This post will help you decide which TMB refuge accommodation to book, particularly if you are looking to only book private rooms during your Tour du Mont Blanc trek.
Remember if you’re hiking in a small group and you book early its entirely possible to get small dorms to accommodate you, which would be exactly like private rooms but cheaper.
Private rooms will not include an en-suite so expect to still have to walk out into the corridor to use the communal toilets at night. There are a few exceptions to this rule, for example Italy’s Refuge Cabane Combal has en-suite facilities in all of their dorms (all 1-6 bed).
The list is in order of TMB accommodation clockwise.
Refuge Bellachat – dorm only (no shower)
Refuge Flégère – dorms only (bunks)
Refuge Lac Blanc – dorms only (bunks)
Refuge La Boerne – dorms of 2/3/6/9 so book early for the small dorms
Trient – Hotel de l’Ourse – has dorms & private rooms
Champex Lac – Hotel de la Belvedere – private rooms with en-suite
La Fouly – Maja Joie/Hotel Edelweiss/Auberge des Glaciers – all have private rooms
Gite de la Lechere – dorms of 3,8,10,14 – no private rooms
Alpage de la Peule – one large dorm only (bunks)
Refugio Elena – private rooms and dorms (bunks)
Chalet Val Ferret dorms only
Refugio Bonatti – private rooms and dorms (sleeping platform)
Refugio Bertone – private rooms and dorms (bunks)
Courmayeur – many hotels
Refugio Maison Vielle – dorms only (bunks)
Cabane du Combal – small dorms (1-6 bed) all with ensuite facilities – single beds!
Refugio Elisabetta – private rooms and dorms (sleeping platform in attic + triple bunk room downstairs)
Refuge des Mottets – private rooms (bunks) and dorm (sleeping platform)
Les Chapieux – Auberge de la Nova private rooms and dorms (bunks) Chambres du Soleil – private rooms single beds
Refuge de la Croix de Bonhomme – large and small dorms (bunks)
Refuge de la Balme – private room with double bed + 2 single beds and dorms (bunks)
Refuge de Nant Borrant – no private rooms but do have some small dorms of 4/6 (bunks)