4 Awesome Hostels in Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig is Saxony's coolest city. It is a playground for nomadic young creatives who have been displaced, but it's also a city of enormous history, a trade-fair mecca and solidly in the sights of music lovers due to its intrinsic connection to the lives and work of Bach, Mendelssohn and Wagner. To this day, one of the world's top classical bands (the Gewandhausorchester) and oldest and finest boys' choirs (the 800-year-old Thomanerchor) continue to delight audiences. Don't hurry your visit here: while you can easily do the sights in a day or two, to really experience the place stay for longer and acquaint yourself with Leipzig's less obvious areas: drink beer on the Karli, go antique shopping in Plagwitz or hang out with the punks in Connewitz. Whatever your plans for the area, you'll need somewhere to stay as your base for exploring. Here are a few budget friendly options in the area that can help you make the most out of your trip.

How much do hostels in Leipzig cost?

Average Dorm Price $17 ($11 to $22)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $52 ($39 to $103)

A central hostel with plenty of amenities

Dorm Bed: $12.32
Private Room: $19.84
Overall Rating: 85%
The Central Globetrotter Hostel is located right at the Leipzig station and can be considered a private home away from home. The facility is located within an atmospheric old building and is just steps from the station, city center and zoo! The property boasts a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere, and a friendly and helpful staff. The property offers a fully equipped kitchen for guest's use, a cozy and quiet courtyard/garden, and a lounge area with board games and other activities. Breakfast is available for a small fee and bed linens and towels are also available for hire. The property also offers parking for a small additional fee per day. The hostel is climate neutral, one of the only ones of its kind in Germany. Many customers enjoy the close location to the train station.
Kurt-Schumacher Strasse 41 , Leipzig, Germany,

A relaxed, social, and comfortable hostel

Dorm Bed: $10.39
Private Room: $12.49
Overall Rating: 93%
The Five Elements Leipzig Hostel offers a super central location, awesome staff, great rooms, and a place where you can easily meet other travelers. Their mission is to bring together the comfort and amenities of a hotel with the typical relaxed and communicative atmosphere of a backpacker hostel. All rooms have private bathrooms and the facility offers a choice between private or dorm style accommodations. You can also cook your own food by yourself in the apartments or try new recipes with your fellow guests in the shared kitchen. The hostel name of "five elements" comes from the list of five things that the hostel considers to be important when looking for a hostel: A central location, Clean and Equipped rooms, 24/7 reception and lounge, Available tips and recommendations on local activities, and a Friendly Staff. The property is wheelchair friendly and offers a book exchange, air conditioning, a common room with games, and an outdoor terrace. Bed linens and towels are included with your stay.
Say Cheese Leipzig BetriebsGmbH Kleine Fleischergasse 8 , Leipzig, Germany,

A great hostel in the center of the city

Dorm Bed: $21.78
Private Room: $22.44
Overall Rating: 95%
Hostel Blauer Stern is located in a newly refurbished old urban building right beside the marketplace of Lindenau in the west of Leipzig. Since a long time the culture in this area, so called WESTKULTUR, Lindenau represents the free, alternative art, and cultural scene aspects of the town. The property has eleven quite different guest rooms on three floors, a green, cozy inner courtyard for a comfortable and warm atmosphere with the convenient space and freedom to experience this wonderful city. Around the marketplace you find everything you need to stay busy and entertained- theatres, galleries, restaurants, pubs, and plenty of shopping facilities are nearby. There is also a traditional weekly market on Thursdays and Fridays available to explore. The property is only six stops from the main station by tram and the tram is right in front of the hostel entrance. The facility has eight different rooms ranging from private single and double rooms, to family rooms, to dormitory rooms. There are five bathrooms, a living and eating room, common kitchen, a playing room for children and a green inner courtyard with barbecue and chill-out corner at your disposal. Linens and towels are included with your stay, and you also receive a 10% discount at the bakery next door for Breakfast from Monday through Friday.
Lindenauer Markt 20 , Leipzig, Germany,

A highly rated hostel with a great social vibe in the middle of town

Dorm Bed: $12.50
Private Room: $19.32
Overall Rating: 88%
The Sleepy Lion was the very first independent hostel for backpackers in Leipzig. The beautiful Wilhelminian style building was completely refurbished in 2010/2011 and has wheelchair access. The facility is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offer great overnight possibilities for your travels, and it is located within ten minutes on foot or one tram stop from the main train station. Breakfast is available until 11 am, and there's always somebody available to serve you a beer or a soft drink, and offer advice about cool places to spend the evening. The hostel is located right in the city center and has a variety of room offerings from one to ten beds. The facility also offers apartment options with one to four beds available. Every room has its own shower and toilet, there is a nice common area where you can relax, and there is a BBQ area in the back for cooking out. Linens are included in your stay and breakfast is available for a small additional fee. Many people enjoy the location and the nearby access to trams and trains
Jacobstr. 1 04105 Leipzig , Leipzig, Germany,

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