Food and travel simply belong together. You love tasting seasonal fruits and trying out a country’s regional cuisine but a vegan? But that has never stopped your from travelling. Because in my opinion, it just takes good research to find a vegan spot. And that’s exactly what I did – for you! Here are 11 vegan accommodations in Europe.
By the way, we’ve also written down lots of tips (from experience) to help you travel vegan without much effort and with a clear conscience.
How to book a vegan places?
“Eh, excuse me, is that vegan?” is definitely one of the phrases you often make yourself unpopular with as a tourist, if it is understood at all. Traditional dishes or cookshops in other countries are often anything but meat-free or plant-based. Although plant-based cuisine is becoming more and more popular, finding food as a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, is still a challenge in some countries.
Fortunately, there are vegan accommodations in Europe don’t just sheepishly refer to the side dish menu, but enthusiastically serve healthy vegan recipes and have even equipped their accommodation with vegan products. The website Vegan Welcome is a good search tool, and you can also find some accommodation tips on Vegan auf Reisen. From luxurious country inns to secluded yoga retreats to chic first-class city flats, it’s all here! We can definitely recommend a visit to Agrivilla e pini in Tuscany.
Vegan accommodations in Europe
1. Agrivilla i pini – Vegan, organic and beautiful
Paying attention to sustainability and co. on holiday is sometimes a bit difficult. But in Tuscany, on a small hill near the bustling and touristy San Giminiano, there is a real little oasis in terms of sustainability: the Agrivilla i pini. The vegan hotel and restaurant is completely dedicated to sustainability and welcomes you between pine trees with a beautiful ambience, vegan cuisine, a saltwater pool and really good vibes.
Tip: Take lots of books and your yoga mat and do a little digital detox, because it’s beautiful here.
2. Spend a carefree time in the forest villa Das Hilla
- Map: Zeche-Marie-Weg 30, 34132 Kassel, Germany
- Whole house from 100 euros per night
Surrounded by forest, fruit tree meadows and a spacious garden with terraces, Das Hilla is located in the middle of the Habichtswald. The listed forest villa with half-timbering dating from 1913 is an ideal temporary retreat. As a guest, you can choose between breakfast and a “carefree package”, which includes a vegan-vegetarian meal in the morning as well as lunch and dinner. In addition, there is a fridge filled with fresh fruit and various snacks.
The package is ideal for anyone who wants to work from here and enjoy all-round pampering. Right outside the front door, there are numerous hiking and cycling trails that lead into the relaxing greenery. At the same time, you are not far from the city of Kassel, which in turn has an attractive cultural programme to offer.
3. Activate self-healing powers at Soami Yoga Retreat Centre
Soami is a Sanskrit term meaning “to be in harmony with everything”. At the Austrian retreat centre, everything is designed to help you regain your inner balance. From Ashtanga to Vinyasa to Kundalini, both yoga novices and experienced yogis will be happy at Soami. You can practise in the bright rooms or on the beautiful wooden terrace, from which you can look directly into the greenery and up to the mountains on the horizon.
Here, yoga is not only reflected in physical practice, but also in nutrition and ecological awareness. The food is cooked with a lot of mindfulness, naturally vegan and organic, to support the self-healing powers. To avoid CO2, you can even be picked up at the train station with the Soami electric vehicle.
4. Stay and dine in harmony with nature at Villa Vegana
- Map: Cami d´es Pedregar km 2.2, Balearic Islands, Spain
- from 140 euros per night
“Excuse me, is this vegan?” is definitely a phrase that challenges the patience of many hosts*. Not so at Villa Vegana in Selva. Surrounded by olive, almond and citrus trees, Jens and Miriam have created a place on a small hill in Mallorca where people and animals are welcome. The finca is, as the name unmistakably suggests, a paradise for those who follow a vegan lifestyle. Here you can be sure that you won’t be sleeping on down pillows and that no sad side salad will have to serve as a vegan alibi. You can spend a wonderfully relaxed holiday in the warm atmosphere. By the way, the vegan Oktoberfest is famous all over the island!
5. Yourself be pampered vegan at the Quinta Colina Flora
- Map: Caminho Alegre 5, 2705-255 Colares, Portugal
- Suite from 95 euros per night
Quinta Colina Flora is located in the middle of the Sintra National Park, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its diverse flora. The B&B Colina Flora also has a flower-filled garden with various terraces, relaxation areas and a pool. Here you can start the day in comfort with a vegetarian-vegan breakfast. The owners of the guesthouse have been members of the Slow Food movement for many years and cook exclusively with fresh organic food. The lovingly arranged breakfast buffet shows how varied vegetarian-vegan cuisine can be.
Besides muesli, there is delicious chia pudding, freshly baked muffins and juicy cake creations. The freshly squeezed juices and ginger smoothies are delicious. Well fortified, you can then set off to explore the beautiful surroundings. By the way, this also works well without a car, because you can look forward to a well-developed local public transport network.
6. Stay right on the beach in Balka at Eco Beach Camp
- Map: Vestre Strandvej 39, 3730 Nexø, Denmark
- from 3000 Danish Kroner for three nights
Looking for a holiday accommodation on Bornholm directly on the beach? At Eco Beach Camp in the south of the island you will find 12 beautiful glamping tents, either hidden in the dunes with a view of the Baltic Sea or more prominently located in the communal area. The tents are equipped with lights, sockets, furniture for clothes and cosy beds and thick, soft bedding for cold nights.
As usual on a campsite, there is a communal bathroom and a communal kitchen to prepare meals. But if you like, you can also have breakfast or lunch in the lovely café. The café and camp are run completely sustainably: Wherever possible, only local products and food are used, waste is separated and no plastic is used in the café. In this way, the camp is run in an almost CO2-neutral way.
7. Take a deep breath at the Koukoumi Hotel
- Map: Ano Mera 846 00, Mykonos, Greece
- Rooms from 234 euros
Your legs dangle in turquoise, clear water, a pleasant breeze blows around your face and you let yourself be warmed by the radiant Greek sun reflecting off the whitewashed walls. The Koukoumi Hotel in Mykonos is a truly inspiring retreat that comes very close to great happiness. Located in the traditional village of Ano Mera, you can experience a sincere and heartfelt side of the island at Greece’s first and so far only vegan hotel.
The fine, minimalist boho suites are located in spacious cottages built in the typical Cycladic style, giving you space to unfold. The holistic, harmonious and vegan principles are reflected not only in the cuisine, but also in the furnishings and wellness area.
8. Enjoy a vegan getaway at Burina
- Map: Palúčanská 118 / 35, Slovakia
- Double room per night: 59-138 euros
Surrounded by high mountains, surreal green, vast meadows and incredible tranquillity lies the region of Liptov in the north of Slovakia. Perhaps it was the proximity to nature or simply the fact that there was a lack of options that the team at Burina found each other and established a 100 percent vegan guesthouse.
You can stay here in several cosy rooms and watch the passionate cooks create the finest vegan dishes from local ingredients in the open kitchen of the associated restaurant. Full and happy, you can then relax in the “wellness forest” or, depending on the season, make a pilgrimage into nature for hiking, swimming in the nearby water reservoir, cycling or skiing.
9. Decelerate at the vegan organic hotel La Vimea
- Map: Via August Kleeberg, 7, 39025 Naturno BZ, Italy
- from 300 euros per night incl. half board
South Tyrol is a region where the almost hackneyed advertising slogan “tradition meets modernity” really does come true – and La Vimea embodies this charming combination in a very special way. The beautiful, wood-clad hotel near Naturno was sustainably renovated a few years ago and welcomes you with light-flooded rooms, chic design, a nature-conscious wellness area and ever-present environmental awareness.
Only vegan food is prepared with regional vegetables, herbs and fruit – and at a very high level. The care products in your room are also vegan, the laundry is organic and fair, and the electricity is sustainable. Vacation mode: Activated!
10. Find a retreat in the nature of the South of France at Abriecosy Bio vegan
- Map: chemin de Campaouré 1018, 83830 Bargemon, France
- 80-100 euros per night incl. breakfast
Hach, as if a visit to the South of France wasn’t a treat in itself, you can really enjoy yourself at Abriecosy. In the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, far from tourism and urbanity, this friendly bed & breakfast is set in the middle of a beautiful forest. Apart from birds, bees and wild animals, you have no direct neighbours here and can activate rest mode as soon as you arrive. If you do feel like exploring, you can also reach the sea in three quarters of an hour.
The love of nature and its creatures can be felt everywhere. All rooms are equipped with anti-allergic mattresses and sheets made of organic cotton and have a great view over the valley. After a restful night in the silence, you’ll be greeted by a fabulous vegan breakfast and then you can hop in the eco-pool, hike the area or wait for the daily visit from the friendly Hugo (you’ll have to find out who).
11. Take an animal-friendly holiday at O Viso Ecovillage
- Map: Lugar O Viso, 1, 27865 Ourol, Lugo, Spain
- Double room 80-150 euros per night
For years, the beautiful region of Galicia has enchanted pilgrims as they walk through the countryside and finally reach their most desired destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. But even if you don’t want to put on a backpack and walk your feet sore on the Camino de Santiago, you should plan a holiday here. We recommend the old village of O Viso, which has been transformed into an ecological and vegan gem.
Here you can unwind in ancient, typical Galician stone houses, indulge in plant-based cuisine in the restaurant that belongs to the village and find your way back to nature while wandering through the quiet oak forest. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the sea from here. But not only you, but also your four-legged friend is welcome in this pretty ecovillage.
Berlin and London are generally considered to be the vegan Mecca of Europe in terms of food. From my own experience I can only agree, because in both cities the density of vegan restaurants and cafés is definitely high. But the vegan lifestyle is also on the rise in other capitals, and the selection of vegan food options is not to be scoffed at, especially in Paris and Vienna. But now for the surprising insider tips: you can also float through vegan food heaven on cloud nine in Ghent, Tallinn, Brighton, Edinburgh and Gothenburg.