Hostels in Brandenburg Hostels in Brandenburg

You are looking for hostels in Brandenburg? 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 Brandenburg 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 Brandenburg.

All Cities in Brandenburg

We list every single hostel in Brandenburg and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Brandenburg 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 Brandenburg 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 Brandenburg. 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 Brandenburg

Brandenburg is one of the sixteen federated states of Germany. Located in the northeast, it contains the national capital city-state Berlin, which surprisingly does not belong to Brandenburg. The state’s own capital as well as largest city is named Potsdam.

Once upon a time, this state was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Then, together with Prussia, it made up the heart of the German Empire. Its history shifted a few more times until, in 1990, it was re-established following the German reunification. Due to its recent past as part of the former East Germany, its infrastructure and employment rate left much to be desired. Most recently, however, a slow yet steady incline has been noted in its economy, modernization, and employment rate, making it an enjoyable place for a vacation as well as an economical choice.

When looking for hostels in Brandenburg, keep in mind the German word “Jugendherberge,” the translation of “youth hostel.” These easily affordable accommodations are dispersed throughout the state, with at least one hostel in each of its major cities. No matter where you decide to settle down, you are sure to find the kind of stereotypical cleanliness and order that Germany is well-known for. Although internet service might not be up to par, the wonderful breakfasts and dinners put visitors in a great mood. The majority of these hostels are located in the large capital city of Potsdam, where you can find a handful of such lodgings around all of the popular sightseeing spots. You will also have trains, the subway, and buses at your disposal all over the place.

One of the most sought after tourist destinations in Potsdam is Schloss Sanssouci (Palace Sanssouci), a German-French name translated as “palace without worry.” It is comprised of a park, a breathtaking castle, and lots more to discover. It was the summer resort for Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, whose body is resting here. Although often compared to Versailles, Sanssouci is a rather small palace built in the Rococo style of architecture. If you take a tour within, you will see a beautiful art gallery. Pay the extra fee so that you can take photos inside. Then you can take a walk through the magnificent gardens, where you will reach the Neues Schloss (New Palace), a somewhat more imposing structure. As night approaches, you will be glad that there are hostel accommodations nearby so that you can rest up for the next eventful day.

expert for Brandenburg hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Brandenburg hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Brandenburg - 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 Brandenburg. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Brandenburg. 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 Brandenburg

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 Brandenburg?

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 Brandenburg 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 Brandenburg 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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