Hostels in Lower Saxony Hostels in Lower Saxony

You are looking for hostels in Lower Saxony? 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 Lower Saxony 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 Lower Saxony.

All Cities in Lower Saxony

We list every single hostel in Lower Saxony and the world. In total, we have 13 cities in Lower Saxony 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 Lower Saxony 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 Lower Saxony. 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 Lower Saxony

Lower Saxony is a state in the northwestern part of Germany. Its capital is Hanover, and other large cities include Braunschweig, Oldenburg, and Wolfsburg, to name a few. Lower Saxony borders the German states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, the North Sea, and the Netherlands. The German state of Bremen forms two enclaves within Lower Saxony, Bremen and Bremenhaven.

Travellers to Lower Saxony can fly direct to Hanover from airports within Europe; travellers coming from outside Europe are advised to fly to Frankfurt am Main and catch a train to Hanover. Germany’s rail network is one of the best in the world and Hanover is the hub for the high-speed rail line.

Budget hostels in Lower Saxony can be found in the main city of Hanover and in other large cities. For traditional hostel accommodation in a smaller area, look for the words “Jugend” and “Herberge” or “Jugendherberge,” as those stand for “youth hostel.” Consider staying in a guesthouse (“gasthaus”) in smaller villages and towns, or a guest house. Traditional hostels are hard to find outside the bigger cities.

Once you have your accommodation arranged, get out and explore Lower Saxony. The northwestern coastal region has a small island group that is popular with German tourists. The seven East Frisian islands are accessible by boat from the ports on the North Sea. The coast of Lower Saxony is littered with small fishing villages and quaint seaside towns; here travellers will find museums, cafes, long beaches with sandy promenades, and more. In the summer, don’t miss the harbour festivals that offer a chance to step onboard a ship.

Lower Saxony is a food lover’s dream. The region has always been strong agriculturally, and produces most of Germany’s famous white asparagus. Interested travellers can take a tour along the Spargelstrasse (asparagus route.)

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the network of cycling trails and hiking routes through the Harz mountains. Another exciting activity in Lower Saxony is canoeing on the many rivers -the perfect family trip, even if you have small children. Lower Saxony is rich in religious and medieval culture. Explore the palaces of the British Royal family, the fairytale Marienburg castle, complete with round towers and striking turrets, and the Renaissance era fortresses. With such a rich history, Lower Saxony is the perfect place to relax and enjoy warm German hospitality.

expert for Lower Saxony hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Lower Saxony hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Lower Saxony?

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 Lower Saxony 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 Lower Saxony 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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