Let’s turn an old DDR car into a cosy bed. Or just shrink yourself like in the 80s movie „Honey, I shrunk the Kids“. Hi and Hello from Lollis Homestay Hostel, a creative, laid-back hostel, run by genuine backpackers.
The infobox on Lollis Homestay
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Location Advantage and Directions of Lollis Homestay
We loved the location of Lollis Homestay as this is the real Dresden to experience! Lollis Homestay is located right in the center of the neighborhood of Neustadt, the home of artists and bohemian characters. Right around the corner you can find great restaurants, cheap eat-outs, bohemian cinemas, and plenty of art and street art.
Coming from the city center, Neustadt is on the opposite river side. It only takes 4 tram stops to get downtown to the major tourist sights. Either way, we recommend walking there at least once. You can explore the neighborhood, and will pass really cool, quirky cafés, bars and more.
We found several cool things to do right next to Lollis Homestay. Just a 2-min walk away, there is the famous Musical Rain Water installation in the Kunsthofpassage. Is it raining? In that case, it’s your lucky day and you can enjoy a free „rain concert“:
Also, we loved the old cinema of Thalia Cinema and their motto „cinema, coffee, and cigarettes“. The Thalia is a so-called „VO Cinema“ while VO stands for „Version Original“. They show independent movies from around the world. It is right around the corner of Lollis Hostel. Their website is only available in German, and you can check out their program once you arrive.
Neustadt simply means „new town“. It is the students neighborhood and the most alive area in the city. Pubs, event-locations, cinemas, clubs and more are just around the corner. Bare this in mind when you come here.
The hostel team always makes sure their guests understand that the area has an active nightlife. A noise tolerance may be required. However, when we stayed here, we didn’t have to tolerate any street noise. Just bare it in mind!
Lollis Homestay, Görlitzer Str. 34, 01099 Dresden, Germany
All room types at Lollis Homestay
Private Room Types available: Single Room small, Single Room big, Double Room, Apartment for groups of 8 people
Now, let us have a look together why we love Lollis Hostel.
We walk in, and are welcomed by a big smile behind a vintage piano, turned into a cool reception.
1. Non-nuclear power discount (+ free bikes)
The Lollis Hostel opened its doors back in 2001.
And it doesn’t take two glances to see this hostel puts in the special effort.
Run by locals and designed by local artists, Lollis Homestay is a social hotspot for many locals and travelers.
And do you have any idea how easy it is to score a 10% discount?
Let us give you a hint: Super easy.
On their website they list several options of how to get special discounts.
You save 10% on your 5 Star Hostel when you can show that your home or office runs by green power and without any nuclear power or coal-burning traces.
Have you ever witnessed anything similar?
On top of that: You can even stay for free.
Are you able to entertain the hostel crowd for 1 hour?
Then your bed is on the house. To apply for such a discount, simply drop them an email beforehand.
Following the alternative, local spirit of the hostel, the accommodation works with local, handpicked tour providers and offers a free bike rental aside.
Free? Yes, free!
The bikes are not high-end bikes, but road-worthy and regularly checked. Score!
Another sustainable factor is the creative rooms.
Let us have a look at this right now in #2; The Design.
2. Mosaic, upcycled Piano, and fun signs
The reception desk is an upcycled piano, turned into a cool, eye-catching welcome area.
And let us just say, this is only the beginning of the hostels cool design. The genuine backpacker alternative style is a mirror of the local, alternative, free spirit of Neustadt, the district the homestay is located in.
The hostel offers 17 rooms and every single one comes in a different, unique theme.
The main common area can be found directly on the ground floor, while all rooms are separated upstairs.
It is a great hostel to mingle with a big social heart.
And it’s their fun, creative side that makes it stand out for us again.
4. No technology in the common areas (no big groups)
We noticed right away this special, cosy vibe.
When entering the lounge, left-hand side of the reception, you can easily mingle with travelers from all over the place.
There is a big sign encouraging travelers to keep their phones in their pocket, and laptops up in the rooms:
Please respect – computer free area!
The accommodation encourages their travelers and guests to actively get together and mingle.
They also decided not to accept any big group or school classes.
This is because groups can be quite attention-seeking, and it can make it hard for solo-travelers to connect.
How can you socialize at Lollis Homestay?
Join the common area and kitchen, this is the place to be.
Besides spontaneous events put together by the team, there are plenty of weekly events we highly recommend to join:
Monday: Barbecue: bring your steak, cheese or veggie burger, or whatever you want to grill and socialize! (valid from April to October)
Tuesday: „Ein Bier bitte!“. The accommodation also offers German basics in just 1 hour! (valid from April to October)
Wednesday: free vegetarian dinner (Mr. Meat-Lover will also like this one!)
Thursday: Night walk through the bar district of Dresden
Saturday: Scenic Adventure Night Walk to Lilienstein, a table mountain in the National Park close by for 20 € per person. The tour starts at 3am, and you’ll go by car to the National park „Saxon Switzerland“, climb the Lilienstein to see, admire and photograph the sunrise.
Sunday: free vegetarian dinner
5. Multi lingual and top-rated, the staff
Walk in and you will be greeted with a smile.
The reception desk is an old piano turned into an iconic masterpiece.
The experienced receptionists speak several languages, and they basically know everything about Dresden.
Any questions about things to do?
Forget guidebooks, the receptionists are walking lonely planets with secret, local tips, and those cool hidden gems we all love.
As always at this point, also the online booking platforms confirm our first-hand experience.
Guests love to mention the special friendly atmosphere, supported by the hostel team.
What does the hostel offer? Here we made a quick overview of the facilities you can expect:
laundry service: instead of doing the laundry by your own, Lollis team will take care of it and bring it back to you – pretty handy!
24 hours reception
late riser friendly: check out 12pm (who doesn’t love that?!)
tasty breakfast (it costs 4€ and it is worth it to go for!)
For families and groups there is a full apartment around the corner
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