Hostels in Dresden, Germany

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Get to know Dresden (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dresden. To help you make friends with Dresden before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Dresden is visited by many tourists every year due to its controversial past. There has hardly been a major war in the region that did not involve a battle in or around Dresden for the last three or four centuries. Dresden was also heavily attacked during WWII -- it was bombed by the Allied forces and occupied by the Red Army and its center was almost entirely destroyed (its geographical location has caused it to be partially destroyed several times). Nonetheless, many buildings in the city were saved. After WWII, Dresden became a major industrial center in the German Democratic Republic, with the corresponding Communist infrastructure.

That unique combination of old buildings and communist buildings in Dresden was later enhanced by large-scale reconstructions after the Reunification. All that makes Dresden a city with very interesting architecture and its citizens can tell you many interesting stories -- ask your Dresden hostel owners for such stories. Today, Dresden is a pretty city with several nice clubs and many spacious Dresden hostels. There are many things to see and visit such as the Dresden Elbe Valley, the Dresdner Frauenkirche, the Katholische Hofkirche, the Augustus Bridge, the Saxon State Opera, the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, and the Festung Dresden. There are more than thirteen thousand cultural monuments in the city.

Dresden has also good connections by train and bus to the Czech Republic and Prague is just a three-hour trip away. Dresden hostels are very cheap and you can easily find a nice hostel in Dresden in almost all quarters (most Dresden hostels are located in the Altstadt). It is very nice despite its small size, and in December, it has a pretty Christmas Market. Generally, Dresden is a great place to visit for a few days. And, unlike many other German cities, there are great and cheap hostels in Dresden.

Written by local enthusiast for Dresden hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dresden hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Dresden Hostels

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A hostel in Dresden costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Dresden with private rooms costs on average $93. shows all 10 Hostels in Dresden. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Guesthouse Mezcalero is the best rated hostel for partying in Dresden.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Dresden

Your Packing List for Dresden

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Dresden Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dresden, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
10 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$93 Average private room price
$22 Cheapest hostel in Dresden
Hostel Louise 20 is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Dresden
Guesthouse Mezcalero is the best rated
Most Dresden hostels are located in
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

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