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You are looking for hostels in Saxony-Anhalt? 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-Anhalt 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-Anhalt.

All Cities in Saxony-Anhalt

We list every single hostel in Saxony-Anhalt and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Saxony-Anhalt 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-Anhalt 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-Anhalt. 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-Anhalt

The region of Saxony-Anhalt is located in Eastern Germany and has the country’s highest density of World Cultural Heritage Sights in one area. It is a landlocked and rural region, meaning that you can only access its rich culture and history by flying to nearby airports in Saxony or Hanover. However, you can easily travel by train, and the road is also safe to travel by.

Whilst half of Saxony-Anhalt is made up of plains, farms, forests and sweeping open spaces, the other half grows into the beautiful Harz mountains. This area is famous for its many tiny villages hidden in the mountains and forests. What attracts visitors is the medieval town of Quedlinburg, a pretty place with half-timbered buildings that offers up the opportunity to ski, hike or cycle around the mountains.

But staying in this area for a reasonable price can be difficult, as cheap accommodation like hostels are hard to find. Instead, you could stay in the city of Magdeburg. The capital city of Saxony-Anhalt offers up a range of more popular hostel options for travellers interested in the Gothic cathedral and Romanesque monastery that you will find here. The best time to visit is between May and September, when the weather is warmer.

You can also find hostels in Halle. There are more choices available for hostel guests here, including more private rooms for four people -- of course at a higher rate per night. Halle is an important industrial area, with many greenhouses and vineyards. Many students come to the region for Martin Luther University, making the population much younger and culturally diverse. You will find more English speakers here, and better quality accommodation.

Saxony-Anhalt was home to both Martin Luther and George Frideric Handel, and so can happily portray itself as a region teeming with history. Come in June, when the Handel festival is on, or visit the Europe-Rosarium in Sangerhausen, the world’s largest collection of roses. Whenever you visit, the region is sure to offer up something from the past to entice you.

The region has so much to offer to budget travellers looking for a world of culture and Medieval influence, that it is nearly impossible to pick. With so much to do and see, visitors of Saxony-Anhalt may find themselves happily exhausted in their hostel rooms at night, knowing that the next day brings even more adventure.

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Handwritten by local expert for Saxony-Anhalt hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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-Anhalt?

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-Anhalt 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-Anhalt 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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