Willkommen and welcome to the best Hostels in Germany. This list will help you backpacking Germany like a boss. We found many fantastic hostels from Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg and the black forest.
Are these the best hostels in Germany?
Ja and yes, 100%!
The quality of hostels in Germany varies a lot.
You can find really worn-out, old hostels up to absolutely incredible places like Wallyard Concept hostel in Berlin. It is an industrial design hostel – just gorgeous!
In this list we give you a wide range of hostels; from 5 Star Hostels to Backpacker and Party Hostels. All are great! Just choose the right hostel for your own travel style.
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We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel. This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.
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Located extreme southwest of the Black Forest, near the Swiss border at Basel, you find Lorrach.
A small cute town with one of the largest fortresses in south Baden, the Rötteln Castle.
Heimathafen hostel is a boutique design hostel inspired in the sailing ships. Cords, sailing lamps, wood decoration, and comfy beds with plenty of space will make your stay memorable. They almost transport you to 1.000 km north – to the port of Hamburg – with the deco.
It comes with free WiFi, a full equipped kitchen, and an in-house bar (the biggest bar in town) to spend time with your new fellow travels.
Related: read how to make friends at hostels.
It is near the train station (2 minutes) and just 5 minutes walk to the city center.
From Lorrach you can reach easily Basel (Switzerland) in 20 minutes.
All rooms at die Wohngemeinschaft are individually decorated on a unique theme. They are so cute that it won’t be easy to choose which room you want to stay at.
Every dorm bed comes with a curtain, your privacy is taken care here!
The common lounge is decorated in a classic 1950s style. Free coffee and tea are provided, as well as DVDs and books to enjoy your time at the common areas.
They also have a café on the ground floor which serves snacks, tasty coffee and wonderful pastries. In the evenings, the Café it is transformed into a popular bar with live DJs.
You can also rent bicycles and skateboards, how cool is that?
This hostel is located in the heart of Cologne’s trendy Belgian Quarter, around 2 km from Cologne Cathedral. Going to the city center is easy, die Wohngemeinschaft is just a 2-minute walk from an underground station.
All rooms at Labyrinth Hostel are decorated by different local artists with an interesting, unique theme. The hostel has a roof top terrace and the special feel-good vibe is one we love! No doubt, this is the place to be in Weimar.
Right amongst the central “Goetheplatz” square, where the car-free downtown begins. All sights in easy walking distance.
The design of Five Reasons is remarkable and has set new standards for hostels in the area. But while the hostel comes with a cool design and good facilities, it is the sta that stand out.
Multi- lingual, friendly, easy-going – it is like staying with friends.
This hostel is really Downtown Nuremberg! And just a 5 min walk to the main train station.
OPERA Hostel is a boutique-style hostel with nice and simple decoration, dedicated to the glory opera history of Erfurt.
It offers a cosy atmosphere to enjoy your time with your friends and other traveller friends alike. You can choose from dorms to double rooms, and 3-bed or 4-bed private rooms.
It is a family-friendly hostel as well as recommended to solo-travelers.
The hostel is located in the city center, just 7 min walk to the Cathedral. The main train station is a 15 min walk away.
In a nutshell: great location in Erfurt!
The rooms at Hostel & Garten Eden are individually styled and created by local artists. One of the double rooms boasts a bed built into an old Fiat Fiorino!
A special high- light is the spacious garden, one of the monst cozy spots in Leipzig where you can easily spend hours.
The hostel is located in the central west, one of Leipzig’s most happening and alternative areas. It’s built in a former GDR-building, which had been abandoned for more than 20 years.
Design-driven and fun vibes – perfect place after a long day in Frankfurt! Five Elements organize lots of social activities, has a foosball table, in-house bar and pool table.
Fun is guaranteed at Five Elements Hostel. Enjoy!
This hostel is located in the middle of the red light district. With its bars, restaurants and clubs it’s the most interesting area in Frankfurt. The main train station is nearby as well.
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Okay, after finding all these super cool places, it’s time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack.
Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you need to pack.
The main things to pack are:
Read the full packing list here.
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