Welcome to our historic bastion!

The Youth Hostel is located in the 500-year-old "Gerberbastei" bastion as well as in two modern, converted townhouses. It forms part of the medieval city walls and can be found in the historic centre of Bautzen, which is known as the "City of Towers".
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.50 € 36.00 € 42.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 29.00 € 36.50 € 43.00

The 112 beds are spread across single to six-bed rooms, two of which have wheelchair access and six of which have an en-suite shower and WC. Furthermore, guests can use the two dining rooms, four seminar rooms, a magnificent open terrace and a barbecue area.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
B5 87 sqm 85 50 - 32 35 - € 50.00
C6 47 sqm 40 25 - - - - € 25.00
D2 47 sqm 40 25 - - - - € 25.00
Y16 25 sqm 15 10 - 9 - - € 15.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), microphone system, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, video recorder

Sehen und Erleben können Sie hier, im Zentrum der Oberlausitz, eine Menge. Berühmt ist Bautzen vor allem für seine Altstadt mit den vielen Türmen und einer ebenso vielfältigen Kulturlandschaft. Die Unverwechselbarkeit der Stadt erwächst vor allem aus der Mannigfalitgkeit ihrer Reize – eine als Flächendenkmal erhaltene und vollständig sanierte historische Altstadt, interessantes deutsches und sorbisches Kulturleben, ein abwechslungsreiches touristisches Umland. Ein Rundgang durch die Altstadt mit Abstechern in Kirchen, Museen oder Galerien lohnt sich immer.

Um Ihnen bei den Planungen für Ihren Aufenthalt behilflich zu sein, haben wir einige Sehenswürdigkeiten und besondere Angebote der Region nachfolgend zusammengefasst. Die Mitarbeiter der Jugendherberge helfen Ihnen gern bei der individuellen Zusammenstellung.

Sightseeing and excursions

Thanks to a fantastic location you don't only need to decide where to go, but also how you want to get there. After all, you needn't always drive. Discovering this region on foot or by bike is also highly worthwhile. A great day out is guaranteed at Kleinwelka, with its Dinosaur Park, Mini World and Labyrinth. In the Ortenburg you'll find the Sorbian Museum, Folk Theatre and the famous Rietschel Gable. Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of the Upper Lusatian Highlands, the Zittau Mountains and the Heath and Pond Landscape of Upper Lusatia, with its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Sorbian villages. The Spree and Frog Cycle Routes are ideal for active visitors, as is the border trail between Sohland and the Czech Republic. And there are, of course, swimming pools, thermal baths, cinemas and a range of sports facilities.