Sleepy Lion Hostel, Youth Hotel & Apartments Leipzig, Leipzig

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Sleepy Lion Hostel, Youth Hotel & Apartments Leipzig Reviews

Sleepy Lion Hostel, Youth Hotel & Apartments is more reminiscent of a hotel or bed and breakfast rather than a typical hostel. Most of the guests are families, and because of this, the atmosphere is not incredibly social and if you're traveling alone, it is hard to meet people. This being said, however, the facilities are clean and comfortable.

The Location

Sleepy Lion is in a great location to explore Leipzig -- it is only a ten-minute walk from the central train station and this walk is not difficult. If arriving by bus from one of the surrounding cities it is also easy to reach the hostel. Leipzig is not very big so the hostel is close to the town centre and all the main tourist attractions. The area surrounding it, much like most of Leipzig, feels safe and is generally quiet during the night.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The shared rooms in this hostel are spacious and clean; they are split into smaller rooms rather than one huge dorm room. The ten-bed dorm, for example, has two bunk beds in the first room, then two in another, and then a smaller room with just one bunk bed. Every person has his or her own locker, which just requires a padlock. The rooms feel secure, as each guest is given a key card, which is also needed to gain entry into the hostel. The beds are bunk beds and have decent mattresses which are quite comfortable. Each room has an en suite, which is modern, clean, and spacious; it is one more likely to be found in a hotel. Although it is great to have an en suite, the only issue is when sharing a room with nine other people, and everyone wants to use the facilities at the same time, it means a lot of waiting around.

Common Spaces

There are sofas near the reception and an outdoor patio with two tables mostly used by people who want to smoke. The main common area is where breakfast is served in the morning (for an additional fee). It has many long tables and chairs and a small tea kitchen with fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Despite not being a proper kitchen, it is well equipped with cutlery and bowls and plates.


This hostel is great for a stopover of one night. It does not have not a typical hostel environment, but because of this, it offers a little more comfort than a usual hostel.

outside tea kitchen tea kitchen corridor 10 bed dorm

Good location

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. The location is very central to the city centre and walkable. Hostel is very secure and just in short distance of the Hauptbahnhof. I would easily recommend this hostel as a good base in Leipzig to make day trips to the surrounding areas.


Nice hostel in the downtown

big & comfortable dormitory with speedy wifi network, close to train station & city centre.

Hong Kong

This hostel was great, very clean, big rooms, hot showers for each room, and the people was very nice with me. If i were to go to Leipzig again, I would come back to this excellent hostel.


very nice hostel, however when there was an incident of one of the roommates stealing from one another the staff did never show serious interest. Never heard back from them.


I absolutely enjoyed the stay in this cozy hostel. It is clean and I felt so at home a wonderful sleep, nice and friendly people and a comfortable common area together with the homey feel of the wooden staircase. I liked it very much!


Beautiful showers, clean rooms, helpful staff, a great location in a cool old building, good stuff!


The Hostel Sleepy Lion is a 10 minute walk from the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof main railway station (although in summer 2004 there were a lot of roadworks and diversions in the area, making the walk a little longer). It's located in a renovated old house close to the bars and restaurants on Barfussgasschen and Markt, the main square, and is easy to find. The building has a nice feel and the facilities are better than what you would expect to find in the old east Germany.

The hostel overall is quite laid back with friendly staff and generally friendly guests. It is open 24 hours which is especially convenient if you want to make the best of Leipzig's legendary nightlife.

The dorm rooms are kept clean, and the dcor is different from the usual with unusual painted walls and flags of various nations everywhere. The ensuite bathroom is huge, kept spotlessly clean and the showers have reliably hot water all the time.

The common room is big, with windows facing onto the street and has a bar (with cheap drinks), comfy lounges, table-soccer, and internet access. There is also a smallish beer garden outside in which people can relax in the sun.

David Halliday

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Sleepy Lion Hostel, Youth Hotel & Apartments Leipzig Reviews from the Web

Average hostel. A nice and cheap place to stay in leipzig but it is a pretty basic hostel


really good, very clean. Nice people working and good small courtyard. Multiple large school groups stayed during my time there. Close to a lot of trams and maybe 13 minute walk to train station. Got a cottage vibe to the bedrooms


I really enjoyed my brief stay at the Sleepy Lion! Nice facilities, good location, friendly staff.


Flawless hostell. Bang for you buck. Would recommend it to anyone.


Liked: The hostel is very clean and well taken care of Didn't like: The kitchen is just a microwave and a fridge. No stove or oven.


The floors could have been a bit more cleaner... But all in all good service for a good price.


Liked: Not too busy or crowded. Didn't like: The pillows.


Liked: It was close to the main train station, friendly stuff and clean Didn't like: /


Liked: very good breakfast for only 4 Didn't like: no big kitchen


Very nice hostel. Clean, near the main station, cool staff. Reception 24 hours makes feeling you safe, as well as the key card system and lockers in the room.The hostel provided helpful maps and other information. Beer and cola for just 1.50 EUR. Unfortunately i had only one night to stay. Wish i could stay a bit longer in beautiful Leipzig.


Liked: - nice hous- big room- good breakfast Didn't like: - only two electrical sockets in the room- no place for come togethter/meeting other people


Clean facility. Nice staff.


Liked: Close to the train station, nice breakfast, staircase.. Didn't like: It is not common to get your linens from reception and make your own bed and I hate getting blankets, pillows inside linens it is hard for me at least..


Very nice hostel, friendly staff and Visitors


Liked: It's a well managed hostel, very clean, new facilities, a nice old building. Have a look at the beautiful stairs! Good lockers. The location fits to all interests, close to the city centre, main station and stadium, with tram connections to bar areas. If you don't know the city it is the place to be! Very safe district. Didn't like: It is details which you could do better, but there is nothing which is really negative.Just some ideas: organize joint events to go out, at least on weekends, offer a free walking tour, create a better place to meet other guests, like a small and tiny bar. (But maybe you don't need all this things in Leipzig?)I would add the bed sheet tax to the daily rate: Modern hostels usually do this inclusive price; the bed sheet price is for old style Jugendherbergen!


I had a great time in sleepy lion. The staff is amazing.'


One of the most pleasant Hostels that I know. I recommend totally.

Juan Pablo


Let´s go Germany " a lovely house in the heart of the city´s night scene, Leipzig´s newest hostel is fantastically located and backpackerfriendly ..."

Lonely Planet Germany "...this playful hostel is the best deal in the centre of town..."

Our hostel and youth hotel is situated right in the heart of Leipzig, known internationally as Germany´s oldest exhibition city. We are just a few minutes walk from the city´s theatres, clubs, bars, museums, shopping centres and the main train station.

We offer you...

...comfortable accomodation in clean 1-10 bed rooms and apartements

...breakfast from 07.00 to 11.00 WiFi, table soccer

...non smoking rooms only

...handicap-accessible rooms

...small tea kitchen, BBQ area

...every room with own shower and toilet

...lockable cupboards

...major credit cards accepted closing times- 24 hour service

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Location and Contact


• You will arrive at Leipzig’s modern main station, the largest terminal station in Europe. Leave the station, turn right, walk along Tröndlinring, and after 500m you will stand in front of our hostel.
• Alternatively, if it is raining or snowing, or if you have a lot of luggage, you can reach our hostel by tram. The town’s main tram stop is directly in front of the station. Take line 1 (towards Lausen), line 4 (towards Gohlis), line 7 (towards Böhlitz-Ehrenberg) or line 12 (towards Gohlis-Nord).
• Get off the tram at the next stop. You will be able to see our hostel from the tram stop



Address: Jacobstrasse 1, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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Phone Number: +49 (341) 993 9480
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bedsheets (2,50 EUR)

Lockers in Lobby

Parking (1,40/h)

Towels (1,00 EUR)

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup




Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms):

Min. Age with Parent (private room):

Min. Age without Parent:


Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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