Hostels in Freiburg, Germany

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Get to know Freiburg (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 Freiburg. To help you make friends with Freiburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Freiburg is a city hugely popular with university students, which is not only due to its university being part of the excellence cluster but also for the city itself. For one thing, it is one of the sunniest places in all of Germany! Add to that incredibly pretty surroundings and the Black Forest on the doorstep plus a super lovely old town. The atmosphere in Freiburg has always been alternative with a very strong green movement. There are plenty of one-world shops, organic food, alternative cultural events, and people whizzing by on their bicycles. There are plenty of sights in the city, and it is all accessible on foot. There is a very useful, free walking map available at the tourist information office. The outdoors are very inviting here as well with beautiful springs and autumns plus plenty of snow for skiing in winter. Heed that summers here might get oppressively hot, though (for German standards).

There are quite a few Freiburg hostels of the privately owned type, plus classic government-run ones. The private hostels in Freiburg probably cater better to individual travelers as they are smaller and do not receive as many school groups. Amongst those private Freiburg hostels there are some real charmers, some even in the style of traditional Black Forest homes. In Freiburg, you might actually want to check out hostel locations before booking as they are not necessarily central. If you are more into the outdoors than the city, this might actually be an advantage. Also booking your Freiburg hostel ahead is well worth it, as the small hostels tend to get booked out on a regular basis.

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FAQ about Freiburg Hostels

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A hostel in Freiburg costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Freiburg with private rooms costs on average $77. shows all 3 Hostels in Freiburg. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Freiburg, Germany. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Freiburg such as
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Freiburg 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 Freiburg, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$77 Average private room price
$29 Cheapest hostel in Freiburg
Black Forest Hostel is the cheapest
8 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Freiburg - from the Community

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