Hostel Lollis Homestay Dresden, Dresden

Neustadt
9.0
2,737 Reviews
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Hostel Lollis Homestay Dresden Reviews

Lollis Homestay occupies a large, four-story, turn-of-the-twentieth-century building in the Neustadt area of the city, which survived the firestorm destruction of World War II. Neustadt is, paradoxically, the historic old city, and Gorlitzer Strasse is in the heart of what is now a cool, trendy, gay-friendly, lively area of Dresden with many bars and beer gardens within minutes. The hostel exemplifies this with off-the-wall lighting and decor throughout, whilst being exceptionally well run. Although it includes the word Homestay in its full title, its important to understand that this is definitely a backpacker-style hostel; you will not be staying in someones home!

The Location

It's a fifteen-minute walk from Dresden Neustadt train station, via Bautzner Strasse and Rothenburger Strasse, or take tram No. Eleven in direction Bhlau for two stops before changing to Tram No. Thirteen in the direction "Mickten" and once again travel just two stops as far as the tram-stop "Alaunplatz. Then walk back along the tram-line, which runs directly along Gorlitzer Strasse, for a hundred meters.

From the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) take tram No. Seven, direction "Weixdorf," as far as the stop "Bischofsweg." Turn right onto Bischofsweg and continue along for about four hundred meters. Take the third street to the right, and you will find Lollis after a hundred meters. It is a seven-minute walk to the transport hub at Alexanderplatz.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are quirky with unique dcor; fascinating, hand-crafted pendant lamps; and walls carefully papered with advertising posters and magazine pages, or hand painted in soft pastel colours with loopy patterns. They are spacious and often include a small desk, chairs, and a side table or two. The windows are standard tilt and turn double-glazed units which exclude drafts well. There is ample space between bunks to dress and change; the rooms have high ceilings; and the feel is arty, funky and cool. Sturdy, secure lockers are inside the rooms with padlocks provided as part of your key issue. The two berth wooden bunks employ pre-tensioned convex wooden slats for excellent mattress support, and each has a bunk light, an individual power socket, and a small shelf. A nice touch is the issue, on arrival, of an A4 laminated card, which you use to indicate that you have taken a particular bunk. Mattresses are comfortable, and bedding clean and soft. Duvets ensure a warm nights sleep. Bathroom facilities consisting of showers, toilets, and wash hand basins are down the corridor. Showers are clean and hot; towels are provided free. It is true that one room (on the third floor) contains a Trabant motor car!

Common Spaces

Reception is permanently staffed at busy periods in the year, but should it be unmanned, your electronic key fob gives front door access. Just through an arch are located benches, tables, and chairs, and a cosy corner with armchairs; a mezzanine deck provides further armchair seating and is nominated as the preferred area for internet access. Free tea and coffee are available at all times, and the kitchen, located through another arch, has a guest fridge, cooking facilities, and a sink; cupboards for food storage; recycling containers; and a microwave. The space has been ingeniously designed to provide seating for breakfast atop and alongside stowage for luggage, board games, lighting, and pieces of artwork. Breakfast is available for those who wish, and is standard continental fare at a reasonable cost. Leaflets on many local attractions and a huge variety of other hostels across Europe are in the entrance lobby. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, and a laptop or two available to borrow for free; signal strength and download speeds are good. The hostel provides free bicycles for guests use. Other parts of Dresden are readily accessible by tram or bus; it is an easy city to navigate.

Summary

Lollis is uniquely cool in atmosphere and decor, run by a crew of very friendly and helpful staff, and is extremely well managed. It displays a rich vein of interesting architecture in an area of Dresden special for its heritage, and attracts a wide variety of couples and singles keen to participate in the Dresden vibe. It tries hard -- and succeeds -- at being a comfortable, welcoming, and trendy hostel.

Conscientious reviewer
2016-01-09
Exterior Reception & seating area Seating area Breakfast area (a) Breakfast area (b) Breakfast bar (a) breakfast bar (b) Dorm pic 1 Dorm pic 2 Dorm wall decor Bathroom - toilet Bathroom - shower

Staff are more than excellent.

Mattress is foam but on firm support and you do get a good night sleep. Located in a quiet neighborhood but with many restaurants nearby. City tram is just couple city blocks away and I actually walked from hostel to the old town, and old town to main train station there and back. Great location.

John
2015-04-22
Age 65 | canada

Good service and good condition

every thing is good. free wifi, hot water. a girl receptionist was so cute. we tried to talk in German, although I can speak only a little.

Mar
2014-10-29
Age 24 | China

Very nice hostel

Staff were great, breakfast was good, and rooms were comfortable. Didn't get five stars only because it was a little distant from the Old Town and the storage lockers were a bit small.

Nick
2012-07-14
usa

Better than house

better than a house, every floor every room are different, the staff easy and very helpfully, the position is in the best part of the city, without any doubts is one of the best hostel I have been.

mauro
2009-09-25
italian

Good atmosphere, nice people

I've been to Lolli's for the second time and i do really like it. you can meet people from all over the world and listen their stories. the workers at Lollis always trying to help you with any problem you have, like mine was, to find a flat. i am really grateful to stay here. so just try it out, because if you'd go to an hilton hotel, you'd miss out a lot.

Lizzy
2008-09-04
German

Simply the best

what to say more -- great location and a feeling like home. thanks for the stay, I will be back.

Cathrin
2008-06-22
Germany

Don't be misled by the name -- Lollis Homestay does not fit the homestay category, but is simply a hostel. They do have perks -- laundry service, free use of bikes, and they serve breakfast for an additional fee.

This unique hostel is great for the traveler looking for an inexpensive stop for the night. Each dorm room in the hostel is decorated to the nines with varying themes. Their common areas are rather small and while the bathroom in our area was spacious, it only accommodated one person at a time. More communal bathrooms are available on lower floors. The facilities are well maintained and clean and the kitchen is stocked with more cooking equipment than its four burners could accommodate in one evening.

The small common areas and no TV mean that the social atmosphere is limited. The lounge seems to be the smoking area of the building which for this non-smoker was turn-off. Smoking is not allowed in rooms. Young and old alike could be found under this roof.

Lollis is located in an area of town full of coffee shops and bars and is a reasonable walk from the new train station (not the Main station -- need public transit from there). There is also a great park one block away that is a great place to take your dinner and hang out for the evening.

Sara Tyler
2006-07-21
USA

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Description

Come home and stay at Lollis Homestay! We are the genuine backpackers hostel in the centre of Dresden with the bit more information, personality and coziness.
Our style is an authentic mirror of the surrounding Dresden Neustadt neigborhood, a quarter home to artists and characters, with the lingering smell of the anarchistic spirit, born in the time before the iron curtain fell. Luxury in not a shower in the room, but freedom of the mind. Meet people from all over the world, listen and learn from their stories. Come in, slow down and keep your eyes and mind open and enjoy this special atmosphere. The beautiful and exciting town of Dresden will do the rest.

Top 5 reasons to stay at Lollis Homestay

1. Central location: close to historic downtown, 15 minutes to the Dresden Neustadt Train Station and right in the middle of Dresden's lively trendy district.
2. Reasonable prices: from € 13, including free tee and coffee, free map, free towels, free bicycles and much more.
3. Wide-ranging facilities: fully-equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, free lockers, 24h reception, a female only dormitory, free walking tour guide-books, internet access...
4. Good ratings: on all major hostel-websites our reviews are excellent (between 80-90%).
5. Experienced receptionists: friendly, multi-lingual, know everything about Dresden.

Wide-ranging facilities

For everyone

* genuine backpackers, no big groups, no school classes
* free tea and coffee
* free city map
* free towels
* fully-equipped kitchen
* 24h access, from April to October 24h reception
* late riser friendly: check out 12 am
* free (old, but roadworthy) bicycles
* high-speed internet access, W-LAN
* breakfast available
* lockers for dormitories
* safe
* telephone, also for incoming calls
* free CD and book exchange
* lots of games, music CD's
* iron and ironing board, fan, alarm clock, umbrella
* no TV – anywhere
* free luggage storage
* credit cards accepted
* NEW: burn your pictures onto CD

For the cyclists

* safe backyard to leave bicycles
* bike-repair kits
* washing machine & tumble dryer
* several bike shops around the corner
* various maps of Dresden and surrounding areas
* healthy breakfast

For backpackers

* no membership required, no expensive membership cards
* 10% discount with your ISIC card, 5% with ISE
* free booking for your next hostel in the Backpacker Network Germany
* calling cards available – for cheap phone-calls home
* internet terminal with all messengers, Skype, headset etc.
* cosy lounge for chat and beer
* money-saving tips for onward travel
* laundry service

For women

* dormitory for women only
* with a big mirror, fan and dressing table
* big spacious bathroom

For city explorers

* lots of information on public transport and the city
* history books about Dresden
* 6 different walking-tour guidebooks available for free
* extensive information on trips to other areas near Dresden

For the party animals

* wide range of night-life information
* up to date info about concerts, clubs and pubs
* no ticket? - ask us, maybe we can find one for you in Dresden

For apartment seekers

* extensive list of websites and newspapers with apartment ads
* info about notice-boards with accommodation ads
* stay 6 nights, the 7th night is free

For the last-minute travellers

* We keep some beds available every day for people without reservations or for those who want to extend their stay. There is definitely a chance if you call the same day or just walk in.
* If we don't have a bed available we will find one for you somewhere else – saving you an unnecessary trek.

For nazis, nationalists, neo-fascists

* we have no sympathy
* all nations – hallucinations

Location and Contact

Location

Map

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Address: Görlitzer Str. 34, Neustadt, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Hostel Lollis Homestay Dresden is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Hostel Lollis Homestay Dresden Dresden www.lollishome.de
Phone Number: +49 (351) 8108458
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bedsheets

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Bike Tours

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Themed Dinner Nights

Wheelchair Accessible

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM to 11 PM (19:00-23:00) April to October 24 hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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