The Best Hostels in Kiel, Germany

Kiel has a long shipbuilding and naval tradition but today it is characterized by its vibrant student scene, laid-back lifestyle and urban flair. You can sense this atmosphere from the city's beautiful setting on the Kiel Fjord, its modern and spacious city center and Danische Strasse, a street of late-19th century buildings full of maritime charm in the heart of Kiel. Water is the dominant feature of this city by the sea and you can feel, see and breathe the maritime influence everywhere you go: along the Kiel Fjord, around the port or amidst the iconic container cranes of the shipyards, which are among the largest in Europe. The Kiel Week Regatta is another major maritime event in the city. It is an annual international sailing festival that firmly cements the city's status as the maritime center of the north. The city has plenty to see and do, and there are some great low-cost accommodation options to help make the most out of your stay without breaking the bank. Here are some of the top budget friendly options in the area.

How much do hostels in Kiel cost?

Average Dorm Price $25 ($25 to $26)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $74 ($67 to $84)

A small, cozy hostel in the center of town

Dorm Bed: $25.63
Private Room: $33.38
Overall Rating: 95%
The Peanuts Hostel is a small and cozy accommodation, with only eight beds, and is the most northern one so far in Kiel. Kiel is north of Hamburg and well known for the Kiel Week - the world's biggest sailing event - which attracts people from all over the world to enjoy sailing, free concerts, and more. The hostel is located in a very central and popular part of town where you will find anything you need within walking distance: cafes, bars, restaurants, cinemas, shops, the train station, the ferries to Norway and Sweden, and much more. The facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy common room with a guitar, and book exchange. Bed linens and parking are included in your stay and towels are available for hire.
Harriesstrasse 2 , Kiel, Germany,

A social hostel near shops and nightlife

Private Room: $35.96
The Basic Hotel Osteehalle is located next to the Sparkassen arena and the shopping street Holstenstrasse. The facility offers space to relax in bright and modern rooms that are comfortably equipped to meet your needs. The property is conveniently located just a few steps away from all of Kiel attractions. The Basic Hotel Ostseehalle is situated near the center of the city of Kiel, only a five minute walk from the train station and there are shopping facilities and restaurants nearby as well. The facility offer single and double rooms. All rooms have a bathroom and TV. A good breakfast buffet is included with your stay and linens are also provided. Many guests enjoy the location of the hotel.
Lange Reihe 5 , Kiel, Germany,

A relaxing hostel in the city center

Dorm Bed: $25.25
Overall Rating: 82%
The Jugenherberge hostel, located only 2km from the center of this bustling harbor city, offers access to Kiel's museums, cinemas and theatres, and beaches. Nearby ferry services are convenient for trips to Oslo and Gothenburg. The hostel offers meal services and accommodation is in varied rooms from one to four beds. Hosteling International Membership is required for a stay here, without the membership there is an additional fee per night. The property is wheelchair friendly, has a common room for relaxing and getting to know others, and an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy some fresh air. Breakfast and Linens are included with your stay and there are bicycles available for hire.
Johannesstrasse 1 , Kiel, Germany,

A relaxing and social hostel close to shops and restaurants

Dorm Bed: $25.30
Private Room: $31.05
Overall Rating: 68%
The Bekpek offers rooms ranging from two to six beds with free toast and tea for breakfast. A fully equipped kitchen is offered for guests to prepare their own meals if they do not feel like eating out. Check in times are limited, so be sure to check ahead to schedule your arrival around their open times or contact them to make other arrangements. You can relax and read in one of the two available lounges (smoking or non-smoking) and get lost in the offered library complete with a comic collection. You could also take some time to enjoy the wonderful view over Kiel from the balcony on the 4th floor. When the sun is out there is also barbecue area close to the house. Because of the central location of the facility, you will find supermarkets, restaurants, and a cinema are within walking distance. To the city center and the waterfront it is a 25 min walk, and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the university. The hostel team is happy to answer all your questions about the city and what to do there and around. The property offers free parking and linens, towels, and bikes are all available for hire.
Kronshagener Weg 130a , Kiel, Germany,

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