Hostels in Passau, Germany

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

Passau is a marvel and worth visiting at any time of the year -- unless it is flooded, again. Unfortunately what makes Passau's location so stunning is also its biggest threat. It's located at the gathering of a whopping three rivers -- the Inn, the Donau, and the Ilz. For thousands of years, those three rivers have dug deep into the surroundings, leaving the city on a peninsula embedded in lush green hills. Sadly, theses rivers tend to inundate the old town every few years, wreaking havoc to buildings and businesses. If the water is where it is supposed to be -- in the rivers -- the place is more than enjoyable for all ages of travelers.

The old town is a stunner -- there is a cute little array of activities such as hiking trails and special little museums and a huge array of river cruising offers! This is actually the main reason many travelers to come to Passau, as the river cruises down the Danube (to Vienna and Budapest) start off here. It is also a major point of the classic yet fantastic Danube cycling trail leading all the way down to Vienna.

Getting to Passau is convenient enough, as it is also connected to Germany's fantastic railway network. It is not a major transit hub, though, so it might take an interchange to get on the right track. It is convenient for those wishing to continue to Austria though as plenty of (night) trains to all kinds of Austrian destinations leave in Passau (as well as long distance buses).

The town is small and thus it seems that privately run hostels in Passau are struggling to stay in business -- they come and go pretty quickly. Usually Passau hostels are situated in the old town and thus are a good base for exploring the town on foot. No matter what the situation of private hostels in Passau is, there is always the longstanding government-run hostel option -- the location is nice and you'll be overlooking the town! As you might have guessed, though, this means a bit of walking or relying on semi-frequent buses.

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FAQ about Passau Hostels

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A hostel in Passau costs on average $33 for a dorm. A hostel in Passau with private rooms costs on average $176. shows all 2 Hostels in Passau. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Passau, Germany. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Passau such as
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Your Packing List for Passau

Your Packing List for Passau

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Passau 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 Passau, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$33 Average dorm price
$176 Average private room price
$35 Cheapest hostel in Passau
Jugendherberge Passau is the cheapest
9.4 Average rating of all hostels

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