Hostels in Baden-Württemberg Hostels in Baden-Württemberg

You are looking for hostels in Baden-Württemberg? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Baden-Württemberg hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Baden-Württemberg.

All Cities in Baden-Württemberg

We list every single hostel in Baden-Württemberg and the world. In total, we have 46 cities in Baden-Württemberg for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Baden-Württemberg hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Baden-Württemberg. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Baden-Württemberg

Situated in southern Germany and just east of the Rhine River, Baden-Wurttemberg is the 3rd largest state in the country. The country is divided into the 2 regions of Baden and Wurttemberg and is considered a top destination spot that is known for its Black Forest, Lake Constance, and Neckar Valley. Wellness vacations are popular with promises that visitors’ minds and spirits will be pampered when they visit in this country. The region is dedicated to your good health with its 56 spas and health resorts. With over 1000 museums in the country, tourists to the area should not run out of things to see and do when they visit. There are working mines and mills, lots of wildlife reserves, and zoos in this country that loves to celebrate with a multitude of street fairs and festivals.

The country is made up of beautiful landscapes, mountains, forests, moorlands, lakes and ponds. A few of the major cities include Stuttgart, Mannheim, and Heidelberg. They are each very unique.

Stuttgart offers world class ballet and opera. There are palaces, large and small castles, and ruins that are open to the public. Do stop at Konigstrasse to shop and dine and Palace Square to see the historic buildings and monuments A visit to Neckar Park is one of the reasons people come to Stuttgart, so add it to your list. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the Mercedes Benz and Porsche Museums.

The student city of Heidelberg houses the oldest university in Germany and a very famous castle. Heidelberg was established during the Holy Roman Empire which makes it one of the world’s oldest universities. A trip to Heidelberg might include a walk across the Old Bridge or a river cruise, a ride on the funicular, or a trek up Philosopher’s Way.

The square city of Mannheim does not give names to its streets. Locations are all figured in blocks. Don’t leave without visiting the pretzel stands and trying their baguettes. Another local favorite is the Donor which is similar to a turkey kabob. There are art galleries, parks and museums aplenty. A few areas in Mannheim have high crime rates, so talk to the locals and stay in the safer districts of the city.

There are great places to spend the night all over Baden-Wurttemberg. Options include luxury and spa hotels, B&B’s, hostels and private guest rooms, and apartments. Some hostels offer special programs for their international guests. Hostels may also be listed as backpacker hotels.

expert for Baden-Württemberg hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Baden-Württemberg hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Baden-Württemberg - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Baden-Württemberg. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Baden-Württemberg. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Baden-Württemberg

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Baden-Württemberg?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Baden-Württemberg here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Baden-Württemberg safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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