Welcome in the Youth Hostel Dessau surrounded by nature

The Youth Hostel Dessau lies on the edge of a wood and is surrounded by nature. Not far from downtown Dessau, our house offers you a conveniently located and modern place to stay.
With 5 seminar rooms and 2- to 7- bed rooms with shower and toilet, the hostel is ideally suited for families, school groups, and seminar groups.
The hostel was also designed to be handicapped-accessible: four rooms are wheelchair-friendly and an elevator also enables guest with limited mobility to enjoy their stay. Our large playground facility is also a hit with children, and is also designed for handicapped accessibility.
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Culture and nature in Dessau-Roßlau

Dessau-Rosslau and its surroundings are equally interesting for nature lovers and culture fans. There are UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Bauhaus buildings including the Meisterhäuser, the Dessau-Wörlitz gardens and the Mittelelbe biosphere reserve, all close to one another.

History and modern age take turns here. Parks and alleys lead up to castles and minor architectural sites characterise the city and its surroundings. On the other hand, there is the contrast with the modern buildings created by the Bauhaus artists Gropius, Kandinsky, Klee and Feininger.

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Opening hours
The reception is open

7.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Check-in

3.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Open daily, except between 24th and 26th December.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 23.00 € 28.50 € 33.50
If you want to stay in a German Youth Hostel, you have to be a member of the German Youth Hostel Association or any other national Youth Hostel Association.

The hostel is located in the leafy suburb of Ziebigk, close to the "Bauhaus" Building, the "Masters' Houses” and the central train station. Cyclists on the R1 path (European Bikeway) and other popular trails will value the easy access to our hostel.

  • nearest train station: Dessau Hauptbahnhof (central station): 2.5 km
  • City Center: 3.0 km
  • closest bus stop "Ebertallee," on bus lines 10, 11, and N5: 200 m 
  • nearest airport Halle/Leipzig: 58 km

  • 159 beds
  • 2- to 6- bed rooms, all with shower/toilet facilities
  • some rooms have a small terrace with chairs
  • individual rooms are available upon request
  • 4 rooms are wheelchair friendly
  • all rooms on the 2nd and 3rd stories are accessible by elevator

Individual house for groups (self-catering)

For groups of up to 40 people, who would like to arrange their own meals, we can reserve a separate, second building at "Waldkaterweg" number 11. This building, newly renovated and outfitted in May 2009, is just 10 minutes by foot from our main hostel. (Reservations and Check-In should be done at our main hostel building at Ebertallee 151).

Activities

  • surrounding grounds on the edge of a forest
  • large, handicapped-accessible childrens’ playground
  • sun terrace
  • cafeteria with tv
  • lounge with tv
  • bicycle rental service
  • bicycle storage
  • reasonably-priced wireless internet access (free for conferences)
  • beach volleyball court
  • table tennis (2 outdoor and 1 indoor table)
  • large field for sports and games
  • billiards
  • disco room
  • special childrens’ clubroom (available upon request)

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
010 54 sqm 70 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
011 63 sqm 70 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
012 63 sqm 70 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
010 + 011 kombiniert 117 sqm 120 70 50 50 50 GF upon request
010 + 011 + 012 kombiniert 180 sqm 160 120 80 70 80 GF upon request
010 + 011 + 012 + Speiseraum 297 sqm 280 150 120 100 100 GF upon request
Speiseraum 117 sqm - - - - - GF upon request
100 36 sqm 30 20 20 20 20 1 upon request
200 34 sqm - - - 10 - 2 upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), microphone system, pin board, projector, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
010 54 sqm 3.2 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
011 63 sqm 3.2 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
012 63 sqm 3.2 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
010 + 011 kombiniert 117 sqm 3.2 m 60 40 GF yes upon request
010 + 011 + 012 kombiniert 180 sqm 3.2 m 90 70 GF yes upon request
010 + 011 + 012 + Speiseraum 297 sqm 3.2 m 150 100 GF yes upon request
100 36 sqm 2.7 m 20 20 1 no upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

stereo / PA equipment

Discover Dessau-Roßlau

The hostel is located in the leafy suburb of Ziebigk, close to the "Bauhaus" Building, the "Masters' Houses” and the central train station. Cyclists on the R1 path (European Bikeway) and other popular trails will value the easy access to our hostel.

Come and see the magnificent parks and plenty of historic buildings in the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-​Wörlitz which forms a beautiful architectural contrast to the modern architecture created by the Bauhaus artists. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. All theese cultural and natural treasures are UNESCO world heritage sites.

Activities in the Youth Hostel

  • surrounding grounds on the edge of a forest
  • large, handicapped-accessible childrens’ playground
  • sun terrace
  • cafeteria with tv
  • lounge with tv
  • bicycle rental service
  • bicycle storage
  • reasonably-priced wireless internet access (free for conferences)
  • beach volleyball court
  • table tennis (2 outdoor and 1 indoor table)
  • large field for sports and games
  • billiards
  • disco room
  • special childrens’ clubroom (available upon request)


Within easy access

  • "Bauhaus" Building & "Masters`Houses" (both UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Dessau Zoo
  • "Hugo Junkers" Technological Museum
  • Wallwitz-Castle
  • Museum for Natural History and Pre-History
  • Country park Kühnau with lake and ecological swimming pool
  • Indoor Pool and Wellness Center
  • "Zuckerturm" Climbing Center
  • Georgium Castle with Georgian Garden
  • Environmental Agency
  • Cycling paths

Excursions

In greater area

  • Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz (UNESCO World Heritage, ca. 5 km)
  • Luisium Castle and Grounds (ca. 7 km)
  • Mosigkau Castle and Castle Garden (ca. 8 km)
  • Dessau Lake Shore "Adria" (ca. 9 km)
  • "Middle Elbe" Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site, ca. 11 km)
  • power house "Vockerode" Industrial Monument (ca. 13 km)
  • "Woliday" Water Park in Wolfen (ca. 23 km)
  • Industry and Film Musem in Wolfen (ca. 24 km)
  • Garden Labyrinth at Gutspark Altjessnitz (ca. 24 km)
  • "Ferropolis – the Iron City"  near Gräfenhainichen (ca. 25 km)