Hostel in Mainz, Germany

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

Mainz is the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate state in Germany, located on the west bank of the River Rhine. It is a home to a little more than two hundred thousand residents and is particularly famous for the invention of the movable-type printing press by Gutenberg.

Like a lot of other similarly sized German cities, Mainz is often overshadowed by larger cities like Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, and Hamburg. But that certainly does not mean there is nothing to see -- in fact, the exact opposite. The city has a very rich past and plenty of impressive architecture, a lot of which was reconstructed after the bombing during World War II, so there are actually quite a lot of interesting sights to check out during your stay. Some of the most fascinating are two medieval towers; the Iron Tower (Eisenturm) and the Wood Tower (Holzturm); The Gutenberg Museum, which displays printing equipment as well as examples of printed material like the original Gutenberg bible; Mainz Cathedral; churches of St. Stephan and St. Augustine; Sooneck Castle; the Electoral Palace, the Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding; and The Sacred Site of Isis -- Mater Magna.

While Mainz may be often overshadowed by more famous German cities, but it is still a relatively well-known city and has a lot to show, so it comes quite as a surprise that Mainz hostel options are really limited. It is probably a good idea to book a room in advance if you plan on staying during busier times of the year.

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FAQ about Mainz Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Mainz. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Mainz. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Your Packing List for Mainz

Your Packing List for Mainz

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mainz and Germany.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Mainz 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 Mainz, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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