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Let’s face it, Germany is a pretty cool place to visit. There’s Oktoberfest, for one thing, a huge amount of history (old and modern) going on, and a load of hearty food to try out. Couple it with great nightlife and you got yourself a destination and a half.

However, it’s the sorta place that’s been heavily backpacked over the years. It might not seem like it, but there are loads of hostels through this European country. The trick is finding the good ones. So we’ve lovingly crafted this epic guide to the 35 best hostels in Germany.

Hopefully you won’t get stuck somewhere ropey in any of Germany’s major cities. In fact, we reckon this guide is going to pretty much prepare you for backpacking this awesome country.

What are you waiting for? Let’s dive into the world of Germany’s cool hostels!

 

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The 35 Best Hostels in Germany

 

Overall Best Hostel in Germany – Pfefferbett Hostel

Pfefferbett Hostel best hostels in Germany

Pfefferbett Hostel is our pick for overall best hostel in Germany

– $$

– Bicycle Hire

– Bar/Restaurant

– Outdoor Terrace

Yeah, we’re having trouble pronouncing that too. But don’t worry: all you need to is that Pfefferbett Hostel is actually one of the best overall hostels in Germany. No jokes. It’s in this old industrial building that used to be a brewery, which is pretty cool. But it’s not uber cool.

It’s clean, modern and the common rooms have stuff like pool tables and stuff. It’s part of a cultural centre so there’s loads galleries and cafes and bars and stuff literally on the doorstep. It’s all very comfy inside. There’s even a big open fireplace for when it gets proper chilly.

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Euro Youth Hostel

Euro Youth Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Book Exchange

– 24 Hour Reception

– Luggage Storage

This youth hostel in Munich is right next to the Hauptbahnhof which is perfect if you’re planning to arrive or leave or even get around by train. Sure it’s not overly cool but it’s super comfy and clean, and the location is decent, which makes it one of the best overall hostels in Germany.

Other stuff that helps it get that title is the fact that it’s in an old pre-WWII building, which means tons of character and creaky floorboards. It also has a bar with a happy hour and there’s a free walking tour, which is always nice.

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Cologne Downtown Hostel

Cologne Downtown Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Laundry Facilities

– Cable TV

– Tours & Travel Desk

Whoever would’ve guessed that this top Cologne hostel was in the downtown area. Hmm. But anyway, top notch location here. It’s right on, like actually on, one of the longest shopping streets in the whole actual country. So, yeah, it’s pretty lively around here.

There’s a big ol’ balcony at this place, where you can see Cologne Cathedral, which is nice if you like views and stuff. Each dorm has its own bathroom (always handy), plus there’s a massive kitchen (also always handy). All that, plus it’s super neat and tidy, well how could it not be one of the best overall hostels in Germany?

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Backpackers St Pauli

Backpackers St Pauli best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Common Room

– Cafe

– Location, Location, Location

Another cool hostel in Germany, this time in St Pauli, Hamburg. This one comes complete with its own hostel cafe, where they really do serve up a decent breakfast in the morning. By night time this place is a hive of activity with every backpacker here planning their nights out together.

St Pauli is a pretty vibey area of Hamburg, so if you were looking for one of the best hostels in Germany – even for location alone – this is definitely one of ’em. You’re never too far from a decent bar here. And the absolutely poppin’ Reeperbahn literal steps from here.

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Grand Hostel Berlin Urban

Grand Hostel Berlin Urban best hostels in Germany

– $$

– 24 Hour Reception

– Bicycle Hire

– Bar

Well, well, well, if it isn’t one of the best overall hostels in Germany. Yep, this very cool hostel in Berlin (in Hermanplatz to be exact) is the perfect place to base yourself on a trip to the capital. Expect very high standards here and an easygoing vibe.

It’s got loads of stuff going on. There’s pub crawls, bike tours, city tours, all that sorta stuff to get you out and exploring Berlin. Plus it’s close to Berlin’s best bars and clubs and all that. Plus if you wanna get around a bit more the U-Bahn station is pretty dang close.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Germany – East Seven Berlin

East Seven Berlin best hostels in Germany

East Seven Berlin is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Germany

– $$

– Bar/Cafe

– BBQ

– Garden

Definitely, a cool Berlin hostel to hang out in, these guys have thought of everything when it comes to all the things backpackers are gonna need. The building is huge, old, and there’s loadsa space to spread out and chill in. There’s a beer garden where you can drink and have a BBQ in the summer.

Walking tours (TWICE daily) and its communal spaces, plus the friendly atmosphere, easily make this one of the best hostels in Germany for solo travellers. There’s also bike rental, which is good to get out. Happy hour definitely helps you get chatting to other backpackers here.

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Jager’s Munich

Jagers Munich best hostels in Germany

– $

– Bar

– 24 Hour Reception

– Tours/Travel Desk

RIGHT in the middle of Munich, this is definitely the place to be if you want one of the best overall hostels in Germany for solo travellers. Staff are proper welcoming here and will give you a ton of advice for doing cool shiz in the city.

It’s right near the central train station, which is always a plus. But more about their social vibe: they have a bar, which is a decent place to meet people. And it’s also close to a few bars and a market, so you can easily head out to explore with your new mates.

If you’re traveling through Munich, check out our recommended Munich itinerary!

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Instant Sleep Backpackers

Instant Sleep Backpackers best hostels in Germany

– $

– Games Room

– Book Exchange

– Outdoor Terrace

Instant Sleep. We love it. And this place has been providing just that since 1999 apparently. It’s, um, a bit quirky (think Buddhas painted on the wall for some reason) but it’s one of the best hostels in Germany for solo travellers. They even say that themselves, so… yeah.

The lounge here is a decent place to hang out and get chatting to the other backpackers looking for instant sleep at this place. Well, the beds are comfortable (we guess that’s the instant sleep part), but there’s also free coffee, which is more like instant wake-up but we won’t argue.

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404 Youth Hostel

404 Youth Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Book Exchange

– Free Linen (Paying For This Is A Thing In Germany)

Isn’t 404 like an internet error? Dunno what the connection is but this is a great place to meet other people. It’s pretty small and cosy so you kinda can’t help but get friendly with everyone else staying here.

This top hostel in Germany is set in a pretty quiet neighbourhood, so you’ll be able to get a decent night’s sleep here. That also means it’s a pretty safe and secure place, which is good especially if you’re by yourself in the city. This Cologne backpackers hostel also comes equipped with a V nice owner, which also helps.

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The 4 U Hostel Munich

The 4 U Hostel Munich best hostels in Germany

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Bar/Cafe

– Pool Table

Wow, well you can’t get much closer to the train station without actually sleeping there. It’s next to it. So we reckon this Munich backpackers hostel is a great shout if you’re arriving (or leaving) by rail. It’s a busy sorta place as a result and a decent place to meet people.

We rate it. In fact, it’s one of the best hostels in Germany for solo travellers. It’s secure and safe, thanks to the decent lockers (you don’t have to bring your own padlocks). But the crowning glory here is the pretty chill bar, complete with pool table and nice staff. Can’t go wrong for a train station hostel TBH.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Germany – St Christopher’s Berlin

St Christophers Berlin best hostels in Germany

St Christopher’s Berlin is our pick for best cheap hostel in Germany

– $

– Free Drinks

– Restaurant/Bar

– 24 Hour Security

St Christopher’s is a pretty famous chain of hostels, so TBH this is already one of the best cheap hostels in Germany. There’s definitely quality when you’re packing that name, so this definitely a recommended hostel in Berlin if you’re looking for a budget stay in the city.

The staff here are super helpful and the vibes here are pretty friendly, we gotta say. Location, dang, it’s right near a metro station and there’s tons of stuff on the doorstep. For extra cheapness (and fun) we must tell you that there’s free mojitos on a Monday. There’s also a 25% discount on food at the onsite bar – win.

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Jugendherberge Hamburg Auf dem Stintfang

Jugendherberge Hamburg Auf dem Stintfang best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Bicycle Hire

– Bar/Restaurant

– Free Breakfast

The name’s a bit of a tongue twister, but whatever. It’s one of the best cheap hostels in Hamburg, so you can’t complain about the name. The location is amazing. It’s right near the old fish market, which is cool to explore, and it’s also near a load of galleries and shops.

And, wow, this place is HUGE. It can sleep up to 357 people. That’s loads. So don’t be expecting any intimate backpacking experiences at this youth hostel in Hamburg. It’s actually IN a park, which is nicer than being right on the street. No pub crawls or events and not greatly social, but for a shoestring budget, it’s FINE. Free brekkie, too.

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Smarty Cologne City Centre

Smarty Cologne City Centre best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Bicycle Hire

– Cable TV

– Snack Bar

It actually is a pretty smart place to stay. It’s… not exactly oozing charm. In fact, it’s kinda more like a budget hotel. But it’s modern and it’s got all the things you could ever want. This Cologne backpackers hostel (again – more like a hotel) is nicely located though. Kinda makes it one of the best cheap hostels in Germany.

One thing we do rate is the 24-hour snack and coffee bar. So you can always head back for a bit of munchies after a night out. That’s actually one of our fav things about this place NGL. There’s a kitchen, a gaming room, decent facilities all round. But lacks the vibe.

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Heart of Gold Hostel

Heart of Gold Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $

– Bar

– Cheap Beer

– 24 Hour Reception

Located just off Friedrichstrasse, this top hostel in Berlin is all about being definitely budget. Heart of gold? We’re not so sure if we’d go THAT far but it’s got a pretty friendly vibe. A good place to get chatting to other backpackers.

One of the best cheap hostels in Germany, this place is definitely social, there’s cheap beer in the lil’ beer garden onsite, the location is decent so you can save money by WALKING to top attractions (Museum Island, for example). Lots of space to find your own spot to chill out for when it all gets too much.

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YMCA Youth Hostel

YMCA Youth Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $

– Common Room

– Tours/Travel Desk

– Free Breakfast

It is actually quite fun to stay at this YMCA. It’s one of the best cheap hostels in Germany, but don’t expect a super amount of fun. Actually, it’s not that fun to stay at this YMCA (though it does see its fair share of guests in Oktoberfest).

It’s never gonna be a party hostel here though. It’s pretty basic but it’s really clean and safe and secure (important). Staff are very kind and actually seem to care about the guests staying here. Free breakfast, let’s be honest, is never, ever a bad thing. Ever. EVER.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Germany – MEININGER Munich City Center

MEININGER Munich City Center best hostels in Germany

MEININGER Munich City Center is our pick for best hostel for couples in Germany

– $$

– Pool Table

– Luggage Storage

– Bicycle Hire

Meininger is this franchise in Germany that’s basically a hostel crossed with a budget hotel. The rooms here are budget hotel-esque, which is kinda cool if that’s what you’re looking for. Backpacking Germany as a couple? This is probably one of the best hostels in Germany for couples actually.

But don’t go expecting tons of, um, social vibe. Even the dorms here are quiet. But if you basically wanna stay in a hotel-y kinda place that is still actually a hostel, and looks pretty decent, and is modern and clean, you can’t really go wrong at this budget hostel in Munich

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Comebackpackers

Comebackpackers best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Foosball

– Bar/Cafe

– Cool AF

Wait, no, actually THIS is one of the coolest hostels in Berlin. Lots of design touches here, Insta friendly decor, and basically feeling like it’s just pretty cool makes it one of the best hostels in Germany for couples. Couples love that stuff right? Right?! Oh, and the atmosphere is V nice, too.

Set in the cool Kreuzberg district, you couples are also gonna literally love wandering around here pretending you live here. There’s loadsa cafes, cool little bars, galleries, and lots of other people wandering about just looking pretty hipstery and doing whatever they do. It’s cool. Couples will love it. What more do you want?

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ONE80 Alexanderplatz Hostel

ONE80 Alexanderplatz Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $$$

– Bicycle Hire

– Bar/Cafe

– Design Hostel

Urban style interiors and loadsa places to hang out, comfy seating areas and all that stuff. It’s more like a hotel kinda. Actually, this hostel even says they’re “more like a hip hotel” and we agree. In fact, we reckon it’s one of the coolest hostels in Berlin.

Not THE coolest. But still, all that nice design and modern luxury vibe definitely help make it one of the best hostels in Germany for couples. The dorms here come with ensuites, they’re spacious, and there’s actually a pretty nice restaurant for a few beers after a busy day. And if you’re a couple that likes a drink there’s a pub crawl here.

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 Youth Hostel Cologne Riehl

Youth Hostel Cologne Riehl best hostels in Germany

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Cafe

– 24 Hour Reception

Hmm, well, now, this really is a youth hostel in Cologne. That means it’s, very… youth hostel-y. Not a great deal of character going on, and sometimes it’s invaded by groups of students from high schools and stuff, but it’s big enough that it won’t matter that much.

The hotel feels here kinda make it one of the best hostels in Germany for couples. As long as you’re not expecting an actual hostel atmosphere you won’t really care at all. You also have to PAY for the wi-fi. Boo. But the breakfast is free. And the train station is right close too.

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Industriepalast Hostel Berlin

Industriepalast Hostel Berlin best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Games

– Outdoor Terrace

– Bicycle Hire

Seems that Berlin is where it’s AT when it comes to cool hostels in Germany. But why is this one of the best hostels in Germany for couples, too? Well, it’s in an old red brick building, which makes it all heritage and stuff, and is a good place to base yourself ’cause the location is proper good, too.

Start nights here with a few drinks at the bar, get competitive with each other with a spot of ping pong or a game of pool, or do something allegedly romantic like watch the sunset on the roof. Then you can head out to see what’s what in the city. Nice.

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Best Party Hostel in Germany – Circus

Circus best hostels in Germany

Circus is our pick for best party hostel in Germany

– $$$

– Bar

– Karaoke

– Tours

You’ll be having a lot of fun at this place. It’s one of the best party hostels in Germany, and it’s also award-winning, so… The artwork and murals are a bit, um, crazy but then again so’s the vibe. Maybe more “crazy” than crazy, y’know.

But still, it’s a decent place to have fun and drink and get silly. We mean, they have their own microbrewery, a bar with karaoke (god help you), plus nighttime tours where the staff take you round their favourite drinking holes. The bar is actually very good here. All you can eat breakfast buffet till 1PM – five euros.

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Five Elements Hostel

Five Elements Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Free Food

– Free Drinks

– Bar

The fifth element was supposed to be love we think (y’know, that film) but we think here the fifth element is alcohol. At this Frankfurt hostel, there’s games, foosball, free food, free homemade dinners and different events every night. So there’s beer tasting night, game night, movie night. And everyone’s brought together with that – and a few drinks.

It’s one of the best party hostels in Germany. It may be RIGHT in the middle of the red light district, but the hostel itself is pretty secure and there’s a load of good places to eat and more importantly drink nearby. Other than that it’s spacious, fresh feeling, pretty cool actually.

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Wombats City Hostel Munich

Wombats City Hostel Munich best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Bar

– Pool Table

– 24 Hour Reception

Wombats is another one of those global chains of hostels that seems to be doing pretty well for ’emselves when it comes to plying backpackers with drink and giving ’em a good time. So, yeah, this is easily one of the best party hostels in Germany.

BUT it’s actually a good all-rounder. The rooms are clean (thankfully), the decor is pretty dang cool, and the staff are really lovely. The bar at this top hostel in Munich is pretty extensive. But when Oktoberfest is on, you won’t be here at all – the grounds for the festival are a 5 min stroll away. Boom.

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Generator Hamburg

Generator Hamburg best hostels in Germany

– $$$

– Bar

– Bicycle  Hire

– Outdoor Terrace

Ah, another one. Generator is another franchise, so it’s kinda automatically good and you know what you’re gonna get, but they tend to be on the cooler end of the spectrum. And this branch ends up being a pretty much one of the coolest hostels in Hamburg.

And, actually, you’re gonna have a lot of fun here. That’s because it’s all geared for being one of the best party hostels in Germany. It’s got a large (and we mean large) bar which is great for socialising/drinking. The bar is also where you’ll get down with some live music, or get silly with one of the hostel’s many activities. It’s fun.

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Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel

Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $

– Public Transport V Close

– Live Music

– Bar/Cafe

This Cologne backpackers hostel is on the edge of the city, which isn’t actually a bad thing. It really means that you’ll be extra close to a ton of local bars and places to hang out. So if you like your party times to be more of a hilarious experience of cultural exchanges with locals, stay here.

So yeah it’s one of the best party hostels in Germany, but not necessarily because it’s right in the centre of the city or anything. It’s just got good old-fashioned drinking spots nearby. The hostel itself is pretty chill, but it’s got a nice bar (live music here sometimes) and V good vibes.

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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 Hostel in Germany for Digital Nomads – MEININGER Berin Easy Gallery

MEININGER Berin Easy Gallery best hostels in Germany

MEININGER Berin Easy Gallery is our pick for best hostel in Germany for digital nomads

– $$$

– Bar/Cafe

– 24 Hour Reception

– Bicycle Hire

Another Meininger, hey, you know what you’ll be getting here. A hostel-hotel hybrid. Which we think makes for one of the best hostels in Germany for digital nomads. This Berlin backpackers hostel is very near to the East Side Gallery, which is always a fascinating spot to check out / get a selfie next to.

Inside this place, well, it’s pretty cool actually. It’s all urban and industrial with loads of exposed pipes and concretes. Pretty cool, like we said. There’s also huge spaces with plenty of tables and chairs so you and your trusty laptop can have some alone time.

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PLUS Berlin

PLUS Berlin best hostels in Germany

– $$$

– Swimming Pool

– Laundry Facilities

– Sauna

PLUS Berlin is pretty cool. It’s in an old building with big common spaces and large windows and stuff. There’s tons of space for you to sit and work. Another hostel that’s pretty much like a cool hotel, it’s one of the best hostels in Germany for digital nomads.

Seriously, this place is actually massive. PLUS by name, PLUS by nature. They even have a swimming pool. They put on nightly pub crawls, it’s got a bar and restaurant where you can sink a few drinks after you’ve done enough typing for the day. So it’s secretly a very good party hostel in Berlin, too.

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Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel

Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Laundry Facilities

– Bicycle Hire

– It’s An Old Church

There’s a lot going for this Cologne backpackers hostel. For one it’s set in an old church – a heritage building, no less. That’s, like, heresy, isn’t it? Well, we dunno, but it makes it pretty cool. So there’s so much space in this old holy building for you to plug in and get working.

One of the best hostels in Germany for digital nomads, there’s not a load of vibey lively atmosphere going on, but you’re not here for that, are you? You’re here to KNUCKLE DOWN! Then again it’s pretty friendly and social, too. Good kitchen to rustle up some, we dunno, instant noodles or something.

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Superbude St Pauli

Superbude St Pauli best hostels in Germany

– $$$

– Bar

– Laundry Service

– Big Common Rooms

Kick back and get your work done in a winged leather armchair like you’re in a motherflippin’ gentleman’s club in this place. It’s one of the best hostels in Germany for digital nomads. You’ll love how kooky it is. They’ve even made seats out of wheelbarrows here. Who’s idea was that? Who cares.

It’s very clean at this Hamburg backpackers hostel. It’s also located in St Pauli so when you’ve just had enough of the (actually strong) internet here, just head out and hit whatever cool cafes of this cool district you feel like drinking a soy latte at or whatever it is you drink.

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Cologne Deutz Youth Hostel

Cologne Deutz Youth Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $

– Cafe/Bistro

– Free Breakfast

– Security Lockers

This youth hostel in Cologne is big. You’ll never walk downstairs into the common room and get MAD that there’s no space for you and your laptop. So that’s good. It also makes for a good base for exploring the city too, since it’s just opposite the Old Town with its cathedral and all that jazz.

Whilst it’s a social place, so you’ll be able to meet other peeps here probably, it’s also one of the best hostels in Germany for digital nomads. And the cherry on top? A very, very, very good free breakfast.

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Best Hostel in Germany with Private Room – Generator Berlin Mitte

Generator Berlin Mitte best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Bar/Cafe

– Luggage Storage

– Wheelchair Friendly

Another of the hipster’s favourite, this branch of Generator is oozing with contemporary cool. So to start with at this cool Berlin hostel there’s a hotel feel. That extends to the rooms. And so, yeah, it’s one of the best hostels in Germany with private rooms. They’re, well, they’re cool.

There’s a surprisingly good atmosphere here if you fancy making friends and meeting other backpackers. Though if you want to just spend time in your private room and not talk to anyone when you sit in the common room, um, fine, no one’s gonna force you to be social. It HAS got good vibes though.

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a&o Munchen Laim

a and o Munchen Laim best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Bar

– Games Room

– 24 Hour Reception

You might think A&O hostels are a bit Laim (Lol – sorry) but what they lack in flair and any sort of social atmosphere they make up for in having decent, hotel quality private rooms. So if you’re just looking for one of the best hostels in Germany with a private room, here it is.

There IS a bar here, with a bit of a games room going on, so if you’re here with some mates – or as a couple – you can still have at least a bit of fun onsite. The reception is 24 hours, too, which is just peachy.

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Smartstay Munich City

Smartstay Munich City best hostels in Germany

– $$

– 24 Hour Reception

– Luggage Storage

– Tours & Travel Desk

This recommended hostel in Munich has a nice vibey bar area with a pool table and sofas to chill out on, so there’s the social and drinking side of things covered. As for the private rooms, they come with TVs, comfy beds and ensuites (hooray).

It’s one of the best hostels in Germany with private rooms. Not just ’cause of the rooms, though they ARE nice, but that vibey bar we were talking about too, as well as a good location pretty much in the middle of Munich. That means bars, restaurants AND the central station right on the doorstep.

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MEININGER Hamburg City Center

MEININGER Hamburg City Center best hostels in Germany

– $$

– Book Exchange

– 24 Hour Security

– Bar

If you were looking for one of the best hostels in Germany with a private room, stop right there. Here’s one. You know the drill by now. This is a Meininger. But it’s pretty cool, pretty bright, and actually, a pretty fun place to stay.

The rooms are hotel quality, but there’s a chilled atmosphere going on throughout the hostel. Location wise, staying here puts you in the Altona district of Hamburg, which is like a city in itself, but more laid back. Though there’s plenty of bars and restaurants to get stuck in to round these parts, too.

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Sunflower Hostel

Sunflower Hostel best hostels in Germany

– $

– Bar

– Outdoor Terrace

– Laundry Facilities

Cute! A Berlin backpackers hostel that’s one of the best hostels in Germany with a private room that DOESN’T feel like a hotel! Wow. Now that’s a surprise. It’s got a lot of heart, a lot of charm, and a lot of wall paintings you may or may not appreciate.

The rooms are sweet (and immaculately clean). They’ve got wooden floors, bright colour palettes, ensuite bathrooms, pretty homely feeling all in all. The hostel serves up cheap beer at happy hour, staff are V nice, the vibe is decent. A very good all-rounder for privacy in an actual human setting. Also cheap.

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What to Pack for your Germany Hostel

Here’s some gear our editors take hostelling.

 

Luggage Travel Lock1. Padlock: Keep your stuff safe, guys. Unfortunately not all dorm lockers share the same security standard. You’ll want a lightweight lock that can fit all the various dorm lockers you’ll clip it to. Having a padlock that is flexible and can fit a variety of locker styles is the best way to make sure none of your belongings wander away while you are out.

 

Travel Pocket Soaps2. Sea to Summit Travel Soap: When dirtbagging around the globe, hygiene sometimes comes a bit short. This Sea to Summit Travel Soap can wash your hands, clothes or anything else, wherever you are. The soap strips are dry and super thin but dissolve in contact with water, so you can even take it easily through security in a carry-on.

 

Active Roots Water Bottle3. Active Roots Water Bottle: Hostels are increasingly meeting backpackers’ demands for potable (drinkable) water. Now is better than ever to start traveling with a reusable water bottle! Aside from cutting down single-use plastic, The Active Roots stainless steel water bottle will also keep your favorite beverage hot or cold all day long and it’s sized perfectly to fit an entire bottle of wine. ‘Nuff said.

 

Powerbank4. Power Bank: Everyone knows the mini heart attack when your phone is about to run out of power. Surviving long bus rides without charging stations can be agonizing, which is why every backpacker should have this Anker Power Bank. You can charge your phone up to 5 times, or plug in two devices simultaneously. With high-speed charging and enough power to keep you going for days, you can conquer even the biggest adventures without a problem.

 

Headphone Spltter5. Headphone Splitter: Being stuck on a bus or plane with only one phone that has good music or shows downloaded can be pretty annoying if your travel buddy wants to share headphones. With this Headphone Splitter, you won’t have to listen with only one ear anymore. Your friend can plug in their headphones at the same time, so both of you are entertained (on both ears!).

 

AR Towel6. Active Roots Microfiber Towel: Having your own towel on your travels is a game changer. The Active Roots Microfiber Towel is perfect for travellers who are looking for a lightweight, quick-drying and extremely soft option. The antibacterial material is super water-absorbent and resists odor buildup because of its antimicrobial material. Ain’t technology cool?

 

To know what to bring when staying in hostels, check out our Hostel Packing List!

 

Why you should travel to Germany

So, Germany has a whole load different hostels to stay in. Some of them super slick and modern and others just simple but cheap places to spend a night or two. Overall, though, they’re all great to stay in, Germany being a safe destination.

A good place to start your Germany adventures is at our best overall hostel Backpackers St Pauli, it’s a brilliant introduction to the cool side of the city, surrounded by cool bars, places to eat and good sites.

What do you reckon about our selection of the 35 best hotels in Germany? Comment below with the one you’d pick.

And have you backpacked Germany before? Anything we’ve missed? Definitely let us know if we’ve neglected an absolute hidden gem of a hostel you’ve stayed at on your travels, we wanna know the absolute best places to stay!

Backpackers St Pauli best hostels in Germany

 

Travel Safety Tips for Germany

And don’t forget to sort your travel insurance before heading to Germany! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads, our favorite travel insurance provider.

Getting an estimate from World Nomads is simple – just click the button or image below, fill out the necessary info, and you’re on your way!

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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 Germany.

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

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

For more cool hostel guides around Europe, check out:

 

Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Germany 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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