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 la Flégère – dorms & private rooms
Refuge Bellachat – dorms only (no shower)
Refuge Lac Blanc – no private rooms, dorms only
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
Refugio Elena – private rooms and dorms
Chalet Val Ferret dorms only
Refugio Bonatti – private rooms and dorms
Refugio Bertone – private rooms and dorms
Courmayeur – many hotels
Refugio Maison Vielle – dorms only
Cabane du Combal – small dorms (1-6 bed) all with ensuite facilities
Refugio Elisabetta – private rooms and dorms
Refuge des Mottets – private rooms and dorms
Les Chapieux – Auberge de la Nova, Chambres du Soleil – private rooms and dorms
Refuge de la Croix de Bonhomme – private rooms and dorms
Refuge de la Balme – private rooms and dorms
Refuge de Nant Borrant – no private rooms but do have some small dorms of 4/6