Kangaroo-Stop Backpacker Hostel, Dresden

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all was great

thanks for nice time in Dresden !

Age 69 | Polish

Kangaroo-Stop Backpacker Hostel is a nice hostel in Dresden and reasonably good value for money. However like most hostels in Germany, sheets cost extra, which it is worth bearing in mind. Also there is free Wi-Fi throughout but everyone has an individual login code, which is given out on check in, so make sure not to misplace this!

The Location

As it's located in the new city area of Dresden, this hostel is close to the railway station Dresden Neustadt, only a five-minute walk away. If arriving in the old city by bus or at the Hauptbahnhof (main train station), it is walkable, but it's quicker and easier to get the tram. It is located in a quiet area, down a residential street and has space to park. This hostel is close to every main attraction and about a minute's walk away from two supermarkets.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are spacious and generally clean, with big individual lockers for every guest. Most rooms also have a sink in them. Every room has a key for security and after 10 p.m. reception is closed and another entrance has to be used -- a key is provided for this. The showers and toilets are fairly clean, although there is not a lot of privacy in some showers as they are grouped together, and just have a small curtain to pull across instead of a door. In the summer the rooms get very hot, because there is no air conditioning, and also there are a lot of mosquitoes around because of the big garden surrounding the hostel.

Common Spaces

This hostel has large common areas, which makes it easy to meet fellow travelers; there is also a large garden with outdoor benches where people tend to sit in the evenings. Beer is available to buy from reception, and there is a nice little book exchange in the main common room. The kitchen is big and spacious but could be cleaner. There is always a lot of dirty dishes left around, which makes it hard to find anything clean when coming to cook food.


This is a good hostel if you're stopping in Dresden for just a night or two. It is a great base to come back to after a day spent exploring the city; the only thing to let it down is that it could be cleaner.

Outside Common Room Kitchen 10 bed dorm Showers

Good in all respects

Everything is good, location, dorm space, bed. WC is for some rather far away. Kitchen access and equipment good.

Age 76 | usa

Very good!

clean and very good location close to DB rail station Neustadt. 10 min to walk to old town of Dresden. The hostess of the hostel is superb!

Age 50 | Russia

Kangaroo-Stop Backpacker Hostel is a really chill hostel with a decent location, cheap prices, and helpful staff. Unfortunately, Dresden isn't very well known amongst Americans and Canadians and many travelers skip it, opting for the bigger cities like Berlin and Munich. So the travelers you meet here aren't your typical bunch but here is awesome, well traveled, and had great stories to tell.

The Location

The hostel is located about a five-minute walk from the Dresden-Neustadt train station, which is about a ten-minute S-bahn train ride from the Dresden Hauptbanhof (main station). It's on a quiet, residential street and they close the outdoor tables at 10 p.m. to keep the noise down and to respect the neighbors. The neighborhood seems pretty safe, but there are no street lights, so it's pitch black at night. There is a parking "lot" on their property, which we assume is free, but we didn't use it because we didn't drive.

The train station nearby also has a supermarket, which is convenient for cooking in the common kitchen. It's about a ten-minute walk to the main square, called Albertplatz, where all the trams meet. It's a little far to walk to the gorgeous Old Town, but you can take tram #8 three stops to get there. The main square is also the beginning of the New Town, littered with bars, nightlife, clubs, kebab shops, and young people.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Three- to ten-bed dorms are offered, as well as single and double rooms and private multiple-person apartments in the building next door. The ten-bed dorm is very clean; it is like a four-bed dorm and a six-bed dorm next to each other but with the door removed. It was nice when the group in the six-bed part stayed up late and we in the four-bed part could turn out our side's lights early. The beds are decent and the funky leopard print sheets are clean, though we do remember that the oversized pillow left something to be desired. There are lockers in-room, though they vary in size; everyone receives a key for the main door, though it is rarely left locked. Sheets and towels are for hire, but are free if you stay at least three nights; no sleeping bags or sleep sheets are allowed.

The women's bathroom is clean and divided into separate rooms for showers, sinks, and toilets. Three or four of the showers have curtains and one has a door; they are the push-button variety and lack soap dishes. There isn't much privacy for changing unless you do it in a toilet stall.

Common Spaces

This hostel has a fantastic, well-stocked kitchen with plenty of cups, plates, and cutlery; two fridges; and plenty of long table seating for meeting new people. This hostel offers a buffet breakfast for a small price. The large common room fits with its Australian "kangaroo" theme and offers two (uncomfortable) hammocks, a large (but fake) tree in the middle, and a tree stump for sitting. There are a few other couches and chairs and one tiny TV. There is a shelf in the common room that has games, DVDs, and books. There is also a camp-style wooden table and bench or two outside to grab a smoke if that's your thing and a large garden in the back, but we never saw anybody there. There's a bar but I never saw anyone at it. The desktop in reception is free but there's only one and Wi-Fi is not free, but pretty cheap. There are also washers and dryers. This is not your average party hostel but it definitely is accommodating for creating spaces to sit and chat and meet and greet. Older and younger people alike stay here.


This hostel only accepts cash. Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They also offer a 10% ISIC discount. They also require a pretty steep key deposit but you can submit a document instead of cash to be returned at the end of your stay. We really enjoyed both of our stays at this hostel and were impressed with the staff. On the first stay, one of the receptionists helped us sign up for a Night Walk tour of the New Town. When we told her the next day that the guy never showed up, she called him for me to inquire what happened. The second time we stayed here, we sent an email asking if they had availability and another receptionist recognized me by name! It's a nice place and you can't go wrong with the price!

Courtney Wilcox

Altogether pleasant

The location is very good -- a very short walk from the Neustadt station. The walk across the river to the Altstadt is a great way to enter the town. The bedding was among the most comfortable I've ever had in a hostel. The woman who checked me in was extremely friendly and helpful. Altogether a great place to stay in Dresden.


Kangaroo-Stop Backpacker Hostel Reviews from the Web

Awesome, place. Pettry close to Neustadt and all party places. Next to the tram stops Helpful receptionist and owner.


Great hostel in great location very clean.


Pros: It's good value for money, good location and rooms are big .

Cons: could have been a bit more clean and heating wasn't working some nights.

I will recommend if you are on a budget and won't spend much time at the hostel.


I only stayed for one night so it was a good place for a quick stop. There is a kitchen and lounge area which is nice, however not an atmosphere to meet other people. The rooms and facilities were very clean. I would stay here again


Wonderful place to stay in Dresden. Staff was super helpful and kind. Location is good and place is very comfortable to stay.


the night I spent was awesome and the receptionist helped me a lot to navigate the city


Liane is A great host, highly recommend


Two kitchens to plenty of room to cook. The owner is so accommodating and will give you info on so many things! Close to train station close walk to new city center


Great location and a beautiful old building. All the facilities were top and it felt really nice being able to sit cozily in a proper kitchen. The only downside was that it was pretty quiet/empty. This was completely fine for us as we traveled as a group, but I could imagine it being a bit more difficult as a solo traveler.


Everything is great here. The tall guy at the front is helpful.

Not much of a party hostel. Good for working space.


Really nice place, and the people who works there really kind.

Thank you


Quite large, but still very relaxed hostel a few minutes away from the Neustadt train station and right next door to the night life district. The staff is wonderful and we even received a free promotion to a family room, because our 10-bed room was locked shut, which was great. Good toilets and showers and amazing rooms for soicalizing. close to restaurants and shop, such as Lidl.


Staff were marvelously helpful and kind. Beds comfortable and spacious rooms. 10/10. Great location.


A typical youth hostel, with a nice lounge area and common kitchen and very helpful staff.

Quite large dorm rooms, so easy to maintain social distancing within the room. The shared bathrooms have less privacy than expected though.

As it is close to the Neustadt station, the Lidl and Rossmann hops within the station are accessible on Sundays as well (most other shops are closed on Sundays).

Fairly easy to get to the older parts of the city (Altstadt) via a pedestrianised road closeby.


I love every aspect of the hostel. Leann, the receptionist, was very helpful; she helped to carry my luggage up to the second floor. The room was big and had lots of space for guest. I love the sunroom in particular--very relaxing and peaceful. Everything is within short walking distance. A perfect hostel.


Very friendly stuff, super location next to all the bars and restaurants. Also the building and the courtyard is awesome. Generally the atmosphere in the hostel was friendly and nice! And the kitchen area is suitable for cooking and having nice dinners. I totally recommend it and for sure will visit the hostel again


Good location and really nice common area and kitchen for guest use. The rooms and bathrooms were clean but there was a strong smell of smoke in the room.


I had a very enjoyable stay here at Kangaroo Stop! The room was very tidy and had a very comfortable bed. All the facilities were clean and the common areas/kitchens were perfect. The hostel is located on the northern side of the river and has some great bars and cafes around. Shoutout to Anna at reception, she was very kind and gave me a lot of useful information for the rest of my travels in Germany. Highly recommend this hostel!


We had a good time here, Ill understand the concept of when the sheets is not included, but that was abit down for me when we drove for several hours :/ otherwise closer the neue banhoff and not far from good bars, restaurants and only a small wall to a park from there


Very well-located and convenient. Staffs are super friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, during this time of corona I cannot speak much about their amenity and event for travellers, but the facilities in general are sufficient. Not the best design and can reminds you slightly of an old camp dorm room, but I feel like that is the vibe they are striking for so I am not complaining.



More than an inexpensive overnightstay ... 3 min walking distance from trainstation Dresden-Neustadt, amidst the heart of Dresden a cosy accommodation with friendly and helpful staff is waiting for you. We will advice you and provide you with all important information you need to have a wonderful holiday. With our big and fully equipped kitchen and a lot of food shops near here do you have opitmal possibilities for self-supply. In the individual arranged rooms and the cosy common room you can relax, meet other people and enjoy your holiday. The house is located in Dresden Neustadt in a quiet and central area just a 5 min walk away from the shopping & nightlife district and just a little walk away from the historical city centre too. In summer you can use the large garden for a barbeque or just hanging up. So just come over and experience the kangaroo-stop feeling yourself.

Location and Contact


centrally located 80 beds Hostel, near the "Neustädter Bahnhof" (3 min), only 15 min until downtown,



Address: Erna-Berger-Str. 8-10, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

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Website Kangaroo-Stop Backpacker Hostel Dresden www.kangaroo-stop.de
Phone Number: +49 (351) 314 34 55
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill


Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: all the year round

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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