:

Arno
Arno
7719 posts
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Feb 13, 2016 - 8:56 AM in reply to Patchouli

Thanks, sounds like a good option!

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