10 AMAZING Hostels in Dresden (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Full of art museums, a load of amazing architecture, rich in history and FOOD, and definitely good for a night out (or two), Dresden is the capital city of Saxony in Germany.

The old town, completely flattened during WWII, has been restored to its former glory. Could’ve fooled us: it looks literally amazing and people flock here to enjoy the sights.

But being a popular tourist destination, isn’t this place just… filled with hotels? Is there ANYWHERE in this city a backpacker can stay without breaking the budget?

Hold up there! You can find hostels here! And we’ve sorted through the BEST hostels in Dresden and put ’em in categories to make life easy for you when you’re trying to decide what place will suit you most.

So peep our list of the top hostels in Dresden below!

 

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tbb2-table__image Best Overall Hostel in DresdenBest Overall Hostel in DresdenLollis Homestay

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  • Book Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in DresdenBest Party Hostel in DresdenHostel Mondpalast

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  • No Curfew
  • Security Lockers
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  • No Curfew
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in DresdenBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in DresdenGuesthouse Mezcalero

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  • Bar
  • Outdoor Terrace
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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in DresdenBest Cheap Hostel in Dresden4 Lions Hostel

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  • Communal Kitchen
  • Café
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in DresdenBest Hostel for Couples in DresdenKangaroo Stop

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in DresdenBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in DresdenA&O Dresden

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  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Pool Table
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel with a Private Room in DresdenBest Hostel with a Private Room in DresdenLouise 20

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Best Hostels in Dresden

 

Best Hostels in Dresden

 

 Best Overall Hostel in Dresden – Lollis Homestay

Lollis Homestay best hostels in Dresden

Lollis Homestay is our pick for best overall hostel in Dresden

– $$
– Book Exchange
– Luggage Storage
– Free Bicycle Hire

It says it’s a homestay, and it’s not really, but it does have a very homely feeling. The staff are super nice, the place is pretty cosy, and the atmosphere is chilled. The community feel is one of the things that really make this the best overall hostel in Dresden.

We’re talkin’ free dinner on a Sunday, games evening on a Monday, mulled wine evening Tuesday (why mulled) – and Wednesday it’s a free dinner. Who knows what happens at this Dresden backpackers hostel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but we bet it’s pretty fun. Also, there are pub crawls.

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 Best Party Hostel in Dresden –  Hostel Mondpalast

Hostel Mondpalast best hostels in Dresden

Hostel Mondpalast is our pick for best party hostel in Dresden

– $$
– Bar
– No Curfew
– Security Lockers

This youth hostel in Dresden is nestled in a cool student district where you can literally hop between dozens of bars, so that’s definitely a start to being the best party hostel in Dresden. Another thing is that it’s actually ABOVE a bar anyway, which is fine by us.

And just ’cause it’s a party hostel, doesn’t mean it’s not clean. The beds are super comfy so you can flop onto ’em when you roll in a lil’ bit tipsy. It’s not exactly the coolest hostel in Dresden, but it definitely is the place to be if you wanna turn up in a lively part of town.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Dresden – Guesthouse Mezcalero

Guesthouse Mezcalero best hostels in Dresden

Guesthouse Mezcalero is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Dresden

– $$$
– Bar
– Bicycle Hire
– Outdoor Terrace

It’s located in the centre of the city, just a 2 min stroll to historic sights and pretty much in the middle of an area that’s good for nightlife. This top hostel in Dresden is in an old building with old wooden beams and cool wooden floors, so there’s a bit of character going on here.

But this is the best hostel for solo travellers in Dresden not because its decor (obviously), but because the staff are super friendly and help to make a really welcoming vibe. There’s a bar downstairs. It’s Mexican themed, maybe you could tell from the name, but it’s a nice place to drink and meet other peeps staying here.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Dresden – 4 Lions Hostel

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4Lions Hostel is our pick for best cheap hostel in Dresden

– $
– Communal Kitchen
– Bicycle Hire
– Cafe

4 Lions is a family run Dresden backpacker hostel. It’s not exactly in the centre of town (I mean, it’s pretty far out, and I really mean FAR), but it’s great for exploring the surrounding countryside and getting to know more about local life around Dresden.

This is the best cheap hostel in Dresden, probably something to do with it being really far from the city – BUT it’s really well connected with public transport. Close to the station, it’s a 35 min train ride to get to the city, which is fine by us. If you like hiking or rock climbing you’ll probably like this budget hostel in Dresden.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Dresden – Kangaroo Stop

Kangaroo Stop best hostels in Dresden

Kangaroo Stop is our pick for best hostel for couples in Dresden

– $$
– Communal Kitchen
– Laundry Facilities
– Bar

If you’re travelling around with your partner (or just havin’ a long weekend in the city) you should definitely check out this best hostel for couples in Dresden. Why is it so good for couples? It’s in a quiet area of town so you can explore a more authentic side of Dresden with its parks and bars and local streets.

You can hop on the tram to travel around the city but it’s just a 15 min walk to the historical downtown area. 5 mins to the lovely bar area that’s also got loads of shops. This top hostel in Dresden definitely suits couples who like to really get into a city we’d say.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Dresden – A&O Dresden

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A&O Dresden is our pick for best hostel for digital nomads in Dresden

– $$$
– Daily Housekeeping
– Pool Table
– Bar

This is a branch of A&O hostels which is basically a cross a hotel and hostel (like all of them), so you can expect the private rooms here to be pretty nice but not in a majorly cool way, just pretty modern. Nice place to stay if you’ve had a few dorms too many in your travels.

There’s loads of space to get some work done, plus you can grab a drink when you’re done or a coffee to keep you going. There’s a terrace with views across the city, too. Yep, it’s simple, spacious, not loud or anything, so it’s the best hostel for digital nomads in Dresden.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Dresden – Louise 20

Louise 20 best hostels in Dresden

Louise 20 is our pick for best hostel with a private room in Dresden

– $$
– Games Room
– Communal Kitchen
– Bar

Why Louise? Why 20? We don’t know. Regardless of the name, the private rooms here are MASSIVE with loads of space for your stuff and bright windows. It’s the best hostel with a private room in Dresden, if that’s what you’re after anyway.

But it’s not all about just sitting in your big ol’ room. Nope. ‘Cause this place has a pretty nice atmosphere down in the bar. Plus the staff are friendly who will do nice things like lend an umbrella on a rainy day. Even though it’s located in poppin’ Neustadt (nightlife central), the hostel is quiet and you’ll get a decent night’s sleep.

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Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

 

Best Budget Hotels in Dresden

There aren’t a whole load of hostel choices in Dresden. But that’s fine. If there ain’t one on our list that takes your fancy, don’t worry – we found a few of the best budget hotels in Dresden for you to check out. Plus sometimes you just can’t stand the thought of sharing a dorm with dozens of people, we understand that totally. Anyway, here they are.

 

Cityherberge

Cityherberge best budget hotels in Dresden

Cityherberge

– $$$
– Free Breakfast
– Luggage Storage
– Bar & Restaurant

If you’re travelling to Dresden by car on a lil’ road trip, you’ll be pleased to know there’s plenty of parking available at Cityhergerge. Plus being just 10 mins from the beach really makes this budget hotel in Dresden a great choice for summer.

What really makes us very interested in this place is its big free breakfast, which is great after a sleep in the big comfy beds upstairs. The professional staff are always on hand to help out. Different room choices available: the most budget has a shared bathroom but if you’re used to hostels anyway that’s FINE.

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Ibis Dresden Bastei

Ibis Dresden Bastei best budget hotels in Dresden

Ibis Dresden Bastei

– $$
– Air Con
– Bicycle Hire
– Shoe Shine Service (Just In Case)

It’s a Ibis. You know Ibis. They’re quite standard and decent budget hotels. So you know what you’re getting yourself into. Basic, modern rooms, there’s also a nice modern lobby to hang out in, plus the obligatory buffet breakfast zone, which is where you’ll find us every morning for at least an hour (not included – boo).

This budget hotel in Dresden is super close to the train station, nice and convenient, and it’s also a short walk to the old town. So location wise it’s pretty cool. It’s actually located on a shopping street – feat. tram, nice food, shops (duh) and other agreeable establishments.

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Intercity Hotel Dresden

Intercity Hotel Dresden best budget hotels in Dresden

Intercity Hotel Dresden

– $$$
– Free Public Transport Pass With EVERY ROOM
– Bar & Restaurant
– Satellite TV

A little bit of class when it comes to a budget hotel in Dresden, but it looks like an office. It’s a business hotel. But that means it’s convenient for suits and you’ll get a certain standard of service and amenities. The rooms come with a FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT PASS. Dang.

This place literally overlooks the railway station (’cause a business person doesn’t wanna lug their lil’ suitcase through the city, now do they?) and it’s also got a bar and restaurant that cater to different dietary requirements if that’s a thing for you. Live like a lord and treat yoself to room service.

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Why you should travel to Dresden

And with that, we come to the end of our list of the best hostels in Dresden.

There’s a decent selection! We’re talking from places set in more residential areas, to those with bars galore literally on the doorstep.

We think there’s something for everyone on our list so we hope you’ll find something that suits you!

But if you don’t fancy a Dresden backpackers hostel, we also sorted through some of the best budget hostels in Dresden so you can decide between a budget dorm stay or something with a lil’ more class.

Still can’t decide on a place after all that? Well, don’t you worry.

We’d recommend booking Lollis Homestay, the best overall hostel in Dresden and a good choice for pretty much anybody!

Lollis Homestay best hostels in Dresden

All you have to do now is get ready to explore this fun, historic city…

 

Travel Safety Tips for Dresden

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More Epic Hostels in Germany and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Dresden.

Planning an epic trip all across Germany or even Europe itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Dresden has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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