Bansko offers a range of hotels and self-catering apartments. The apartment management company T hotels have a good selection of apartments at reasonable rates, and prices start from as little as €10 per person. You can often get some good last minute bargains from Crystal, Thomas Cook, Inghams and Balkan Holidays too, especially if travelling outside of peak season. It is important to check the location of your accommodation as the new resort of Bansko is some 10 – 15 minute walk away from the old town. As the skiing is 10km away there is little scope for skiing to the door, and if you want to be straight on to the slopes you will need to look at accommodation near the foot of the main gondola in the modern part of the resort. This is particularly important for families too as struggling on a bus or walking in ski boots is not a great start for younger visitors!
The old town is charming and if you don’t mind a bit of a trek to the lifts there are a few gems to be found. For a taste of the authentic Bansko experience the Dedo Pene Inn is in the centre of old town, a traditional house reonovated into a hotel. For a slightly more expensive option try the Hotel Banderitsa, with its’ popular restaurant and central location. Another central and upmarket option is the Hotel Martin, one of Bansko’s oldest independent hotels, just a short walk from the centre of the old town.