Penthouse Backpackers, Osnabrück

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Cosy, convenient, roof terrace

A short walk from the station, and a short walk to the centre. Intimate hostel with a generous sized kitchen. Being on the top floor reduces the noise from the busy road below. The roof terrace is the best part of the hostel, but is unfortunately a place where smoking is permitted. Ban smoking on the terrace, and I will give the location five stars.

Age 57 | Sverige

To enter Penthouse Backpackers -- the only hostel of Osnabrck -- you need to climb some stairs. But it's absolutely worth it. On the top of an old building, you can enjoy the view over the city of Osnabrck, while having a beer or a barbecue with other guests.

The Location

The hostel is directly in the city center and just a five-minute walk from the main station. To the main shopping street and the central bus terminal, it's just another five-minute walk. The post office, ATMs, supermarkets, Asian food stores, and fast-food stores (kebab, pizza) are directly around the corner. For any needs during the night you can go to a small twenty-four/seven store at the train station.

As there are no numbers on the houses, you need to search a little bit for the right house, but the yellow sign of the hostel is quite obvious. The entrance is in a small backyard next to the parking. There are just two parking spaces for the hostel itself, but the staff showed us another free parking area just three minutes away from the hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms

All in all, there are around thirty-five beds in the hostel. There are different kind of dorms (eight- and ten-bed dorms, and two four-bed dorms). Moreover there are a couple of private twins, including two twin en suites. All the dorms are clean, bright, really cozy, and well-furnished, so that every guest has enough space for his or her own backpack and luggage. There are lockers for every single guest, directly next to his bed. Furthermore, every bed has its own bedside lamp. Some dorms are with bunk beds, but thanks to the well-equipped rooms, you will find enough privacy, even in the ten-bed dorm. To lock the doors, every single guest will get his own key. It's like the classic backpacker rule -- the last one locks the door.

There are two twin en suites with their own bathroom. Two of the dorms have their own washbasins. The rest of the the dorms and twins have to use the common bathrooms. They're in the middle of the hostel, so they're easy to reach. The bathrooms are big, clean, and you have nice shelves for the clothes and enough space to change your dress in the showers. There are gender-segregated bathrooms, both the same size and with enough toilets, showers, and washbasins for all the guests.

Common Spaces

One of the big pluses is the common areas. The huge and sensationally equipped kitchen helps you to find friends and people who may join you for cooking. Next to the kitchen, there's a big living room with a book exchange and many board games and a TV. The living room has good tables for people who need to work and it's really well furnished. Especially when the sun is shining, all the guests are on the incredible, huge roof terrace -- this is where the hostel life takes place most of the time. BBQs, little paddle pools, and great sitting areas makes it easy to get to know new people for a beer. It's not a party hostel but a cozy place where you will easily find other travelers. There's no real luggage store, but the staff can put your luggage in the office if you're leaving in the afternoon or evening.


Thanks to its sensational location between the city center and the main station, the great socializing areas and the cozy rooms, Penthouse Backpackers makes your stay very comfortable, and you will definitely miss it after your departure. It's not a party hostel, but the right place for hanging around with new interesting people.


Fine atmosphere, terrible beds

the hostel gave me the impression of a students' house as it should be. Everything was available to cook your meals and spend time with friends. However, the beds were in one word horrible. The mattresses were extremely thin and uncomfortable. I had three days of muscle ache after sleeping there -- because of the beds we will not come back.


Well kept and run. Staff nearly always on hand to answer questions.

Great place. Professionally run by the gorgeous owner. I recommend it to anyone passing through the town. It fulfilled all my expectations of how a hostel should be run.


excellent hostel! staff are extremely helpful and friendly. very clean and a relaxed atmosphere. lots of information about hostels around the world which was very useful and free internet! beds are comfortable and this hostel has everything you need! definitely recommend it.

Kirsty and Stuart

Really good accommodations... very central! Fabulously equipped kitchen; the individual baskets are a great idea!!! Staff were great and very, very helpful! Our only gripe is that the showers and toilets could have been a little more modern!

Angela and Melanie

I've lived there almost six (!) weeks so I can rate this hotel with the best mark, "excellent." And I can recommend it very much because there were never any problems. The whole time I enjoyed the nice and friendly atmosphere. It is situated very close to the city center, with its pedestrian zone and lots of pubs. It's a very good home base to discover a lively city and surroundings.


I loved this hostel. It is very clean and friendly, very homely, and in the middle of the city. The city is nice. I've been there, and it was fun. I loved the pubs and the guys, so I'll come back. Thanks for the nice days--a big kiss for the friendly staff.



our hostel is a small and cosy place to make you feel at home. big kitchen, terrace, bookswap, ....
you're keen on forests? old halftimbered houses? megaliths? history? mining? - come over, you are welcome!

friendly atmosphere, fully self catering possible (kitchen)- Fully equipped kitchen - Book exchange - Laundry - Sauna (soon)- Rooftop terrace with BBQ, City centre.
New building, hostel on the third floor. Spacious rooms and huge kitchen and terrace. Friendly atmosphere, quiet hostel, no party place

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Location and Contact




Address: Möserstrasse 19, Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany

Penthouse Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Penthouse Backpackers Osnabrück
Phone Number: +49 (0) 541 600 9606
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool



Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 11 AM & 5 PM - 8 PM (08:00-11:00 & 17:00-20:00)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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