Hostels in Saxony Hostels in Saxony

You are looking for hostels in 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 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 Saxony.

All Cities in Saxony

We list every single hostel in Saxony and the world. In total, we have 8 cities in 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 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 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 Saxony

Saxony is a federal state of Germany, bordered by Poland, the Czech Republic, and the German state of Bavaria. This landlocked region was once one of the country’s most prosperous, when its cities attracted business people and tourists alike. However, the Second World War changed this for Saxony, and it was only after the German reunification that the region began to gain popularity once more.

What draws visitors to Saxony now is its history and its culture - truly it is one of Germany's most artistically rich destinations. It also revels in its iconic landscape. With its borders boasting sights such as the Ore Mountains, Saxony has more than enough natural beauty to satisfy any aspiring photographer. The region is also deeply attached to its traditions and history, happy to share its architecture, its world renowned art collections, and its deep love of music with all its eager visitors.

However, its cities keep up with the times, and are some of Germany’s most visited. Leipzig is famously as cosmopolitan as other capital cities in Europe, and has a large choice of hostels to choose from, were you to consider a less expensive option for accommodation. The Saxons are famous for their attachment to their homes, and their love of sharing them, and in Leipzig, the hostels available manage to convey this, whilst also appearing professional and spotlessly clean.

In Saxony’s other popular city, Dresden, however, is where the true beauty lives. Once home to royalty, this city holds baroque and rococo architecture that dazzle, and it is now once again the political centre of Germany. The hostels that you can find here, despite the city’s expensive exterior, are not asking a king’s ransom for a nights stay. If you are more of a bohemian, artistic type, then this city and the hostels here will be much more to your taste.

Should you take a trip to Saxony, staying in easy and friendly accommodation with other excited visitors will definitely light up the already gorgeous region. Maybe you will go at Christmas, one of best times to visit this region, and take a look at Germany’s oldest Christmas market, Striezelmarkt. Perhaps you will stumble into an old traditional festival, and find yourself part of the action. Or maybe you will explore the vibrant night-life with new friends made at your hostel.

Whatever you discover, Saxony will find a way to reward you, and draw you into the Saxon’s love of life.

expert for Saxony hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Saxony hostels Jakob Lombardi

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